Special Report Producer: Virtual Reality

Posted On: June 3, 2015


Media Organization: NYC Media Lab

Company Description

NYC Media Lab connects technologists in digital media and technology companies with bright minds in New York City’s universities in order to drive innovation and talent development. The Lab is a partnership between the City of New York, its institutions of higher education, and the digital media and technology industry. Corporate members include the Associated Press, Bloomberg LP, ESPN, Hearst Corporation, MLB Advanced Media, NBCUniversal, News Corp, Publicis Groupe, Rogers Communications, Showtime, Tenfore Holdings, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, and Viacom. NYC Media Lab hosts events and seeds projects to foster collaboration across a range of disciplines core to the future of media. More is at http://www.nycmedialab.org.

Job Description

NYC Media Lab is seeking a Producer to prepare a special report on the future of virtual reality. Working closely with NYC Media Lab staff and advisors, the Producer will identify primary areas of interest, talk to key players in the field, and collect, draft and edit content. The final report will be distributed widely to the NYC Media Lab community.

This is an ideal position for a current or recent graduate student with a background in multimedia journalism and a grasp of the digital media sector. Candidates should have strong writing and project management skills, a capacity to work independently, and an ability to go find great, interesting stories and craft a compelling narrative.

This is a project-based position during June, July, and August. The final project deliverable is set for Labor Day. The total remuneration for the project will be $6,000.

Key Responsibilities:
+ Work with staff at NYC Media Lab to produce a 20-30 page thought leadership POV
+ Research and identify at least 30 qualified innovators in the field from industry, the startup community, and universities
+ Coordinate and conduct interviews
+ Collect and synthesize secondary research and other background material
+ Produce media complementary media artifacts, such as video and/or audio

This position can be performed remotely, but will require frequent travel to locations in and around NYC to conduct interviews.

To Apply

To apply, visit: http://www.nycmedialab.org/job-opportunities/special-report-producer/