Involvement Opportunity: Assistant to the Technical Producer, Terry Project Podcast

Boy, the Terry Project Podcast was fun last term. In review, we had 4 great 60-minute radio documentaries, each progressively stronger than the last. First, in our back-to-school special, we shared some UBC stories. Then, we looked at indigenous rights and title, from Brazil to BC. Next, we explored the complicated relationship between art and war. And, in probably our best episode yet, we looked at post-Gaddafi Libya through the eyes of one UBC student. Then, we got a little busy and petered off around exams. Though we never had time to produce our full-length 60 minute documentaries, we still closed the year strong with a one-on-one interview with Canada’s first and only female PM, highlights from the 5th annual TEDx Terry Talks, and excerpts from our 2nd BARtalk.

This growing project is only getting better, and we are looking for another strong term. The start of the year presents a perfect opportunity to involve more student volunteers, so I am reposting these listings. Interested in working with a large and dynamic team to create compelling radio content? Apply today to work with our production team.

Position: Assistant to the Technical Producer

To efficiently produce bi-weekly content on our podcast and radio show, we to spend many hours editing the program. This person will work both in the CiTR studios and from home, ensuring that our program is of a professionally produced quality.

Responsibilities include:

  • Basic editing of audio recordings (cutting out ah’s, ums, awkward pauses).
  • Taking notes on audio recordings, and working collaboratively with the other producers to decide what raw audio content is worth featuring on the podcast.
  • Ensuring all studio and portable equipment is functioning property, and managing the audio levels during an interview.
  • Assisting the technical producer in compiling all components into a polished 60-minute radio documentary.

Basic knowledge of applicable editing software (Audacity or Pro Tools) is preferred, but a willingness to learn is sufficient. Ability to navigate new software, work independently, and address time-sensitive technical issues is required.

We are looking for 1-2 enthusiastic volunteers who will be available for a 3-5 hour time commitment each week, starting in January.

If you are interested, please email Gordon Katic by January 7th with a brief cover letter explaining why you’d like to help, and detailing any relevant experience you might have.

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Gordon Katic (@gordonkatic) has been student coordinator for the Terry Project for over two years, and in that time started BARtalk, and the Terry Project on CiTR 101.9FM. A former Ubyssey columnist, and now a student at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism, Gordon is trying to use journalism to tell important stories about global issues.