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All roles listed below are closing 16/04/2021 5pm


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    Are You Over 18

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    What is your connection to Dublin 15?

    LivingWorkingStudyingVolunteeringNone

    Have you any media experience?

    JournalismFilm/TVEditingProductionRadioPrintPodcasting

    How many hours a week can you volunteer?

    1 hour to 2 hours2 hours to 4 hoursMore than 4 hours

    Skills or training (media or otherwise)

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    Assess your level of confidence in using new technology

     

    92.5 Phoenix FM are looking for volunteers who have an interest in being a part of a community radio station in a variety of roles to serve the Dublin 15 community. Ideally candidates will be supportive of value community radio brings to a community, they will also have strong links to the Dublin 15 community either living/working/volunteering/studying in the area.

    We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic people who have a willingness to engage with technology as part of their learning to enhance the station’s output, either on air and in written form. 

    If you are a confident public speaker, have an interest in talking to people and finding out more about what is going on in the community then a presenter role may be for you.

    Equally if you like to write, take photographs or you like researching then our online magazine may appeal to you also.

    Ability to meet submission deadlines is a crucial part of all of these roles.

    We would love to hear from you by filling out our Volunteer Role Application form. As well as reading the roles below you might like to read about our Community Radio Ethos to get an idea of why we do what we do.

    All induction sessions and training for these roles will take place in a group setting and online (Zoom) for the foreseeable future. Support for the roles will also be available only online.

     

    D15 Today Remote Presenters 

    All programmes are recorded remotely and in advance of airing on the station.

    All recordings need to be submitted a minimum of 48 hours in advance of the air date.

    About D15 Today

    D15 Today is Phoenix FM’s flagship magazine styled show that airs from 10 am – 11:30 am Monday to Friday. The requirements of this role are to interview guests from the local Dublin 15 area and the community groups within it. Community Radio reflects the special interest and needs of listenership of the Dublin 15 area with the view to giving the community a platform that supports their voice heard on Dublin 15’s very own community radio station.

    Ideally our volunteer presenters will come from diverse backgrounds in Dublin 15 with a finger on the pulse of what is going on in their area and be willing to reach out to their community (remotely) to source content and record interviews for the show. 

    Comfort with using technology is vital for this role, a can do attitude will go a long way to picking up the new skills. 

    Central to a presenters role is an ability to be at ease with having conversations with people they don’t know and are enthusiastic about the medium of radio. Confidence in public speaking will be a huge advantage to take on this role.

    To fulfil this role volunteer will need to have access to a 

    • Desktop/ Laptop
    • Reliable internet connection 
    • Headset with mic / or usb microphone and headphones
    • Zoom Account (basic free account will suffice)
    • Available between 2 – 4 hours per week
    • Meeting deadlines for broadcasts
    • The D15 today show has a dedicated producer who will support you in fulfilling the interview schedule and booking interviews
    • Keep in consistent communication with D15 Today Producer
    • Communicating with the production team weekly.
    • Training will be provided to record and submit interviews remotely.

    Presenter- Remote role

    All presenter roles are operating remotely and will be reviewed in line with government recommendations.

    To fulfil this role volunteer will need to have access to a: 

    • Desktop/ Laptop
    • Reliable internet connection 
    • Headset with mic / or usb microphone and headphones
    • Zoom Account (basic free account will suffice)
    • Available between 2 – 4 hours per week
    • Meeting deadlines for broadcasts
    • Communicating with the production team weekly.
    • Training will be provided to record and submit interviews remotely.

     

    Remote Researchers

    Researching local news and events for interviews and news focused segments for Phoenix Live News Team and Phoenix Stories online magazine.

    • Research and follow up on local news from community organisations and groups.
    • Preparing script for news items.
    • Have an interest in the Dublin 15 community that highlights what’s going on in  the community.

    To fulfil this role volunteer will need to have access to a: 

    • Desktop/ Laptop/Smartphone
    • Reliable internet connection 
    • Headset with mic / or usb microphone and headphones
    • Available between 2 – 4 hours per week
    • Meeting deadlines for broadcasts

     

    Remote Editing Assistants  

    Liaising with broadcasting and production team members to prepare audio packages for broadcast.: 

    • Experience in audio editing software is desirable but not essential
    • Comfortable with using technology with remote assistance
    • Ability to meet deadlines is crucial
    • Support available from staff

     

    Archivist 

    92.5 Phoenix FM has been on the airwaves for 30+ years, over these years we have created, produced and recorded many community broadcasts. We are developing systematic procedures to archive these artefacts and digitally store audio. 

     

    • Assist with cataloguing the station Archive and Database
    • Ensuring artefacts of station are correctly archived 
    • An interest in broad media and local history is ideal
    • Assisting with handling and archiving station artefacts
    • Working closely with production and technical team 
    • A minimum of 2 – 4 hours per week is required for this role 

     

    Phoenix Stories  Volunteer Roles: 92.5 Phoenix FM’s online community magazine

    Phoenix Stories  is an online platform and a written voice of and for our community. It focuses on fostering the written word and allowing an additional form of expression to exist within our community. Support available from staff

     

    Community Engager  & Social Media Engager

    As a media social engager you will support the community media department of Phoenix FM in its engagement with the community of Dublin 15.

    The role will involve 

    • Following our social media platforms, 
    • Engaging with posts to generate conversation on the station’s social media platforms.
    • Research what is going on in the community that Phoenix FM can highlight to the wider community.

    When we return to having live events the role may include

    • Assisting with innovative community outreach, community engagement activities and event planning.
    • Support with organising and holding events that bring in and involve local community groups.
    • Generate awareness of 92.5 Phoenix FM amongst the wider community

     

    Editor  

    • Decision maker of what ultimately goes onto the site and Newsletter. 
    • Checks the accuracy of the content and that it is on-brand.
    • Make sure there is no defamation in the piece, and that there is no risk of libel.  
    • Signing off ideas for articles and coming up with article ideas with features. 

     

    Feature Editor 

    • Generating article Ideas for our volunteers 
    • Commissioning ideas  from our community.  
    • Brainstorming with writers for ideas.  
    • Seeking people in our community to interview.  
    • Cover the many topics of the online magazine.

     

    Writers 

    • Writers specific to each section of the online magazine.
    • Pitch ideas to the feature editor for articles. 
    • Go out and interview people in the community. 
    • Research and information seeking. 
    • Writing 2-4 times per month on their section of choice.  

     

    Photographer/Photography Editor 

    • Seeking Images fitting to the Articles. 
    • Going out to our community and creating new photographic content.
    • Photographing people and places related to the articles.
    • Suggesting which images are best fitting and how many per article.