Join our Committee

At the University of Essex, there is an incredible creative community. From Filmmakers, Writers, Photographers, illustrators, and so on, students are producing all kinds of innovative works. Rebel exists to provide a platform for this community, give support to those who need it, and connect them to an audience of 14 000 students.

Rebel is run by students and to make sure the best content is always accessible for the community, we need a good amount of people to keep the engine running. Rebel runs a number of projects every week and the key to creating amazing content that is relevant to our audience is good communication and coordination.

Have a glance at the volunteer committee positions we have available, take a look at the role descriptions, and if you see something you think you’d enjoy, apply here.

Applications will close on Friday 9th October, and applicants will be contacted shortly after.

Video

Description of Role

For that reason we offer a volunteer role of Camera Operator who’s main goal is to film events, interviews or any other kind of project run by Rebel. The role provides the help, support and training needed to film any project. The main aspect of this role is making sure projects have a high quality cinematography.

Responsibilities:

  • Meeting and communicating with
    • Content Editor (Video)
    • Deputy Coordinator (Video)
    • Video Section Editors
    • Head of Production
  • Filming a wide range of Rebel videos on a weekly basis.

Benefits:

  • Acquiring a broad range of experience and skills in video and multimedia journalism.
  • Excellence in different editing techniques and softwares.
  • Experience in coordinating media content in a team of Volunteers and Contributors.
  • Getting Media Law training.
  • Taking part in the annual Media Awards ceremony.
  • Getting access to resources available in the Creative Studios.
  • Getting your work published on the Rebel website.
  • Getting experience with live broadcast.
  • Learning to work within a creative team.

Skills Required:

  • Good understanding of video as a medium
  • Knowledge of filmmaking/production phases.
  • Good understanding of editing software (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition)
  • Good time management skills.
  • Strict policy of keeping to deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills.
Description of Role

For that reason we offer a volunteer role of Sound Technician who’s main goal is to record sound for events, interviews or any other kind of project run by Rebel. The role provides the help, support and training needed. The main aspect of this role is making sure projects have a high quality sound.

Responsibilities:

  • Meeting and communicating with
    • Content Editor (Video)
    • Deputy Coordinator (Video)
    • Video Section Editors
    • Head of Production
  • Recording audio for a wide range of Rebel videos on a weekly basis.

Benefits:

  • Acquiring a broad range of experience and skills in video and multimedia journalism.
  • Excellence in different editing techniques and softwares.
  • Experience in coordinating media content in a team of Volunteers and Contributors.
  • Getting Media Law training.
  • Taking part in the annual Media Awards ceremony.
  • Getting access to resources available in the Creative Studios.
  • Getting your work published on the Rebel website.
  • Getting experience with live broadcast.
  • Learning to work within a creative team.

Skills Required:

  • Good understanding of video as a medium
  • Knowledge of filmmaking/production phases.
  • Good understanding of editing software (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition)
  • Good time management skills.
  • Strict policy of keeping to deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Description of Role

For that reason we offer a volunteer role of Video Editor who’s main goal is to edit the videos filmed by other members of Rebel. The role provides the help, support and training needed to edit any project. The main aspect of this role is making sure projects have suitable editing.

Responsibilities:

  • Meeting and communicating with
    • Content Editor (Video)
    • Deputy Coordinator (Video)
    • Video Section Editors
    • Head of Post-Production
  • Editing Rebel videos.

Benefits:

  • Acquiring a broad range of experience and skills in video and multimedia journalism.
  • Excellence in different editing techniques and softwares.
  • Experience in coordinating media content in a team of Volunteers and Contributors.
  • Getting Media Law training.
  • Taking part in the annual Media Awards ceremony.
  • Getting access to resources available in the Creative Studios.
  • Getting your work published on the Rebel website.
  • Getting experience with live broadcast.
  • Learning to work within a creative team.

Skills Required:

  • Good understanding of video as a medium
  • Knowledge of filmmaking/production phases.
  • Good understanding of editing software (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition)
  • Good time management skills.
  • Strict policy of keeping to deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Description of Role

For that reason we offer a volunteer role of Video Section Editor (Sports) who’s main goal is to coordinate the content for the video side of Rebel. The role includes overseeing a team of Sports Contributors for Video, developing ideas and writing scripts, planning and producing video content. The main aspect of this role is making sure the video side of Rebel has enough Sports content.

Responsibilities:

  • Meeting and communicating with
    • Content Editor (Video)
    • Deputy Content Editor
    • Head of Production
    • Head of Post-Production
    • Camera Operators
    • Sound Technicians
  • Providing Video Culture content for Rebel.
  • Making sure content ideas from contributors get communicated to Content Editor (Video), Deputy Coordinator (Video), Head of Production and Head of Post Production.
  • Overseeing a pool of Contributors for Video Sports section and providing any help or support needed.
  • Taking part of the production of Video Sports Section projects and making sure everything is going to plan.
  • Stepping in place of any Volunteer or Contributor if necessary to make sure the project gets finished.
  • Helping with the coordination of content for all major events through the year such as Freshers’ Week, Leadership Race, Derby Day and Summer Ball.

Benefits:

  • Acquiring a broad range of experience and skills in video and multimedia journalism.
  • Experience in coordinating media content in a team of Contributors and Volunteers.
  • Getting Media Law training.
  • Taking part in the annual Media Awards ceremony.
  • Getting access to resources available in the Creative Studios.
  • Getting your work published on the Rebel website.
  • Getting experience with live broadcast.
  • Learning to work within a creative team.

Skills Required:

  • Good understanding of video as a medium.
  • Basic knowledge of cameras, microphones, editing software (Premiere Pro, Photoshop, After Effects)
  • Good understanding of contemporary media publications.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Strict policy of keeping to deadlines.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Knowledge of scriptwriting for media content.

Description of Role

For that reason we offer a volunteer role of Technical Officer (Video) who’s main goal is to oversee Rebel technical facilities for video and help liaise between Creative Studios Technicians and Head of Production regarding shoots/outside broadcasts/live streams. The role includes providing the help, support and training needed by the Contributors and Volunteers working in any one project. The main aspect of this role is making sure projects have required tech available for any one shoot/project.

Responsibilities:

  • Meeting and communicating with;
    • Content Editor (Video)
    • Head of Production (Video)
    • Deputy Coordinator (Video)
    • Video Section Editors
    • Camera Operators
    • Sound Technicians
    • Creative Studios Technicians
  • Liaising with Rebel Video Exec to determine technical needs for video
  • Liaising with Creative Studios Technicians to ensure that Rebel’s video technical needs are met.
  • Making sure projects have required tech available for shoots.
  • Providing help, support and training for volunteers.
  • Acting as the technician on duty for the TV studio during Rebel studio bookings.
  • Leading the technical side of all major events through the year such as Freshers’ Week, Leadership Race, Derby Day and Summer Ball. This includes live streaming.

Weekly Tasks:

  • Meeting with Content Editor (Video), Deputy Coordinator (Video), Video Section Editors, Head of Production and Head of Post-Production.
  • Communicating with Section Editors, Head of Production, Camera Operators and Sound Technicians.
  • Providing help, support and training to new and current Camera Operators and Sound Technicians.
  • Overseeing Creative Studios TV studio and all tech facilities

Benefits:

  • Acquiring a broad range of experience and skills in video and multimedia journalism.
  • Experience in managing facilities and resources.
  • Getting Media Law training.
  • Taking part in the annual Media Awards ceremony.
  • Getting access to resources available in the Creative Studios.
  • Getting experience with organising live broadcast.
  • Learning to work within a creative team.

Skills Required:

  • Good understanding of video as a medium
  • Knowledge of filmmaking/production phases.
  • Good understanding of cameras, microphones, video production.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Strict policy of keeping to deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Editorial

Duties:

  • In charge of editing, organising and contributing to the Entertainment section online and in print magazine.
  • Working editorially with other mediums (Radio and Video) in terms of Entertainment section projects.
  • Manage and meet with volunteer writers to discuss content for section, including coming up with and drafting new ideas and ways to approach those ideas.
  • Manage both an online and a print Entertainment Deputy. It will be your job to ensure that Entertainment content is steady and consistent across both print and online.

Skills required:

  • Edit articles to a high level of English.
  • Ability to help volunteer writers constructively improve their work through editorial suggestions.
  • Must meet deadlines.

Competencies required:

  • Strong and effective communication
  • Intuition regarding creative choices
  • Positive and encouraging leadership
  • Problem Solving
  • Confident to work as part of a team
  • Flexibility
  • Initiative to make creative decisions that will benefit volunteer writers, editors and Rebel

Relationships:

  • Candidate must be in frequent contact with the volunteer writers for their section. It is their responsibility to ensure an effective line of communication is established and maintained. Must keep in contact with volunteer writers on a weekly basis.
  • Candidate must keep in frequent contact with the Content Editor and Deputy Editor, to review progress of, and submit, content.
  • Candidate must keep in close contact with their deputies to ensure no miscommunication, that editing has been done to a high standard, and that ideas have been discussed.
  • Candidate should work with Video/Radio teams on projects alongside volunteer writers, to produce multimedia content.

Rewards/Benefits:

  • Improved skills and experience that can be put on CV
  • Helps to form part of the media legacy at the University of Essex
  • Make new friends and new contacts
  • Have your work published in print and online for a reputable Student Media outlet.
  • Be part of University events across the year such as Derby Day and Summer Ball
  • Attend Media Awards 2017
  • Build on and improve your understanding of how a multimedia publication works
  • Be part of Student Publication Association
  • Media Law Training
Duties:

  • Help manage the Culture Section online
  • Manage and meet with volunteer writers to discuss content for the section, including coming up with and drafting new ideas and ways to approach those ideas.

Skills required:

  • Edit articles to a high level of English.
  • Ability to help volunteer writers constructively improve their work through editorial suggestions.
  • Must meet deadlines.

Competencies required:

  • Strong and effective communication
  • Intuition regarding creative choices
  • Positive and encouraging leadership
  • Problem Solving
  • Confident to work as part of a team
  • Flexibility
  • Initiative to make creative decisions that will benefit volunteer writers, editors and Rebel

Relationships:

  • Candidate must be in frequent contact with the volunteer writers for their section. It is their responsibility to ensure an effective line of communication is established and maintained. Must keep in contact with volunteer writers on a weekly basis.
  • Candidate must keep in frequent contact with Content Editor and Deputy Editor, to review progress of, and submit, content.
  • Candidate should work with Video/Radio on projects alongside volunteer writers, to produce multimedia content.

Rewards/Benefits:

  • Improved skills and experience that can be put on CV
  • Helps to form part of the media legacy at the University of Essex
  • Make new friends and new contacts
  • Have your work published in print and online for a reputable Student Media outlet.
  • Be part of University events across the year such as Derby Day and Summer Ball
  • Attend Media Awards 2017
  • Build on and improve your understanding of how a multimedia publication works
  • Be part of Student Publication Association
  • Media Law Training
Duties:

  • Help manage the Culture Section in print alongside the Culture Section Editor.
  • Manage and meet with volunteer writers to discuss content for the section, including coming up with and drafting new ideas and ways to approach those ideas.

Skills required:

  • Edit articles to a high level of English.
  • Ability to help volunteer writers constructively improve their work through editorial suggestions.
  • Must meet deadlines.

Competencies required:

  • Strong and effective communication
  • Intuition regarding creative choices
  • Positive and encouraging leadership
  • Problem Solving
  • Confident to work as part of a team
  • Flexibility
  • Initiative to make creative decisions that will benefit volunteer writers, editors and Rebel

Relationships:

  • Candidate must be in frequent contact with the volunteer writers for their section. It is their responsibility to ensure an effective line of communication is established and maintained. Must keep in contact with volunteer writers on a weekly basis.
  • Candidate must keep in frequent contact with Content Editor and Deputy Editor, to review progress of, and submit, content.
  • Candidate should work with Video/Radio on projects alongside volunteer writers, to produce multimedia content.

Rewards/Benefits:

  • Improved skills and experience that can be put on CV
  • Helps to form part of the media legacy at the University of Essex
  • Make new friends and new contacts
  • Have your work published in print and online for a reputable Student Media outlet.
  • Be part of University events across the year such as Derby Day and Summer Ball
  • Attend Media Awards 2017
  • Build on and improve your understanding of how a multimedia publication works
  • Be part of Student Publication Association
  • Media Law Training

Marketing & Web

The responsibilities of this role include:

• Tracking our reach, engagement and other key performance indicators (KPIs) for social media, website, and email
• Reporting on a monthly basis to the senior team, via the Head of Marketing & Web, on our online progress
• Using our KPIs to develop a strategy to grow our membership, and increase our engagement and reach

Skill requirements:

• Candidates should ideally be able to produce a written report with ease
• They should also be able to get to grips with our analytics tools, in order to report them back to us
• A keen eye for detail and a knack for spotting patterns and deciphering trends is also beneficial
• Whilst some knowledge of digital analytics is desirable, it is not essential, as the whole point of Rebel is being able to learn and try new things, which we would happily help you with
• The key thing is that you have good communication and coordination skills, can work well within a time, have a knack for problem solving, and are willing to learn and act on your own initiative
• This role is ideal for anyone who has an interest in, or wants to gain experience in, market research

Relationships:

• You will work as part of the overall Marketing & Web team, meeting regularly with other members of the team, as well as section editors and producers from the three mediums (video, radio and writing)
• The Digital Analytics Assistant reports directly to the Marketing & Web Editor

Radio

If you’ve spotted any roles that you may be interested in, just apply here – it’s quick and simple. And if you have any questions at all, please feel free to drop us a line at rebel@essex.ac.uk

Good luck, and we look forward to hearing from you soon!