Production and Social Media Internship at Talking Eyes Media

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Production/Social Media Internship

Talking Eyes Media (TEM), a non-profit production company, seeks a Production/Social Media Intern for the 2012 Fall season (September – December). Talking Eyes Media is an award-winning organization that produces documentary films, multimedia, books, and exhibitions on various pressing social issues. TEM is currently in production for its latest project Bring it to the Table, a webisode series aimed at exploring the roots of American political beliefs and helping to depolarize the nation’s political dialogue. This internship provides a unique opportunity to work in an innovative and creative multimedia production company and gain experience in multimedia, social media, and communications.

This position requires a two to four day per week commitment in our New Jersey office. (Talking Eyes Media is based in Montclair, NJ, located a block away from a NJ Transit station and 35 minutes by train from New York Penn Station.) This position is unpaid but offers a daily travel stipend.


  • Assist producers and editors with various tasks, including (but not limited to) transcribing and organizing media content via Final Cut Pro
  • Maintain and optimize the Talking Eyes Media and Bring it to the Table Twitter and Pinterest accounts, Facebook pages, and blogs
  • Identify media outlets and find contact information for relevant reporters and editors at these outlets
  • Identify relevant articles and media about pressing political issues that would be of interest to our growing audience; reach out to potential new audience members
  • Research
  • Drafting newsletters

Desired Skills & Experience

  • A collaborative team player that can also work independently and as a self-starter
  • Ability to execute and multi-task
  • Attention to detail and highly organized
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Passion for both multimedia/film and politics
  • Must have and regularly use a personal Facebook page and twitter
  • Familiarity & experience with Macs, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
  • Working knowledge of Final Cut Pro (but also will consider candidates with a strong desire to learn)
  • Knowledge of and interest in American politics and current affairs; avid reader of a diversity of politically oriented publications

Application Process

Interested candidates, please send a Cover Letter and Resume addressed to Elissa Pellegrino ( with “Internship” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Include:

  • Links to pieces you’ve produced/collaborated on (indicating role)
  • Available start/end dates
  • Availability
  • Familiarity with Final Cut Pro and Adobe Photoshop


  • Daily stipend
  • School credit available

About Talking Eyes Media

Talking Eyes Media (TEM) was founded in 2002 by Julie Winokur and Ed Kashi as a 501(c)(3) public interest organization. Since its founding, Talking Eyes has been at the forefront of multimedia storytelling, generating award-winning work on topics ranging from the uninsured in America to oil exploitation in the Niger Delta, from finding permanent homes for foster children to the residual impact of Agent Orange.

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