Posted On: May 15, 2012
Media Organization: Current TV, LLC.
Current Media is the fastest growing cable network in history. Our Emmy-award-winning team delivers in-depth exploration of the world’s most important and entertaining stories to an engaged and interactive audience on-air and online. We are committed to providing our influential adult audience relevant content with the most integrated and immersive multi-platform experience possible.
Current media has smart, dedicated teams in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Europe, and is new viewed in more than 70 million homes worldwide.
Current’s digital team for “Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer” develops content that complements and expands upon the “Viewpoint” television experience. We create and optimize video, blogs and interactive experiences on Current.com, Current’s social media networks and the “Viewpoint” website (http://current.com/shows/viewpoint/).
As a student intern on the “Viewpoint” digital team you will have a unique hands-on learning experience where your contribution and ideas will be encouraged.
-Assist in the production and editing of online videos related to “Viewpoint”
-Contribute original digital content such as blog posts and image galleries
-Assist with creation and execution of social media content
-Think strategically and brainstorm with the team about online trends and how to best apply them to original content produced for Current.com and the “Viewpoint” site
-Some administrative tasks in support of the team, as necessary
-Proficiency with Final Cut Pro; experience shooting and editing video content for the web
-Basic Adobe Photoshop skills (at minimum, an ability to select and crop images, with basic editing)
-Experience producing content for the web, including blogging and headline writing
-Familiarity with AP Style
-Strong knowledge of online content, social media trends and best practices in the digital space a plus
-Extremely strong organizational skills and attention to detail
-Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize multiple work streams
-Passion for political news commentary and elections coverage a major plus
-Enrollment in an accredited college/university and the ability to earn school credit for your internship. Graduate students highly encouraged to apply.
-Must be able to devote 20 to 40 hours per week
If you’re looking for a rewarding opportunity and a great work environment, please email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the position you’re applying for in the subject line. Please tell us where you saw this position and the semester you are applying for. All internships are unpaid.