Arbiter Media is looking for creative, curious, agile and innovative students to serve as a Video Producer in our newsroom. Arbiter Media is a student-run, award-winning, multi-platform media outlet, publishing content in print, online, radio and television; and has an established reputation for its multi-media storytelling and innovative environment. We will train you and give you the tools, support and encouragement you need to succeed. Video Producers at Arbiter Media collaborate with the Photo Chief and Section Editors in managing a team of 5 to 7 video interns charged with covering a variety of topics for all sections as well as producing interactive multi-platform videos and stand alone content for arbiteronline.com. The Video Producer’s role is to train video interns in the production of multimedia including video, photo slideshows with audio (soundslides), and basic audio, photo and video editing. Duties include covering news events, meetings, writing features, analysis and producing multimedia segments. We are looking for students who can and will work a variety of subjects and understand the value of community journalism. Photography, audio, video, skills and comfort with WordPress and social media such as Twitter and Facebook are a must in this position. We do not expect you to have experience in journalism – but we expect you to come to us with a strong sense of journalistic values (including a serious grasp of ethics, news sense, commitment to our community, decision-making, working on deadline, etc.). You will work with the rest of our team (reporters, photographers, editors, designers, etc.) from across the newsroom on long-term and rapid deadline stories. You will teach (and be taught) how to conceptualize, design and produce stories that are told through various platforms of multimedia such as video, microsites, interactive graphics, blogs and other platforms of media as they emerge.

Most importantly, we are looking for students who are quick learners with a lot of ideas and energy. Infectious enthusiasm is a bonus. Workaholic, overachieving, ambitious go-getters are highly encouraged to apply. Curious, inquisitive, story tellers with no fear of learning new technology, vastly expanding their knowledge of multiplatform media and pioneering the future of journalism would be absolutely batty not to apply. Journalism (and media in general) is not a job or a hobby, it is a passion. If that makes sense to you, we look forward to receiving your application.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Understanding proper use of a manual digital SLR camera settings
  • Proficiency with Windows and Macintosh environments
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Knowledge of photo copyright laws a plus
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Photoshop CS3 for image retouch a bonus
  • Basic knowledge of Final Cut a bonus
  • Knowledge of image color correction methods in Photoshop CS3 a bonus
  • Basic audio capturing and editing skills a bonus
  • Basic knowledge of Soundslides a bonus
  • Proven aptitude for quick creative thinking with acute attention to detail within demanding deadlines
  • An eagerness to learn – and teach
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to articulate creative ideas
  • An ability to manage multiple projects and meet both short-term and long-term deadlines
  • An understanding of different media platforms including, but not limited to: print and online media, podcasts, photo slideshows and other forms of multimedia
  • A healthy respect for Boise State University and its community
  • Curiosity – particularly around media and a desire to understand the stories it can tell as well as the constraints it imposes
  • Knowledge of social media and media aggregation sites such as Facebook and Twitter
  • A love for writing and storytelling
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA

HOURS:
13 office hours and 5 flex-hours will be dedicated to The Arbiter (18 total hours). Must be available to work Wednesdays and Sundays.

COMPENSATION:
This is a PAID position earning $130 per week with an opportunity to earn academic credit for work via an internship, up to 3 credits.

HOW TO APPLY:
Email a letter to Editor-in-Chief Rebecca De Leon expressing your interest in the internship to editor@arbiteronline.com. Students can also send a resumé but it’s not required.

The email must explicitly list the following:

-What position you are interested in

-Why you are interested in that position

-Why you feel you are qualified for the position

-Whether or not you have work study (Whether you do or not won’t be a major factor in deciding to hire you or not.)