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SRB Podcast Producer (Graduate Hourly)

The SRB Podcast is one of the most listened to podcasts on Eurasian politics, culture, and history. Founded in 2015, the SRB Podcast has featured over 300 interviews with academics, journalists, policymakers, and activists, and is used in university classrooms in the United States, the UK, Europe, and Russia.

The SRB Podcast is sponsored by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.

The SRB Podcast is looking for a producer to work closely with its host in a collaborative environment, sometimes taking the lead on writing and other times giving support with booking, research, tape-gathering, tape-editing, fact-checking, mixing, and more. If you're right for this role, you're a hands-on, deadline-driven, self-directed producer who's comfortable working independently to deliver high-quality produced pieces—but thrives in a team setting where many different voices are welcomed into the process of shaping the work.

This position pays $15 per hour for up to 20 hours per week March 15 through August 11. Please note that this position cannot be combined with a fellowship during the spring semester. Also, students are capped at 20 hours per week for all appointments during the academic year.


  • Pitch unique and compelling ideas and construct innovative ways to tell them.
  • Contact and schedule interviews with guests.
  • Regularly conduct research and develop interview questions.
  • Conduct and record remote and in-person interviews.
  • Write scripts for the ear.
  • Edit interview audio, add scoring, and produce episodes using Adobe Audition, Hindenburg and Descript, or be ready to learn how.
  • Participate in collaborative group edits.
  • Write social media and promotional copy.


  • Must be enrolled in a University of Pittsburgh graduate program.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and contribute to developing, shaping, and implementing ideas for episodes, thematic series, or narrative stories.
  • Interest in or willingness to learn how to produce audio narrative.
  • Experience using Adobe Audition, Hindenburg, or other Digital Audio Workstation is a plus, but not necessary.
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop, web design, and graphic art is preferred but not required.
  • Expertise in the REEES region a plus but not necessary.

APPLY by Monday, March 6, 2023. Please submit a cover letter and a resume. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


REEES Part-Time Graduate Student Assistant Position, Academic Year 2023-2024

The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) is seeking a half-time Graduate Student Assistant (10 hours per week) for the 2023-24 academic year.


1)   Assist in the following ways with the annual European and Eurasian Undergraduate Research Symposium (to learn about the Symposium, please visit  

  • Help create and distribute publicity materials for the Symposium.
  • Help with logistical arrangements, scheduling, and correspondence with students and faculty participating in the Symposium.
  • Work with accepted students individually to help them revise their papers and prepare to present at the Symposium.
  • Attend meetings of the Symposium organizing committee to participate in planning the event.
  • Be present at the Symposium, which will take place in Spring 2024, to help ensure that the event runs smoothly.
  • Assist with other Symposium-related tasks as needed.

2)    Assist the REEES Associate and Assistant Directors and Engagement Coordinator with organization, publicity, correspondence, etc. for events sponsored by the REEES outreach program. (To learn about REEES outreach, please visit These events may include Pitt’s high school Model United Nations simulation, professional development workshops for educators, sending speakers to local schools, development of training and curriculum materials, etc.

3)    Assist the Center with data collection and preparation of materials for REEES grant proposals and reports

4)    Assist the Center with other duties as assigned.


  • Academic or professional experience related to Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and/or Eurasia.
  • Cannot hold a concurrent hourly student position;
  • Enrolled in a University of Pittsburgh graduate program in the arts, humanities or social sciences; students enrolled in credentials offered by the University Center for International Studies preferred
  • 3.5 GPA or above
  • Proactive approach to responsibilities, planning and project management. Ability to take initiative.
  • Experience in proofreading and light content editing
  • Excellent written, speaking and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to work both independently and with a team in an office environment where multitasking and high attention to detail are essential.

APPLY by Friday, April 7, 2023. This position covers up to half tuition, plus a stipend of approximately $4,700 per semester. To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, and short writing sample (approximately 3 to 5 pages) to with the following subject line “2023-2024 REEES GSA Position.”