Call for Editorial Committee Applications 2019/2020

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Call for Editorial Committee Applications 2019/2020

The New Federalist is recruiting ! As the previous editors step down at the end of their mandate, it’s time for some fresh blood (in a very non-violent sense). We’re looking for a new team to work under the direction of the new Editors-in-Chief Madelaine Pitt and Guillermo Íñiguez - together, we can keep TNF thriving and provide a valuable contribution to the coverage of all things Europe. TNF provides great opportunities for its writers and team members - just check out what last year’s team had to say - and with an eventful year in Europe ahead, there’s never been a better time to join. Send your applications to tnf chez jef.eu by 23rd October !

The New Federalist is looking to recruit for the following positions for a one-year mandate. Please see below for further details on each role :

    • Head of Translation (x2)
    • Social Media Co-ordinator (x2)
    • Interviews Officer
    • Podcast Officer
    • Video Consultant

In addition to the above, we are looking for section editors. A section editorship allows you to zoom in on an area which interests you and involves contributing your own articles, deciding what you would like covered in your section, proof-reading articles from contributors and forwarding them to the Editors-in-Chief.

You can hold a section editorship in addition to or independently from the positions listed above. Please indicate this, alongside your preferred editorship, in your applications. If you think your section could be adapted, please indicate so as well :

    • Internal European Policy
    • Global Affairs and External Policy
    • Economy and Trade
    • Youth, Education and Mobility and Science
    • News from JEF & partners
    • History, Society and Culture
    • Opinion/Features

HEAD OF TRANSLATION (at least two roles available ; preferably including one for French and one for German)

Tasks

  • Selecting articles for translation from the sister editions according to the relevance and interest of the article for the TNF readership
  • Issuing calls for translations via the TNF Translators Facebook group and translating articles yourself
  • Recruiting new translators where required and communicating with them via the TNF Translators Facebook group
  • Co-ordinating with the editorial teams of the sister editions to decide which articles to translate
  • Contribute to social media

Requirements

  • Experience of translation (professional or through university)
  • Excellent command of the target language
  • Excellent writing skills in English
  • If possible, send a translation you have carried out as part of your application

SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR (two roles available)

Tasks

  • Ensure consistent social media output by checking and providing advice on fellow editorial team members’ content
  • Creating a rotating system for each editorial team member to have shifts in managing TNF’s social media channels
  • Creating your own more specialised content, for example making graphics using Photoshop, to draw followers’ attention to events in Europe
  • Formatting The New Federalist’s “This Week In Europe” series

Requirements

  • Be a social media junkie !
  • Proficient user of Facebook, Twitter and possibly Instagram, knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign Canva or similar tools a bonus

INTERVIEWS OFFICER

Tasks

  • Source a wide variety of interviews for TNF
  • Create a system which allows you to keep track of the type of interviews which are being conducted by TNF editors or contributors
  • Conduct your own interviews, preferably in a variety of formats (article, audio and video)
  • Co-ordinate with the editorial teams from the other language webzines to share contacts and strategies
  • Contribute to social media

Requirements

  • Knowledge of audio or video editing software is a bonus
  • Experience of or training in conducting interviews
  • If possible, send an interview you have conducted as part of your application

PODCAST OFFICER

Tasks

  • Starting a podcast series (a new podcast once every 2-3 weeks) on topics of interest to TNF
  • Working with the Editors-in-Chief, create a “brand” for the podcast series, complete with a name, jingle, a regular discussion panel and a consistent format
  • Editing and producing these podcasts to a high standard, uploading them to SoundCloud and working with the Social Media Co-ordinator to promote them via social media
  • Sourcing interviews as often as possible
  • Contribute to social media

Requirements

  • Ability to lead a discussion in a relaxed, entertaining manner that makes for easy listening !
  • Experience of audio or video editing is an advantage
  • Experience of conducting interviews and leading discussion
  • Send an audio file you have worked on as part of your application

VIDEO CONSULTANT

Tasks

  • Producing video content on subjects relevant to TNF
  • Editing/production of videos/video broadcasts made by editorial committee members
  • Providing advice on video shooting and editing to other editorial committee members.
  • Setting up online tools to facilitate video events, e.g. Clickmeeting and YouTube broadcasts
  • Contribute to social media

Requirements Experience of shooting videos and proficiency in the use of editing software (e.g. PremierePro), willingness to research and be creative with online tools such as Clickmeeting

*Please send applications to tnf chez jef.eu (deadline for applications 17.00 CEST on 23rd October 2019). Applications should consist of a short letter in which you explain your motivation and suitability for the post, and if possible an example of your previous work. You must also include your preferences in terms of which section you would like to manage - please rank your top three choices in order. A CV is optional*

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