Vacancy: Part Time Video and Podcast Editor

TRIP has now appointed a Part Time Video and Podcast Editor who will help create informative and compelling video and podcast material.

Welcome to the Royal Institute of Philosophy (TRIP).  We are devoted to creating, sharing and enabling philosophical thinking. We empower the curious of every age and background to think more deeply about fundamental questions. We encourage a better understanding of our world and our place in it, for personal good and for the good of the society we live in.

The following vacancy is currently closed.

We are looking for a philosophy student currently working towards a PhD, ideally with some digital editing experience to join our friendly team.

Each year the Royal Institute creates a series of videos from its London Lectures and symposium and now wishes to add podcasts to its offering. As a result, we are looking for a part time Audio Visual editor who can work with us to create informative and compelling video and podcast material.

If you have a good knowledge of philosophy and bring with you some experience of editing then we would love to welcome you as our first digital editor.

This role offers a unique opportunity to work closely alongside our Academic Director, Edward Harcourt, and the exciting and thought provoking contributors to the 2023/24 lecture series entitled Madness and Mental Health. Working on this series allows you to consider in some detail the thinking and discussions currently taking place in this area and may particularly appeal to any individual working in the Philosophy of Mind.


Key Responsibilities

Working with our contracted videographer, you will receive the materials on a weekly basis and be required to edit within a 3 day working window.

You will share your edited materials with the Academic Director for agreement, prior to returning back to the videographer for release.

You will agree with the Digital Engagement officer and Videographer on release dates and ensure that every upload is then widely promoted to achieve maximum engagement by our public audiences.

As an ongoing project you will review the back catalogue of the Royal Institute of Philosophy and make recommendations to the Academic Director on promoting and showcasing archive material.  

You will liaise with the Editorial Assistant and the Editor for the Royal Institute’s journals, Philosophy and Think respectively to ensure a complete understanding of opportunities to link videography and journal content.

Opportunities for collaboration between videography, podcast and journals will require discussion with the Academic Director and Digital Engagement Officer to maximise opportunities for public engagement.



  • PhD in philosophy already gained or actively engaged in achieving.
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to present engaging materials to a range of audiences.
  • Experience of tailoring messaging to varied audiences across different digital channels.


Desirable Skills & Knowledge 

  • Familiarity with website design and AV software platforms.
  • Video editing skills.


Terms & Conditions 

  • The role is to be offered on a self- employed, contracted basis, to be invoiced at an hourly rate of up to £25 per hour.
  • The hours are expected to be in the region of 2-3 per week.
  • All the work can be undertaken remotely.
  • Working hours must be made available between October and March each year.
  • The role comes with an expectation that should more (or less) hours be required, flexibility is available.


To apply for the role, please forward your CV and a covering letter (no more than 2 sides of A4) to Melanie Nightingale, Managing Director at   

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Melanie Nightingale at the above email address.

When submitting your application will you please include details of 2 referees.

Closing date:   Midnight Sunday 10th December 2023.

Interview dates will be arranged shortly thereafter.