Photo Intern, Topic

Posted On: April 7, 2017

Paid Journalism Internship

Media Organization: First Look Media

Company Description

First Look Media is a new-model media company devoted to supporting independent voices, from fearless investigative journalism and documentary filmmaking to smart, provocative entertainment. Launched in 2013 by eBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar, First Look Media was created with the belief that independent perspectives are vital to both a vibrant culture and a thriving democracy. In March of 2017 First Look Media launched Topic.

Topic is the ambitious new storytelling brand and entertainment studio from First Look Media dedicated to supporting creators at the forefront of culture. From Academy Award®-winning films (Spotlight) to television, audio and digital, we explore a wide range of subject matter, both fiction and nonfiction. Our approach – challenging, compelling and unconventional – reflects our commitment to discovering and amplifying independent new voices, and supporting established ones.

Job Description

Topic is looking for a talented, motivated photo intern to assist with photo editing, research, and other visual responsibilities. The internship will involve background image and story research; securing licensing for archival photography, video, and audio; artist portfolio research; organizing contracts and documents; brainstorming concepts and ideas for visual storytelling; and collaborating with designers, editors, and the social media team. This is an editorial position, not a photographer position. The intern will work on a variety of projects depending on the publishing schedule and the stories assigned.

Background & Qualifications:

Current student or recent graduate preferred
Fluent in Photoshop
Knowledge of WordPress or other CMS
A strong visual aesthetic
Passion for photography, art and new media
An interest in creative storytelling and a desire for discovery
Good communication skills
Ability to handle multiple projects within a tight deadline

The internship is five days a week, $15/hour for 12 weeks.

In your cover letter, please indicate your year in school or year of graduation.

Relocation services are not provided.

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