PAID INTERNSHIP - The Hartford Courant

posted Jan 15, 2015, 8:38 AM by Bruce Strong

The Hartford Courant photography department welcomes students and recent graduates to apply

for its 2015 summer internship. This paid internship is at least 10 weeks long and begins early

summer. The application deadline is Feb. 20, 2015.

Hartford Courant photography department interns are provided with the opportunity to complete

daily assignments for the newspaper’s news, sports and features departments, as well as our

affiliated magazines, Hartford and New Haven Living. Interns also are provided with the opportunity

to contribute to the production and design of our Sunday photo page, online galleries and video


Portfolios should include at least 20 single images, two photo stories and one video story.

Because each photographer on staff will have a voice in choosing our intern, links to online

portfolios are preferred. However, applicants may submit portfolios on a Mac-compatible CD or


Some Nikon pool equipment is available but interns must have their own photography equipment

and reliable transportation. Interns are responsible for their own housing.

Apply with a cover letter, portfolio and contact information for three references to:

Mark Mirko

The Hartford Courant

285 Broad St.

Hartford, CT


The Hartford Courant is the newspaper of record for one of the smallest states in the country but

twice has been named a World’s Best-Designed newspaper by the Society for News Design. For three

consecutive years the Hartford Courant earned the Angus McDougall Overall Excellence in Editing



Apply for Center for Social Commerce 2015 Ambassadorship with Internship at W2O Group's NYC Office

posted Jan 15, 2015, 7:06 AM by Bruce Strong

Apply for Center for Social Commerce 2015 Ambassadorship with Internship at W2O Group's NYC Office




Calling all leaders and high achievers: Apply to be a Center for Social Commerce (CSC) 2015 Ambassador!


The CSC is a collaborative program between Syracuse University’s Newhouse School and W2O Group, an integrated communications and marketing agency. Up to four qualified SU students will be selected as CSC Ambassadors for spring and fall 2015. This unique opportunity also includes a paid summer internship at W2O Group’s NYC office, with a housing stipend, as well as an all-expense paid trip to Austin, TX during the SXSW Interactive Conference.


What are the perks?

  •  ​A full-time, paid internship at a growing, innovative agency.
  • Housing stipend to cover summer accommodations in NYC.
  • An all-expense-paid trip to SxSW Interactive conference in Austin, TX from March 11-15, where Ambassadors will attend a Digital Summit and networking events hosted by W2O Group.
  • Invaluable leadership experience.
  • Professional networking opportunities with W2O Group executives and employees, guest speakers from the industry and SU faculty.


What do CSC Ambassador responsibilities include?

  • ​Manage CSC social media and collaborate with peers to develop blog posts and multimedia content for CSC website.
  • Serve as representatives of the CSC and work with CSC directors to implement innovative ideas to build the program.
  • Assist with promotion of Social Commerce Days and other CSC programs.
  • Work with CSC directors to spearhead unique research projects and thought leadership initiatives.

Who is eligible?

  • ​Qualified sophomores and juniors who will be on campus for the spring and fall 2015 semesters can apply.
  • Students with a background in public relations, communications, marketing or information studies are encouraged to apply.
  • Being selected as an Ambassador is contingent on being qualified for an internship at W2O Group.
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0.

How do I apply?

  • ​Application deadline: January 23, 2015 at 5 p.m. ET.
  • Submit resume and cover letter to AND to Maria Russell ( Please use subject line “CSC Ambassador Application – [Your Name].”

To learn more about this opportunity, including details on the summer internship with W2O Group, please read the Center for Social Commerce Ambassador Guide.


To learn more about the CSC, visit and follow @SocCommSU on Twitter. 


You may also contact current CSC Ambassadors Lauryn Botterman ( or Nick Jones ( with any questions.

GRANT for Fashion folks - $50,000

posted Feb 27, 2014, 10:22 AM by Bruce Strong

The Vilcek Foundation will award three prizes of $50,000 each to young fashion professionals who demonstrate outstanding early achievement.
Professionals in the following fields are encouraged to apply:
Designer — including but not exclusive to womenswear, menswear, textile design, accessories, and other artifacts
Stylist — including editorials, advertising campaigns, and fashion presentations
Makeup/hair artist — truly experimental pushing the breadth of materials used to communicate their narrative of makeup or hair
Image Maker — including fashion photography, film, animation, and illustration
Curator — including exhibitions, presentations, and display through real and/or virtual environment
Writer — fashion writing, including curatorial, journalistic, critical, editorial, and historical
Deadline: June 10, 2014. For more information, click here.

Internship - Newsday

posted Feb 5, 2014, 8:07 PM by Bruce Strong   [ updated Feb 5, 2014, 8:22 PM ]

 There is a video internships this summer at Newsday. It's a paid gig too! If you have anyone interested please let me know. Here's where you can find more information on it:

Thank you, 

Thanks Jessica!

Job - Assignment Coordinator AP Images in London

posted Feb 1, 2014, 7:23 PM by Bruce Strong

- Thanks to Jamie's List for this one ...

Job: Assignment Coordinator AP Images, London

AP Images is a business within the Associated Press. It generates significant revenue within the AP through licensing AP’s photo content commercially. In addition to licensing content, AP Images has built a photo assignment service fulfilling global commercial and editorial photography for a wide ranging list of clients. This service provides end-to-end logistics, coordination and execution of photo assignments including the review of portfolios, photographer selection and scheduling of the assignment.

AP invites applications for the position of Assignment Coordinator based at its office in London.

The Assignment Coordinator will be responsible for providing photo assignment and related sales support coordinating commercial and editorial photo assignments globally. Duties will include assisting with photographer selection, the collection of assignment details, the creation of assignment briefs, assignment shoot co-ordination from end-to-end, and post-production activities insuring images are delivered to customers and moved on the commercial wire. Also provide sales support for the AP Images platform to include entitlements and setting up new users. The position is may require occasional shift and weekend work. Training will be provided for the new tasks to be undertaken.

Key Responsibilities Include:
• Supporting the AP Images assignment customers in the end-to-end fulfillment of photo assignments.
• Collecting assignment details from clients and creating and organizing assignment briefs using SharePoint assignment tools and Salesforce CRM.
• Coordinating assignment shoot production from end-to-end to include assisting with the selection of photographers, confirming availability and liaising with photographer on logistics of photo assignments to ensure that shoot is on schedule and is executed according to assignment brief.
• Handling post-production and delivery of production to clients to including the distribution of content via AP Images website and push distribution.
• Supporting entitlement creation and reporting on for AP sales and partner agents.
• Curating packages of content for collections on
Scanning and retouching photo negatives and prints to AP standards when necessary.

Knowledge and Experience

• College degree, technical degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Visual literacy and previous experience in the Photography sector focused on corporate and editorial photo assignments.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively on an independent basis and in a team situation communicating ideas effectively.
• Excellent computer skills PC and Macintosh computer knowledge a must. Experience using Microsoft Office suite of software and Photoshop. SharePoint, Photo Mechanic and Sales Force would be an advantage but training will be provided.
• Practical experience with HTML and XML is a plus.
• Fluent in English with preferably some ability in another European language – German/French/Spanish preferably.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills required with the ability to be relate well to clients as well as team members.
• Must be a self-starter with the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
• Previous experience working across wide geographical regions and understanding global geography.
Qualified applicants should send a CV and covering letter to Human Resources, or The Interchange, Oval Road, Camden, London NW1 7DZ.

All applicants must be able to work in the UK or be able to gain permission to work in the UK.

The closing date is 18th February 2014. If you have not heard from us by 4th March 2014 please consider your application unsuccessful.

No recruitment agencies please.

Job - Video Producer at the Atlantic

posted Feb 1, 2014, 7:21 PM by Bruce Strong

- Thanks to Jamie's List for this one ...

Video Producer at The Atlantic (DC)

Apply at this link:

The Atlantic’s in-house production team explores multimedia storytelling in the rapidly evolving world of online video. We produce original documentaries, interview series, and other nonfiction video content for The Atlantic’s digital properties. We also feature a diverse selection of videos by journalists, independent filmmakers, and other creators on the Atlantic Video channel.

We seek an experienced video producer/editor familiar with all aspects of nonfiction video production and a track record of making awesome videos for the web. This producer will work closely with the rest of the video team and be responsible for developing and executing original projects quickly and creatively. The producer will report to the executive producer and work out of The Atlantic’s office in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities Include:
• Developing, shooting, and editing videos on a range of topics in The Atlantic’s key verticals: politics, business, technology, health, entertainment, global affairs, etc.
• Managing the production process of concurrent projects from pre- through post-production
• Working closely with The Atlantic’s other video producers on all phases of production, including shoots.

Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate:
• At least 3 years of professional experience in journalistic/documentary video production
• Experience with industry-standard software (Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, etc.), DSLR video workflow, and streaming services (e.g. Brightcove). Motion graphics skills are a plus.
• A track record of success creating compelling video for the web
• The ability to manage multiple projects on tight deadlines
• A deep knowledge of online video platforms and social media
• A creative, innovative sensibility and high editorial standards

Atlantic Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

JOB - Lynchburg VA Photojournalist

posted Feb 1, 2014, 7:20 PM by Bruce Strong

- Thanks to Jamie's List for this one ... JOB: Lynchburg VA Photojournalist

Posted: 01 Feb 2014 06:41 AM PST


The Lynchburg News & Advance has an immediate opening for a staff photographer. The News & Advance is a 30,000-circulation daily paper located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Lynchburg, Va. We’re looking for an enterprising photojournalist with excellent photography skills who is passionate about community journalism.Video and multimedia skills are a plus.

Photographers should expect to shoot sports, community events and features and be proactive in producing multimedia elements. In-depth documentary projects are strongly supported and encouraged. The ideal candidate is a team player who can create quality work on deadline. In recent years, our staff of three photojournalists has won more than a dozen state and national awards including multiple Best of Photojournalism and AP awards.

Please submit cover letter, resume and portfolio with multimedia examples. Respond to Jill Nance at or c/o The News & Advance, 101 Wyndale Dr. Lynchburg, Va 24501

PROJECT / Freelance - Pregnancy Care Center of Oswego County

posted Jan 28, 2014, 4:31 PM by Bruce Strong

From: Jennifer Vrooman <>
Subject: Potential Project for Student(s)
Date: January 25, 2014 at 2:07:04 PM EST

Good Afternoon,

My name is Jennifer Vrooman and I received your name from Doug Brode. I am on the Board of Directors for the Pregnancy Care Center of Oswego County. I am writing to inquire about a potential film project for a Syracuse University student and hope I have found the right contact names. 
The Pregnancy Care Center of Oswego is a 501c3 non-profit organization which thrives exclusively on donation. It has been in existence for thirty years and is an organization which helps women and families in crisis, especially in crisis due to an unplanned pregnancy. Local government-funded organizations such as Oswego County Opportunities, Social Services of Oswego County, and Oswego Hospital all refer clients to us. We exist to help one of the poorest counties in the state. We offer peer-counseling, free pregnancy tests, material needs, and various programs,  including a program called Earn While You Learn (EWYL). This particular program walks women (and men) through several different classes (budgeting, grocery shopping, parenting, college prep, etc.); at the completion of each class, participants earn "mentor bucks" which are then used to "purchase" larger ticket items in our "shop," such as cribs, car seats and extra diapers. Quotes from past clients in reference to this program have been: "We come here to get books, yea, my kid actually likes reading now" and "Now I know what to do when my son throws a tantrum." The theory behind this program is to gently educate families and instill in them a sense of ownership and pride as they meet the needs of their family through education and hard work. This program is so popular that we are booked two weeks in advance and have clients calling us requesting that we call them with any cancellation dates. Also, due to the popularity of this program, we are quickly out-growing our facility and are physically unable to take on more clients, more volunteers and are outsourcing our materials to external storage. Our executive director recently moved her office to a large storage closet so the Center could gain an extra counseling room. 

I tell you all of this because we are at a point of imperative and imminent growth and are looking to move. In order to do so, we must have the funding. In order to gain funding, we'd like to construct a short video (around the 10 minute mark or longer if the student finds it necessary), somewhat as a short documentary commemorating where the Center has been in the past 30 years, where it is now, and where it plans to go. We'd like to include client testimonies, possibly go into some clients' homes (if applicable) when discussing EWYL, and interview/have clips from past/current directors. This video will be used to go to organizations and institutions as a means to further educate the public about our mission and to help us gain support for a move. 

I am reaching out to Syracuse University to see if there might be a student who would be interested in taking on this project as a means of enhancing his/her resume and gaining greater field experience. We have all the field work resources; we are just looking for someone with vision and equipment to create footage and put it all together into an insightful and creative masterpiece. We do have a budget for this project, so if appropriate, there could be compensation for it. While we have certain aspects of the video we'd like to include, we are very open and encourage creative licence for whomever takes on this video.
We'd also like to use this video for our annual fund-raising banquet (numbers are close to 400 attendees), which is on May 15th of this year. So, the deadline for it would be somewhere prior to the 15th of May. Which, the end of the semester is that weekend, correct? So that deadline may work out.  
Whether this is a project in which you think your student(s) would be interested or not, please respond back at your earliest convenience so I am better able to help the Center find someone with talent and vision. I appreciate your time and look forward to hearing from you.

Don't forget to "like" us on Facebook!

INTERNSHIP - Blue Chalk Media

posted Jan 28, 2014, 2:31 PM by Bruce Strong

Blue Chalk Media, a Brooklyn-based digital media company founded by people who believe in the power of nonfiction visual storytelling, is offering a paid summer internship at its offices in Portland, OR.

Duties will include working closely with Executive Producer Rob Finch and other team members to produce top quality productions for editorial, non-profit and commercial clients and partners worldwide, for distribution on television, the Internet and at live events.

Candidates should demonstrate excellent editing and shooting skills, as well as competence with Adobe Premiere and transcription software.

Applications are being accepted this week, with a decision to be made by February 1. The internship Start and End dates are flexible depending on availability, but ideally would include 12 weeks between June 1-August 31. 

If you're interested, please send an email to:

with your resume and a link to your work.

We look forward to hearing from you!

FELLOWSHIP - Google Journalism Fellowships - 2014

posted Jan 27, 2014, 1:25 PM by Bruce Strong   [ updated Jan 27, 2014, 1:26 PM ]

Google Journalism Fellowships - 2014

In an effort to help develop the next crop of reporters working to keep the world informed, educated and entertained, we have created the Google Journalism Fellowship. As a company dedicated to making the world’s information easily accessible, Google recognizes that behind many blue links is a journalist and that quality journalism is a key ingredient of a vibrant and functioning society.

The program is aimed at undergraduate, graduate and journalism students interested in using technology to tell stories in new and dynamic ways. The Fellows will get the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to a variety of organizations -- from those that are steeped in investigative journalism to those working for press freedom around the world and to those that are helping the industry figure out its future in the digital age.

There will be a focus on data driven journalism, online free expression and rethinking the business of journalism. The 10-week long Fellowship will open with a week at Google followed by nine weeks at one of the participating organizations.

  • Participating organizations are based in Berkeley, CA, Columbia, MO, Cambridge, MA, St. Petersburg/Miami, FL, New York, NY, Washington, DC and Boston, MA, Austin, TX.
  • They include the Center for Investigative Reporting, the Committee to Protect Journalists, Investigative Reporters & Editors, Pew Research Center’s Journalism Project, Poynter, Nieman Journalism Lab,, ProPublica, Sunlight Foundation and the Texas Tribune.

More information about the host organizations and the areas of focus for the Fellows are outlined on the Host Organizations page.

Fellows will be assigned a lead mentor at their host organizations, but will have the opportunity to work with several senior staff members over the course of the summer. Fellows will be expected to make substantive contributions to the work of their organization, including researching and writing stories, contributing to open source data programs, creating timely data to accurately frame public debates about media in the United States and the world as well as finding new and compelling ways to use data to tell stories.

Who should apply?

We're looking for students, based in the US, who are passionate about journalism and the role that technology can play in the industry and the pursuit of their craft. Students from all majors and degree programs who possess the following qualities are encouraged to apply:

  • Demonstrated or stated commitment to journalism - especially in the fields of data driven journalism or freedom of expression online
  • An interest in exploring and creating business models to help the industry in the digital age
  • Excellent academic record, professional/extracurricular/volunteer activities, subject matter expertise
  • First-rate analytical, communications, research, and writing skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently, and to work smartly and resourcefully in a fast-paced environment
  • Applicants with some experience with HTML, Javascript or another web programming language and experience with Microsoft Excel or a database system is an advantage.

Fellows will receive a stipend of $8,000 USD for 10 weeks during the summer of 2014 (June-August) and a travel budget of $1,000 USD.

The Fellowship will start on June 9 2014 with the first week at Google in Mountain View, California. Fellows will join their host organization on June 16 2014 and finish on August 8 2014.

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