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Digital Media Intern Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
The Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) is looking for a storyteller who can convey information visually and verbally across multiple platforms. The digital media intern is a multimedia content generator who produces written, video and photo content for BCS social media channels. The digital media intern will also provide operational support for the BCS website (bcs.mit.edu) as well as ad hoc communications support for the department as directed by the Communications Officer.
The ideal candidate is team player who is comfortable in a scientific research environment and can work well with a broad range of positions, from administrative staff to tenured faculty. The digital media intern will work closely with the Communications Officer to execute the concept of all deliverables through to completion, as well as to ensure consistency and quality of the BCS brand.
This is a short-term one-month temporary part-time (4-10 hours per week) position at $11.50 per hour.
This temporary hire will be engaged through MITemps program, managed by our vendor partner, NextSource. Incumbent will be subject to NextSource policies and procedures.
To be considered for this position, your application materials must include:
1. Cover Letter
3. Link to your portfolio
To apply for this position, please send your materials to, Federico Chiavazza at email@example.com by Friday, July 20, 2018 (applications will be considered on a rolling basis).
Note, visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Collaborate with the Communications Officer to establish a strong multimedia program in the department
• Brainstorm, develop, execute and schedule daily social content (posts, graphics, etc.) for various social media channels including, but not limited to, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
• Design creative and graphics for social networks including original designs, photography, and video
• Provide ad hoc event coverage as necessary
• Create inventory of pages and content creators for BCS website
• Work with key stakeholders to update BCS web content
Required Qualifications and Skills:
Bachelor's degree (in progress, junior or senior) in marketing, communications, journalism, or related area; experience with social media and website maintenance; and Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media sites; content management system (Drupal experience a plus); experience with video production and editing and graphic design; proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, or other video/photo editing software; photography and videography proficiency; comfort with DSLR cameras, external lighting (flash, off-camera strobes), and unsupervised set-up and take down; proficiency with post-production using professional photo and video editing software; excellent creative writing skills; ability to work collaboratively with a diverse set of people; attention to detail; strong organizational and interpersonal skills; flexibility with changing priorities and schedules; self-direction; demonstrated success creating videos and digital/print projects simultaneously from start to completion with limited supervision. Must be self-motivated, able to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects, and comfortable in a scientific research environment.
MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.
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