Website Copywriter and Content Editor – 1 RA Position — Nov 02, 2023


Posted: October 19, 2023

Deadline: November 2, 2023


Position Context and Who We’re Looking For

SpokenWeb – a SSHRC funded Partnership Grant, Principal Investigator Jason Camlot – is seeling a student to support our work in adding content (text, images, videos) to our research lab’s website. This work is a key element to the SpokenWeb Research Network’s mandate to make public and accessible both the collections we hold institutionally as well as the research infrastructure we’ve developed to digitize these collections and create research. SpokenWeb is a research program that aims to develop and connect collections of recorded literary performances from across our network, engaging with a broad spectrum of inquiry from pedagogy to audio signal analysis. We invite applicants to find out more about SpokenWeb by visiting its website: https://spokenweb.ca.

We are looking for someone who has strong copywriting skills and who enjoys working in a team with other students from a broad range of disciplines. Previous experience working with CMS systems, e.g., WordPress, and skills in photography, videography and photo and video editing will be key to success in this role, and an interest in both literary events and sound recording technologies would be an asset. The work will be well suited for someone who feels comfortable working by themselves, but also enjoys connecting virtually and in-person with a diverse cohort of academics, librarians, web developers, designers, artists, other students, and community stakeholders.

This position will be supervised by Prof. Jason Camlot (Concordia, English), in coordination with the AmpLab coordinator, James Healey, and the SpokenWeb Project Manager.


Description of Job Duties

Primary responsibilities of the position would be as follows:

  • Familiarize themselves with the SpokenWeb Amplab, its equipment, stations, and digitization/recording workflows.
  • Photograph equipment or find useful stock photos to use on the website.
  • Produce training videos for website.
  • Postproduction: edit images and videos for the website.
  • Generate descriptions and captions as necessary of equipment and activities of the lab.
  • Input this content into the back-end of the website via WordPress (and YouTube, for videos).
  • Attend SpokenWeb team meetings to share progress and discuss work with Concordia and Metadata Processing teams.


Salary & Eligibility

Position open to any student in good standing. Rate to be determined by the Collective Agreement for 10 hours per week. This is a single-term appointment with the potential for renewal, conditions permitting.





How to Apply

Send a statement of interest, including information about relevant experience, and a resume to: Ben Hynes, SpokenWeb Project Manager, at ben.hynes@concordia.ca.


DEADLINE TO APPLY: November 2, 2023

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