The Children’s Media Foundation (CMF)

CMF Newsletter Editors

The CMF is looking for graduate students with strong communication skills and an interest in children's media matters to help produce our monthly email newsletter. This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in the debate around media policy and research, and work alongside experienced media producers and senior academics.

Newsletter editors will be responsible for:

  • A monthly phone call/ email discussion at the beginning of each month with Greg Childs, Director of the CMF, to agree on potential articles for the next newsletter.
  • Correspond with the CMF Exec group and our Academic Advisory Board to solicit articles based on either their own or wider CMF activities.
  • Monitor the press, relevant blogs, and the CMF Twitter feed for other potential articles not directly connected to the work of the CMF, but which may be of interest to members.
  • Ensure that articles arrive from contributors in time for publication.
  • Sub-edit the articles and make sure the style is appropriate for the audience. Add any images and check hyperlinks and layout.
  • Publish all newsletter content onto the CMF’s website through WordPress.
  • Correspond with Greg to finalise content and prepare newsletter for publication.
  • Distribute the newsletter via the CMF’s Mailchimp account (a relatively easy to use piece of email software.

The various opportunities associated with the position include:

  • Liaise with international academics and learn about opportunities to get published in media journals in the UK and abroad.
  • Attend and contribute to the annual Children’s Media Conference, the UK’s largest gathering of children’s media professionals.
  • Participate in bimonthly Executive Group meetings over Skype and in-person to share original ideas and feedback.
  • Attend regular CMF sponsored events including research panels, policy discussions, etc.
  • Write blog posts for the CMF website to be potentially featured in the newsletter.
  • Network with diverse stakeholders within the children’s media industry.

If you are interested,  contact Greg Childs.

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