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:

COMING SOON SPOTLIGHT WRITER (3 open positions)
The Coming Soon Spotlight is a daily segment featuring artists playing in the National Capital Region. As a writer for the segment, you will choose an act to feature from our Spotlight Coordinator’s events listing each week then record a short message informing listeners about their show and introducing a song of theirs. The Spotlight Producer will then edit and schedule your recording.

ATMOSPHERE MUSIC LIBRARIAN (2 open positions)
You will process music flagged by music directors for addition to our library, making it available for airplay across our programming but especially during Atmosphere, which is focused on urban music. In addition, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the music selection process and propose music for airplay yourself.

RADIO ACTIVE MUSIC LIBRARIAN (2 open positions)
Whereas Atmsophere is focused on hiphop, Radio Active is an eclectic mix of newer music.

First, create a profile and submit an application on CHUO’s contributor portal, Better Impact.

Need help? Watch our tutorial!

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!