Join the Smoke Media team
UPDATE: This round of applications is now closed. Keep an eye out for Smoke Radio committee applications in April!
The time has come for the 2016/17 committees to hand over to a fresh new team who will lead Smoke Media for the next academic year, and we were wondering if you’d consider applying!
It’s a great opportunity to build skills, widen your social circle and full training is provided from dedicated SU staff, along with support from the old team to get you up to speed.
The QH and Smoke TV are now open for applications, followed later by Smoke Radio.
We won’t expect you to have much experience – enthusiasm, commitment and willingness to learn is far more important.
What roles are available?
The Smoke TV committee consists of:
Station manager – The station manager has overall responsibility for all Smoke TV projects.
Deputy station manager – Supports the station manager and takes special responsibility for contributor inclusions and community outreach projects.
Head of news – Supervises production of regular episodes of Smoke News and leads on coverage of UWSU elections, working closely with heads of news across Smoke Media.
Head of entertainment – Supervises all drama, comedy and light entertainment content.
Head of music – Supervises live sessions, artist interviews and all other musical content, working closely with Smoke Radio.
Head of sports – Leads on coverage of Varsity, BUCS and UWSU Dragons exhibition games, and works closely with heads of sport across Smoke Media.
Head of technology – Plans new equipment purchases and plans how to make the most of existing equipment.
Head of post-production – Use Adobe After Effects, Blender or similar to improve the visuals of Smoke TV output with motion graphics and animations.
Head of marketing – Increase the profile of Smoke TV on campus, taking care of emails, social media and branding, and working with heads of marketing across Smoke Media.
The QH editorial team consists of:
Editor – The editor coordinates production, manages the editorial team and ensures that each issue goes to print on time.
Deputy editor – The deputy editor supports the editor and takes special responsibility for contributor inclusions and community outreach projects.
2x news editors – The news editors prepare around six pages of local and student-focused news per issue, and continually publish breaking news online.
2x features editors – The features editors prepare around four pages of interviews and student-focused exposes per issue.
Lifestyle editor – The lifestyle editor prepares around two pages per issue.
Sports editor – The sports editor prepares two pages per issue, covering BUCS, Varsity competitions, interviewing UWSU Dragons and more, working closely with heads of sport across Smoke Media.
Head of marketing – Increase the profile of the QH on campus, taking care of emails, social media and branding, and working with heads of marketing across Smoke Media.
We’ve collected all the reasons you might want to join us over at join.smoke.media.
In short, it’s a great opportunity to put yourself ahead after graduation. You’ll be able to attend nationally recognised events (like Student Pride and London Fashion Week) as press, work with industry-standard equipment and gain an unmatched range of skills.
Even if you’re not thinking about a career in the media, student media also teaches soft skills like teamwork and project management.
You can find out more about Smoke Media in general here.