tudent Radio Ireland has recently launched and is looking for members for its inaugural Executive Committee.
I have a serious soft spot for Student Radio in Ireland as I was part of DCUfm for the duration of my studies there. It was awesome, not only a place to hone your skills and try out new stuff and ideas, it’s a great way of making new friends.
Here’s what their Facebook page says about Student Radio Ireland:
We aim to promote the talent and creativity that student radio has. It aims to create a strong network for managers and volunteers to pool their resources, ideas, knowledge and creativity for the betterment of their stations. We also hope to host training days on all aspects of radio management, production and presentation.
We aim to host Ireland’s first student radio awards which will recognise this talent and creativity and award it officially.
We also aim to act as an agency for sourcing advertising, sponsorship and finances for stations. There is well over 50,000 students in this country and with the growing popularity of student radio, it will be a key way of communicating with students in years to come.
The roles they are looking to ﬁll are:
The Secretary shall keep the non-ﬁnancial records of the Association, including the ofﬁcial membership list, and manage the correspondence of the Association and submitting the end of year report.
Candidate must be reliable and organised.
The Treasurer will manage the ﬁnancial affairs of the Association, in consultation with the Chair and the Marketing and Funding Ofﬁcer. He/She will maintain the ﬁnancial records of the Association. He/She will prepare and present to the Association the end of year accounts and treasurers report for the Association.
Candidate must have some past experience dealing with ﬁnances, accounts, banking required.
The Events Ofﬁcer will organise all events for the Association, in consultation with the committee. They will also liaise with all members to ensure that events are held in various locations around the country.
Candidate must have previous experience organising events is a must. Candidate must be ready for a challenge and have strong people skills.
Public Relations Ofﬁcer
The Public Relations Ofﬁcer shall be responsible for advertising the meetings and events of the Association. He/She will be responsible for keeping a strong presence online and assist member stations to promote the Association’s activities. Experience using Photoshop, Illustrator etc. and video and audio production is desired. Please submit examples of work with application.
Marketing and Funding Ofﬁcer
The Marketing and Funding Ofﬁcer will co-ordinate all efforts to gain advertising for member stations and raise capital for the activities of the Association. He/She will liaise closely with the Public Relations Ofﬁcer to ensure all activities are publicised. He/She will prepare and present to the Association an end of year report as well as keeping the committee informed of any activities the Marketing and Funding Ofﬁcer has undertaken. Candidate must have a track record for successfully sourcing funding in the past for various activities. Knowledge of the radio industry, and of student consumer behaviour is
The Development Ofﬁcer will be responsible for ensuring all members are using the Association are using the services of the Association and are continuing to grow and network with other members. He/She will regularly liaise with all member station’s management. He/She will also offer support to newly formed stations and provide new and existing stations on all aspects of radio broadcasting where requested.
Candidate ideally has technical knowledge of audio and radio as well as an extensive knowledge about the industry as a whole. A creative thinker who believes in Student Radio and the power of it is ideal also.
All positions are unpaid and require commitment and passion. Executive meetings would be held at least once a month in various locations around the Ireland, to ensure everyone has to travel at least once to a meeting.