Category Archives: Editing

Assistant editor, audio-video creation studio (St. Louis)

90°W, a leading motion media creation studio in St. Louis, is looking for an assistant editor.

This position requires a bit of everything to assist our senior editors in all of the tasks necessary to bring audio and visual files into our system, organize them, get them out the door and then archive and catalog them for future retrieval. It also includes handling direct client requests for revisions, updates & versions to pieces that we have produced.

Our work environment is creative, collaborative, hectic and demanding. We strive for excellence in everything we do. This is a critical position in our organization, because the Assistant Editor is often the last person to touch our product before it goes out the door to our clients. Extraordinary attention to detail is critical. This position requires a high degree of intelligence and an ability to handle pressure under deadline.

Requirements:

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are mandatory.
  • Dependable, Highly Intelligent, Passion for our Industry
  • Great computer skills with the ability & desire to learn new things quickly.
  • Desire to be part of a team. We are a small, close, group.
  • At least two years experience with Avid Media Composer or Adobe Premiere.
  • A working knowledge of After Effects is a plus.
  • College degree in media production preferred.

In addition to the requirements, the following skills or interests may be beneficial:

  • Production technology – cameras, DIT, workflow, etc. Ingest efficiencies for Alexa, RED. Keep 90-owned production equipment organized and maintained. Oversee check out, check in of production equipment.
  • Collaborate with creative team to grow 90’s expertise with VR, AR, 360 content and other emerging technologies
  • Maintain company’s wordpress website
  • Contribute to social media and blog posting
  • Monitor and maintain our IT systems – more than 14 workstations – connected to central server

Compensation: competitive salary, plus health and retirement benefits. Schedule: 8-hour workdays, Monday – Friday, may be scheduled to begin at 9am, 10am or 11am, depending on client needs. Flexibility to adjust schedule to meet work demands is essential.

90°W is a media production facility that creates TV commercials and high-end corporate video communications. Our clients are primarily advertising agencies. We are located in the vibrant Lafayette Square neighborhood in St. Louis. We currently have 17 people on our collaborative team.

For more information and to apply, see https://adclubstl.org/careers/assistant-video-editor/

Fellowships at Mother Jones (San Francisco, D.C.)

Mother Jones is currently accepting applications for its prestigious Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program, with openings in San Francisco and D.C. This is a full-time opportunity, starting in June and lasting six months, with the possibility of an additional six-month extension.

Investigating a private prison from the inside. Tailing candidates on the campaign trail.

Sifting through public records and scrutinizing massive data sets. Tracking gun violence.

Mother Jones is breaking news and creating first-rate investigative journalism for 9 million readers a month. Behind that award-winning reporting—and sometimes in front of it—are the journalists-in-training, deep in the trenches and making sure everything we publish is honest, accurate, and bulletproof.

Mother Jones fellows dig deep into our hard-hitting investigations as fact-checkers, soak up research chops and digital skills, and learn how a nonprofit news business hums. They comb archives and spreadsheets while immersed full time in collaborative projects. Mother Jones is better for it, and at the end of their time in our newsroom MoJo fellows are armed with all the tools of the journalism trade—tools they’ve been paid to learn.

Fellows work closely with top-notch editors, penning pieces about a transgender inmate risking everything to protest mistreatment in jail; digging into Black Lives Matter’s influence on political candidates; illuminating sexual harassment allegations at the EPAand exposing the failures of abstinence-only education. Many recent alumni of the program have been hired as MoJo staff, while others have gone on to work at outlets like the New York Times, Foreign Policy, BuzzFeed, Politico, and Wired.

 Applications for our June 2017 fellowship are due April 1. Mother Jones believes that a diverse team makes our work better. We strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. To learn more about the fellowship positions, eligibility, and how to apply, visit http://www.motherjones.com/about/ben-bagdikian-fellowship-program

Summer communication internships at Iowa Secretary of State’s office

The Iowa Secretary of State’s Office in Des Moines is offering two paid internships that can be done for credit instead if desired.

Summer 2017 Social Media/Multimedia Projects Internship

 This internship at the Iowa Secretary of State’s office would consist of managing the social media and online presence, content production and marketing for multiple projects.

 The internship is for the Summer Semester of 2017, however it may start earlier and there is possibility of renewal if desired.

  • Monitoring and Management of multiple social media pages
  • Regular content production including but not limited to images, copy and video
  • Planning out long term strategy and content calendars for social media
  • Keeping track of and responding to constituent interactions

Experience in videography and graphic design programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Apple Final Cut Pro, or Adobe Premiere preferred.

Background in Marketing, Political Science, Communications, Graphic Design, Videography or Journalism is a plus.

Interested students should send their resume and an application to:

 Jeff Tomkowitz – Projects Coordinator
jeff.tomkowitz@sos.iowa.gov

Internship Application Available Here: https://sos.iowa.gov/ConstituentServices/ApplyForInternship.aspx

Summer 2017 Business Services Communications Internship

With the Secretary of State’s Office being the small business portal of Iowa, we must celebrate the importance of entrepreneurs and small business owners. The Business Services Intern is responsible for contacting small businesses to create entrepreneurship related content for the Iowa Secretary of State’s social media pages. Additional responsibilities include assisting office manager with business services work and organizational tasks.

  • Creating social media content promoting entrepreneurship and Iowa small business
  • Interviewing small businesses
  • Organization of our social media content calendars
  • Creating content and managing the Secretary of State’s LinkedIn page
  • Entering new business services accounts
  • Manage Invoices and refunds

The internship is for the Summer Semester of 2017, however it may start earlier and there is possibility of renewal if desired.

Background in Business, Marketing, Communications, or Journalism is a plus.

Interested students should send their resume and an application to:

 Jeff Tomkowitz – Projects Coordinator
jeff.tomkowitz@sos.iowa.gov

Internship Application Available Here: https://sos.iowa.gov/ConstituentServices/ApplyForInternship.aspx

Editing internship, the Des Moines Urban Experience

The Des Moines Urban Experience Magazine (DMUE) seeks a journalism intern to help us publicize our work and edit the articles that are submitted. This is an unpaid internship.

Start Date

Spring 2017

Job Description

The Des Moines Urban Experience seeks a highly motivated individual with an interest in editing for the magazine. The internship allows individuals to meet members of the community, and build long lasting relationships. Though the position emphasizes editing, there will be opportunities for research and writing as well.

Duties include:

  • Fact check, proofread, format, and edit as necessary.
  • Research.

Duties may include:

  • Providing customer service in person, and on the phone.
  • Attending staff meetings.
  • Gather story ideas and write articles

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively on a team.
  • Familiarity with Macs and MS Word.
  • Self-starter who can take direction and contribute ideas.
  • The ability to work independently on projects while meeting deadlines.
  • Community development knowledge/experience a plus

Hours:

DMUE allows for a flexible schedule. We are more interested in the completion of tasks.

Application instructions:

Please send your resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to Dwana Bradley at dwanabradley77@gmail.com.

Communications intern, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland

JOB TITLE: Communications Intern

REPORTS TO: Communications Manager

The Communications Internship offers a great opportunity for an enthusiastic student to learn more about nonprofit communications, project management, event marketing, branding and digital content strategy.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  1. Support Communications Manager in planning and executing monthly social media campaigns, including curating relevant online content and graphic design assets.
  2. Draft email copy and help develop overall email communications plan.
  3. Draft content for internal and external publications, including print and digital.
  4. Assist with tracking metrics on email and social media performance, advertising and web traffic.
  5. Assist with recording and tracking invoices for department expenses.
  6. Provide support to the Marketing Communications department for fundraising, educational and advocacy events, including execution of print and digital collateral.
  7. Complete other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Applicant must be currently enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution, working on a bachelor’s or graduate degree in marketing, media, journalism or a related field. Must display a commitment to reproductive justice, women’s health and/or gender equity. Applicant must have excellent writing and communication skills.

TIME COMMITMENT:

The length and weekly time commitment of your internship is variable depending on availability, but candidates must be able commit to a minimum of 8 hours per week for 12 weeks in order to get the most out of the internship experience. The successful applicant will receive a stipend of $1000 upon completion of the internship.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

  • STRATEGIC THINKING: Thinks strategically, drives innovations and is adaptive
  • RESULTS FOCUS: Drives organizational results; demonstrates accountability & service mentality.
  • PEOPLE LEADERSHIP: Builds and manages workforce based on organizational goals, budget considerations and staffing needs. Provides an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
  • RELATIONSHIP LEADERSHIP: Build relationships internally and externally to achieve common goals. Models and encourages cooperation within the organization/with stakeholders by fostering commitment, pride and trust with self/staff.
  • SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to maintain confidentiality about all Planned Parenthood business and activities on and off the job.

APPLICATIONS DUE: Winter/Spring Internship – December 9, 2016

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to Becca.Lee@ppheartland.org.

PR/marketing intern, On With Life

On With Life, a non-profit brain injury rehabilitation organization, is looking for a PR/Marketing intern this spring. This individual will assist with special events planning including the fall conference and fundraising events; draft content for the website and social media; update the On With Life external website with an emphasis on fresh content and photo galleries; and take and update photographs of building, persons served and staff. This internship is available to individuals currently pursuing in a bachelor’s degree with a major in public relations, journalism, communications, marketing, English or other related field. This internship will be unpaid but will work to provide college credit, if needed. The internship will be 12-20 hours per week, to be completed between the hours of 8:00-4:30, Monday-Friday. Here is a link to the description and application: http://www.onwithlife.org/prmarketingintern.aspx. Please contact Abby Bogaards (abogaards@onwithlife.org or 515-289-9612) with any questions.