::fibreculture:: <videovortex> CFP Reminder: Fibreculture Journal: Networked Utopias and Speculative Futures

Simon Biggs simon at littlepig.org.uk
Fri Feb 18 10:51:00 CET 2011

Something for Fibreculture:

Knowledge Exchange Associate in Emerging Media Practices

Are you interested in how developments in digital media and mobile devices
are changing people¹s appetite for television, radio and other mass media?

We are seeking to appoint a Knowledge Exchange Associate (KEA) as part of
the University of Edinburgh¹s involvement in Moving Targets, a three year
knowledge exchange project funded by the Scottish Funding Council. This
project involves a consortium of universities, public bodies and media
companies undertaking knowledge exchange in the area of new models for new
audiences in the creative media industries. You will be one of a team of
three KEAs working on the project.

Based at the University of Edinburgh, the KEA will work across a range of
activities including spending periods of supervised secondment in selected
media companies, leading in workshops, developing new models for the
co-creation of working prototypes, and working with consortium partners
toward new collaborative design and production practices for online and
mobile content. You will also contribute to a pool of expertise in technical
digital media production and distribution.

You will have experience of undertaking practice-based research in media
production or digital media design, an understanding of digital media, and
an interest in emerging online media production methodologies. Experience of
production processes relating to online and mobile distribution, and
innovative media product development are also required. The successful
candidate will possess good organisational and leadership skills, excellent
communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work

This post is one of three full-time, three-year KEA positions recruited for
the Moving Targets project at the three participating Institutions;
University of Abertay Dundee, University of Edinburgh, and Edinburgh College
of Art. The duration of the post is 30 months.

SALARY SCALE: £25,001 - £28,983 GRADE: UE06
Deadline for applications: Friday 11 March
For further information please contact Richard.Coyne at ed.ac.uk or
Mark.Wright at ed.ac.uk

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