City Pages seeks photography interns for Winter 2013

Categories: Slideshows
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Students who wish to apply can email kristin.bjornsen@villagevoicemedia.com with their résumé and samples (or links).

Calling all photography students! Village Voice Media (City Pages' parent company) is recruiting undergraduate photo students for its Winter 2013 Photo Intern Program.

Our interns work directly with the art director and the web editor to supply quality photography for blogs and slideshows, covering events including burlesque shows, art openings, local concerts, and festivals. Interns who pass muster are provided the opportunity to assist with feature/cover photo shoots, working closely with the art director to get feedback on their work. Interns are also encouraged to present ideas that could be used for slideshows and photo presentations on the website. In the past, stellar interns have photographed dishes for our weekly review, as well as covers (and even won awards for it!).

Important: Photography interns must be enrolled and register for internship credits--no exceptions. There's no cash offered for this gig, only credits. The number of credits is determined by your institution of enrollment. Reimbursement will be provided for mileage accrued. Still interested? Read on!

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The art director will provide critiques on your work, but not lessons on photography. Interns must have people skills and fearlessly interact with the public. Reliable transportation is a must, and we will reimburse for mileage. This position is BYOE--bring your own equipment.

You will:

  • Photograph at least two slideshows plus one other assignment per week
  • Keep a close working relationship with the art director and web department
  • Edit, clean up, and upload all images to the website
  • Seek out interesting topics to propose and photograph for slideshows
  • Shoot concerts for music blogs and nightlife slideshows

WHO WE ARE

Eleven industry-leading websites and weekly newspapers comprise the Voice Media Group of companies, including LA Weekly, Denver Westword, Houston Press, and the flagship Village Voice in New York City. We are the nation's largest chain of alternative media publications. In print and online, our writers regularly bring home national and regional journalism awards -- more than 500 in the past decade, including the Pulitzer Prize. Though the Village Voice family of companies includes 11 websites and news-weeklies, each publication is editorially independent and fiercely local, dedicated to covering -- and uncovering -- its hometown.


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