Video Intern



  • Category:
    Video Intern
  • Deadline:
    Oct. 10, 2022, noon

About the position

As a new section, BruinLife’s videographers will shoot high-quality videos throughout the year to add to the visual appeal of our publications and social medias. Their work entails aspects of both video-journalism and promotional video content for the overall Student Media department.

Our two main publications are the BruinLife Annual and BruinLife Online. The BruinLife Annual’s main objective is to give the UCLA student body an accurate reflection of the school year through photos and stories by Bruins and about Bruins. BruinLife Online aims to provide lifestyle and entertainment content to the UCLA community, distinct from Daily Bruin’s campus news. This includes guides to LA, tips for apartment hunting, reviews of local shows, trend alerts, etc. in blog-style articles.

Compensation

After two quarters of fulfilling all member requirements and upon recommendation by their section editor, interns become eligible for stipend staff. To clarify, stipends are not the same as hourly compensation; rather, you're paid based on the assignments turned in.

Training

Please note that there is mandatory Student Media training for new interns, as well as any trainings held by your section editor. Student Media training usually occurs on the weekends after Weeks 3, 4 and 5. Further details will be provided upon acceptance.

Responsibilities

The BruinLife Video staff is involved in shooting various topics to be published on the BruinLife website, but also various video projects for Student Media

  • As a videographer, you are responsible for quarterly video assignments.
  • You will gather video assets, compile footage and secure permission from outside sources.
  • Research, fact-check, and write interview questions.
  • Assist with shoots and/or editing sessions when necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Complete a minimum of two office hours: All BruinLife staff members must fulfill this requirement. Office hours may be completed at any time during the week at your discretion. The purposes of these office hours are to work on BruinLife assignments in-office, but we also encourage staffers to utilize the office to study, rest, and socialize with other BruinLife members.
  • Attend all-staff meetings and section meetings.
  • Complete at least one one-on-one with your section editor per quarter.
  • Attend a minimum of one all-staff social per quarter.

Qualifications

Applicants do not need prior videography or editing experience to apply for this job. There will be staff workshops and office hours available for guidance. However, due to the nature of the position, candidates with basic knowledge of videography and/or editing skills will be strongly preferred.

  • Strong interest in news media, promotional/product video/video-editing and documentaries
  • Ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines
  • Strong desire to learn and get involved
  • Proficient in Google Suite
  • Communication skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Self-starter attitude
  • Familiarity with Adobe Premiere Pro is a plus, but not a requirement

What we can offer you

  • A more extensive resume.
  • Networking opportunities with alumni and other Student Media publications.
  • A platform for your voice.
  • Connections with community organizations.
  • Valuable newsroom knowledge and better understanding of how to work in an editorial environment.
  • A safe space for discourse and differing values.
  • Food and socials.
  • Long time friends!

Application Materials

Resume (PDF)

Video Samples (link urls)

Short answer responses

Screenshot of your tentative fall quarter schedule

If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]