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We’re Hiring! Student Podcasts Coordinator

April 6, 2020

BC Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly invites applications from UBC History majors, honours, and graduate students for the temporary, part-time position of Student Podcasts Coordinator.

This is a 12-month position, five to ten hours a week, for a total of 200 hours at $20/hr.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to info[at]bcstudies.com.

Deadline for applications: April 23, 2020 

Desired start date: May 4, 2020

 

About the position:

BC Studies is creating an innovative opportunity for scholars to submit scholarly work in the form of a single podcast episode. These episodes would be subject to peer review along similar lines to the other audio pieces we currently peer review under our “Soundworks” series.

The position involves a range of complex tasks including developing peer-review guidelines for podcasts, production and post-production of podcasts, social media outreach and distribution of calls for submissions, author support during the submission process, and development of a podcast archive within the existing BC Studies online bibliography.

As the primary person responsible for developing and maintaining BC Studies podcasts, this is a great learning opportunity that will instill a strong sense of independence and project management skills in the student. While working within a collaborative, team-based environment, the student will be responsible for the following duties:

Peer-review guidelines for podcasts

  • researching other precedents for peer-reviewed audioworks
  • assisting with the drafting of peer-review guidelines
  • assisting with the work on the BC Studies website necessary for publishing these podcasts
  • assisting with issuing a a call for podcast submissions

Post production of podcasts

  • learn to use Hindenburg and do post production editing on podcasts prior to publication by BC Studies
  • assisting authors with preparing their podcast for submission
  • using speech to text transcription software such as Temi, the student will correct audio transcripts through editing and proofreading for publication on the BC Studies website
  • explore possibility of using software that embeds the transcript with the audio so that users/readers can listen /read simultaneously

 Bibliography of Podcasts

  • create curated list of podcasts to feature on bibliography website https://bcstudies.arts.ubc.ca/bibliography/
  • enter and maintain podcast data into the online bibliography
  • assist with the promotion and marketing of featured podcasts

Qualifications:

  • UBC student in the department of History
  • Independent, self-motivated worker and team oriented
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, attentive to details
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Able to curate a podcast section on the BC Studies website
  • Background or interest in sound engineering or radio
  • Interest in publishing
  • Knowledge of WordPress; audio production software such as Temi and/ or Hindeburg