Digital Media Intern

Come and join our creative team of media producers and digital communication professionals for a 12 week placement and gain experience of digital media and science communication.

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    Ri Channel content has reached almost every country in the world.

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Digital Media Intern

Location: 21 Albemarle Street, London

Contract Type: 12 week full-time internship, 35 hours per week.May to July 2019 with flexibility for the right candidate

Payment by stipend from university, DTP, Research Council. Please check funding with your DTP before applying

About the role

This placement will be based in the Digital Team, where we see digital as much more than just a way to market ourselves online, but also as a way to bring thought-provoking science and our rich heritage to audiences online, many of whom may never set foot in our iconic home in 21 Albemarle Street.

Through our YouTube channel, which has a global audience of over 500,000 subscribers, we have already established ourselves as a world-leader in in-depth, long-form science video. Our monthly podcasts are growing fast, and we are working to develop our online communities to reach new audiences across all our digital platforms.

These are exciting times for the Digital Team, as we grow and nurture our existing audiences, whilst reaching out to new ones, experimenting with alternative formats for our video and multimedia content.

This role will focus on creating, shaping and developing our science engagement content, alongside helping to manage our digital channels where we are expanding and developing our online audiences and optimising the user-experience across our digital platforms.

Working closely with all members of the Digital team, the Digital Media Intern will support the Ri’s digital production and platforms.

Every day will be different, but tasks may include creating and promoting science engagement content for our social media platforms, getting involved in video production and helping to create podcasts and manage our YouTube channel.

You will need a passion for digital media, a desire to understand more about its potential for communicating science to global audiences and an understanding of how online science content can encourage an audience to ‘think more deeply about science and its place in our lives’.

Experience of developing engaging content for a non-academic audience and an understanding of the needs and requirements of website and digital users would also be ideal.

About the Ri

The Ri is an independent charity dedicated to creating opportunities for everyone to think more deeply about science and its place in our lives.

For over 200 years, our wonderful building, has been home to some of the most eminent scientists in history, and we are hosting more public events than ever before.

We provide science education and heritage activities for people of all ages and backgrounds across the UK and around the world.

Our activities include the world-famous CHRISTMAS LECTURES; public talks from the world’s greatest thinkers in our historic lecture theatre; a national programme of Masterclasses for young people in mathematics, engineering and computer science; hands-on science workshops in our L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre; animations and films from our award-winning video production team and the preservation of our scientific legacy through the Faraday Museum and archival collections.

How to apply

This opportunity is open to PhD students who are eligible to undertake a internship as part of their studentship and receive a stipend from their Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) in order to do so. Please check with your relevant DTP to ensure funding is available before applying for this internship.

Participating Research Councils include (but may not be exclusive to): BBSRC, NERC, MRC, AHRC, EPSRC, ESRC.

Please review the full job description and person specification, and send your CV and a supporting statement (no more than 500 words) explaining why you are interested in the placement and how you meet the criteria set out above to recruitment@ri.ac.uk by midday on Tuesday 2 April.

This internship will ideally cover a 12 week period from May to July 2019 but we are open to flexibility for the right candidate. We would like to receive applications by 2 April but we reserve the right to consider applications until which time we have filled the positions.

Please complete and return the recruitment monitoring form along with your application. The Ri is committed to equality of opportunity at all stages of the recruitment process. The information supplied in this form will be treated in strict confidence and not form part of the selection process. You may choose not to disclose some or all of the information requested in the form, and this will not affect your application in any way.

Apply now

Closing date for receipt of applications is midday on Tuesday 2 April 2019.

This opportunity is open to PhD students who are eligible to undertake a internship as part of their studentship and receive a stipend from their Doctoral Training Programme (DTP). Please check with your university/DTP to ensure funding is available before applying for this internship.

Please note, the Ri is unable to assist with accommodation costs; applicants need to be able to arrange accommodation in London or the South East for the duration of the 12 weeks. Some assistance with travel costs may be available.