Podcaster in Chemists Without Borders, volunteer position
Chemists Without Borders
The podcast is focused on the 2 Minutes A Day Project (see description at the end of this document) and how individuals in industry, government and academia are working to solve humanitarian issues in an interesting way.
Most episodes will be interview-based where you will interview a subject-matter expert, often a professor or scientist.
You should be comfortable with diving into topics and subject matter that may be unfamiliar to you, but you can do light research to confidently host an on-air interview with a subject-matter expert.
As a podcaster, you will be responsible for:
- Planning and preparing episode topics and interview questions (some templates already exist);
- Hosting and recording the episodes with a guest;
- Writing brief show notes for each episodes;
If you have any experience with these areas, it’s a plus:
- Tech / software products (especially video and audio editing programs);
- Online marketing;
- Web design & development;
- Software development;
- You must own your own proper equipment / recording environment: Decent microphone, Computer with stable Internet connection, Clean and distraction-free space to record on-air episodes.
Here is a show description:
"Our upcoming podcast series, 20 Minutes A Day, was designed to promote the 2 Minutes A Day Project and the larger mission of Chemists Without Borders. The goal of the 2 Minutes A Day project is to build a community where individuals - chemists and their networks as well as anyone else interested - can share and discuss problems, propose solutions, and collaborate in order to have an impact. The philosophy is that, by thinking about an issue for just 2 minutes a day, this focus and concentration will become a habit; people will start to be more conscious and aware of opportunities, whether the issue is global or more localized, and will be driven to take action. This show, known as 20 Minutes A Day, is designed to highlight change makers in the chemistry community everywhere. Here, we hope to discuss how we can all work towards advancing humanitarian causes in the context of our often deeply busy and scheduled lives. With the goal of 2 Minutes A Day in mind, we look to tell these stories with an incremental approach. Each episode will run for 20 minutes, with the intent of exposing our listeners to one humanitarian-scientist per episode. The objective of this show is to cultivate a distinctly humanitarian mindset. We hope that by bringing on a diverse community of scientists, we can address this angle."
Is this you?
If you are interested and you think you are suited for this position contact us at:
About Chemists Without Borders
20 Corte Dorado, Benicia, CA 94510, US
Our Mission Chemists Without Borders solves humanitarian problems by mobilizing the resources and expertise of the global chemistry community and its networks. Our Vision A global support network of volunteers providing mentoring, information and advice to ensure every person, everywhere, has affordable, consistent and persistent access to: Essential medicines and vaccines Sufficient safe water A sustainable energy supply Education in green chemistry and business which people can apply in their daily lives and teach to others Safe processes in work environments where chemical hazards exist Emergency support, including essential supplies and technology
Our primary goals include, but are not limited to, providing affordable medicines and vaccines to those who need them most, supplying clean water in developing countries, facilitating sustainable energy technologies, supporting chemistry education, and providing emergency disaster relief.
Chemists Without Borders alleviates human suffering in developing countries by:
- Mobilizing global resources and expertise, knowledge and creativity
- Developing self-reliance operating models
- Organizing around sharable processes and activities
- Partnering through social entrepreneurs and humanitarian organizations