Policy Talks Podcast, in partnership with iAffairs Canada, is currently looking for researchers, audio editors and a communications manager to join our team!
Policy Talks is an international affairs podcast produced and recorded by students and alumni at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and the Journalism program at Carleton University. This podcast dives in
to all things related to policy analysis in international affairs, with perspectives you might not always hear on your daily news program. Our guests include academics, policy analysts, civil society, NGO’s and professionals across public and foreign policy. We cover everything from national security, to international development, environmental policy, global public policy and international trade.
If you are passionate about research in foreign policy and radio production, here’s your chance to get some hands-on experience. All new members will be trained, however some relevant experience to each position below is an asset. Below are details for the roles we are looking to fill. Interested applicants should send their CV and a brief statement of interest to email@example.com, with the name of the role in the subject line. We thank all those who apply, but only candidates who are shortlisted will be contacted further.
- Researchers (2 positions): As part of the research team, you will be responsible for pitching ideas for episodes, researching information on the topic, coming up with discussion questions, contacting and booking guests, and contributing to the script for each episode. You will report to your team producer and work closely with the hosts to bring the episode together. Additionally, researchers can submit their own written work for the website, with potential to be cross-posted on other partner platforms. Time commitment: 5-8 hours per episode, one episode a month
- Audio technician and editor (2 positions): The audio technician and editor will be responsible for setting up necessary equipment for each recording and managing technical aspects of production, including editing and post-production. You will work closely with the team producer to bring an episode from its conceptual framework to a final product. This role is particularly good for anyone looking to build their portfolio for radio production or audio editing. Some training will be provided. Skills required: knowledge of a basic audio recording setup with microphones, XLR cables and mic stands; basic knowledge of editing on Audacity or Adobe Audition Time commitment: 3-5 hours per episode, one episode per month
- Communications manager (1 position): If you love sharing content on social media and know how to build effective engagement with an audience, then look no further. Come be our social media guru and manage the podcast’s communications across various platforms. As a communications manager, you will oversee posting content to the website, sharing content across social media platforms, preparing the monthly newsletter, and cultivating the podcast’s overall brand. You will work closely with both production teams and the Executive Producer to manage content and communications. Skills required: familiarity with WordPress; proficiency in Twitter, Facebook and MailChimp; strong writing skills; interest and knowledge of issues in international affairs Time commitment: 1-2 hours a week