What is Pi?
Founded in 1946, Pi Media has spent over 70 years creating award-winning content for the student population of University College London, and we are still going strong. Initially launched as a newspaper, we now primarily dedicate ourselves between three outlets: Pi Online, Pi Magazine and PiTV. Browse our website (pimediaonline.co.uk) and our YouTube channel (UCLUPiTV) to see work from previous years!
What does PiTV do?
PiTV is the video platform of Pi Media. We produce a range of digital content, from short documentaries, travel diaries and the ‘backstage pass’ series, to student news coverage, political interviews and UCL Students’ Union investigations.
Here’s a taster of some exciting project ideas for this year:-Student action on climate change in collaboration with the Climate Action Society-UCL Vlogs and YouTube collaborations with influencers-PiTV live music sessions in collaboration with the Live Music society-UCL breaking news, coverage of news in and around campus-Guest interviews with academics, politicians and experts-Pi Takes London- a spotlight on the best street food/graffiti/parks etc in LondonWe also want your ideas!
What are we looking for?
We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated content creators with a passion for video journalism to join the PiTV team this year - no previous experience necessary!
The specific positions available are detailed below:
Deputy Editor-in-ChiefThe DEIC will assist Laura, our Editor-in-Chief, in managing exciting projects at PiTV. This includes brainstorming content ideas, planning filming days, coordinating the PiTV production team and liaising with the Pi committee after weekly PiTV meetings.
Please note: this is a committee position to be elected through an EGM at the start of first term 2019. You do not need to apply for this role through this form, though drop Laura an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest and she can keep you updated on how and when to run.
EditorsEditors will use the in-house editing software (Adobe Premiere Pro) to develop their own editing skills and help produce exciting content for PiTV, which will be published on our YouTube channel, website, and Facebook page. This includes working with our team of camera people, presenters and Editor-in-Chief to create content we can all be proud of. This position is open to anyone willing to work hard and unleash their creativity! Experience is not necessary but a strong interest in learning about editing, media and video is essential!
Camera OperatorWe are also looking for talented camera people to film our content. This involves meeting people to film, visiting cool places and attending events to film including exclusive backstage passes to UCL shows. We have a range of professional equipment from Canon cameras, tripods, and microphones through to lightboxes, a green screen and soft box lights. If you have an eye for TV and film, then we can equip you to showcase this!
PresentersPrefer to be in front of the camera rather than behind it? We want you!Presenters should exude a natural comfort and confidence in front of the camera. We’re looking for a range of styles, from the Laura Keunssbergs, to the Louis Therouxs, to the Ibz Mos of UCL. No experience is necessary but ease in front of the camera is essential!
How do you apply?
Please complete this application form, involving four questions to help you demonstrate why you’re a good fit for PiTV. Experience of filming, presenting or editing is beneficial but not a necessity. Above all, we’re looking for enthusiastic and committed students who have a genuine interest in media.
Drop us an email at email@example.com, or message us on Facebook if you have any questions!