Applications for the positions of Podcast Officer and Podcast Team Member (Host/Editor) are OPEN

All positions are unpaid and open to students and young professionals with a good command of English.  

Would you like to make a real impact on the discussions shaping the future of Europe? Are you keen to work with a diverse international team as part of a multinational think tank? Do you have experience editing, scripting or hosting a podcast, or are you looking to gain some?

The European Student Think Tank is an international forum for student-led discussions on European policy and practice, bringing together like-minded individuals from across Europe and beyond. 

Podcast Officer

Responsibilities

The person covering this role would be responsible for the day-to-day management of the podcast team. Tasks will include: 

  • Supervising the editing of scripts and tracks, ensuring the quality and content of each episode are in line with the themes and principles of the organization;
  • Facilitating the organization of recording sessions and ensuring the regular publication of new episodes;   
  • Oversee the various sections of the podcast team, ensuring communication among team members and reporting to the Editors-in-Chief; 
  • Be in charge of outreach both inside and outside the organization. 

Benefits

  • Opportunity to gain experience in a thriving and developing team: EST’s podcast channel is ready to enter its second season after an incredible debut. Our episodes were played over 450 times across 39 countries. 
  • A Global Network: The EST is your chance to work closely with an international team of writers and editors from both European and non-European countries, and to form connections based on your common interests.
  • Skills: Volunteering as for the EST will shape and develop a variety of skills, from your ability to communicate in a team and organise around differing commitments, to strengthening your understanding of the different publication and writing styles through our training workshops. 
  • CV and Recommendation Letter: The EST will look great to an employer, demonstrating a passionate interest in shaping policy and the world around it, and a sustained understanding of international and European affairs! We are more than happy to provide a recommendation letter for our contributors once they finish their terms with us.

Requirements

  • Excellent command of editing and writing skills in the English language;
  • Experience with podcast/radio scripting and/or editing;
  • Minimum sound editing experience welcome;
  •  An interest in, and knowledge of, a wide range of European affairs;
  • Strong Communication and Teamwork skills;
  • Strong organisational skills, especially when it comes to time management;
  • A minimum commitment to the EST throughout the 2021-22 academic year.

Application Process

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A Cover Letter that includes: 
    • Your motivation
    • Your experience with podcasts (if applicable) 
    • What you would bring to the team
  • An original writing/recording sample or editing sample

Please submit your application via the link below:
https://forms.gle/yThAYxehAN9kafnCA 

Podcast Team Member (Host/Editor)

Responsibilities

As a Podcast Host you will:  

  • Record high-quality episodes on a weekly basis; 
  • Cooperate with rotating guests on the creation of episodes’ scripts and questions;
  • Working with Editors to revise the content and make sure they’re in line with EST standards.

As an Editor (Script and/or Sound) you will: 

  • Oversee the creation of scripts and points of discussion that will be addressed during the recording;
    AND/OR
  • Perform sound editing tasks to finalise the publication process; 
  • Occasionally contribute to the recording and content creation process where necessary; 
  • Working with hosts and guests to revise the content and make sure they’re in line with EST standards.

Benefits

  • Opportunity to gain experience in a thriving and developing team: EST’s podcast channel is ready to enter its second season after an incredible debut. Our episodes were played over 450 times across 39 countries. 
  • A Global Network: The EST is your chance to work closely with an international team of writers and editors from both European and non-European countries, and to form connections based on your common interests.
  • Skills: Volunteering as for the EST will shape and develop a variety of skills, from your ability to communicate in a team and organise around differing commitments, to strengthening your understanding of the different publication and writing styles through our training workshops. 
  • CV and Recommendation Letter: The EST will look great to an employer, demonstrating a passionate interest in shaping policy and the world around it, and a sustained understanding of international and European affairs! We are more than happy to provide a recommendation letter for our contributors once they finish their terms with us.

Requirements

  • Excellent command of English;
  • Previous experience with Radio/Podcast production;
  • Experience with Audacity, Reaper and other sound editing programs is desirable;
  • Familiarity with Anchor is welcome;
  • Interest in, and knowledge of, a wide range of European affairs;
  • Strong Communication, Teamwork and Organizational skills;
  •  Commitment throughout the 2021-2022 academic year.

Application Process

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A Cover Letter that includes: 
    • Your motivation
    • Your experience with podcasts (if applicable) 
    • What you would bring to the team
  • An original writing/recording sample or editing sample

Please submit your application via the link below:
https://forms.gle/UCAS2H9DmHWJEPVa9