Become A Contributor
Contributors are the lifeblood of CHUO!
We’re looking for creative, energetic, community-minded individuals who are passionate about creating unique and engaging content that reflects the diverse voices of our community.
If you’re looking for a unique opportunity to develop and contribute your voice and skills to Ottawa/Gatineau’s media landscape and beyond, consider joining CHUO!
Here you’ll have the opportunity to produce engaging programming and podcasts, curate our music library, maintain our online voice, represent the station at community events…the list goes on! While much of the work we do is done in our studios at the University of Ottawa, we are also introducing our Volunteer From Home (VFH) Program.
No matter how you wish to participate, everyone must start by creating a profile and submitting an application on CHUO’s Contributor Portal. If your application is accepted, we’ll ask you to come in for a short interview, after which you’ll work closely with an associate producer for training, assignments, and feedback.
Here’s what you can be doing at CHUO:
The Morning Shift: Develop your skills in live broadcasting, journalism, and communication while showcasing arts & culture. You’ll learn how to deliver news updates, conduct interviews, and engage with listeners. Sharpen your time management and teamwork abilities while producing a dynamic show that sets the tone for the rest of the day.
Audio & Podcast production: Learn audio production techniques, including recording and mixing using broadcast software & equipment while producing high-quality radio content. Put podcast production techniques into practice, including scripting, editing, and distribution.
News & Spoken Word Programming: Develop your journalism skills while covering local news, social issues, and cultural events. You’ll learn how to research and write compelling stories, conduct interviews, and report live from the field. Sharpen your critical thinking and storytelling abilities while informing and educating the community.
Marketing & Promotions: Put digital marketing strategies and social media “best practices” into “real practice”. Develop your strategic thinking and communication skills while promoting the station’s brand and events. You’ll learn how to craft compelling messaging, design eye-catching graphics, and execute effective campaigns that engage with the community and increase listenership.
Music & Programming: Develop your creativity and technical skills by curating playlists, creating show concepts, and producing high-quality audio content. You’ll also have the opportunity to discover new artists and connect with music enthusiasts, all while shaping the station’s overall sound and style. And Get Your Own Show!
Fundraising & Sponsorship: Develop your marketing and sales skills while contributing to the station’s financial sustainability. You’ll learn how to generate revenue through sponsorships and donations, as well as how to negotiate deals and build lasting relationships with local businesses and community members.