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Vacancies – Managing Editor (Print) – Lamp and Owl

Managing Editor (Print)

The Lamp & Owl is looking to appoint a Managing Editor (Print) for the 2015-16 academic year.

This person will be charged with the day-to-day management of the termly print edition for Birkbeck’s student magazine.

The Managing Editor (Print) will:

  • Manage the commissioning, editing and production of content for the print edition of the Lamp & Owl
  • Manage the design and production infrastructures of the print edition (e.g. InDesign layout template, logistics of printing)
  • Build upon existing design template of the Lamp & Owl to identify, plan and implement improvements that are realistic and feasible
  • Organize and/or attend regular meetings (e.g. editorial meetings) to build and maintain relationships between Lamp and Owl platforms (e.g. print, digital)
  • Assist the Editor-in-Chief in attracting, developing and retaining production staff and writers, including acting as a staff mentor where appropriate
  • Monitor adherence of production staff and writers to appropriate standards (e.g. ethics, style, production schedule) reporting any issues to the Editor-in-Chief
  • Assist the Editor-in-Chief and Business Manager in identifying revenue streams and business models pertaining to the print edition, as appropriate and feasible
  • Liaise as required with the Communications & Activities Officer of the Birkbeck Student Union

Candidates who would like to apply for the role should submit a CV along with a 250 word statement, outlining how they would fulfil this position at the Lamp & Owl, to s.rodgers@bbk.ac.uk by midnight on Sunday 28 June 2015.
Interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place in the afternoon of 8 July 2015. The selection panel for will include representatives of the Birkbeck Journalism Society, Birkbeck Student Union and Birkbeck’s School of Arts.

We welcome applications from any individual regardless of ethnic origin, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age.

All applications will be considered on merit.

Vacancies – Managing Editor (Digital) – Lamp and Owl

Managing Editor (Digital)

The Lamp & Owl is looking to appoint a Managing Editor (Digital) for the 2015-16 academic year.

This person will be charged with the day-to-day management of the digital platforms related to Birkbeck’s student magazine.

The Managing Editor (Digital) will:

  • Manage the commissioning, editing and production of content for the digital platforms of the Lamp & Owl (e.g. website, social media)
  • Manage the infrastructures related to all digital platforms (e.g. social media user accounts, website content management systems).
  • Build upon existing digital presence of the Lamp & Owl to identify, plan and implement improvements and new initiatives that are realistic and feasible
  • Organize and/or attend regular meetings (e.g. editorial meetings) to build and maintain relationships between Lamp and Owl platforms (e.g. print, digital)
  • Assist the Editor-in-Chief in attracting, developing and retaining production staff and writers, including acting as a staff mentor where appropriate
  • Monitor adherence of production staff and writers to appropriate standards (e.g. ethics, style, production schedule) reporting any issues to the Editor-in-Chief
  • Assist the Editor-in-Chief and Business Manager in identifying revenue streams and business models pertaining to digital platforms, as appropriate and feasible
  • Liaise as required with the Communications & Activities Officer of the Birkbeck Student Union

Candidates who would like to apply for the role should submit a CV along with a 250 word statement, outlining how they would fulfil this position at the Lamp & Owl, to s.rodgers@bbk.ac.uk by midnight on Sunday 28 June 2015.
Interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place in the afternoon of 8 July 2015. The selection panel for will include representatives of the Birkbeck Journalism Society, Birkbeck Student Union and Birkbeck’s School of Arts.
We welcome applications from any individual regardless of ethnic origin, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age.

All applications will be considered on merit.

Vacancies – Editor-in-Chief – Lamp and Owl

Editor-in-Chief

The Lamp & Owl is looking to appoint an Editor-in-Chief for the 2015-16 academic year. This person will be charged with the overall strategic management of Birkbeck’s student magazine across its print and digital platforms.

The Editor-in-Chief will:

  • Oversee the commissioning, editing and production of content across and between the print and digital platforms of the Lamp & Owl
  • Seek to attract, develop and retain production staff and writers
  • Ensure, with the Managing Editor (Print), the publication of at least three issues in academic year 2015-16, including a Fresher’s Issue to be published by the end of September 2015
  • Ensure, with the Managing Editor (Digital) the ongoing creation/curation of digital content in conjunction with and in-between issues
  • Organize at least three cross-platform (e.g. print, digital) editorial meetings per year
  • Ensure adherence of managing editors, production staff and writers to appropriate standards (e.g. ethics, style, production schedule)
  • Develop strategies, with the Business Manager and Birkbeck Student Union, for new revenue streams and business models
  • Foster, with the Managing Editors for Print and Digital, the training and/or mentoring of junior editorial staff and writers to prospectively assume senior editorial roles at Lamp & Owl in the future
  • Ensure that the Lamp & Owl pursues its mission to be a publication ‘by the students, for the students’ by maintaining editorial independence from the College’s governing bodies, academic and administrative departments, and student union

Candidates who would like to apply for the role should submit a CV along with a 250 word statement, outlining how they would fulfil this position at the Lamp & Owl, to s.rodgers@bbk.ac.uk by midnight on Sunday 28 June 2015.

Interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place in the afternoon of 8 July 2015. The selection panel for will include representatives of the Birkbeck Journalism Society, Birkbeck Student Union and Birkbeck’s School of Arts.

We welcome applications from any individual regardless of ethnic origin, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age.

All applications will be considered on merit.

Vacancies – Business Development Manager – Lamp and Owl

Business Development Manager
The Lamp & Owl is looking to appoint a Business Manager for the 2015-16 academic year. This person will be charged with the day-to-day financial and business management of Birkbeck’s student magazine across its print and digital platforms.

The Business Manager will:

  • Manage the overall budgetary affairs of the Lamp & Owl, liaising regularly with the Communications & Activities Officer of the Birkbeck Student Union
  • Seek opportunities for advertising revenue across both print and digital platforms, in consultation with the Managing Editor (Print) and the Managing Editor (Digital)
  • Manage the distribution of the print edition across the Birkbeck campus, while developing strategies to grow readership across both print and digital platforms (e.g. through market research, promotions, social media)
  • Manage, in consultation with the Editor-in-Chief, the allocation and use of space and equipment in The Newsroom at 43 Gordon Square
  • Develop strategies, with the Editor-in-Chief and Birkbeck Student Union, for alternative revenue streams and business models
  • Attend other regular meetings (e.g. editorial meetings) as required by the Editor-in-Chief

Candidates who would like to apply for the role should submit a CV along with a 250 word statement, outlining how they would fulfil this position at the Lamp & Owl, to s.rodgers@bbk.ac.uk by midnight on Sunday 28 June 2015.

Interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place in the afternoon of 8 July 2015. The selection panel for will include representatives of the Birkbeck Journalism Society, Birkbeck Student Union and Birkbeck’s School of Arts.

We welcome applications from any individual regardless of ethnic origin, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age.

All applications will be considered on merit

Birkbeck and Bloomsbury Campus Events 2015, 23 February-1 March

27 February – 18:00-21:00 – BISR Guilt Screening – The Act of Killing

Venue: Birkbeck Cinema

Booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bisr-guilt-screening-tickets-14629638643

The Act of Killing (theatrical release)
Joshua Oppenheimer, Norway / Denmark / UK, 2012, 122 minutes
Presenter: Alan Norrie

Anwar Congo is a doting grandfather and an Indonesian national hero. In 1965, from being a small-time gangster, he became one of the leaders of the death squads. They killed more than half a million people in a supposedly anti-communist purge.

The massacres have received scant attention outside Indonesia. In Indonesia, the killers, so far from concealing their bloodshed, revel in it with impunity.

They are movie-fans.  For The Act of Killing they were persuaded to restage their murderous exploits on film in any way they chose. The upshot is an extraordinary fusion of fiction and reality. The Act of Killing captures the surreal strangeness of a new world that political violence carves.

For more information about the film, see http://theactofkilling.co.uk/

28 February – 09:30-18:00 – Sport, Sport, Sport:
A Screening Programme of Soviet Era
Cinema and Artist Moving Image

Venue: Birkbeck Cinema

Booking:

A day of screenings structured around three Soviet era films – alongside five artist moving image works – the ‘Sport, Sport, Sport’ programme examines the relationship between themes of sport in cinema and artist moving image, in tandem with the influence of this particular era on film-making and aesthetics in contemporary art. With the Soviet era films either rarely or never seen before in the UK, all early works in the careers of the filmmakers and subtitled especially for the screenings, the programme as a whole draws upon the long-running ties between sport, the moving body and early experiments in film. With an introduction from the curator Tiffany Boyle, and a presentation from the artist and writer Susan Pui San Lok.

Věra Chytilová ⁞ Isaak Fridberg ⁞ Elem Klimov ⁞ Phil Collins ⁞ Laura Horelli ⁞ Jo Longhurst  ⁞ Craig Mulholland ⁞ Salla Tykkä

Birkbeck and Bloomsbury Campus Events 2015, 16-22 February

21 February – 11:00-17:00 – NUS London Area Term 2 Council Meeting

Venue: Main Building, MAL B33

Booking: nuslondonarea@gmail.com

Delegates and student visitors from HE and FE colleges across London will be coming together for a council meeting to discuss the nature of NUS London. Motions designed to support and represent London’s 800,000 students (such as Free Education and Housing) will be voted on, and a new Acting Convenor until July 2015 will be elected alongside any vacant Executive positions.

For many years there has been a strong appetite for a pan-London student union that campaigns for London’s students’ rights and protects their interests. NUS London was created last year with this view in mind and has since been actively backed by London’s individual student unions including UCLU, London Met, Middlesex University, University of East London and University of the Arts. It is intended that by setting up one centralised student movement, all of London’s students will benefit from the power that comes with shared knowledge and resources, and that further losses (such as the selling of the ULU building last year) will be prevented.

This term Birkbeck’s delegates and student volunteers are hosting a council meeting that hopes to see delegates from all of London’s NUS HE and FE institutions working together to build NUS London from the ground up to become a voice that represents all its students. With a General Election on the horizon, London students are uniquely positioned to have our collected voices heard by politicians in the capital; this meeting will strive to see colleges agreeing on what our campaign priorities should be.

Council meeting agenda:

  1. Panel discussion on the key issues for students.
  2. Caucuses:
    Women students
    Black students
    Disabled students
    LGBT students
    Further Education students
  3. Motions Debate.
  4. Election hustings for Acting Convenor and Executive vacancies.
  5. New Acting Convenor’s speech.

All Birkbeck students (as well as students of other London colleges and universities) can attend as non-voting visitors who will be welcome to take part in the whole meeting (including a free lunch) other than voting. Birkbeck students can also contact any one of their NUS London Delegates for more information or to discuss any of the topics that will be addressed:

  • Hana Faber – hfaber01@mail.bbk.ac.uk
  • David Kirkman – dave.kirkman1@gmail.com
  • Jerry Richardson – j.dawn_richardson@hotmail.com
  • John Lindner – j.lindner@bbk.ac.uk
  • Amaan Ali – Amaan.ali@hotmail.co.uk
  • Richard Brinck-Johnsen – rbrinc01@mail.bbk.ac.uk
  • Alex Owolade – alexowolade@gmail.com
  • Angela Bennett – angela.bennett@bbk.ac.uk

This event is an excellent opportunity for students to see how council meetings are run, voice their opinions and get involved with building NUS London into a union that London’s students can rely on and be proud of!

To book your FREE place, receive copies of motions, or for any general enquiries, please contact:  nuslondonarea@gmail.com

21 February – 11:00-16:00 – Mobile and Mobilising Memories: the Centenary and its Effects on First World War Memory in Europe

Venue: Room 243, Senate House

Booking: Free entry; first come, first seated

The First World War centenary catalyses intense commemorative activities across Europe and highlights the fact that the war is remembered very differently across the countries along the war’s fronts. But rather than consolidating ‘memory corridors’ along the Western or Eastern fronts, this conference investigates the dynamics between emerging and established memories by looking at countries with underdeveloped and/or marginalised memories, for example Croatia, Bosnia, Ukraine, the Baltic States (Latvia and Estonia) and Ireland, and ask how they relate – if at all – to more established narratives which are also reworked in the context of the centenary commemorations. Inevitably, the current accelerated memory practices lead to the establishment of new memories in places where First World War memory has been vague or marginal.

Recent research on transcultural memory has highlighted the mobile nature of memories and emphasized their potential to transform, ‘travel’ (Astrid Erll) and migrate between individuals, groups and nations (Alison Landsberg), between media (Andrew Hoskins) and memory discourses (Michael Rothberg). In establishing an emotionally invested relationship to the past, memories have the potential to mobilise both individuals and collectives for specific causes. Rather than simply describing these processes as political indoctrination, instrumentalization or propaganda, we want to look at the fantasmatic transformative power of memory in the interplay between top-down and bottom-up initiatives and move beyond the often metaphorically used concept of ‘political memory’.

Programme:

11:00   Panel 1
Ismar Dedović and Tea Sindbæk (University of Copenhagen, Denmark): ‘New First World War narratives in Croatia and Bosnia – eruptions of memory in a memorial shatter zone?’

Eleonora Narvselius (University of Lund, Sweden): ‘National, international and transnational aspects of remembrance of the “great forgotten war” in Western Ukraine’

12.30 – 1.30  Lunch

1.30- 3.00 Panel 2
Martin Kaprans (University of Tartu, Estonia): ‘First Word War Commemoration in Estonia and Latvia’

Emilie Pine (University College Dublin, Ireland): ‘Ireland and the First World War’

No registration – just turn up. For more information please contact the organiser:Silke Arnold-de Simine

21-22 February – 09:00-18:00 – Enterprise Academy

Venue: Malet Street, Room 414

Booking: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/enterprise-academy-tickets-15270778309

This two day programme aims to give participants a flavour of both the holistic and day to day elements of creating a start-up enterprise.  Covering creativity, finance, marketing, risk identification and management, networking and business planning the course will cover key skills relevant for enterprise start up and development and employability.  You need to commit to attending both days of the programme in order to benefit fully (09:00-18:00 both days).

By the end of the weekend, you should be able to:

  • Identify your own skills in the context of both enterprise and employability environments
  • Understand what skills, knowledge and abilities are needed for starting and running your own enterprise
  • Understand what you want to get from self-employment
  • Understand the risks involved in self-employment

You’ll receive direct training in:

  • Creativity
  • Self-awareness
  • Building networks
  • Marketing
  • Business Planning

This programme is open to students from across Birkbeck and you will be put in teams to work with throughout the weekend.  This will help build peer support but more importantly should make for an engaging, inspiring and entertaining weekend!

Teams will then be encouraged to take part in Birkbeck’s Enterprise Challenge, details of which will be provided at the Academy.