The Media Volunteer is responsible for the promotion of International Week events on campus through contributing to live tweeting and other social media activity and/or taking photographs or video at events.
Attend a minimum of three International Week events
Contribute to social media conversation using the hashtag #globalwesternu on your own accounts, as well as Western International’s accounts
Live tweet at selected events using Westernu Live twitter channel, as directed by Western International’s Communications Officer
Contribute to Snapchat and Instagram postings about International Week events
Take photos and send or bring them to Western International staff (you may use your own camera or, if not possible, be assigned to use a camera from Western International)
Skills and Qualifications
Strong verbal and written communications skills
Basic photography skill strongly desired, advanced photography skills an asset
Strong ability to self-motivate
Use of technology (social media platforms)
Friendly and respectful disposition
Positive attitude and enthusiasm
Prior to International Week: 2 hour Volunteer Orientation + 1 hour HR training session that will be available through OWL.
During International Week: Minimum 4-6 hours (3 events)
Training and orientation sessions are mandatory for this position and will take place in mid-October for 2 hours. We will go over some of the resources you may need while assisting with the photography and social media.
Benefits for the Team Member
Strengthen communication, language and interpersonal skills
Gain experience in photography
Connections and networking (meet new people and have fun)
Build your CV
Build points towards completing the Global & Intercultural Engagement Honor