ECREA is planning to start its monthly podcast series and is launching a call for the position of the host of the podcast series.
The ECREA podcast series would explore current scholarship, emerging new topics and developments in the realm of media studies, journalism and communication science. There will be 1-2 episodes per month.
In each episode the host of the series engages in inspiring discussions with leading scholars on the field. The sub-committee consisting of different ECREA Executive Board members will help the podcast host in planning each episode e.g. choosing the topics for discussion, finding guests for each episode, etc.
ECREA is opening a call to invite interested scholars to apply for a position to become a host for the ECREA podcast series. This is a paid position.
We encourage scholars with previous podcast hosting experience, and relevant technical skills to apply for the position. We also envision the host to have access to a studio as well as all the necessary technical resources needed for running a good-quality podcast.
We ask the interested parties to send a motivation letter consisting of 1) a description of their previous experiences and background and 2) their general vision about the ECREA podcast series; together with a draft financial plan (salary, studio rent, etc.) by 8 April 2022. The proposals must be sent by e-mail (attachment in MS Word or .pdf format) to ECREA's General Secretary Andra Siibak (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The timeline for the selection process:
8 April 2022: the call is closed. ECREA Bureau in collaboration with the sub-committee members from the Executive Board considers applications and selects candidates to be interviewed. Interviews with the best candidates will be organized to clarify all the details.
6 May 2022: The host for the ECREA podcast series will be announced in Digest. The host will then start working together with the ECREA sub-committee to plan the first episodes for the podcast.
End of May 2022: the first episode of the podcast will be made available.