Eurovision 2016 – Congratulations to Paul Jordan, better known as Dr Eurovision, who has been appointed as the Digital Communications Manager at SCRN, the Dutch company that works on the Eurovision Song Contest. Paul replaces Jarmo Siim who left the company after the last contest.
“I am incredibly excited to be taking up the opportunity to work with Scrn as Digital Communications Manager. In this position I will primarily act as Online Manager to oversee the wide range of services that Scrn provides to the European Broadcasting Union as new media agency for the Eurovision Song Contest. I will be relocating to Amsterdam to take up the role at the start of November. This means that much of my media work will cease for the foreseeable future, however, I am hugely excited to be a part of the Eurovision Song Contest and I relish the challenges that lie ahead.
“In particular I am very much looking forward to working with the wider team of volunteers who do such an amazing job on the Eurovision Song Contest. Having attended the event since 2000 I know how challenging it can be to provide robust, up-to-date coverage and I will seek to work closely with the team to listen to them and take on board their ideas as we plan for the next contest.”
In 2011 Paul was awarded his PhD, The Eurovision Song Contest: Nation Building and Nation Branding in Estonia and Ukraine, from the University of Glasgow and in 2014 he published his book, The Modern Fairy Tale: Nation Branding, national identity and the Eurovision Song Contest in Estonia.
Eurovision Times wishes Paul all the best in his new job.