We are seeking a UBC student to assist our core production on a diverse set of tasks associated with the project. The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in research, journalism, and communications. They will contribute to a rapidly evolving project by bringing their own ideas, passions, and perspectives to the team.
What is Cited?
Cited is radio documentary and podcast series broadcast across North America and produced at UBC by UBC students, staff, and faculty. We tell stories about research and academia, and explore how academic ideas affect public policy and public opinion. We have won national radio awards for three consecutive years, and our programming has been featured on both CBC and NPR.
Haven’t you listen to everyone of our episodes!? Checkout the archive. The first eight or nine episodes are documentary content, and then next ones were more of a talk show format. In the coming year, we will be doing documentaries, a looser talk show format, and even print stuff! Just ask me if you want to know more.
What will I do?
• Assist the team on a variety of production tasks, including identifying and booking guests for Cited. Ideal candidates will help to shape the production by researching ideas and suggesting potential guests and story ideas.
• You will also expand the reach and the impact of the Cited project on UBC campus. This will include a variety of tasks, including a) building and nurturing partnerships with media organizations (Ubyssey, CiTR, etc.) to work collaboratively on projects; b) Working collaboratively with the Alma Mater Society, The Terry Project, and other UBC partners to host our monthly panel series, BARtalk; and c) introducing new students to the project and managing a network of student volunteers and contributors.
• You will also assist our blogging and social media presence. This will include coordinating marketing and syndication plans with media partners and distributors across North America, as well as managing the Twitter and Facebook feeds of Cited.
What qualifications do I need?
• Current or returning UBC Student (any degree or program). I’m sorry, but nobody outside of UBC will be able to apply for this position.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills a necessity. The student will communicate with diverse and sometimes high-profile people, including researchers, politicians, public figures, business leaders, and community members. The ideal candidate will be able to communicate with people from different ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
• Problem-solving and research skills a necessity. The student will have to exercise their judgement to identify appropriate guests, and then find ways to reach them.
• Basic computer skills (web, word processing, e-mail, database, spreadsheet), and social media proficiency (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) a necessity.
• Keen interest in current affairs, journalism, and media an asset.
• Past experience with and knowledge of UBC student clubs & organizations, academic programs and student services an asset.
• Ability and willingness to work both independently and as part of a team with students, volunteers, staff and faculty.
What will you pay me?
This is a UBC Work Learn position. The rate is $16.41 and approximately 10 hours a week.
For how long?
For the next school year, starting the beginning of the September.
How do I apply?
You will have to apply through the UBC Careers Online portal. It will be up there from August 1st through August 12th, as a “Multimedia Production Assistant.” We will need a cover letter, resume, and references. Please contact Gordon if you have any questions, or if you can’t find the listing.
-Gordon & Sam