With another Eurovision season upon us and the latest developments coming thick and fast, we at ESC United are looking for passionate, enthusiastic people to join our team and help make our website and social media channels the place to be for all Eurovision 2021 news and content. Do #YOU think you can help us into the new Eurovision year and beyond?
Here’s everything #YOU need to know before applying…
Who can apply?
Unfortunately, we require you to be at least 18 years old, but this is the only restriction. We don’t require you to have professional training or previous experience, this is a voluntary position after all. Of course, any experience you do have will help massively and would better serve a successful application.
What positions are currently available?
We are currently looking for any volunteers who want to help with the creative output of the website and the timely reporting of the latest Eurovision news. Namely, we are looking for help with any of the following roles;
– Correspondent (country specific or otherwise)
– Podcast Contributor
– Video Editor
– “In Front of Camera” commentary & reviews (YouTube)
– Graphic Design
– Social Media Management
We are always happy to discuss a blend of roles or a tailored role based on skill sets, so please identify how you feel you can help us best.
Is this mostly work or fun?
Eurovision is FUN and we are in it for the love of it, so we are trying to follow that concept. Our priority is to ensure that everyone is having a good time on the team so all applicants need to have a great attitude and enjoy teamwork. We will not work you to exhaustion and you will have plenty of time for your “real life” obligations, and we are always more than happy to discuss working around any real-life commitments you have.
However, we do expect a certain degree of dedication, enthusiasm and work ethic, and you would need to be available during the busy Eurovision season on a more frequent basis.
How much creative freedom do I have?
There are always some guidelines and rules that you will have to follow, that should go without saying. But if you are a creative person (and we are always looking for creative people), the last thing we want to do is prevent you from letting those creative juices flow. You have a healthy amount of say in your work and we are always open to suggestions and your input.
What else is expected of me?
Besides from what has been mentioned above, it is our goal to have open dialogue with everyone on the team. That includes constructive (never mean) criticism and politeness towards your fellow team members. Remember, this is a volunteer position and we really stress the FUN part of this job so great attitude is a big MUST.
Will I get Eurovision press accreditation?
The short answer is No! Our team only gets a limited number of accreditations which varies year on year. Of course, there is a great deal of uncertainty regarding the current pandemic so there is certainly nothing certain about Eurovision 2021 accreditation at the time of writing.
In normal circumstances, the Editor-in-Chief decides on who receives press accreditation, and this is based on several factors including contribution, skill set and enthusiasm and work ethic. Joining the team does not guarantee accreditation so if your sole reason to join our team is to enter the press centre, then you may end up disappointed.
As far as National Final, Preview Party or other Eurovision event accreditation is concerned, this is all on a case-by-case basis which we are happy to discuss with any interested parties regarding suitability and requirements for accreditation.
How do I apply?
Please use the contact form below to send an email to our team, who will assess each application individually and fairly. Please note that we normally have a number of applications to assess so please bear with us while we process these.