Are you interested in paid business experience with a global publisher?

Become a Gale Ambassador and help raise awareness of the
fascinating digital archives available at your institution.

Gale is an international publisher of digital archives and other library resources such as eBooks. Many students at your university
remain unaware of the great digital resources available through your library.  This includes many of Gale’s primary source archives, such as –

(To see the Gale archives available at your university, search "Gale" in your library catalog.)

We are recruiting students from your university to undertake awareness-building activities, so more students find out about and use these archives!

The benefits of being a Gale Ambassador

Gale Ambassadors are paid $15/hour. The core, required activities equate to roughly 60 hours, with opportunities to complete additional work. If you remain studying at your university, there may be the opportunity to renew your contract in the future.

Plus, the role is also great for your resume…

  • Business experience – work directly with a global publisher.
  • Have your work published on our company blog – great, shareable evidence of your work.
  • Run your own marketing activities – refine 'marketing copy' and images to make successful use of social media.
  • Public speaking – run presentations and training sessions with your fellow students, obtaining valuable public speaking skills.
  • Network – connect with more staff and students at your university, students in other countries, as well as numerous colleagues at Gale.
  • Discover more primary sources for your own essays – potentially improving your grades!

 

               

 

The program is very flexible – activities can be completed at a time convenient to each student, so can be fitted around your existing schedule, university work and other responsibilities.

What activities will you need to do?

The next cohort of the Gale Ambassador Program runs for the 2022-2023 academic year. You will be able to plan your time and complete the following activities at a time convenient to you:

  • Blog Posts: Write 2 blog posts (1,000 words) about an allocated topic/Gale resource. You will be given deadlines for blog posts.
  • Gale Social Media posts: Post 20 times on Gale Ambassadors Social Media channels (Twitter and Instagram) about the Gale resources.
  • External Social Media posts: Post 15 times in locations which will be seen by students (e.g. Facebook groups / WhatsApp groups), informing students about Gale, encouraging students to follow Gale channels and/or promoting your Live Events.
  • Live Events: Run 6 events at your institution. You will have the freedom to choose the type of event you run, such as training sessions, lecture presentations or running a tabletop stand in the library foyer. Full training is provided.

Activities will be adjusted if necessary (e.g. will become digital-only) if required by Covid restrictions in your area.

Additional Activities

Gale Ambassadors can also opt to complete additional activities (with additional payments), selected from a list of specified activities. This can include activities like arranging sponsorships, additional Social Media posts and participation in conferences. It is not compulsory to complete any additional activities.

Training

If understanding the Gale archives and ambassador activities seems daunting, don't worry! We offer all Gale Ambassadors comprehensive training. This will take place over Zoom the week of October 3, 2022. As well as learning about Gale resources and the Ambassador role, you will get the chance to e-meet various Gale colleagues and ambassadors at other universities. Training is compulsory.

Deadline

The deadline to apply is midnight Sunday, September 25, 2022.

We really look forward to receiving your application! If you have any questions at all, please email Jessica (with no obligation to apply): [email protected]

 

Feel free to share this page with any students you know who may be interested.

Interested? Here's how to apply.

To help us select the strongest students for the Gale Ambassador Program, we ask applicants to send us their resume and a short video (no more than 5 minutes) which includes the below:

  • Introduce yourself: State your name, university, year (in September 2022) and course.
  • Explain: What would you say to students to explain the value of primary sources?
  • Suggest: Two ideas to increase engagement with Gale's Twitter channel. This can include ideas to share the channel more widely, and also in terms of the content shared on the channel (design, materials, text, tweet variations, design tools and more!). Be as creative as you like!
  • Feel free to mention any other reasons you’d be good for the role. (Do you have any experience with public speaking, writing marketing copy or using Social Media for promotion? It doesn't matter if not, but have a think what you can offer!)

Please name the files in the following format: 
John.Smith.CV.docx and John.Smith.Video.mp4

Once you have your video and resume ready, complete the form below to apply for the Gale Ambassador Program!

You will need to upload your video and resume to WeTransfer. (You can use the free version). WeTransfer will generate a link (URL address) which enables us to download your video and resume. (You can upload more than one file at a time to WeTransfer, so you will only need to generate one link.) Paste the link into the form below.

To apply, you must be a current student (for a year for the 2022-23 academic year) at one of the following universities, and be studying an Arts, Humanities or Social Science subject.

Europe, Middle East and Africa: 
Bar-Ilan - Bristol – Durham – Exeter – Glasglow – Leeds – Liverpool John Moores – Portsmouth – Queen Mary University London – Sheffield

US: 
Rice University (History and English Literature students only) – University of North Carolina at Charlotte

(All "University of" where unstated)

Remember, the deadline is midnight September 25, 2022!

Do not use any special characters (e.g. &) when completing the form. Those used in a URL (such as : and /) are fine in your WeTransfer link.

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