Remote - Entry or Early Career Level (Specialist, Coordinator, Associate, Interns)
The Intercept is looking for a passionate and artistic photo fellow to assist with photo editing and other visual responsibilities in a three-month summer fellowship. The fellowship will involve photo research, story art and layout, brainstorming concepts and ideas for visual storytelling, and collaborating with designers, photographers, editors, writers, and audience engagement. While the fellow may be asked to take photos on occasion, this is not a photographer position.
The fellow will work closely with The Intercept’s photo editor on fast-paced deadlines — anywhere from 15 minutes to publication, to short-term projects that are a week or more away. The fellow will learn about news coverage and photo research using photography databases, such as Getty Images and AP Images. Working closely with the photo editor, the fellow will assess what makes a good image across a range of news topics, including national security, politics, civil liberties, the environment, finance, technology, criminal justice, the media, and more. Applicants should be familiar with The Intercept’s mission-driven investigative journalism and should have a deep understanding of ethical behavior and sensitivity to sources and subjects.
Who Should Apply:
We’re looking for a candidate who has a strong interest in breaking into photo editing and visual design at a digital newsroom. Avid news consumers with a background in photojournalism, art photography, or photo-based design are encouraged to apply. Previous experience in journalism and photo editing is beneficial, but not required.
Background & Qualifications:
Must be a current undergraduate or graduate student, recent graduate, or early career
Must be proficient with Adobe Photoshop
A decisive and fast decision maker
An avid consumer of news and current events
A fast reader with a passion for research and digging deep into complex stories
Enthusiastic about telling visual stories on social platforms, especially Instagram
Excellent written communication skills
Ability to handle multiple projects within a tight deadline
Knowledge of WordPress is a bonus
Previous experience with journalistic photo editing is a bonus
To apply, submit a portfolio featuring photography, editing, or multimedia. The preferred format would be a link in your resume and/or cover letter to a portfolio website of your work. If you don’t have a website, upload a PDF of your projects or a list of links to published work. Portfolio projects and work samples should always include your role if it was done on a team.
In your cover letter, talk about your interest in The Intercept and what you want to learn from our team. Also discuss what you want to accomplish during your time at The Intercept and how this fellowship could help you reach your career goals. The application deadline is Friday, May 7 at 5 p.m EST.
The fellowship is fully remote, five days a week, $20/hour for 12 weeks beginning in early June. Our hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST.
This is a paid, temporary position and not eligible for benefits.
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, FLM was founded on the fundamental belief that freedom of expression and of the press, and the power of storytelling, are vital to both a vibrant culture and a thriving democracy.
About The Intercept
The Intercept is an award-winning nonprofit news organization dedicated to holding the powerful accountable through fearless, adversarial journalism. Its in-depth investigations and unflinching analysis focus on surveillance, war, corruption, the environment, technology, criminal justice, the media and more.
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.
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, Field of Vision, and the recently launched Topic SVOD service, 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.