Left Forum Editorial and/or Graphic Design Internships Spring 2014/Summer 2014

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Continuing a tradition that began in the 1960s, Left Forum convenes an international conference each year in New York City. The conference involves a broad spectrum of progressive intellectuals, organizers and academics, who come together to share ideas to transform the world; to better understand commonalities, differences, and alternatives to current predicaments; and to engage a wide range of critical perspectives on the world. Left Forum 2013 drew more than 4,000 participants for 350 panels. Recent featured speakers include Noam Chomsky, Arundhati Roy, Naomi Klein, Michael Moore, Amy Goodman, Cornel West, Bolivian Vice President Álvaro García Linera, Frances Fox Piven, Slavoj Zizek, and Grace Lee Boggs.

Left Forum seeks to fill Graphic Design and Editorial internship positions for the Fall of 2013 and/or through the Spring and through early Summer of 2014. This is a three to six month internship or a one or two semester internship and it can be scheduled according to the academic calendar year as needed. Fall internships start immediately. This internship is open to people who want to concentrate on either or both areas of editorial and graphics.
We seek a creative, highly skilled individual interested in helping to produce—Left Forum's program guide for the 2014 conference, website content and design, html email blasts, and accompanying graphics, and other options. The editorial focus can include the production of written content ranging from media to programmatic content.

We seek a creative, highly skilled individual interested in helping to produce—Left Forum's program guide for the 2014 conference, website content and design, html email blasts, and accompanying graphics, and other options. The editorial focus can include the production of written content ranging from media to programmatic content.

Film students and social media activists alike are welcome! This is an excellent opportunity to develop and hone your video, and editing skills while gaining valuable, high-profile experience in the academic and nonprofit arenas. The position can be molded to fit the individual’s strengths and interests.

Responsibilities


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Help digitize, edit and upload video content—conference panels, plenary, and interviews—to the local server
• Edit together video clips and audio podcasts; join team brainstorming sessions on video and social media, and promotional content/editing
• Help to create and maintain a user-friendly interactive and archival video interface
• Work with ally video and media outlets in the production of – and posting – of video footage
• Utilize multiple video platforms and accounts.
• help to coordinate ally and volunteer videographers
• Initiate and contribute to marketing and social networking campaigns to promote the conference video and media archive along with outreach and networking on particular video topic area tracks that appeal to different constituencies.

Requirements

BACKGROUND AND DESIRED EXPERIENCE
• Previous digital media and video experience is preferred and/or social media/digital strategist background
• High level of attention to detail and seeing projects through to their completion
• Ability to work independently and remotely
• Ability to work effectively both individually and in a team
• Communications and/or marketing background is helpful
• Familiarity with web content management (Drupal or equivalent web design programs) and social networking

We're a small organization with a dedicated group of organizers, staff, and volunteers, leaving lots of room for your creativity. You'll have the opportunity to work in an interesting (and relaxed) office in the CUNY Graduate Center in Midtown Manhattan where you'll be able to interact with scholars, graduate students and people who are involved with grassroots social justice movements.
This internship is unpaid, although academic credit is available. Hours are flexible—we ask for 15-20 hours a week—and can be adapted to fit your schedule. People with diverse backgrounds and experience are encouraged to apply.

Please send a detailed cover letter and resume to volunteer@leftforum.org

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