Job Opportunities

    NEWS REPORTER

    CHON-FM Radio is looking for a News Reporter to be working under the supervision of the senior managing team following the Policies and Bylaws of Northern Native Broadcasting Yukon.

    The News Reporter is responsible for gathering, writing, producing and presenting live news, Identifying news stories, often with a First Nations topic

    Main Duties:

    • Identifying news stories
    • Researching, writing, and producing news content for radio broadcasts
    • Presenting live News Casts in on-air studio setting
    • Operate technical radio equipment in studio and field production environments 
    • Ability to speak clearly, and willingness to narrate newscasts for broadcasts
    • Creating social media content for the CHONFM.com website and social media streams
    • Other related duties as assigned by the senior management on a case by case basis

    Job Knowledge and Skills:

    Education:

    • Grade 12, supplemented with courses in journalism or the equivalent in experience and training. College certificate or undergraduate degree in broadcast journalism is desired.

    Specific Skills:

    • Knowledge of Yukon First Nation political structures
    • Knowledge of Canadian First Nation political structures
    • Knowledge of the Umbrella Final Agreement, First Nation Final Agreements, and Self-Government Agreements
    • Knowledge of the Yukon Legislative Assembly structure and members
    • Knowledge of the Yukon and Federal criminal justice systems
    • Ability to operate a computer, high level of proficiency in operating Microsoft Office products, like Outlook, Word, Excel 
    • Ability to learn and operate specialized NewsRoom digital desktop editing software
    • Ability and knowledge in using audio editing software, like Adobe Audition or Audacity
    • Research and investigative abilities
    • Interviewing abilities, ability to speak in “public”
    • Cross-cultural knowledge

    Decision Making:

    This news reporter/journalist must follow the policies of Northern Native Broadcasting, Yukon. 
    Following professional broadcast and news journalism guidelines, the incumbent must show clear understanding of the role of a news journalist as independent, unbiased and ethical at all times.

    In addition, an understanding, education, and a heightened level of cultural sensitivity with respect to the indigenous peoples of Canada is a must.

    Conditions of Employment:

    • Valid Yukon drivers license, clean drivers abstract of one year
    • Undertake NNBY Oath of Confidentiality
    • Ability to travel throughout Yukon communities; including Rural Locations
    • Ability to accept shift-work
    • Ability to meet critical deadlines
    • Ability to work with other radio personnel

    Note that this position is 30 to 40 hours per week.

    To apply, please email a cover letter and resume by June 11th, 2021 to gm@chonfm.com

    SALES REPRESENTATIVE

    CHON-FM is expanding its Sales Department, and is currently looking for someone to join the team. 

    The successful candidate will operate as a Sales Representative, responsible for processing orders and providing exceptional customer service, at the direction of the General Sales Manager. 

    Previous experience working in the broadcast industry is preferable, but we are willing to train the right person.

    If you have sales experience, solid computer skills, a great work ethic, and are detailed and organized…. we’d like to hear from you.

    Please send a detailed resume with references and cover letter, via email to:
    gm@chonfm.com, by Friday June 11th.

     

    GENERAL MANAGER

    Northern Native Broadcasting Yukon is looking for an experienced General Manager, to lead the team at CHON-FM Radio.  Reporting to the Board of Directors, the General Manager provides executive leadership and strategic management for all aspects of Northern Native Broadcasting Yukon.

    Primary responsibilities include:

    Managing staff and contractors and working to ensure a positive work environment.

    Building and maintaining positive relationships with First Nation, Federal and Yukon Governments.

    Ensuring that NNBY maintains a sound financial position and cash flow, by supporting the sales department and exhausting all appropriate sources of funding.

    Applying fiscal responsibility to every decision. 

    The General Manager will be instrumental in developing both English and Indigenous programming that reflects Yukon First Nation languages, culture, issues and concerns - consistent with the CRTC definition of an Aboriginal Broadcast operation.

    The successful applicant must have a degree or diploma in Business administration, with a minimum 3 years’ experience and proven track record.  Ideally, this person will have a working knowledge of the broadcast industry.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to:
    gm@chonfm.com by Friday, June 11th.

     

     

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