Multimedia Journalism Intern
Multimedia Journalism Intern – a.k.a extra-special storyteller
8 – 12 week internship (flexible)
Downtown Toronto, with travel across Canada
Travel and incidental costs will be covered, and a stipend is available for the right applicant.
Small Change Fund is a young and rapidly evolving organization searching for an outstanding storyteller who can bring to life grassroots projects in a compelling and emotional way.
This internship is quite unique. Your first 3-4 weeks will be spent travelling across Canada meeting organizations and groups who are making a difference to their community. From Iqaluit to British Columbia, you will visit some of the most amazing places and meet the most inspiring people.
As a multimedia journalist, your role will be to create compelling stories from these projects and communities. Through interviews, video, blogging, and photos, we need you to inspire the people of Canada to support amazing grassroots project leaders. Think you can?
You must be able to travel extensively for a minimum of 3 weeks, possibly without returning home during that time.
- Giving and gaining trust and respect in diverse communities.
- Identifying quickly the best people to interview to create high-quality content.
- Being the face of Small Change Fund and representing our values
- Understanding and respecting cultural differences in any communities you visit.
- Create story content in the projects and communities you visit:
- Interview leaders and participants
- Create compelling film footage for sharing
- Capture great quality pictures
- Engage supporters in order to raise funds
- Interview Small Change Fund Advisors and create written and video content to be used in the future.
- Write a daily blog and/or video diary of your trip
Administrative & Organizational:
- Edit high quality video
- Keep accurate transcripts of all interviews for future use.
- Ability to work in a non-traditional environment, flexible, adaptable, self-driven and organized
- Strong, proven ability to work independently
- Comfortable with very tight and strict deadlines
- Ability to think critically and quickly and take advantage of opportunities as they arise
- Excellent written and oral communication
- Proven background in journalism
- Familiarity with current and historical issues facing Aboriginal people in Canada
- Proven computer skills using Microsoft office (Word, Excel and Power Point)
- Proven familiarity with current social media resources
- Familiar with video editing software
Ready to apply?
Please send a short video, no more than 2 mins long explaining why you’d be great for this role. Please also send a traditional resume and let us know/share with us your portfolio of written work. Photography portfolio would be great too!