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Podcast Music Producer Position with KMDI Summer 2022

The Knowledge Media Design Institute (KMDI) is a cross-disciplinary research institute spanning eleven faculties at the University of Toronto that produces cross-sector research and pedagogical resources aimed at exploring the complex relationships between information, technology and society, with the aims of advancing social justice and supporting human-centered design. Our current projects include multiple studies of the various social, cultural and political implications of everyday technologies, from 3D printers and gaming platforms, to touch devices and environmental data infrastructures. We are seeking a work study student to join the Institute’s podcast production team, creating original music tailored to the narration for each episode (6 in total) of season 3 of the Critical Technology podcast, as well as the theme song for a new podcast series to be launched next year.


  • Previous experience in composing, creating, remixing digital music in a variety of styles;
  • Familiarity with professional quality podcast music/sound;
  • Knowledge and skills using music technology and relevant digital media tools/platforms;
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team. Comfortable engaging in creative collaboration, and with taking notes/direction;
  • Excellent verbal communication skills;
  • Self-motivated; able to take initiative and be pro-active;
  • Committed; reliable and able to meet deadlines;
  • Able to work remotely.


  • Compose/create original digital music tailored to themes and subject matter for 6 episodes of a podcast that explores academic research on social and political dimensions of digital technology; 
  • Collaborate with the Podcast Audio mixer/Sound engineer on the creation of variations of these compositions; 
  • Work with the Director and team to determine suitable tone/motifs for each episode, and different topics addressed in these episodes; 
  • Create a short original theme song for 1 additional podcast (to be confirmed). 

Qualified applicants must have the resources and availability to complete all the work remotely (personal computer, reliable internet connection), in accordance with COVID-19 physical distancing requirements, and must be legally entitled to work in Canada for the duration of the contract. Preference will be given to current University of Toronto students. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and perspectives.

The successful applicant will be offered a contract of 100 hours, to be completed over the course of the Summer 2022 May 9 – Aug 15. Salary will be commensurate with experience. 
Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview. 

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview. To apply, submit a CV and cover letter to CLN https://clnx.utoronto.ca/home.htm, Job# 198052 by the posted deadline. Questions may be directed to Professor Sara Grimes (KMDI Director) at sara.grimes@utoronto.ca.