Video Metadata Intern

Posted On: September 26, 2014

Paid Journalism Internship

Media Organization: Vocativ

Company Description

Vocativ is a new media company using proprietary technology and methodologies to uncover information no other news organization can. The company launched in October 2013, for the global Digital Generation of people in their 20s and 30s.

The company’s unique technology aggregates and analyzes open-source data from across the Deep Web — the 80% of the Internet un-indexed by search engines. Think Big Data for journalism. A team of analysts and data scientists sits on top of this technology, inside of our newsroom and alongside a team of top reporters, writers, videographers, producers, editors and developers. Vocativ taps into the world of raw, vital information hidden in the digital realm, which until now, no news organization has had the ability to reach, let alone understand.

This new type of newsgathering allows Vocativ to cut through the spin and the echo-chamber of aggregated, non-differentiated storytelling. We introduce our audience to people, ideas and trends they'd otherwise never see, with honest, gritty journalism. Just like the best media companies through the ages, our goal ultimately is to tell memorable stories, but to infuse those stories with unique ideas and insights from the Deep Web.

Vocativ is headquartered in New York City, with a growing team of almost 75 employees in nine countries.

Job Description

We are looking for an intern who will be in charge of metadata input for our existing and future video files. This process will involve systematically going through our existing media, noting relevant information that will be useful for repurposing the media, and inputting that information into each video file. Additionally, this position will entail tagging all new media with relevant metadata, as it arrives.

• Input relevant metadata into existing video files
• Keep pace with metadata input as new footage arrives
• Work with production staff to improve the accessibility of media to our editors and producers
• Develop sustainable organizational tactics for our media

Skills and Experience:
• Experienced with video asset management systems and/or metadata tagging
• Familiar with video production workflows
• Organized and detail oriented
• Experienced in using Final Cut Pro 7 and/or Adobe Premiere

To Apply

Please send resume and a brief cover letter to Eliza Bowling, HR Generalist, at