February 21, 2011

Fall multimedia internships @ NY Times

The New York Times is offering Fall internships in its Web Newsroom.

Internships in the Web Newsroom involve the packaging of news for the online audience at a fast-paced and in an ever-changing work environment. A multimedia intern will work with producers, reporters and editors who work on both the Web site and the newspaper. He or she will assist in the production of photos, graphics, audio and video for the Web site. Tasks will include producing multimedia features with audio and photographs; developing interactive features with Flash; and archiving and research tasks associated with both breaking news events and enterprise stories.

The program is intended to further develop the skills that would enable the intern to become a producer at NYTimes.com. Training on-site is essential in order to get a sense for what it is like to work in the newsroom. When a news story breaks, the intern will experience first hand how news judgments are made and how the plans for covering a story take shape.

The job requires good design skills and the ability to execute. The successful candidate must be fluent in a number of front-end technologies and must have a strong, demonstrable interest in journalism. We're looking into three distinct areas for our upcoming internships. If you fall into one or more categories below, we encourage you to apply.

  • Front-end Interactive Designer: full skill-set of client-side technologies including HTML, CSS and JavaScript/Prototype. Experience with Ruby on Rails is a plus.
  • Motion Design Storyteller: working knowledge of AfterEffects and Photoshop in producing motiongraphics. Final Cut a plus. We are looking for someone to help grow the motion design side of storytelling. So applicant must have a strong sense of timing and narrative and have the ability to implement a variety of creative styles.
  • Interactive Flash Journalist: Advanced programming knowledge and experience in Flash and ActionScript 3. Experience with Photoshop and Illustrator is a plus.

Click here to apply online.

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