JOB: Paid Photo Editing Internship (MD)

EDUCATION WEEK
Editorial Projects in Education, publisher of Education Week, has an immediate opening for a talented and ambitious photo editing intern who will work to assist the prize-winning photography team in producing and promoting visual assets for our online and print news operations.
The photo editing intern will be a key partner in supporting a vibrant digital-first news operation and will have opportunities to take the initiative in new presentation approaches and social-media strategy for the department.
Internship pay is $10 per hour.
Under the supervision of the Director of Photography, responsibilities will include:
• Work with editors and reporters to identify and coordinate opportunities for visual storytelling
• Work with staff to research and implement new and creative ways to display photographs online
• Utilize social media to promote photographic work to engage and build reader interest
• Work collaboratively with Web team, page designers, and editors in photo selection and display
• Assist with efforts to engage an online audience via EdWeek’s vast archival content, including both print and digital photos
While the primary tasks for this position will focus on online presentation and social-media promotion, the successful applicant will be able to assist with all tasks associated with still and/or video assignments, including research, editing, and production. The successful applicant will also be expected to accept and execute still and/or video assignments as requested.
Priority will be given to interns who can commit to 24-30 hours/week and a minimum of 4 months.
Required:
• Proven ability as a creative visual editor, as well as a strong still and video storyteller
• Proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Final Cut software programs
• Understanding of, and interest in, dynamic visual presentation platforms and use of photography to engage online audiences (via promotion tasks, social media, and search strategy)
• Experience visualizing and telling engaging stories with multimedia
• Strong motivation, a collaborative work ethic, and ability to meet deadlines
• Journalism experience – on the job/internship or in the classroom
• Sense of humor
EPE is a nonprofit publishing organization dedicated to raising the level of awareness and understanding among professionals and the public of important issues in American education. We offer a convenient workplace in the heart of Bethesda, Md., and a friendly atmosphere where employees can thrive professionally.
To apply: Applicants should send cover letter, resume, references, and a portfolio of your strongest work to the attention of Education Week’s director of photography, Charles Borst, at cborst@epe.org.
Editorial Projects in Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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