Applications for assistant positions will open in September (Assistant Head of Events, Assistant Head of News, Assistant Head of Web, and Assistant Technician).
Deputy Station Manager:
The Station Manager’s voice of reason. You’ll have key input into every decision, offer a spare pair of hands to whoever needs them, and keep the committee motivated. This is a great role if you want to try out everything STAR has to offer.
You’ll host the weekly Office Hour show, apply for student radio awards, and act as a main point of contact between STAR and Hearing Aid.
Most importantly: a desire to improve how STAR is run.
Head of Finance:
The Head of Finance is in charge of managing all income, budgets, and spending. You help to plan how much is spent, and when. Perfect for someone who’s organised and (preferably) good with numbers.
You’ll keep a log of all financial transactions, act as the main point of contact between STAR and the Cash Office, and actively try to secure sponsorship deals for both STAR and Hearing Aid.
Most importantly: no previous convictions for fraud.
Head of Marketing:
The Head of Marketing needs to do everything possible to get everyone listening to STAR.
You’ll organise the distribution of posters and other merchandise, work with show hosts to run on-air competitions and giveaways, and manage STAR’s public profiles (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat).
Most importantly: creative publicity ideas.
Head of Production:
The Head of Production needs to create jingles, sweepers, and other radio imaging for STAR. Ideal for someone looking to practise audio production.
You’ll be in charge of editing recordings of live lounges, and making sure the podcasts section of the website is kept up to date.
Most importantly: audio editing skills.
Head of Music:
The Head of Music needs to be good at finding musicians, and have a big iTunes library. If you don’t have these attributes now, you will by next year. You’ll be in charge of finding people to perform at STAR’s events, responding to requests for air time, and updating AutoTrack playlists. You could say you’ll have over sixty hours of show time each week, all to yourself.
Most importantly: better music taste than Captain Beefart (and maybe you know who that is).
The Head Technician needs to ensure that the studio is constantly tidy and ready for use. You’ll be in charge of training every show host, and upgrading studio equipment. You will manage our external recording equipment, and act as the main point of contact whenever hosts have technical problems, which is most days. You may also need to run the tech at our live music events. No experience required!
Most importantly: interested in sound, and a lot of free time.
Hearing Aid Print Editor:
This position requires critical and analytical approaches to oversee three print issues across the academic year. The development of synthesis within each issue to achieve coherence is important, and knowledge of magazine software like Adobe InDesign and an awareness of printing processes is useful.
Communication with your writing team, graphics team, and the STAR committee is necessary to facilitate problem solving. However, creativity is the most important attribute we are looking for, along with an understanding of a broad range of musical genres.
The Secretary needs to work closely with everyone on the committee to stay up to date – and then get the whole world up to date. If you have a flair for words, this may be the role for you.
You’ll take minutes at the weekly committee meeting, and then write the weekly email. You will also need to update mailing lists, and help respond to all of the messages we receive.
Most importantly: good at grammar and typing notes.
Head of Programming:
The Head of Programming helps show hosts to improve their content, and organises irregular shows (last semester this included pre-recorded radio plays, society specials, and live lounges).
You’ll create the show schedule for each semester, and update it as new shows join. You will need to sit in a lot of early shows to give them feedback and tips. You are also in charge of making sure as many shows turn up as possible.
Most importantly: extreme organisation skills.
Head of Design:
The Head of Design needs to design cover photos and posters for every STAR event.
You’ll be in charge of updating the studio decor, helping show hosts to create logos for their shows, and finding people to create posters.
Most importantly: graphic design is your passion.
Head of Video:
The Head of Video needs to create videos showcasing local events. This is a new role with a lot of potential; you’ll be in charge of getting STARtv up and running, from setting your own budget to finding the content you want to cover. You will also need to create promo videos for the station.
Most importantly: video editing skills.
Head of Events:
The Head of Events needs to liaise with the Head of Music, Ents Committee, and Music is Love to put on regular events. You’ll be in charge of organising live music events, committee socials, show host socials, and workshops. You will have to carefully plan logistics, and budget for each event.
Most importantly: socialite.
Head of Web:
The Head of Web needs to make sure our website runs smoothly for everyone. You’ll be in charge of updating web content whenever necessary, improving the site’s functionality, and managing things like web hosting. You may also need to help the Head Technician update the studio computers.
Most importantly: good at WordPress.
Head of News:
The Head of News needs to be dedicated to journalism and written content. You’ll be in charge of The Record, managing its public profile and uploading content to the STAR website. You will also need to find writers, arrange press passes, and write a few articles yourself.
Most importantly: good proofreading skills.
Hearing Aid Online Editor:
As the Online Editor for Hearing Aid, you are responsible for editing articles, updating the Hearing Aid website, and ensuring there is frequent content. You’ll also need to look for new writers throughout the year.
We are often contacted by music promoters and artists looking for ‘introducing’ articles; you will need to liaise with them, and get Hearing Aid publicised on their social media in return. You will also need to work with the Print Editor to organise events, and generally promote Hearing Aid within St Andrews and beyond.