UCB Comedy Seeking Work Study Interns - Winter/Spring 2018


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UCB Comedy Seeking Work Study Interns - Winter/Spring 2018

Postby n8russell » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:39 pm

Don’t Think Productions/UCB Comedy is the digital production studio at UCB. We make comedy videos & podcasts, and we’re looking for all-hands-on deck assistance at our NYC production office for Winter/Spring 2018.

We have open positions in the following areas:

*PRODUCTION
*BOOKER
*SOCIAL
*POST-PRODUCTION
*PODCASTS
*OFFICE PA


Please read through carefully and follow the instructions on how to apply.

Production: Work-Study Intern
Digital Production Work-Study interns work directly with the Studio/Production Coordinator to support the production and creative teams as needed. There will be hands-on opportunities with the LiveStream comedy shows at UCB Comedy, as well as UCB Comedy video productions. Must love gear.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Assisting with studio and equipment management/inventory, internal video productions and related projects. Opportunities to be a Production Assistant on shoots, with opportunities to fill other roles on set based on experience and interest. Daily responsibilities include maintaining the space & gear, general office work, running local errands, and other miscellaneous tasks.

Required Skills: The ideal candidate has experience or strong interest in online comedy video production; has experience or a strong interest in working on set behind the camera: operating camera, sound or other film equipment; Passionate about and familiar with the UCB community; and loves the filmmaking process. Must be self-starters with the ability to see a project from inception to completion. Attention to detail and organization is paramount.

[*]Major plus if you shoot and/or are proficient in Photoshop or Premiere.

Those interested should apply with 2 to 4 links of work they have crewed/shot, or a reel, with a few sentences about why you are interested in the position.

Booker: Work-Study Intern
Booker Work-Study Interns assist the Production Manager & Podcast Producer in booking guests & talent for UCB Comedy Podcasts, Videos & LiveStream Shows.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Booking guests via email and/or phone call, for podcasts and videos. Coordinating with multiple schedules. Generating lists of potential guests, and research “one-sheets” about secured guests.

Required Skills: The ideal candidate has administrative office experience, works hard, and has a keen eye for detail. Must love Google Docs. Fun & professional demeanor required. Impeccable writing skills & email etiquette. Must be a go-getter. Passionate about the comedy community.

[*]Major plus if you are proficient in Microsoft Office & Photoshop.

Social: Work-Study Intern
Social Media Work-Study Interns assist the Creative Director & Podcast Producer in the promotion of the UCB video and podcast content.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Writing content for the UCB blog and social accounts, creating shareable content (memes, videos, etc.), assisting the Social Media Manager to prepare and execute social campaigns, PR outreach for UCB videos and podcasts (blogs and websites), help production team with Facebook Live events, and keeping tabs on relevant news and supporting each video specific needs.

Required Skills: Strong copywriting skills and passion for writing a must. Proficiency in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr etc. and literacy with common practices across these platforms. Ideal candidates will be passionate about engaging online, be plugged into what's going on in the comedy scene and have great attention to detail. Computer skills a must. Interest in comedy videos and podcasts.

Please submit with a short sample of your best writing (300 words max). Can also be your 5 best tweets. Submit in the body of email or as a PDF.

Post-Production: Work-Study Intern
Post Production Work-Study interns work directly with the Creative Director, and post production department for UCB Comedy.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Assistant editing, sound syncing, organizing footage, and general assistance with editing comedy sketches, web series, documentaries, branded content, and live filmed performances for UCB Comedy. Occasional assistance with film shoots, general office work, running local errands, and other miscellaneous tasks in support for UCB Comedy's production company and studio.

Required Skills: Working knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro & Photoshop is a must. Experience in editing comedy sketches, web series, branded content and documentaries is a plus. Strong organizational skills. Those with editing experience outside of comedic content are also encouraged to apply.

[*]Major plus if you have experience with After Effects, Illustrator.

Those interested should apply with 2 to 4 links of work they have edited, or an editing reel, with a few sentences about why you are interested in the position.

Podcasts: Work-Study Intern
Podcast Work-Study interns work directly with the Podcast Producer and support the production & post-production of UCB podcasts.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Engineer & Edit recordings as needed. Edit clips for publicity. Write coverage reports of recorded episodes to guide editor and social media. Various administrative duties, including maintaining studio schedule.

Required Skills: Previous experience working in podcasts/audio production is a must. Working knowledge of Adobe Audition preferred. Garageband, Audacity or ProTools also accepted. Strong organizational skills.

Office PA: Work-Study Intern
Production Management Work-Study interns work directly with the Proudction Manager and support the production and creative teams as needed.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Assisting in the coordination of video shoots, Production Assistant duties on set. Daily responsibilities include maintaining the supplies & space, general office work, running local errands, organizing receipts for purchases.

Required Skills: The ideal candidate has administrative office experience, works hard, and has a keen eye for detail. Must be eager to learn and take great pride your their work. There will be some opportunities for candidates to help with physical production. Must love Google Docs. Passionate about and familiar with the UCB community. Love of filmmaking process is preferred.

[*]Major plus if you are proficient in Microsoft Office & Photoshop.

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Commitment: 2 Weekdays, 10am-6pm. Don’t Think Productions is located at 520 8th Avenue. Non-students welcomed.

Compensation: This is an unpaid, credit based, work-study internship in exchange for one or two free classes at the UCB Training Center (based on hours worked).

UCB Comedy does not offer travel stipends or reimbursements towards any travel expenses incurred throughout an intern’s term.

Timeline:
Applications Accepted: 11/14 - 12/8/2017
Interviews: Friday 12/15, Monday 12/18, Tuesday 12/19
Notification: Wednesday 12/20
Term Starts: Week of 1/2/2018
Term Ends: Week of 5/7/2018

Please submit your cover letter and resume in the body of the e-mail – NO ATTACHMENTS – along with any supplementary materials requested in the above descriptions.

Please submit ONE application, even if you are applying for multiple positions.

All applications should be sent to jobs@ucbcomedy.com with the subject line:

WORKSTUDY_WINTER2018_POSITION_YOUR_NAME (e.g. WORKSTUDY_WINTER2018_BOOKER_JANE_DOE)

Applications will be accepted until Friday 12/8/2017 @ 11:59pm

Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you!
n8russell

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