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September 30, 2014

Americas Society and Council of the Americas
Industry: Non-Profit
Experience: Not Specified
New York
Salary: Paid
Ad Expires:
April 17, 2013
Job ID: 1463371

Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) seek a multimedia intern to work with its website. This internship requires multimedia and writing skills. Intern assignments include, but are not limited to: ongoing website administration and updates; general video processing and editing on Final Cut Pro; photo research and basic image editing and cropping; Livestreaming support; researching, writing, and editing website copy; and some design and layout work using Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Please visit the Watch & Listen section of our website for examples of AS/COA multimedia content.
The internship can be pursued as either modestly paid or for university credit. The internship will ideally begin in Spring 2013 and requires a commitment of at least three days a week. Please note this position requires that working in afternoons rather than morning hours.

Key areas of focus during the internship will be:

  • Editing and posting videos, podcasts, or slideshows, as well as other multimedia content
  • Lending support to necessary online tasks, including coding and editing web pages
  • Proofreading, copyediting, writing, and research
  • Supporting social media efforts
  • Providing support for Livestreamed events.
  • Assisting in the publication of AS/COA's promotional materials (using InDesign)


The candidate should be able to balance multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment under deadline pressure. Skills and qualifications include:

  • Experience in the field of new media, multimedia journalism, video production
  • Ability to digitize, edit, and export video content around AS/COA events using Final Cut Pro
  • Good English-language writing skills with a working knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese
  • Experience with updating web content using a CMS
  • Experience using social media for promotion and distribution of content and events
  • Ability to design and layout materials using Adobe Creative Suite a plus.

Application Submission: Please email cover letter, resume, and at least one brief English-language writing sample to: dgacs [at] No phone calls please. Published clips, whether links or PDFs, are welcomed.

About Us: The mission of the communications department and is to share news about AS/COA programs, publications, and events with members and the general public, as well as to serve as a forum for information related to the Western Hemisphere.

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