Become A Contributor
Contributors are the lifeblood of CHUO.
Through CHUO’s freeform nature and flexible training options, contributors are given the opportunity to add their unique voice to Ottawa/Gatineau’s media landscape and beyond.
On the airwaves, contributors create community-driven radio, showcase Ottawa’s arts and culture, and guide listeners through underground, often unheard musical niches. Behind the scenes, contributors help produce on-air content, curate our music library, help maintain our online voice, represent the station at community events, and the list goes on!
We’re currently recruiting for the following positions:
ON AIR RADIO HOST (6 open positions)
Our morning drive time program, The Morning Shift, is currently seeking creative, energetic, community minded early birds to host from 7 – 9 am. The Morning Shift is fast paced magazine format drive time program. You will work with our Associate Producer for assignments, training and feedback.
BOARD OPERATOR (5 open positions)
Our morning drive time program, The Morning Shift, is currently seeking organized, dynamic, adaptable early birds to operate the console from 7 – 9 am. The Morning Shift is fast paced magazine format drive time program. You will work with our Associate Producer for assignments, training and feedback.
SEGMENT WRITER (5 open positions)
Our morning drive time program and daily music flow The BLOCK feature a variety of segments – highlighting Hip Hop history, showcasing local artists, celebrating achievements of community members and more! As a segment writer, you will research and write content that will be turned in to Radio Programming, Blog posts and online audio content. You will work with our Associate Producer for assignments, training and feedback.
MUSIC LIBRARIAN (2 open positions)
You will process new music for addition to our library, making it available for airplay across our programming but especially during The Morning Shift and The Block, both of which is focused on Hip Hop, RnB and local music. In addition, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the music selection process and propose music for airplay yourself.
DAILY RADIO BROADCAST ASSISTANT (5 open positions)
Radio broadcast assistants provide support behind the scenes of The Morning Shift, giving practical help in the development and day-to-day production tasks faced by both producers and presenters. You may be involved research, overseeing guests and freelancers, preparing runsheets and playsheets, archiving, booking resources, creative contributions and updating the station’s website. You will work with our Associate Producer for assignments, training and feedback.
First, create a profile and submit an application on CHUO’s contributor portal, Better Impact.
Next, we ask that you book an interview with a member of our staff. After creating a profile, sign into Better Impact, navigate to the Opportunities tab, and select New Contributor Interview.
If your application to contribute to CHUO is accepted, we’ll ask you to come in for an orientation session! After being accepted and orientated as a contributor, you’ll get started by becoming a member of the RADIO ACTIVE team!