Looking for an Assistant Producer

Looking for an Assistant Producer

Lawpod is the Podcast based in the School of law at Queen’s University Belfast.

The stories we tell through the podcast are about law. What is law, where is law, how does it affect the world we live in? How does Law affect you, your peers, your family, the society you live in and the wider world?

If you want to take part in the project as the Assistant Producer the application process is now open.

LawPod Assistant Producer Application Details

LawPod is a podcast created by staff and students in the School of Law. It produces weekly episodes exploring a range of social and legal issues in an accessible way and aims to provide a platform for the research done at Queen’s University. Now in its fifth year, to date it has produced over 137 episodes and has had over 100,000 unique listeners.

We are now seeking an Assistant Producer to help us develop the podcast and output high quality content. 

The posts will require a commitment of 2 hours per week during term time for which the post holder will receive a payment of £12.00 per hour.

We welcome applications from undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research students. However, we cannot accept applications from final year PhD students.

Role Description

Assist with the development and production of podcast episodes

Provide technical assistance to the student teams online and in the studio

Recording and editing of episodes 

Troubleshooting remote recording issues

Skills Development

The project will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to get involved in a key strategic role within the School of Law. They will have the freedom to help influence how the podcast develops over the coming year. LawPod has strong support from the Head of School and is viewed by staff as an innovative and exciting initiative.

To be a part of this team will add a valuable skillset to a CV including: 

Cognitive/Intellectual Skills:

  • Problem Solving, including prioritising tasks, setting achievable goals and taking action, innovation and creativity.

Professional Attributes: 

  • Communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills and the ability to engage with and motivate others.
  • Creativity.
  • Teamwork, including the ability to pitch ideas, influence and communicate with others.

Technical skills:

  • The ability to utilise modern technology associated with work-place or work-related activity.
  • Information technology skills, including the ability to learn, apply and exploit relevant IT programmes. 
  • Email communication.

Business and organisational skills:

–     Business communication skills, written, verbal and/or online.

Cultural awareness/intelligence:

  • The ability to implement this in a variety of multicultural contexts.

Essential Criteria

  • Current student in the AHSS Faculty
  • Strong technical skills
  • Experience in a similar role
  • Evidence of audio production
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to work independently and to deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop good working relations with colleagues
  • Demonstrable knowledge or interest in digital trends in media, entertainment, and emerging technologies.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of podcasting or other multimedia
  • Marketing experience
  • Experience working as part of a digital news team.
  • Evidence of an understanding of content performance data analysis and how best to promote content to an online audience.

Application Process

Interested applicants should fill in the online application and upload their CV by 5.00pm on Friday 23rd September 2022.  


Interviews will take place 4th October 2022