FREELANCE EDITORIAL ASSISTANT INTERNSHIP
(based in Poland)
About Global Listings
Global Listings is an established international TV media company specialising in the supply of comprehensive television programme information.
Our clients and partners are global networks, TV channels and TV platforms such as:
SONY, NBC UNIVERSAL, SKY NEWS, VIRGIN, FREEVIEW, FREESAT, FOX
Our services include: TV listings schedules, EPGs (Electronic Programme Guides), highlights and web / VOD content information and images.
We are responsible for creating the TV channels’ editorial content in 36 languages including English and Polish. This is what viewers see when they use their remote control to find out what a programme is about on the EPG.
Here are some of the programmes across our client base:
- Keeping Up With The Kardashians
- The Walking Dead
- Family Guy
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- Man v Food
- Paw Patrol
Read all about us here:
Please see over the page for full details regarding this freelance internship position.
FREELANCE EDITORIAL ASSISTANT INTERNSHIP: FULL DETAILS
You will be working on a freelance basis, Monday to Friday, remotely from your home in Poland, connecting to the Global Listings systems via a secure VPN line. We will provide you with full training.
Global Listings’ London headquarters are at:
11th Floor, 15 St Botolph Street, London EC3N 7BB
Currently the company as a whole is working from home (i.e. all employees).
You will need a reliable and fast wi-fi connection at home and also a telephone number (your mobile would be fine). As a company we predominantly use Zoom, Skype, Slack and WhatsApp for day-to-day communications.
- Hours of work:
35 / freelance (Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm or 11am-7pm, Poland time)
- Number of internships
165PLN per working day, equivalent to 3,492.50PLN per month
(you will be responsible for paying your own taxes)
- Length of Internship:
24 months in total – subject to a successful 6-month probationary period
- Role Type:
- Contract type:
Fixed term on a freelance payment basis, Monday to Friday
- What will the internship offer and what will you learn while you are at Global Listings?
You will gain skills in:
- Client liaison
- Quality control
- Meeting deadlines
- IT: email, Mac computers, MS Office, design layout etc
- Translation processes
- Account holding/management
- TV knowledge
This placement would suit graduates of:
- English + Polish / Languages
- Main duties of internship
This job requires all-round editorial skills in English (mainly) and also in Polish including: writing, sub-editing and proofreading. Accuracy of copy is critical, as is the ability to multi-task and deliver to strict deadlines.
You must be able to work as a team player as well as autonomously.
The position offers the chance to learn all aspects of TV listings worldwide, while taking on real responsibility for key, major brand TV channel accounts with high-profile broadcasting networks.
Purpose of the Job
To work across all editorial sections and have ownership of specified TV accounts. This means that you will have TV channels that will be your sole responsibility to service whilst also assisting the wider team in meeting editorial requirements and deadlines.
This role would involve writing about programmes (subject to a writing assessment in English and Polish), editing and proofreading copy (subject to an assessment in English and Polish), compiling press schedules and EPGs as well as more extended TV highlights (in English and Polish as well as other languages), plus desktop publishing (so there could be an element of graphic design / layout to the job).
In addition you will be liaising on a daily basis with TV channels and TV platforms such as Sky, as well as our worldwide linguistic international teams, plus Polish specific TV channels and offices, so excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) are a must.
You will also take the lead in read-back accuracy checks as well as the distribution process, and assist with other processing / administration duties as and when required.
Specific to this role will also be editorial and production tasks including research and account handling of translation requests for Global Fashion Translations (our sister company: www.globalfashiontranslations.info), plus you will have key responsibility for the compilation and inputting of new translator recruits for our other sister company, Global Translations: www.globaltranslations.info
- Candidate requirements e.g. skills, knowledge and experience
Excellent editorial skills
A second language is ideal although not essential
Excellent production skills with a focus on meeting deadlines
Excellent communication skills
Structured and methodical approach
Excellent time management
General willingness to help and learn and ‘go the extra mile with a smile!’
Strong TV awareness
Culturally aware (Global Listings operates in 145 countries and in 36 languages including English, so our day to day communications span EMEA, Asia-Pacific and Latin America)
Accurate research skills
- Degree requirements e.g. degree subject or grade, UCAS points
Degree awarded from a university (or at least a pending award) is required
- Post-Internship Prospects
At the end of your 24-month internship, and subject to your performance and the company’s business requirements, you will most likely be offered a promotion to Junior Sub-Editor and an increase in your salary to:
PLN 5,000 per month
TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:
Applications will only be considered if they include all of the following:
Application and below information must all be supplied in English.
A covering letter that tells us why we should schedule an interview with you (taking the above job spec into consideration)
- A current CV
3. Indication of your availability (e.g. available to start work immediately or available to start work in two weeks’ time etc)
4. Please also highlight in your application if you have used an Apple Mac computer before and specify whether as a user you are:
- Please confirm that you have wi-fi, and provide your wi-fi speed at your house where you will be working from, and also please confirm that you have a mobile telephone.
- Please confirm that you accept responsibility to pay any taxes that you are obliged to pay in Poland. This will be your responsibility as you will be working for Global Listings on freelance payment terms.
To apply please submit the above six items (and ensure that the email subject field contains the name of the role you’re applying for) to:
Job.firstname.lastname@example.org and please copy: