Internships

INTERNSHIPS

Production Assistant Interns

Production Assistants are a vital part of our operations here at Amherst Media. Candidates should be self-motivated and enthusiastic about multimedia production! Basic duties include assisting with pre and post-production work-flow for in-house studio shoots and field productions. Interns are also encouraged to create and produce their own original programming to be aired on our network. Amherst Media offers workshops and classes in Final Cut for those who are looking to become certified.

This is a great opportunity to advance your creative and technical skills!

Duties: Assisting in shooting, directing, floor management, lighting, sound, editing and programming.

Skills: Accepted interns will receive training and supervision from Staff. Amherst Media interns may attend all courses and workshops free of charge (excluding the Apple Final Cut Certifications).

Please send resume and cover letter or requests for further information to: intern@amherstmedia.org or 246 College Street, Amherst, MA 01002

Social Media Interns

Seeking Internet savvy persons for a Social Media internship positions.

Individuals will be responsible for coordination and execution of social media marketing for Amherst Media. Working with the Director of Media Technology and the Training Coordinator to assist in developing marketing strategies to increase community engagement on the web including driving traffic to our website, increasing membership and creating a greater sense of community on the web.
Keeping an eye out for new trends and taking advantage of new opportunities in social media marketing is key.

Duties: Update and management of pre-existing pages; Amherstmedia.org, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Google+ and other appropriate sites. Interact with online community and encourage involvement with Amherst Media by developing online connections and relationships. Creating PR campaigns aimed at targeted groups of existing and prospective members then distributing information via the web, e-mail and social media sites. Producing Flyers and distributing them across Amherst and local campuses.

Desired Skills: Proficiency with Mac OSX, Photoshop, Mailchimp and the previously mentioned social media sites.

This position offers a unique opportunity to develop and drive digital and Social media strategies for the organization.

Please send resume and cover letter or requests for further information to: intern@amherstmedia.org or 246 College Street, Amherst, MA 01002

Archiving Internships

Archiving

Amherst Media is in the process of digitizing our vast library of tapes, ranging from SVHS to 3/4 to Mini DV.  This project is part of our effort to preserve our extensive collection of tapes documenting our community's history and we are currently one of the first access centers in the country to take on this process.  Interested applicants must be driven, detail oriented, able to multitask and able to solve technical issues with little supervision.  Archiving interns will work closely with the Director of Programming and Director of Media Technologies.  Preference is given to work study positions, but credited internship positions will also be considered.

Duties: Digitize a wide variety of analog formats for backup to a hard drive, LTO system, and Archive.org.  Collect specific metadata for each program which will be attached to the files through each step of the archiving process.  Report to the Director of Programming and the Director of Media Technologies.

Skills: Experience with Apple computers, Google Spreadsheets and documents, and a basic understanding of analog technologies, such as VCR's.  Desire to learn about digitization and archiving.

Please send resume and cover letter or requests for further information to: intern@amherstmedia.org or 246 College Street, Amherst, MA 01002

Programming Internships

Amherst Media Shows locally produced content, but we also play content from around the country. We are constantly looking for new materials from other community media centers and producers that represent a similar ethos to ours. As an intern you will work with our Director of Programming to locate interesting new materials to air on our network in Amherst.

Duties: Search for special interest content from a variety of sites from around the country. Contact producer(s) and arrange for transfer of shows in applicable file format. Advocate on behalf of Amherst Media & Community Media. Use Tightrope Cablecast system to upload and schedule shows for air.  Additional duties may include assistance with digitizing and documenting older programs as part of our archiving project.

Skills: Knowledge of online video formats and codecs, desire to learn more about broadcast television severs and equipment as well as scheduling.

Please send resume and cover letter or requests for further information to: intern@amherstmedia.org or 246 College Street, Amherst, MA 01002

Social Journalism Coordinator and Editor

Amherst Media’s new Community Journalism program is looking for two interns to help coordinate and organize our Community Journalists (CJs), by scouting for local stories, recruiting and corresponding with CJs, hosting weekly CJ meetings and overseeing editing of stories and adding them to our site. These stories will utilize video, podcast, photos and written articles. The interns will have a major role in establishing this program.

You would also produce a fortnightly (biweekly) news magazine encapsulating selected highlights from the previous two weeks reporting from Amherst Media government coverage as well as news articles deemed important to the local community.

Please send resume and cover letter or requests for further information to: intern@amherstmedia.org or 246 College Street, Amherst, MA 01002

 

EMPLOYMENT / WORK STUDY

Office Assistants

Amherst Media is looking for work-study eligible students for a yearlong position in our office as office assistant. Ideal candidates will have basic knowledge of computers and operating systems such as Windows and Mac as well as Microsoft Office. Duties include answering phones and handling customer/member inquiries in a polite and courteous manner. Filing, copying and checking out/in equipment and various tasks as assigned by office manager and/or staff.

Shifts are between 10am – 8pm Mon – Thurs and 10am – 6pm on Friday.

Skills: Fluency with Microsoft Office, Mac OSX. Some competency with Photoshop, knowledge of Drupal & CiviCRM preferred.

Please send resume and cover letter or requests for further information to: intern@amherstmedia.org or 246 College Street, Amherst, MA 01002

Production/Workflow Assistants

Amherst Media is looking for 4 reliable work-study eligible students to cover government shoots at the Amherst Town Hall as well as the Amherst Regional High School. Amherst Media covers the local government meetings to stream online and for live broadcast.  Shoots are usually weekdays between 4 pm-10 pm in the Town Hall or, in the case of School Committee meetings, at the Amherst Regional High School.  Both locations use robotic camera systems.

No experience necessary, all accepted applicants will be trained.

Please send resume and cover letter or requests for further information to: intern@amherstmedia.org or 246 College Street, Amherst, MA 01002