Fall Photo Editing Intern, TOPIC

The Position:

TOPIC is looking for a talented, motivated photo intern to assist with editing, research, and other visual responsibilities. The internship will involve background image and story research; securing licensing for archival photography, video, and audio; artist portfolio discovery and research; organizing contracts and documents; brainstorming concepts and ideas for visual storytelling; and collaborating with designers, editors, and the social media team. This is an editorial position, not a photographer position. The intern will work on a variety of projects depending on the publishing schedule and the stories assigned.

 Background & Qualifications:

  • A strong visual aesthetic
  • Recent graduate or current student preferred
  • Passion for photography, art, and new media
  • Thorough researching skills
  • An interest in creative storytelling and a desire for discovery
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects within a tight deadline
  • Fluent in Photoshop
  • Knowledge of WordPress or other CMS

About TOPIC

Topic is the ambitious new storytelling brand and entertainment studio from First Look Media, dedicated to supporting creators at the forefront of culture. From Academy Award®-winning films (Spotlight) to television, audio and digital, we explore a wide range of subject matter, both fiction and nonfiction with an emphasis on stories of consequence that explore the issues of our time. Our approach – challenging, compelling and unconventional – reflects our commitment to discovering and amplifying independent new voices, and supporting established ones.

About First Look Media

First Look Media is a new-model media company devoted to supporting independent voices, from fearless investigative journalism and documentary filmmaking to smart, provocative entertainment. Launched in 2013 by eBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar, First Look Media was created with the belief that independent perspectives are vital to both a vibrant culture and a thriving democracy. 

First Look Media is currently in the market with its flagship properties, The Intercept, The Nib and Field of Vision, and plans to continue expanding its mission of supporting independent voices via a variety of new brands, formats and platforms as well as through foundational technology helping creators and audiences develop, distribute, discover and connect with meaningful stories.

Hours:                                               

The internship is 30 hours a week, $15/hour for 12 weeks.

In your cover letter, please indicate your year in school or year of graduation.

Relocation services are not provided. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer--people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; we are committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.   


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