(CLOSED) PODCAST/ VIRTUAL SPEAKER SERIES PRODUCTION ASSISTANT WORK STUDY POSITION WITH KMDI

The Knowledge Media Design Institute (KMDI), at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, is seeking to fill a Production Assistant student position focused on assisting in the planning, design, and coordination, and promotion of a new podcast/virtual speaker series which will be launched in Fall 2020. 

Qualifications: 

  • In depth knowledge of podcast styles, conventions, and formats
  • Experience recording, editing, mixing, and mastering audio (e.g. Adobe Audition or other)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Superb organizational and time management skills
  • Good problem-solving skills; detail-oriented
  • Self-motivated; takes initiative; proactive
  • Committed; reliable; able to meet deadlines.
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Able to work remotely

Desired Skills

  • Experience distributing and coordinating access to digital multimedia content
  • Experience organizing, tracking and maintaining mid-sized collections of data files
  • Experience with the procurement and maintenance of audio recording equipment 

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the Director of the Institute in the planning of a new podcast/virtual speaker series to be launched in the Fall 2020
  • Assisting with scheduling and coordinating interview subjects, including providing light tech support for remote recording of interviews and other sound parts.
  • Assisting with the development of episode scripts/outlines to guide the editing and post-production.
  • Producing rough (for review) and finished (for public distribution) episodes of the first season (approximately 6-8 episodes) of a new podcast that will temporarily replace the KMDI’s Speaker Series for the Fall 2020 semester. Duties will include cleaning, editing, mixing and mastering audio.
  • Advising the Director and KMDI team on best practices for podcast production and distribution.

Preference will be given to current Faculty of Information Students. 

The successful applicant will be offered a contract of 100 hours, to be completed over the course of the Summer 2020 May 11 – Aug 9. Pay will be based on experience.

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

The successful applicant will be offered a contract of 200 hours, to be completed over the course of the Fall/Winter 2020 Sep 8 – Feb 19.  Pay will be based on experience. 
Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.

To apply, submit a CV and cover letter to Career Learning Network https://clnx.utoronto.ca/, Job# 165860 by Sept 24, 2020, however earlier qualified applicants will be given preference.  Also include portfolio with videos and sound editing  samples. Questions may be directed to Rekha Morbia by email, rekha.morbia@utoronto.ca or phone 416-978-5634.