Category Archives: Broadcasting

Information for Broadcasting students in the School of Communication Studies at MRU

Journalist position with The Hill Times

The Hill Times is looking to hire a permanent, full-time news reporter.  We’re looking for
someone who sees journalism as a noble profession, loves politics, and can illuminate
interesting story ideas and break exclusive news.  The Hill Times is a fast-paced, twice-weekly
newspaper in Ottawa covering Parliament Hill, the federal government, and federal politics for
a readership that includes cabinet ministers, Members of Parliament, Senators, and their staff;
federal public servants; political insiders; lobbyists; foreign diplomats posted to Canada;
industry associations; authors; journalists; and academics. We go inside federal politics in a way no one else does. To learn more check out the position posting here for the Online News Reporter position. 

Happy Hour Podcast Editor

The Happy Hour Podcast is Looking for a Part-time Volunteer Editor

Happy Hour with Em & Jazz is a podcast geared to being a safe space, community and guide for the ‘he’, she’, and theys’ throughout the craziness that is university. Providing advice, tips, and tricks through open conversations and personal stories/experiences at University.

We are looking to bring an editor onto our team for the second season of Happy Hour with Em & Jazz. As an editor, your main duty would be to edit 10, 30-minute episodes bi-weekly. As well there may be a few (no more than five) promo’s/seak peaks we ask you to edit throughout the second season. We also would ask you to attend meetings but will only require you to attend if discussing information related to your specific role as editor. Not required but we would also love for you to join us at the episode recordings, if possible!

 Weekly time commitment:

No more than 5 hours weekly. Episodes are produced bi-weekly so some weeks’ time commitment will be less.

Start & end date:

October 25th, 2021 – March 15th, 2022

Contact info for how to get in touch:


For this role, a skillset in audio editing and a working knowledge of Adobe Audition is required.

National Depression Screening Day

During the week of October 4-10, MRU is pleased to participate in National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) in partnership with Calgary Counselling Centre.

Check-in with your mental health by using the free, anonymous tool available at  For more information, resources or to see a list of events, visit

Field School to Peru

Are you interested in traveling to Peru, earning credit for two courses and adding strong, international content to your media portfolio and resume? The School of Communication Studies will be offering a field school to Peru in May 2022. There will be two opportunities to learn about the experience in the coming days. There will be an online info session Monday, October 4, 2021, at 6 p.m. just for COMM students.
Here’s the link:
There’s also an in-person session for COMM and Business students Wednesday, Oct. 6, in EB1014 at 11:30 a.m.

Kirby Morrow Memorial Scholarship at the Calgary Foundation

The scholarship supports first year undergraduate degree or diploma students studying Theatre, Theatre Arts, Drama, Film, Radio, Television, Animation or Script Writing. Please share this message with your community and with any applicants that may be eligible.

Applicants must:

  • Be an Alberta or British Columbia resident.
  • Be enrolled in first year of an undergraduate degree or diploma program at an Alberta or British Columbia post-secondary institution at the date of the scholarship deadline.
  • Be studying Theatre, Theatre Arts, Drama, Film, Radio, Television, Animation or Script Writing.
  • Submit a video (3 minutes or less) demonstrating their passion for Theatre, Theatre Arts, Drama, Film, Radio, Television, Animation or Script Writing and how this scholarship will help them pursue their dreams.

There are two awards available, valued at $750 each. The deadline to apply is September 30 at midnight. Eligible applicants are encouraged to access award information directly at If there are any questions, please contact

MRU Cougars Paid Positions

The Mount Royal Cougars want you to join their team! The Cougars Athletics team are looking for student to fill the following paid positions:

Cougars Athletics Camera Operator

Cougars Athletics Game Day Announcer

Cougars Athletics Game Night Journalist

Cougars Athletics Game Day Broadcasting Producer

To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to Lauren Zandee, Sports Information Coordinator
via email to

Note: only those who will be interviewed will be contacted.


RISE Online Conference

RISE is co-hosted by the Canadian Association of Black Journalists (CABJ) and Canadian Journalists of Colour (CJOC). This conference is where journalists of color will gather to share their experiences and expertise with everyone. What’s more racialized journalists, and young journalists can receive advice on advancing their careers and developing skills to prepare for the future of journalism.
Canada prides itself as a cultural mosaic, but that’s far from the reality in Canadian newsrooms and media coverage. Journalists of colour still remain underrepresented in many respects, from appearances as columnists, throughout media organizations, and in leadership positions. 

RISE is an opportunity for journalists to share their stories and experiences as well as to discuss solutions to the systemic issues that exist in the industry. Furthermore, this is an opportunity to make a difference, and build on the progress made by CABJ and CJOC.
Many experienced racialized and indigenous journalists will join us to share their knowledge of advanced skills in investigative journalism, community-driven journalism, digital platforms, media business models and more. 

Rise is ann online conference, beginning Friday and running all day Saturday. The speakers are a fantastic group of journalists, freelancers, filmmakers, educators, and strategists, including Omar Mosleh from the Toronto Star, and freelance writer Jody Anderson.  RISE is doing important work as it’s a place of gathering to learn from and with racialized and Indigenous communicators. Everyone is welcome.


OMNI Scholarship

OMNI Television 2021 Scholarship

About the Scholarship:

The OMNI Scholarship Program invests in third-language journalism talent and supports post-secondary students majoring in journalism who wish to pursue a career in ethnic and third-language journalism.

Number, Value and Duration of Scholarship

Up to ten (10) scholarships will be available at the bachelor or diploma level. These scholarships are valued at $2,000 CAD, valid for one year.

An eligible applicant must:

  • Have Canadian citizenship or permanent residency status in Canada as of the application deadline date.
  • Be planning to enter full time studies in the third year of a bachelor’s degree or the second-year of a diploma program.
  • Restricted to students enrolled in journalism programs who are interested in pursuing a career in ethnic and third-language journalism.
To apply:

Sports Media Panel

Join MRU’s Sports media panel — Tuesday March 23 🏅
Calgary Journal sports editor, Zach Worden, is organizing a sports media panel on March 23
Tentatively confirmed panelists include:
Cami Kepke — Global News
Salim Valji — TSN
Darren Haynes — The Athletic

The virtual talk is open to all journalism and broadcasting students so if you’d like to join us, mark your calendar for Tuesday March 23 from 2:00 – 3:00pm