Involvement Opportunity: Research Assistant, Terry Project Podcast


The Terry Project Podcast had a fun year last year. We shared UBC stories, debated euthanasia, examined indigenous rights and title from Brazil to BC, looked at post-Gaddafi Libya through the eyes of a UBC student, analyzed micro-finance in India, and even explored the weird world of “pick up artists.” But this is only the beginning. Our show is only getting better, and we are radically expanding and improving in the coming school year.

What is the Terry Project Podcast?

The Terry Project Podcast is a documentary radio series that explores how big ideas affect real people’s lives. Each week, UBC students Sam Fenn and Gordon Katic set out to solve a genuine mystery in the sciences and humanities by speaking to experts and sleuthing around Vancouver. Results vary.

Position: Research Assistant

The Terry Project Podcast prides itself on exploring the most interesting and important global issues, and speaking to the foremost local and international experts on those issues. We are looking for a research assistant who can help us stay abreast of emerging political debates, ground-breaking academic research, and interested personalities.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Attending weekly meetings and brainstorming topic ideas.
  • Exploring key debates and identifying suitable personalities to speak on those debates.
  • Assisting in writing questions and researching for segments.
  • Taking notes on segments working with the rest of the production team to decide which content to put into the finished project.
  • Fact-checking scripts and answering important questions.

An interest in global affairs and strong research skills are required.

We are looking for 3-4 enthusiastic volunteers who will be available for a 2-5 hour time commitment each week. Our team will include junior and senior researchers, as well as fact-checkers.

If you are interested, please email Gordon Katic by August 15th 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.