Volunteer: Discorder Web Editor

Contact Information for Applicants: 
Eleanor Wearing, Volunteer Manager, volunteer@citr.ca
Name of Organization: 
CiTR Radio 101.9FM & Discorder Magazine
How to apply: 

Please email a cover letter outlining your interest with a resume in one single pdf. file to Eleanor Wearing at volunteer@citr.ca by Sunday, January 21, 2018.

Opportunity Description + Organization Information: 


CiTR 101.9 FM is the broadcasting voice of UBC Vancouver, situated on the unceded, traditional Coast Salish territory of the Hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking Musqueam people. CiTR began as a student club in 1937, gaining not-for-profit status and a place on the FM dial in 1982. Managed by the Student Radio Society of UBC, CiTR is a student-driven, campus-based radio station that works to serve the broader Lower Mainland community.

Since 1983, CiTR has also published Discorder, a locally-focused magazine that covers arts, culture and current affairs. Discorder shares the mandate of CiTR, to create alternative media, empower students and community through training, and to provide a platform for underrepresented voices. Discorder publishes 10 issues annually, with a distribution of 8,000 copies across the Lower Mainland.

Volunteer Position Description:

As the Web Editor for CiTR/Discorder, this position involves liaising with the Discorder masthead to coordinate, assign and edit Web Exclusives for citr.ca/discorder.ca. This position also involves uploading and formatting Web Exclusives on our WordPress website, and summarizing uploaded content into a monthly newsletter called “The Discorder In-Between.”  You will coordinate with Discorder’s Editor-In-Chief and section editors, the Art Coordinator, and the Social Media/Online Communications Coordinator to work on content that reinforces the mandate of CiTR/Discorder online.  The Web Editor will ensure that content is created consistently throughout the year.




  • Monitoring email inbox, local event listings and press releases for relevant online content

  • Assigning Web Exclusives to writers, setting deadlines for completion, and providing edits

  • Keeping an up-to-date schedule of upcoming Web Exclusives, a minimum of three articles posted per month

  • Posting Web Exclusives to citr.ca/discorder.ca, and reviews or blog posts when applicable

  • Organizing and sending out a monthly email newsletter between the 15th and 21st of every month

  • Reporting all website issues to CiTR/Discorder’s in-house technical staff

  • Attending all Discorder contributor meetings, averaging two meetings per month

  • Bi-weekly check-in with Discorder’s Editor-In-Chief, phone/online check-in preferred



  • This position requires 12-18 hours each month with a minimum commitment of 4-6 months. The Web Editor has the flexibility to determine their own schedule. This position can be done remotely, except for mandatory attendance at Discorder contributor meetings.



  • The Web Editor will report directly to Discorder’s Editor-in-Chief, and will liaise with the Art Coordinator and the Social Media/Online Communications Coordinator. The Web Editor is expected to have bi-weekly check-ins with Discorder’s Editor-In-Chief, which can be done remotely.


Perks/Training Opportunities

  • Gaining experience within an independent media organization

  • Managing web content with a specific mandate

  • Developing editing skills with a diverse group of contributors

  • Access to all CiTR/Discorder training programs and workshops, including but not limited to technical radio training, interviewing and spoken word workshops, and guest lecture series







  • Strong writing skills, copyediting or editing experience preferred

  • Organization and effective time-management, an ability to set and keep deadlines

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, a willingness to work with contributors of different skill levels

  • Basic knowledge of WordPress, or the ability to learn

  • Basic knowledge of HTML tags to format content for web, or the ability to learn

  • Passion for independent and community-focused art, culture and current affairs



Sunday, January 21, 2018 (All day)