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Photography/Videography Intern

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National Black Worker Centers | Raleigh, NC
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National Black Worker Centers

Published 27 days ago

January 31, 2020
Up to 20 hours/week

Title: Photography/videography Intern

Reports to: Chief of Staff

Salary: 12.00-14.00/hr. – Non-Credit

Work Schedule: Part-time up to 20hrs/week

Location: National Black Worker Center, Raleigh, NC

Deadline to Apply: Until Filled

Overall Purpose: The Photography/Videography Intern will assist in the planning and executing the photography and videography needs for the National Black worker Centers’ (NBWC) various campaigns and initiatives. This role offers the intern a total immersion into a busy social justice organization. The successful candidate will work closely with key members of staff, external consultants, and the organization’s network to learn about social justice storytelling, creating compelling visual campaigns, and movement building through video campaigns, in a non-profit environment. This role will be instrumental in developing content for NBWC’s campaigns, with the goals of increasing brand awareness, building audience engagement, and galvanizing our base.

Reports To: Chief of Staff

Key Duties:

1) Editing videos for the NBWC’s signature campaign, Working While Black

A. Take videos submitted by individuals, or captured by NBWC staff/partners/affiliates, and edit them into a standard format and length B. Edit videos with Adobe Creative Suite applications including Premiere and After Effects

C. Ensuring final file outputs are in the proper aspect ratios, file types, and file sizes for use on various channels (YouTube, Website, Instagram, Facebook) D. Execute compression and encoding of video content for online use

E. Ability to use a consistent style across all videos that is reflective of NBWC branding

F. Create video titles that are reflective of the stories being told, and in line with the tone of the overall campaign

G. Effectively use b-roll, photography, and other types of content to enrich the stories being told in the videos

H. Create and Manage a production calendar and consistently meet deadlines

I. Ability to edit complex stories down to 2-3 minutes without losing key components of the message

2) Capturing photographs and videos to create/maintain a content library for the NBWC A. Capture photos for NBWC marketing materials including print collateral, the annual report, NBWC websites, Social media campaigns, etc

B. Execute a wide variety of photographic approaches including but not limited to: portrait, landscape/architectural, lifestyle, news, conceptional, studio, and special event photography

C. Research stock footage and stock photo elements, as needed

D. Attending NBWC events to capture photos and videos E. Timely uploading edited photos to the NBWC OneDrive for easy retrieval and the creation of shareable collections.

F. Assure the integrity and maintenance of NBWC photography, videography, and related equipment.

G. Edit photos with Adobe Creative Suite applications including Photoshop

3) Planning and capturing content to meet the goals of each campaign, and the overall goals of the NBWC

A. Follow creative direction and translate information provided within creative briefs into compelling, authentic photography and

videography on behalf of the NBWC

B. Collaborate in creative concept development and brainstorming for visual content

C. Advise NBWC Staff on how to best use photography and videography to portray NBWC programs, campaigns and messages.

Key Skills Required:

 A consistent and reliable team player who values attention to detail and is comfortable working on their own with little

supervision to meet deadlines

 Experience shooting with a DSLR camera

 Ability to direct people and stage shots

 Proven understanding of studio equipment and techniques including cameras and lighting

 Exhibits strong camera abilities and creative editing

 Demonstrates excellent writing and verbal communication abilities

 Passionate about building power for Black people, community-building, and racial equity

 An independent, self-motivated college student or recent graduate with at least one year of filming experience desired.

 A passionate storyteller who uses journalistic principles, exercises sound editorial judgment and recognizes viable story ideas.

 Understand and implement audio mixing, music mixing and sound effects.

 Provide color correction for video and photo content as needed.

 Experience managing multiple projects with tight deadlines.

 Ability to troubleshoot, solve problems, and improve procedures with limited supervision.

 Highly-organized with a strong record of working independently, meeting deadlines and attention to detail.

 Strong interpersonal skills and a record of collaboration and teamwork.

Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated cross-platform multimedia experience in both photography and videography,

and those who have consistent access to their own equipment.

Along with a cover letter and resume, please submit a link to an online portfolio with a variety of samples including these styles: portrait,

landscape, architectural, lifestyle, news, conceptional, studio, and/or special event photography and videography.


In response to disproportionately high levels of unemployment and low wage work in black communities, the National Black Worker Center

Project was launched in 2012. The National Black Worker Center Project (NBWCP) is a national network of black worker centers. We

support and incubate worker centers who empower black workers to advance their rights and improve the quality of jobs in key

employment sectors. We provide education about the impacts of low-wage work and unemployment on black communities, and work to

prevent racial discrimination in hiring and other employment practices and policies. Through our network we intervene in the labor market

to improve racial and economic employment conditions. Partnering regional black worker centers are located in Los Angeles, CA, Chicago,

Il, New Orleans, LA, Baltimore, MO, Raleigh-Rocky Mount, NC, Greenville, MS, Washington, DC and Oakland, CA. Our network is comprised

of membership-based, and member-driven organizations that utilize a combination of leadership development, organizing, policy advocacy,

and strategic communications to build power to address the black job crisis.

Title: Photography/videography Intern

Reports to: Chief of Staff

Salary: 12.00-14.00/hr. – Non-Credit

Work Schedule: Part-time up to 20hrs/week

Location: National Black Worker Center, Raleigh, NC

Deadline to Apply: Until Filled

Overall Purpose…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Paid

How to Apply

To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references to, with Photography/videography Intern in the subject line.

National Black Worker Center Project is a project of NEO Philanthropy. NEO is an equal opportunity employer that does not

discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy,

childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law.

Women, people of color, LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Due to the anticipated volume of responses, we will contact only those candidates who most closely match our requirements. Only

local candidates will be considered.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references to, with Photography/videography…


Raleigh, NC

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