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.

Editorial

Interest in producing high quality online content, and being engaged with the work Rebel does is key. As Deputy Editor for Rebel’s online content, it will be your primary responsibility to ensure content is consistent, accurate, engaging and readable.

Duties:

  • Helping the Content Editor edit final articles from News, Lifestyle, Culture, Entertainment and Sport Online.
  • Work and coordinate editorially with other mediums (Radio and Video)
  • Help to manage and meet with Online content Section Editors to discuss weekly content, including coming up with new ideas for promotion, advertising and involving new members.
  • Coordinate and communicate with the Deputy Editor for Magazine content, and be aware of undergoing projects within magazine content.

Skills required:

  • Proofread and edit online content to a high level of English
  • Must be able to detect potential libellous material (after Media Law Training)
  • Ability to help Online Section Editors and Volunteer Writers constructively improve their work through editorial suggestions
  • Must enforce and meet deadlines weekly

Competencies required:

  • Strong and effective communication
  • Positive and encouraging leadership
  • Confident to work as part of a team and to be in charge of a group of Online Editors
  • Flexibility (as in demand with content required for online)
  • Initiative to make creative decisions that will benefit volunteer writers, Online Section Editors and Rebel

Relationships:

  • Candidate must keep in close contact with the Content Editor, to discuss progress of online section editors, online content, editing and other business regarding Rebel online.
  • Candidate must keep in frequent contact with Online Sections Editors to discuss weekly content and ideas. It is their responsibility to ensure an effective line of communication is established and maintained.
  • Candidate should work with Video/Radio on projects alongside appropriate section editors and producers to make 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 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
  • Media Law Training
Interest in producing high quality print content, and being engaged with the work Rebel does is key. As Deputy Editor for Rebel’s magazine content, it will be your primary responsibility to ensure content is consistent, accurate, engaging and readable.

Duties:

  • Helping the Content Editor edit final articles from News, Lifestyle, Culture, Entertainment and Sport
  • Work editorially with other mediums (Radio and Video)
  • Help to manage and meet with Section Editors to discuss weekly content, including coming up with new ideas for distribution, promotion and advertising
  • Coordinate and communicate with the Deputy Editor for Online content, and be aware of undergoing projects within online content.

Skills required:

  • Edit articles to a high level of English
  • Must be able to detect potential libellous material (after Media Law Training)
  • Ability to help Section Editors and Volunteer Writers constructively improve their work through editorial suggestions
  • Must enforce and meet deadlines

Competencies required:

  • Strong and effective communication
  • Positive and encouraging leadership
  • Confident to work as part of a team and to be in charge of one
  • Flexibility
  • Initiative to make creative decisions that will benefit volunteer writers, section editors and Rebel

Relationships:

  • Candidate must keep in close contact with the Content Editor, to discuss progress of section editors, content, editing and other business regarding Rebel online or the print publication
  • Candidate must keep in frequent contact with Sections Editors to discuss weekly content and ideas. It is their responsibility to ensure an effective line of communication is established and maintained.
  • Candidate should work with Video/Radio on projects alongside appropriate section editors and producers to make 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
  • Media Law Training
Duties:

  • In charge of editing, organising and contributing to the News section online and in print magazine.
  • Working editorially with other mediums (Radio and Video) in terms of News 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 News Deputy. It will be your job to ensure that News 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.

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.

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.

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.

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
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
Duties:

  • In charge of editing, organising and contributing to the Culture section online and in print magazine.
  • Working editorially with other mediums (Radio and Video) in terms of Culture 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 Culture Deputy. It will be your job to ensure that Culture 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
  • Positive and encouraging leadership
  • Confident to work as part of a team
  • Flexibility
  • Initiative to discuss with Culture Section Editor when necessary regarding editing and make decisions that 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
  • 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
  • Positive and encouraging leadership
  • Confident to work as part of a team
  • Flexibility
  • Initiative to discuss with Culture Section Editor when necessary regarding editing and make decisions that 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
  • Media Law Training
Duties:

  • In charge of editing, organising and contributing to the Sports section online and in print magazine.
  • Working editorially with other mediums (Radio and Video) in terms of Sports 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 Sports Deputy. It will be your job to ensure that Sports 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 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 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

Marketing & Web

The responsibilities of this role include:

• Managing and populating the Rebel website with content from writing, radio and video
• Liaising with section editors from the three mediums regarding content scheduling
• Posting content with Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) to increase engagement
• Designing and distributing email marketing for Rebel, to inform members or upcoming events/projects, and the organisation’s progress, amongst other things
• Responsible for selecting images to accompany website posts

Skill requirements:

• Experience with WordPress, or at least, an interest in learning more about the website hosting platform
• Experience with the email marketing platform MailChimp would be ideal
• Ideally you will have great communication skills that will allow you to work well in a team, as well as convey Rebel’s message to its members and further afield
• It’s beneficial if you are a proactive person, who can work will on their own initiative, but who is also able to work well within a team
• A keen eye for detail is also desirable
• This role is ideal for anyone with an interest in, or who wants to gain experience in, marketing and web development

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 Content Assistant reports directly to the Marketing & Web Editor

The responsibilities of this role include:

• Managing and populating the social media accounts of Rebel, which are Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat
• Liaising with the Digital Content Assistant to schedule posts on social media for Rebel online content
• Promoting Rebel events, workshops and membership through our online accounts
• Responding in good time to any messages received from readers/interested parties on our social media accounts

Skill requirements:

• Experience using the social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat is desired
• Communication skills are essential in this role, as you will have to effectively convey Rebel’s message (sometimes in 140 characters or less), and attract interest from our readers
• Ideally you will have the ability coordinate effectively within the team and, in particular, with the digital content assistant, as well as the section editors and producers
• It’s beneficial if you are a proactive person, who can work well on their own initiative, but who is also able to work well within a team
• A keen eye for detail is also desirable
• This role is ideal for anyone with an interest in, or who wants to gain experience in, marketing for an organisation

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 Social Media Assistant reports directly to the Marketing & Web Editor

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

The responsibilities of this role include:

• Responsible for the overall brand and image of Rebel as an organisation
• Ensuring content that goes out is on-brand and represents the core values of Rebel – quality multimedia, by and for University of Essex students
• Engaging with, and reaching out to, interested parties such as Societies, Sports Clubs, Southend and Loughton campuses etc. to increase engagement with Rebel
• Responsible for the public image and representation of Rebel
• From time to time, you may be required to also coordinate the organisation of events for Rebel, such as launch events

Skill requirements:

• Good communication skills are key in this role – you will need to be able to confidently represent Rebel in public, as well as communicate effectively with different interested parties
• Coordination skills are also key, as you will need to effectively drive interested parties to Rebel, and help them feel comfortable when getting started
• A proactive approach to approaching new people to involve them with the organisation is ideal
• It’s beneficial if candidates have a good eye for detail, especially regarding brand and image, but are also willing to listen other peoples’ points of view
• This role is ideal for anyone who has an interest in, or wants to gain some experience in, public relations

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 Brand & Outreach Assistant reports directly to the Marketing & Web Editor

Radio

Rebel launched Rebel Instore Radio over the summer, which plays out exclusively for the SU’s retail outlets. We’re looking for a dynamic person to lead this new station. Reports directly to Deputy Head of Radio.

Duties:

– Liaising with new and existing members to record fresh links to play on the station on a bi-weekly basis.                                                  – Updating and scheduling the Instore music playlists.                        -Liaising with the SU Retail Team to obtain adverts for the station    – Ensuring that the station is playing out in the outlets when they are open.                                                                                                       – Working with the Radio Senior Team and the SU to grow playout locations.                                                                                                        – Being the point of communication for the SU.

Skills required:

– Good time management

– Strong interpersonal skills

– Good leadership and motivational skills

– The ability to self motivate

– Appetite to learn and succeed

Rebel Radio is growing its programming and schedule to include a wider range of shows and an increase in outside broadcasts. We are therefore looking to appoint a passionate person to lead our station-led shows and one-off broadcasts. Reports to the Head of Programming.

Duties:

– Assisting the Head of Programming in creating and updating the main station schedule

– Planning and scheduling special broadcasts, such as outside broadcasts.

– Planning and scheduling the 50 Hour Rebellion charity event

– Planning and organising the new weekly flagship show, showcasing Rebel, Societies, and wider campus bodies/events

Skills required:

– Good time management

– Strong interpersonal skills

– Good organisational skills

– The ability to self motivate

– Appetite to learn and succeed

Description of Role

For that reason we offer a volunteer role of Technical Officer (Radio) who’s main goal is to oversee Rebel technical facilities for radio and help liaise between Creative Studios Technicians and Head of Production regarding broadcasts/recordings. 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 recording/project.

Responsibilities:

  • Meeting and communicating with
    • Content Editor (Radio)
    • Head of Production (Radio)
    • Deputy Coordinator (Radio)
    • Section Editors
    • Technicians
    • Creative Studios Technicians
  • Liaising with Rebel Radio Exec to determine technical needs for recordings.
  • Liaising with Creative Studios Technicians to ensure that Rebel’s radio technical needs are met.
  • Making sure projects have required tech available for recordings.
  • Providing help, support and training for volunteers.
  • Acting as the technician on duty for the radio 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.

Weekly Tasks:

  • Meeting with Content Editor (Radio), Deputy Coordinator (Radio), Video Section Editors, Head of Production and Head of Post-Production.
  • Communicating with Section Editors, Head of Production and technicians.
  • Providing help, support and training to new and current technicians.
  • Overseeing Creative Studios Radio studios and all tech facilities

Benefits:

  • Acquiring a broad range of experience and skills in radio 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 radio as a medium
  • Knowledge of recording/production phases.
  • Good understanding of  microphones and sound production.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Strict policy of keeping to deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills.
Rebel Radio is looking to grow and develop sports broadcasting on the station. As such, we are looking for an enthusiastic person to head up our Sports team. Reports to Deputy Head of Radio.

Duties:

– Liaising with Blades teams to ensure all news is known to the station

– Working with other Rebel mediums and the Radio Executive Team to plan and execute Derby Day coverage

– Planning and organising a weekly sports show focusing on the Blades teams and wider world sport.

– Identifying opportunities for further sports programming growth

– Liaising with members and shows focusing on sports

Skills required :

– Love of sport

– Good time management

– Strong interpersonal skills

– The ability to self motivate

– Appetite to learn and succeed

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!