MNN’s Youth Media Center is looking for a Digital Media Intern to join our team, The Digital Media Intern will assist and will be mentored by the Production and Management team to build web, mobile, and social experiences that will promote the Youth Media Center’s and the Youth Channel’s digital presence. The intern will focus on building buzz around new productions launches and will engage fans in the digital space. The intern will learn about new media, marketing campaigns, social media outreach, copywriting, marketing automation, video editing and more.
The intern will partake in researching and designing infographics, creating visual stories, and brainstorming art for social media. Also in pitching and ideating video ideas that work for the Youth Channel audience. The Digital Media Intern will work closely with and will collaborate with the Youth Channel’s Production team to produce our weekly episodic satire news show called “YC Weekly”.
This is a great opportunity for individuals looking to gain knowledge in alternative media, promote content and services for NYC youth and learning the ins and outs of a production and post-production facility. The candidate would ideally have some previous experience working in digital media.
● Assisting in the development of on-brand content for the Youth Media Center’s website, social media page and, email campaigns
● Scheduling content and monitoring Social Media pages while optimizing and increasing user engagement
● Helping to optimize the Youth Channel’s YouTube page to increase content usability and aesthetic layout
● Helping to develop and compile a database of online media including titles and descriptions of videos of the Youth Channel productions
● Designing graphics to promote MNN’s Youth Media Center’s programs, classes and other events on social media
● Taking pictures at events, in classes, and in the studios to be used for promotional purposes
● Compiling a targeted media list to be used for pitching Youth Media Center’s content and trainings
● Monitoring and researching for local events, campaigns and initiatives that are in line with the Youth Channel’s content and pitch these events to the Production Team for coverage
● Creating promotional/micro-media versions of past Youth Channel productions to be used specifically in Social Media platforms
● Acting as talent/news anchor for the weekly production “YC Weekly” in collaboration with the Youth Production Interns
● Create video and still image graphics for social media distribution
● Assisting the Production Team on research and small video shoots
● Other projects to be determined
The Digital Media Production Internship is a 12-week collegiate credited internship where interns will get a hands on approach to creating media for a televised cable network. Interns are required to work a minimum of 16 hours per week and are required to attend weekly Production meetings.
● All prospective interns must be currently enrolled in a New York based collegiate institution majoring in Graphic Design, Journalism, Television/Film, Communications, Marketing or a related field.
● Working knowledge or experience with non-linear editing software such Adobe Premiere
● Working knowledge or experience with Adobe After Effects
● Working knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator.
● Must have strong verbal and written communication skills
● Must be social media savvy (Twitter and Facebook)
● Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Google applications
● Must have excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize workloads
● Strong Interest in community and youth media
● Self Starter, action-oriented work ethic with “can do” approach
● Exceptional organizational skills with demonstrated ability to work independently, collectively, and collaboratively with minimal supervision
● Problem solver/ Experience in conflict resolution
● Be interested in current events. Should constantly be on the hunt for unique visual angles on Breaking News
● Quick turn around on graphics
● Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish
● Familiarity with Hootsuite and Mailchimp, or similar platforms
College Credit - The Youth Production Internship is a 12-week collegiate credited internship. Prospective Interns should speak with their Major and Minor department chair, as well as their school's’ Center for Career Development to confirm you can receive credit for your work with the Youth Media Center.
All prospective interns must be currently enrolled in a New York based collegiate institution majoring in Graphic Design, Journalism, Television/Film, Communications or a related field.
The Youth Channel is a production from Manhattan Neighborhood Network’s Youth Media Center. The Youth Channel produces critical media that provides an in depth analysis and pipeline for action on issues faced by young people living, working, and going to school in New York City. By providing an alternative narrative to the stories in dominant media about NYC youth; the Youth Channel engages audiences to participate in local efforts for change by ensuring producers are both powerful storytellers and active community leaders. The Youth Channel is dedicated to create media that is timely, impactful, and community-based. Our target audience is youth the ages of 15 to 25.
The Youth Media Center interns join a rigorous work environment interested in cultivating the production and critical thinking skills of each intern. They are welcomed into a family of serious journalists interested in advancing social justice; the Youth Media Center staff eagerly supports their academic and personal growth.
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