Work at FCAT

The School of Interactive Arts and Technology, is an interdisciplinary research focused school where technologists, artists, designers and theorists collaborate in innovative research and immersive study. The School of Communication emphasizes critical thinking, reading, analysis and production while studying media and technology from a critical perspective, focusing on big data and technology studies, media and culture. The meeting of creative practice with academic inquiry is core to the School for the Contemporary Arts, which works to foster artists and scholars who are equipped to engage with and contribute to important contemporary dialogues, issues, and challenges. As the only postgraduate Publishing Program in Canada, our program is the premier training ground for publishing professionals where students are equipped with the tools they need to excel in the publishing industry. The Master of Digital Media is Canada’s first professional graduate program in digital media.

Positions

Student social media ambassadors

The Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology is seeking enthusiastic students to create content for our social media channels. The social media ambassador will report to the communications staff in their school and FCAT’s manager of communications and strategy. 

  • Contract dates: January 31 – March 31, 2022
  • Hours: Estimated 15-20 hours total during the contract
  • Compensation: $400

Positions available

  • CMNS Social Media Ambassador
  • SCA Social Media Ambassador
  • SIAT Social Media Ambassador

Expectations

  • Create a minimum of four videos to be posted on both TikTok and Instagram Reels
  • Conceive, film and produce videos based on original ideas, trends, and content that would be engaging for students
  • Include fellow students in your videos and reach out to student unions to be involved
  • Suggest and implement innovative social media engagement ideas such as Instagram polls or incentives for new followers, and encourage students to tag us, comment on and like the videos.
  • Create a minimum of three Spotify playlists to motivate and inspire fellow students. These could include lists such as “Back to School,” “Study Time,” “Essay Writing,” or “Creative Mood” and may or may not be related to the social media videos. 
  • Be available via email and for online meetings, and able to visit your school’s main SFU campus (CMNS in Burnaby, SIAT in Surrey, and SCA in Vancouver).

Qualifications

  • Current student in the School of Communication, School for the Contemporary Arts, or School of Interactive Arts and Technology
  • Familiar with social media platforms including TikTok and Instagram
  • Familiar with Spotify and enjoy creating new playlists
  • Proficient in short-form video editing
  • Creative self-starter
  • Ability to work independently 
  • Access to smartphone to film videos and create social media posts

To apply

Email your resume to fcateng@sfu.ca and indicate which of the three positions you are applying for. Include examples of relevant posts on TikTok and Instagram, playlists on Spotify, and an explanation about why you are interested in the role. Deadline to apply: January 24, 2022.

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