QUEST Content (Multimedia) Internship
Winter Term: September-December
Spring Term: January-April
Summer Term: May-August
QUEST is a science, environment and nature project, launched in February 2007. The series explores exciting Northern California developments in science, technology and the environment, generating exclusive content through each of its media platforms. Every year QUEST produces 40 TV stories, shot in High-Definition, approximately 50 radio segments, a comprehensive series of educator resources, and a robust web site with original, interactive content. Working in partnership with 15 Bay Area science, environment and nature organizations, QUEST introduces its audiences to discoveries in their own backyards through innovative multi-platform collaboration. To see past QUEST shows and web content, visit www.kqed.org/quest.
QUEST, KQEDs multimedia science and environment series, is seeking a content intern, who will work with the QUEST Television, Radio and Interactive (Web) teams. The internship is 16 hours per week, unpaid, with flexible scheduling. The intern will support and learn about three different platforms - TV, radio and web and work under the supervision of the three platform sr. producers.
- Completes background research for story ideas and finds sources and supporting
research for features on QUEST Television, Radio and web platforms.
- Edits QUEST Community Science Blog posts when present from local scientists and writers.
- Produces multimedia web content, including flickr photo sets, slide shows and interactive maps.
- Writes original posts for QUEST Community Science blog as assigned.
- Completes outreach to science and environmental blogger community about QUEST stories and features.
- Accompanies Television and Radio producers on field shoots and interviews.
- Researches photos, audio, B-roll and other materials for QUEST segments.
- Logs tapes and transcribes interviews from field shoots, as needed.
- Attends editorial meetings, if internship schedule permits
- Helps with some clerical tasks as needed.
- Strong interest in the sciences, technology and environmental issues and a passion for public broadcasting and/or content.
- Strong research skills and the ability to organize data and information
- Some experience with any of the three platforms: radio or TV broadcast or web production.
- Familiarity with databases and Web tools/applications like "tags", "blogs", "wikis" recommended but not required.
- Strong organizational and research skills, with strong attention to detail.
- Excellent writing and communication skills.
- Ability to adapt from project to project.
- Ability to interface cross-platform to assist Interactive (Web), Radio, and TV staff as assigned.
- Highly motivated.
Please send cover letter & resume to:
Attn: Human Resources
2601 Mariposa St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
To qualify for this internship, you must be a student currently enrolled in an accredited academic institution and be able to earn course credit at the college level (no exceptions). When sending your resume and cover letter, please be certain to reference your the internship(s) of interest, ability to receive course credit as a college student, and available term within the body of the cover letter.
All internships are unpaid.
Once a college student has been accepted for the internship, the individual will be required to provide "Proof of Credit" or a signed verification form from a counselor, major department head, or professor before beginning the KQED internship program.
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