Team Recruitment 2021-2022

What will IBCoMagazine provide you? It will give you a chance to work in a well-organized environment, creating media products while getting to know your IBCoM peers in a team of hard-working, creative and dedicated creators. It allows for new experience to be included on your CV, and the opportunity to help create high-quality magazine issues, art pieces and blogs. Moreover, we organize (team) events, workshops, and a professional workspace for you to practice and further develop your creative abilities and interests. Additionally, you will be provided with networking opportunities within IBCoM and Erasmus University Rotterdam. Interested? Read which positions are available and how to sign up below!

Positions

There are a total of seven positions within IBCoMagazine: Writer, Blogger, Illustrator, Photographer, Designer, Marketing and Events. To better discover which position is best for you, here are the descriptions of the positions and some elements and skills we look for in our team!

I. Writers

The writers of IBCoMagazine work both individually and as teams to create one issue per IBCoM term (hence four main issues a year) and one thematic issue. On average, you will write one to two pieces per issue, ranging from articles and guides to poems and short stories. Here at IBCoMagazine we encourage collaboration, diversity, and look to go past the IBCoM curriculum to explore the realms of communication and media. Under an overarching theme chosen by the whole team, writers have the freedom to unleash their creativity and push boundaries with the topics they wish to tackle. How does this chance to improve your writing skills and to get a good taste of what it’s like working in a media environment sound to you?

In the writers team we look for: 

  • Motivation, responsibility, and curiosity 
  • Passion for writing and words 
  • Openness to constructive feedback 
  • Diverse perspectives of the world 
  • Unique and entertaining writing styles 
  • Teamwork skills 
  • An urge to get your ideas, feelings, and opinions out there in the world 

II. Bloggers

The bloggers work together to keep the IBCoMagazine blog and website active and engaging. On average, you will write one to two blog posts per month and work closely with other bloggers to maintain the quality, diversity, and coherence of the content. The blog has to be updated regularly, requiring bloggers to work with a tight schedule. Compared to the writers of IBCoMagazine, bloggers have more freedom in their writing as they are generally not bound to a theme, which allows them to utilize their creativity to the fullest. IBCoMagazine encourages bloggers to collaborate with each other, but also to create pieces beyond the IBCoM curriculum. As a result, bloggers face an increased responsibility when picking interesting (and actual) topics. Therefore, we are looking for people who have had previous experience with creative writing and/or blogging. 

In the bloggers team we look for:

  • Motivated, responsible, and curious students who are willing to work hard.
  • You should be passionate about writing, be open to feedback, and be able to provide the best content to the magazine and blog.
  • You need to be critical, have team working skills, and take the initiative to introduce personal ideas and opinions.

III. Illustrators

As an illustrator, you will work on various articles and pieces over the magazine issues published in the year. We offer you artistic freedom to create anything with your personal style shining through. Both traditional and digital illustrations are encouraged, but digitized versions of your works will be needed. The illustrators are in charge of visualizing the articles and providing images that fit not only the theme and pieces but showcase their unique style. Working closely with the writers, bloggers and designers, the job of the illustrator is being responsible for the visual appeal of the magazine. 

Being an illustrator, we need you to be best friends with your (digital) sketchbook and pencil. You need to know how to transform requests by writers into illustrative pieces that fit within the magazine. Moreover, being open to working in different kinds of styles and accepting any creative challenges are utmost desired as an illustrator of the IBCoMagazine. 

In the illustrators team we look for:

  • Being best friends with your (digital) sketchbook and pencil
  • Knowing how to transform requests by writers into illustrative pieces that fit within the magazine
  • Being open to working in different kind of styles
  • Dedicated creative that likes a challenge

VI. Photographers

As a photographer, you will work on various articles from the magazine issues published in the academic year. You will be given the opportunity to collaborate with other members, but also to put in your own creativity and content. Any kind of artistic freedom is encouraged and you will have the opportunity to suggest different ideas and share your creative mind with a team of motivated individuals. Photographers are not only in charge of the pictures of the magazine and blog, but may also contribute to the promotion and social media of the magazine. For this position, you need to have an eye for composition; knowing how to tell a story through your photos.

As a photographer, you need to know how to edit photos to make them adhere to the style of the magazine. Furthermore, previous experience with Lightroom would be a plus to your application, although not required.

In the photographers team we look for:

  • Having an eye for composition; knowing how to tell a story through your photos
  • Knowing how to edit photos to make them adhere to the style to the magazine
  • Previous experience with Lightroom would be a plus to your application, although not required

V. Designers

As a designer, you will work on various articles over the issues published a year, and you will have the chance to let your creativity flow through the visualization of the feel and essence of many different stories. You will get to work in an enthusiastic team with endless opportunities to share your own input and view of what the magazine should look like. Designers work with programs like InDesign, Canva, and Photoshop, to create the whole feel and look of the magazine, both the digital issues as the printed issue of the year. 

You need to have affinity with designing, an eye for how to make titles and pages pop and dedicated to be a creative that likes a challenge.

In the designers team we look for:

  • Affinity with designing 
  • An eye for how to make titles and pages pop
  • Dedicated creative that likes a challenge

VI. Marketing

Social media is the face of IBCoMagazine online and it requires a lot of strategic planning to present the magazine in the best possible way. We are looking for team members who are willing to come up with original and creative formats in order to popularize IBCoMagazine on social media. If you like creating, editing, photography, filmmaking, or animation – this is the right spot for you! In the Marketing team, we work with Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Youtube. We operate such apps as Canva, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects. We produce visual content to promote our issues, blogs, social events, workshops and organize photo and video shoots to  create works that can benefit the IBCoMagazine team and individual members’ development. Most importantly, we allow for a lot of freedom and flexibility in the creation process. As a Marketing team member of the IBCoMagazine, you’ll have the chance to get involved in content creation, PR outreach, and social media strategy implementation. You will have plenty of opportunities to learn from the rest of the team, and gain valuable practice experience, skills and confidence. If this sounds like something for you, join the Marketing team of IBCoMagazine 2020-2021, forget about any creative boundaries, and allow your mind to get into a free flow.

A BROAD OVERVIEW OF YOUR TASKS

  • Creating content for social media (Instagram and LinkedIn posts, stories, and Youtube videos)
  • Monitoring social media channels such as Instagram, Youtube and LinkedIn
  • Engaging with our audience online
  • Staying up to date on everything social and generating new ideas to attract potential customers to increase brand awareness
  • Reporting social media performance and generating ideas for improvement

WHO ARE YOU?

  • You are flexible and dedicated
  • You are happy to to work with deadlines, organized and detail oriented
  • You are a creative and motivated student with an eagerness to learn
  • You want to get out of your comfort zone and be open to new people and projects
  • You have editing skills on Canva (programmes such as Adobe Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere is a big plus to your application)

VII. Events 

As a member of the events team, you will be responsible for connecting our members through fun internal events. You will come up with a variety of creative relevant social events to offer our IBCoMagazine members an amazing experience. This means you will be coming up with exciting ideas, planning, and organization to connect and to inspire our IBCoMagazine talents. Thus, you will be responsible for the organization of events from start to finish allowing you to be as creative as you want!

In the Events Team we look for someone who:

  • Is a team player
  • Is approachable and good at networking 
  • Is proactive and assertive
  • Enjoys brainstorming about exciting ideas
  • Has good organizational skills
  • Is full of passion
  • Has a good sense of time management

How to apply

Interested? Here is a clear overview on how to apply for each position, as each position has its own unique requirements. You are welcome to apply to multiple positions if you are interested in more than one of them, but this does imply an increased workload and more involvement with the magazine. Recruitment closes on September 19th at midnight 00.00 AM. 

Position: How to apply:
Writer Send an email to ibcomagazine@gmail.com in which you state your name, year, and preferred position. Include a short introduction about yourself to explain why you would like to become part of the IBCoMagazine team (max. 200 words).

Include your CV to show past relevant (and other) experience (as an attachment).

Finally, we would like to ask you to write a short piece (max. 600 words) on one of the following topics, which may be used for blog or social media content in the future, and include it (as an attachment): 

  • Back to school
  • What is home to you?
  • Who Am I?

You have lots of freedom to be creative within those topics, so go for something you are passionate about and find relevant. 

Blogger Send an email to ibcomagazine@gmail.com in which you state your name, year, and preferred position. Include a short introduction about yourself to explain why you would like to become part of the IBCoMagazine team (max. 200 words).

Include your CV to show past relevant (and other) experience (as an attachment).

Finally, we would like to ask you to write a short piece (max. 600 words) on one of the following topics and include it (as an attachment): 

  • Urban life
  • Euphoria
  • Who am I?

These application pieces may be used for blog or social media content in the future. You have lots of freedom to be creative within those topics, so go for something you are passionate about and find relevant. 

Photographer Send an email to ibcomagazine@gmail.com in which you state your name, year, and preferred position. Include a short introduction about yourself to explain why you would like to become part of the IBCoMagazine team (max. 200 words).

Include your CV to show past relevant (and other) experience (as an attachment).

Finally, we would like to ask you to submit pictures and camera specifications (which may be used for blog or social media content in the future) for any of these themes: 

  • Urban life
  • Euphoria
  • Who am I?

You have lots of freedom to be creative within those topics, so go for something you are passionate about and find relevant. 

Designer Send an email to ibcomagazine@gmail.com in which you state your name, year, and preferred position. Include a short introduction about yourself to explain why you would like to become part of the IBCoMagazine team (max. 200 words).

Include your CV to show past relevant (and other) experience (as an attachment).

Finally, we would like to ask you to submit a moodboard of visuals (which may be used for blog or social media content in the future) for any of these themes: 

  • Urban life
  • Euphoria
  • Who am I?

You have lots of freedom to be creative within those topics, so go for something you are passionate about and find relevant.

Illustrator Send an email to ibcomagazine@gmail.com in which you state your name, year, and preferred position. Include a short introduction about yourself to explain why you would like to become part of the IBCoMagazine team (max. 200 words).

Include your CV and, if possible, a portfolio to show past relevant (and other) experience as attachment(s).

Marketing Send an email to ibcomagazine@gmail.com in which you state your name, year of studies, and preferred position. Include a short introduction about yourself to explain why you would like to become part of the IBCoMagazine team (max. 200 words)

Include your CV to show all past relevant (and other) experience (as an attachment)

Finally, we would like to ask you to complete two of the following tasks using any software that you are comfortable working with:

REELS: (Time to show your creativity!)

Make a 15-30 sec reels video on Instagram about one topic that you think will interest the Ibcom Students. Edit the video in the way you feel comfortable, add a caption and send it to us! You can always check our instagram page for some inspirations! 

INSTAGRAM STORY:

  1. Go to our website ibcomagazine.com 
  2. Find a blog that you liked 
  3. Convert it to a insta story by using Canva
  4. **Try to not copy the whole blog post to the Insta story. The story should include the main messages of the blog post.

INSTAGRAM POST: 

  1. Go to our instagram channel (@ibcomagazine)
  2. Link the link in our bio and access our previous year’s issues.
  3. Choose of the issues that you like
  4. Create an Instagram post using any platform you like and add a caption(Adobe, Canva, etc,)
  5. **The post should include a summary of the issue that you’ve choose. ( like a teaser)

YOUTUBE VIDEO:

  1. Create a blog about a day in your life
  2. Explain what do you do in a day, what are you routines, how do you like you tea, which cafe did you go, what did you eat, etc.
  3. Use a video editing platform that you like
  4. Feel free to add animations, text, images
  5. Send it to us! (if the file is too big upload your work on wetransfer and send it by mentioning your name)

IMPORTANT: You are not obligated to actually post something on Instagram. You can solely send us (1) the photo which you would use for the post, (2) the caption that you would write under the post, and (3) screenshots of the Instagram stories that you would publish. 

These projects may be featured on later issues, blogs, or social media posts. You have lots of freedom to be creative within those topics, so go for something you are passionate about and find relevant. 

Events Send an email to ibcomagazine@gmail.com in which you state your name, year, and preferred position. Include a short introduction about yourself to explain why you would like to become part of the IBCoMagazine team (max. 200 words).

Include your CV to show past relevant (and other) experience (as an attachment).

Also, include a pitch of a workshop or event for IBCoMagazine. In the pitch, we would like you to answer the following questions: 

  • How is the workshop/event relevant to our IBCoMagazine member? 
  • What resources are needed to make your workshop/event a reality?