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Social​ ​Justice​ ​Documentary​ ​Production​ ​Intern​ ​|​ ​“The​ ​R​ ​Word”​ ​Documentary Fall​ ​2017

Social​ ​Justice​ ​Documentary​ ​Production​ ​Intern​ ​|​ ​“The​ ​R​ ​Word”​ ​Documentary Fall​ ​2017

“The​ ​R​ ​Word”​ ​|​ ​therworddoc.com

Project​ ​Synopsis:
When​ ​the​ ​editors​ ​of​ ​a​ ​high​ ​school​ ​newspaper​ ​ban​ ​their​ ​racist​ ​mascot​ ​after​ ​an​ ​Indigenous​ ​mother​ ​raises serious​ ​concerns,​ ​school​ ​admin​ ​forces​ ​them​ ​to​ ​use​ ​it.​ ​In​ ​a​ ​district​ ​that​ ​claims​ ​their​ ​80-year​ ​old​ ​tradition honors​ ​Native​ ​Americans,​ ​community​ ​allies​ ​rise​ ​against​ ​a​ ​pervasive​ ​status​ ​quo​ ​to​ ​educate​ ​where​ ​the school​ ​will​ ​not​ ​and​ ​inspire​ ​a​ ​change​ ​of​ ​heart.

Internship​ ​Position
Assist​ ​with​ ​the​ ​administration​ ​and​ ​research​ ​for​ ​documentary​ ​project.

“​The​ ​R​ ​Word”​ ​Producer​ ​and​ ​Director​ ​seeks​ ​a​ ​strong​ ​and​ ​independent​ ​candidate​ ​to​ ​join​ ​our​ ​documentary production​ ​team​ ​to​ ​support​ ​our​ ​summer​ ​productions​ ​and​ ​transition​ ​into​ ​post-production.​ ​The​ ​intern​ ​will assist​ ​our​ ​production​ ​process​ ​by​ ​tracking​ ​research,​ ​completing​ ​transcripts,​ ​coding​ ​footage,​ ​organizing production​ ​documents​ ​and​ ​other​ ​administrative​ ​tasks​ ​as​ ​supervised​ ​by​ ​the​ ​Producer/Director.​ ​This position​ ​is​ ​a​ ​great​ ​opportunity​ ​for​ ​someone​ ​interested​ ​in​ ​independent​ ​documentary​ ​producing​ ​and​ ​arts administration.​ ​Opportunities​ ​to​ ​join​ ​documentary​ ​shoots​ ​depend​ ​on​ ​technical​ ​skills​ ​and​ ​internship performance.​ ​This​ ​project​ ​is​ ​fiscally​ ​sponsored​ ​by​ ​The​ ​New​ ​York​ ​Foundation​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Arts.

A​ ​10​ ​week​ ​commitment​ ​is​ ​required​ ​to​ ​earn​ ​a​ ​credit​ ​in​ ​the​ ​film.

Required​ ​Skills

  • ●  Knowledge​ ​of​ ​Microsoft​ ​Office,​ ​Google​ ​Apps
  • ●  Experience​ ​with​ ​Databases
  • ●  Strong​ ​written​ ​and​ ​verbal​ ​communication
  • ●  Interest​ ​in​ ​Documentary​ ​Film

    Preferred​ ​Skills

  • ●  Flexible​ ​Schedule​ ​a​ ​Plus
  • ●  Archival​ ​Research
  • ●  Final​ ​Cut​ ​Pro​ ​X,​ ​Premiere​ ​Pro,​ ​Pluraleyes
  • ●  Production​ ​and​ ​technical​ ​skills
  • ●  Understanding​ ​of​ ​SEO,​ ​tagging​ ​and​ ​keyword​ ​conventions
  • ●  Experience​ ​with​ ​social​ ​media
  • ●  Knowledge​ ​of​ ​NYC​ ​based​ ​filmmaker​ ​outlets

    Hours:​ ​​8​ ​–​ ​16​ ​hrs​ ​a​ ​week Compensation:​ ​​Unpaid/school​ ​credit

    Location:​​ ​NYC
    Deadline​:​ ​October​ ​15,​ ​2017​ ​or​ ​until​ ​the​ ​right​ ​candidate​ ​is​ ​found.

    To​ ​apply​ ​please​ ​fill​ ​out​ ​this​ ​​Application​ ​Form​​ ​(​https://goo.gl/forms/wA1GVvKrC4v31uwt1​)​ ​and submit​ ​a​ ​CV​ ​to​ ​​therwordfilm@gmail.com​.​ ​Both​ ​are​ ​required​ ​for​ ​a​ ​complete​ ​application.

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