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Medium is the online platform for Communication Science students at the University of Amsterdam and is part of study association Mercurius. Daily, topical and communication science-related articles appear on Medium. For the summer of academic year 2020-2021 and for the academic year of 2021-2022, we’re looking for new members to join our team. Are you interested in gaining experience and putting your ambitions to work? Then we are looking for you!

Medium offers (beginning) journalistic talent a platform for further development. As part of Medium you work together in an enthusiastic team, get to know new people and gain a lot of practical experience during your studies.

We are looking for the following functions. Click on a function for the job description. All functions are  available for all students (Dutch and International). 

Editor in Chief

Editor in Chief

The Editor in Chief is expected to oversee the well-functioning of the online platform, establish partnerships with other publications or associations, guide writers and editors on how to develop their skills, and other duties that will be disclosed below. Alongside the Managing Editor, the Editor in Chief will oversee the budget and spending of the publication. A more exhaustive list of duties is as follows:

  • Communicate to staff members about the happenings within the publication.
  • Establish partnerships with associations and other publications.
  • Keep track of rubrics.
  • Maintain a good working and social environment by organizing monthly gatherings or activities that are accessible to all or most staff members.
  • Aid staff members in developing their journalistic skills.
  • Organize and lead general meetings that inform staff members about the publication’s statistics as well as updates within Medium.
  • Monitor the tone of all content published on diverse platforms.
  • Be in direct contact with Mercurius board members to ensure Medium reflects the identity of Mercurius and the UvA.
  • Supervise and work alongside the Managing Editor.
  • Manage the audiovisual team along with the writers editors, and social media team.

Candidate Profile

  • Dynamic and creative individual interested and passionate about media/journalism/communication
  • English and/or Dutch speaker
  • Proactive and does not wait to be assigned tasks
  • Organized.
  • Interested in helping others reach their goals
  • Interested in building a creative portfolio
  • Preferably some knowledge in using wordpress, SEO’s, graphic design, and video production
  • Must be be enrolled as a UVA Communication Science Student (Bachelors/Masters)

Managing Editor
Managing Editor

The Managing Editor supports the Editor in Chief with their responsibilities in guiding the team to develop their journalistic skills. The duties of Managing Editor include creating and keeping an eye on the publishing schedule, updating the editing guidelines according to the team’s interests, being a contact-person for editors and writers, ensuring the website functions to its fullest ability, and keeping a close eye on the analytics. A more exhaustive list of duties is as follows:

  • Communicate to staff members about the happenings within the publication.
  • Ensure the daily tasks of the team are completed.
  • Create and manage detailed content schedules.
  • Oversee proofreading and editing of articles.
  • Aid staff members in developing their journalistic skills.
  • Track and visualize the publication’s statistics as well as member performance.
  • Monitor the tone of all content published on diverse platforms.
  • Assist the editor in chief in collaborations, rubrics, and productions.
  • Manage the audiovisual team along with the writers editors, and social media team.

Candidate Profile

  • Dynamic and creative individual interested and passionate about media/journalism/communication
  • English and/or Dutch speaker
  • Proactive and does not wait to be assigned tasks
  • Organized.
  • Interested in helping others reach their goals
  • Interested in building a creative portfolio
  • Preferably some knowledge in using wordpress, SEO’s, graphic design, and video production
  • Must be be enrolled as a UVA Communication Science Student (Bachelors/Masters)

Head of Productions
Head of Productions

As head of productions, you will handle the non-textual content of Medium such as podcasts, MediumTV, and Photocolumns. Your role will be to collaborate with the Editor in Chief and Managing Editor to ensure the functioning the entire team. The responsibilities for this role include organizing and leading team meetings, organizing productions, aiding members to turn their ideas into projects for the Audiovisuals section, coordinating production team efforts, and collaborating with writers to turn articles into podcasts or create extended works. A more exhaustive list of duties is as follows:

  • Manage and oversee video and podcast pre-production planning, research, and location scouting.
  • Ensure projects deadlines are met.
  • Assist members in finding resources and experts for interviews.
  • Manage all content distribution of videos and podcasts.
  • Report to the Editor in chief and Managing editor regularly with progress updates.
  • Ensure all content is aligned with the editorial guidelines.
  • Track and visualize the production team’s statistics as well as member performance.

Candidate Profile

  • Dynamic and creative individual interested and passionate about media/journalism/communication
  • English and/or Dutch speaker
  • Proactive and does not wait to be assigned tasks
  • Organized.
  • Interested in helping others reach their goals
  • Interested in building a creative portfolio
  • Preferably some knowledge in using wordpress, SEO’s, graphic design, Adobe Premiere Pro/After Effects/Illustrator/Photoshop/Audition.
  • Must be be enrolled as a UVA Communication Science Student (Bachelors/Masters)

Head of Marketing

Head of Marketing

As head of Marketing, you will handle the promotion of all Medium Content articles, Medium Create, podcasts, MediumTV, and Photocolumns. Your role will be to collaborate with the Editor in Chief, Managing Editor, and Head of Productions to ensure the functioning the entire team. The responsibilities for this role include organizing and leading team meetings, organizing content promotion, and aiding members to develop their content marketing skills. A more exhaustive list of duties is as follows:

  • Plan and execute a marketing strategy for the Magazine.
  • Develop a brand strategy
  • Assist members in finding resources and experts for interviews.
  • Manage the team’s day-to-day operations.
  • Report to the Editor in chief and Managing editor regularly with progress updates.
  • Ensure all content is aligned with the editorial guidelines.
  • Track and visualize the Marketing team’s statistics as well as member performance.
  • Identify new Marketing opportunities.

Candidate Profile

  • Dynamic and creative individual interested and passionate about media/journalism/communication
  • English and/or Dutch speaker
  • Proactive and does not wait to be assigned tasks
  • Organized.
  • Interested in helping others reach their goals
  • Interested in building a creative portfolio
  • Preferably some knowledge in using wordpress, SEO’s, graphic design, Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop, Canva, Content Marketing, Campaign Management.
  • Must be be enrolled as a UVA Communication Science Student (Bachelors/Masters)

Writer

Writer

As a writer, you will be assigned a certain amount of monthly deadlines which will be determined by the editorial Team. Particularly, you will be assigned to write about one of the following themes linked to Communication Science:  Politics, Tech, Marketing & PR, or Travel in Dutch or English.

The Medium editorial team will be assisting you throughout the entirety of the writing process, from the article idea, to the publishing. You will also get access to a variety of workshops, brainstorming sessions, and get feedback sessions to ensure your continuous learning about writing and journalism.

Editor

Editor

As an editor you take care of providing feedback to the writers. It is important to have knowledge in grammar, syntax, and vocabulary to properly construct the feedback to the writers. You will be assigned a certain amount of articles to edit per month, which will be determined by the Editorial Team.

You will also get access to a variety of workshops, brainstorming sessions, and get feedback sessions to ensure your continuous learning about writing and journalism.

Photographer

Photographer
Our photographers take care of the visual aspect of our content. When we do an interview, one of our photographers comes along to take care of the photos that go with the article. As a photographer you are the creative eye who supplies the image for every story.

Content Creator

Content Creator

For this you will be in charge of visualizing data and information for our short documentaries, videos, articles, and social media. Sometimes you can choose the information to visualize, other times it can be assigned to you based on the need in a project. You also can participate in brainstorming sessions for projects to help the team craft their story.

Research Producer

Research Producer

As a research producer you will be in charge of conducting research for Mediums’ short documentaries, videos, articles, and/or podcasts. Sometimes you can choose the research to conduct, other times it can be assigned to you based on the need in a project. You also can participate in project brainstorms to help the team craft their story.  This is for anyone interested in finding links, evidence, and support for digital stories.

Audio Producer

Audio Producer

As an audio producer, you will be responsible for editing podcasts and getting them ready to post. You are required to have some knowledge or interest in music or podcast production. You will primarily be using audio editing software such as, Adobe Audition.

You will also get access to a variety of workshops, brainstorming sessions, and get feedback sessions to ensure your continuous learning about audio production for digital storytelling.

Cartoonist

Cartoonist

As a cartoonist you will responsible for creating a certain amount of illustrations or cartoons, to be decided by the editorial team. You will be assigned a certain theme every month but you will have artistic freedom in the interpretation of the theme. If you have skills in digital illustrations, photo editing, or cartooning, this is for you.

Important information 
If you want to apply, you must be a student of Communication Science (bachelor/master) or have completed this degree less than a year ago. You must also be a member of Study Association Mercurius. If you are not yet a member, you can become a member  following your interview with the editorial team.

Applying for the job
Interested in one of the positions? Please send your CV and motivation to info@mediummagazine.nl or fill out the form below. When you apply, mention in the subject for which position you are applying. Do you want to know more about one of the functions or do you have any other questions? Please contact us, we are happy to help you. The deadline for sending your application is on the June 1st.


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