JOBS: Washington Post Video Internships (3)

Video Journalist Intern


Job Description

The Washington Post’s video department is seeking students with strong skills and interest in video journalism for internships. Interns will develop skills in shooting, reporting and editing breaking news, daily and feature video stories as well as assist with on-location filming for various recurring video shows. Candidates should have flexible hours, including nights and weekends. Must have experience shooting DV/HDV video and editing with Final Cut Pro. Interns are preferred to have coursework or field experience in visual journalism or a related journalism/media degree. This is a part-time paid position.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Working toward (or a recent graduate with) a BA or MA in journalism, communications or similar discipline
  • Strong video shooting, editing and narrative storytelling skills
  • Strong news judgment
  • Ability to conceptualize projects in new and innovative ways
  • Ability to work in the field with limited supervision
  • Experience with Final Cut Pro, Final Cut X or similar video editing software
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Great work ethic and self-starting attitude
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability and desire to learn new software and technologies quickly and adapt to change

Job Location

  • Washington, DC, USA

Position Type

  • Part-time/16-hours per week

To Apply:

  • Please send resume, cover letter, including online video samples, to postvideointernship@gmail.com making sure to indicate in subject line which internship you are applying for.

DEADLINES:

  • Summer – April 30
  • Fall/Winter – August 1
  • Spring – December 1

Studio Technician Intern


Job Description

The Washington Post news video department is seeking an intern with a strong interest in learning live studio production. He or she will get hands-on experience in a broadcast control room, assisting in the daily production of multiple live shows or pre-taped segments in The Washington Post’s studios. This internship will provide live production opportunities to gain skills in areas such as teleprompter, graphics playback, technical directing, robotic cameras and running an audio mixer. In addition, the intern will get experience learning and operating a video router, patch panels, internal CATV system and fibre transmission – all skills crucial to becoming a broadcast professional. This is a part-time paid position.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Working toward (or a recent graduate with) a BA or MA in journalism, communications or similar discipline
  • Strong technical aptitude
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines at once
  • Great work ethic and self-starting attitude
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability and desire to learn new software and technologies quickly and adapt to change

Job Location

  • Washington, DC, USA

Position Type

  • Part-time/16-hours per week

To Apply:

  • Please send resume, cover letter, including online video samples, to postvideointernship@gmail.com making sure to indicate in subject line which internship you are applying for.

DEADLINES:

  • Summer – April 30
  • Fall/Winter – August 1
  • Spring – December 1

Fold Video Intern


Job Description

The Washington Post’s video program, “The Fold” is seeking students with strong skills and interest in video journalism for internships. Interns will develop skills in shooting, editing, scripting, reporting and developing story ideas. They will also support the team in other aspects of digital journalism including writing for the web, social media and working with our content management system. Candidates should have flexible hours. Must have experience shooting DV/HDV video and editing. Interns are preferred to have coursework or field experience in visual journalism or a related journalism/media degree. This is a part-time paid position.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Working toward (or a recent graduate with) a BA or MA in journalism, communications or similar discipline
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Strong news judgment
  • Experience with Final Cut Pro, Final Cut X or similar video editing software
  • Ability to work quickly and adjust to changing circumstances
  • Ability and desire to learn new software and technologies quickly and meet deadlines

Job Location

  • Washington, DC, USA

Position Type

  • Part-time/16-hours per week

To Apply:

  • Please send resume, cover letter, including online video samples, to postvideointernship@gmail.com making sure to indicate in subject line which internship you are applying for.

DEADLINES:

  • Summer – April 30
  • Fall/Winter – August 1
  • Spring – December 1
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