Online media production company Waffle TV are recruiting new talent to join them in covering this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. They’re looking for presenters, researchers, PR, editors and a camera operator to join their team in the somewhereto_ hub in Edinburgh for the duration of the Edinburgh Fringe.
The positions are unpaid but offer the opportunity to catch a huge array of the Fringe shows and meet hundreds of acts. In 2012, Waffle sat down with the likes of David Hasselhoff, Michael Winslow, Jeff Jefferies, Chris Martin, The Blanks, Rick Sharpio and many more. If you love arts festivals and are looking for a fun and engaging role then Waffle TV offers the perfect creative opportunity. Check out some of their highlights in the video below.
The positions are as follows:
Presenters x 3:
You are the lucky people meeting with the acts and asking the questions! You must be friendly, polite but fun and enthusiastic. You must be prepared for anything, have a genuine interest in the Fringe and engage with the acts you interview. You will have to research and prepare questions for every interview but be open to going off book and to making an interview fun and interesting.
Researchers x 2:
Organised, hard working individuals this job is for you. You will be phoning agents and acts to arrange interview slots and locations. You will have to research acts in advance and watch fringe shows to find the most interesting acts to interview. You will also work closely with the presenters to prep them on background knowledge of acts.
Camera Operators x 1:
You’ll be responsible not only for camera, but also sound, lighting checks and the occasional bit of editing. You have to be able to move quickly and be ready to film at a moment’s notice. Having a creative eye is key, as they need to keep the videos as interesting as possible, even if it’s just finding a nice location or background for the video. You need to keep calm and work well under pressure. Own camera advantageous.
Editors x 2:
You will be in charge of editing all the footage into five minute videos and uploading them to our YouTube page. Waffle TV upload
videos daily so it is crucial they get interviews edited and up as quickly as possible so you have a great deal of responsibility. You will ensure quality control within all the videos and already have some experience in video production. Own laptop and editing software advantageous. You will be working at the Waffle TV base but will attend some interviews so a love of comedy and theatre is a must.
PR x 2:
You will be the face of Waffle TV, flyering around Edinburgh Fringe hotspots and talking to the public about Waffle TV. You will be in charge of their social media pages and taking photos of the public with the Waffle TV sign. You must be friendly, approachable and full of energy as you will be on your feet for most of the day!
So if you’re aged 18-24 and free from 1st-28th August and have a passion for the arts Waffle TV want to hear from you. Please send your CV and a one page cover letter, clearly titled with the position you are applying for, to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 29th April.
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