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Internship: Vertical Video Intern

The Details

Mashable is seeking video interns to join a growing team of storytellers developing and producing content at the forefront of digital distribution platforms. The internships offer candidates the opportunity to gain invaluable, hands-on experience.

The role involves pitching video ideas, and being able to tell compelling visual stories. It requires editing videos across a range of subjects, including technology, digital culture, social good and science. Those videos will also be re-edited and adapted for multiple platforms, from Facebook to Snapchat to YouTube to Apple News, in addition to the Mashable website. Video interns should be ready to get out in the field, too. 

The ideal candidates are capable shooters and fast editors with a passion for storytelling. They are news buffs who always know what's going on in the world, and are ahead of the curve on social media trends.

Love using Instagram and/or Snapchat? The vertical video internship might be for you. Vertical interns will create original content for our vertical video platforms, including Snapchat Discover, Snapchat Stories, Instagram, Instagram Stories, and Mashable Reels, and track trends to monitor progress.

Candidates should know how to edit on Adobe Premiere and how to use Adobe After Effects and Photoshop, various types of audio and digital video equipment including Canon and Sony cameras, and how to shoot awesome video with their iPhone.

Here are some of our recent videos to give you a feel for the types of things you'd be creating:

You can draw electrical wires with this cheap conductive paint
http://mashable.com/2017/06/07/conductive-paint-studio-london/

This guy invented glowing beer using gene-editing technology
http://mashable.com/2017/07/26/crispr-from-a-garage/

The most phone-friendly iPhone X review
http://mashable.com/2017/11/06/reels-ultimate-iphone-x-review/

7 memes that belong in a museum
http://mashable.com/2017/11/10/reels-artistic-memes

4 ways to hack your life with LEGO
http://mashable.com/2017/11/06/reels-lego-life-hacks/

How to make your own PopSocket
http://mashable.com/2017/11/03/reels-diy-how-to-make-a-popsocket/

iPhone X Versus Galaxy Note 8: Which Is Best?
http://mashable.com/2017/12/04/iphone-x-or-galaxy-note-8-which-is-better/

A successful intern should have a genuine and passionate interest in developing knowledge and skills around the growing social platform-based video industry. An enthusiasm for understanding new consumption patterns and distribution methods, alongside an active curiosity for discovering what makes new platforms unique, is required.

The job is based in our spaceship-like New York City headquarters with perks that include snacks, high-fives and friendships with famous animals.

The Day-to-Day

  • Brainstorm platform content ideas with smart, wonderful people across several teams (news/tech/biz/science/travel/lifestyle/etc)
  • Work with producers and associate producers to assist with production plans
  • Shoot and edit videos for the site and like Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube
  • Provide insight into engagement and performance
  • Meet deadlines
  • Create daily content that you are proud to share

Must Haves

  • Proficiency in Adobe Premiere and camera equipment (Canon, Sony) 
  • Knowledge of Affect Effects and animation skills are a plus.
  • Experience with social media in a professional or institutional capacity preferred.
  • Vlogging and on-camera experience is a plus.
  • Sound editorial judgement including deep knowledge of media ethics.
  • Curiosity about the world (obv).
  • A positive attitude that’s solution-oriented and unafraid to ask questions

*Mashable internships are paid*

About Mashable

Mashable is a media and entertainment company for superfans. We’re not for the casually curious. Our proprietary Velocity technology suite gives us the unique ability to combine creativity with data. Our entertainment series and editorial coverage are smart, clever, ambitious, in-depth and first. We devour culture and tech. Our ideas shape the future and we speak to new influencers -- the early adopters who obsess with us around the globe.

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