Do you want be involved in reporting the Olympic Games and lead a team of citizen reporters as they cover the Olympic Torch Relay in Scotland from 8-14th June 2012? Join us and become a member of the #CitizenRelay project tracking the Torch Relay as it travels from Stranraer to Shetland.  If you’ve had experience of managing multi-media content and working across multiple online platforms then you could be our ideal candidate.  We are now looking for interest from students in the Inverness/North West and Dundee/North East areas.  

What will I be doing?

The #CitizenRelay project tracks the Torch Relay on its journey along the length and breadth of Scotland.  You can be one of only eight #CitizenRelay Interns working in one of four geographical areas (Glasgow and the West; Inverness and the North West; Dundee and the North East; and, Edinburgh and the East).  You will be involved in:

  • Helping to recruit CitizenRelay Reporters in your area
  • Training them in the basic skills of blogging, podcasting, interviewing and uploading content to the web
  • Developing story ideas in your local area
  • Travelling on the #CitizenRelay roadtrip for two days on your leg of the journey.

What will I learn?

  • How to create, edit and upload content to a specially designed #CitizenRelay website
  • How to work in a team, lead your CitizenReporters and work in a fast-paced mobile environment
  • How to identify story ideas in your local area relating to the Olympic Torch Relay

How will it benefit my studies/employment prospects?

  • If you are a current student, you can use the experience gained from participating in the project to accrue work-related learning credit.
  • You will be able to showcase your work at a dissemination event attended by Creative Scotland and other important industry representatives
  • #CitizenRelay is part of a wider #media2012 citizen media initiative around the London 2012 Olympic Games.  Your work could reach a national and/or international audience

How will my costs be covered?

The #CitizenRelay project is funded by Creative Scotland, so most of the expenses you will incur will be covered, including travelling to the training day, costs incurred in meeting with CitizenRelay Reporters and the two days spend on the Torch Relay roadtrip itself.

  • Your time!

What do I do next?

If the opportunity to be a #CitizenRelay Intern excites you then send a 300-word pitch detailing why you are the best person to take up the opportunity to by Friday 6th April, 2012.   The project team will consider applications and advise if you have been shortlisted for interview. Interviews will take place as soon after your application is received as possible.  If you live outside of the central belt and would find it difficult to travel down for a face-to-face interview then we can arrange an alternative skype or telephone interview.

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