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NOW HIRING: Podcast Journalist

Join the RU Student Life team in Winter 2017 as a Podcast Journalist Co-Host!

The voice of RU Student Life over the airwaves.

The RU Student Life team tells the ongoing story of our vibrant campus community one post, picture, video, tweet and post at a time. The focus of the team’s work is to raise the profile and awareness of notable students, events and activities, so that all students have an opportunity to become more connected and engaged. The Podcast Journalist leads the development of a podcast program that tells the stories of Ryerson students, including pre-production and post-production, story- and participant-seeking, and audio recording.

Major Responsibilities

  • Seek out stories of Ryerson students worth sharing.
  • Craft dynamic audio-narratives on a regular publishing schedule.
  • Build brand awareness for RU Student Life and programs within Ryerson Student Affairs.

Key Characteristics

  • Must love finding a good story and talking with people about it.
  • Must be a tech-savvy audiophile.
  • Must see stories worth sharing in their everyday life.

PAYMENT: $12.50/hour

HOURS: 10 hours/week

TERM: Winter 2017: January 9-April 7 2017

SUPERVISOR: Senior Storyteller

DEPARTMENT: Student Affairs Storytelling, Department of Special Projects

Job Purpose/Introduction:

The successful candidate will produce RU Student Life’s first podcast series offering student spotlights, critical conversations, tips and tricks, event updates, campaign-related messaging, and more. They must be creative, resourceful, and skilled with audio recording and post-production equipment and software. The incumbent must be highly creative, self-motivated, and capable of functioning independently as well as in a team. It is necessary for the incoming Podcast Journalist to possess strong organizational, research, and communication skills, a solid understanding of Ryerson University, and they must also understand the importance of using digital tools and storytelling to create community at Ryerson.


The successful candidate will work closely with the RU Student Life team and Ryerson Student Affairs Creative to ensure the production of creative and dynamic podcasts. Their primary role will be the research, pre-production, recording, and post-production of the podcast series as well as story generating.


  • Assist with the creation of a vibrant, unique podcast series for RU Student Life.
  • Production and post-production of the podcast series using high-quality audio recording and editing software.
  • Seek out stories across campus to include in podcast episodes.
  • Collaborate with the RU Student Life team on story generation and partnering with their video or written stories to produce cross-media content.
  • Collaborate with students and staff across Ryerson Student Affairs to find stories and programs to feature in the podcast.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Artistic and creative;
  • Problem solving and thinking;
  • Technical skills;
  • Research and writing;

Personal Management Skills:

  • Being responsible and accountable;
  • Positive attitude and behaviours;
  • Task initiative;
  • Time management;
  • Work effectively in a team and independently;
  • Good communication, presentation and facilitation skills;
  • Dedication and ability to work flexible hours as requested;

Technical or Software Knowledge Required:

  • ProTools or other professional audio post-production software;
  • Adobe Suite an asset;
  • Knowledge of social media best practices and strategies including Facebook, Tumblr, Snapchat are an asset;
  • Photography & Video are an asset.

Learning Outcomes

  • Digital Literacy and Technical Aptitude: The podcast journalist will develop expert audio production skills and will know how to draft, structure, record, edit, and publish podcast stories.
  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion: The podcast journalist will understand how the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion impact their storytelling and will know how to embed these principles in their work for example by interviewing a diverse selection of participants and tackling subjects that are inclusive of a variety of identities.
  • Leadership: The podcast journalist will understand the values of RU Student Life, Ryerson Student Affairs, and Ryerson University, and understand how their role contributes to community building by connecting with and sharing stories from students at Ryerson.
  • Project Management: The podcast journalist will learn how to organize their podcast production during the different phases of research, writing, recording, and editing while balancing multiple story ideas and tasks at once.


Send your resume, cover letter, work sample, and relevant web/social links to rustudentlife@gmail.com.