PAID Fall Internship

PAID Internship: Assistant Editor/Production Assistant | Takoma Park, MD

Who we are:

SideXSide Studios is an award-winning documentary production company based in Takoma Park, MD. Founded by journalists, SideXSide focuses on creating meaningful content for companies, nonprofits and editorial outlets.  Beyond commercial work, SideXSide produces independent, original documentaries. Our first feature film, TransMilitary, premiered at SXSW 2018 to critical acclaim and won the Audience Award for Best Documentary. Co-Founders, Gabriel Silverman and Jamie Coughlin were named to the 10 filmmakers to watch list in 2018 by The Independent. We’re currently developing two new feature documentaries.

Who you are:

An aspiring journalist/documentarian looking for experience at a documentary production company. You are a college senior or graduate student, or recently graduated. You are organized, self-motivated, ambitious and creative. You voraciously consume short-form and long-form documentary content across platforms. You strive to tell stories that help advance public conversations in a meaningful and ethical way.

Technically, you are comfortable working in Adobe software, including Premiere.

Bonus points for:

  • Previous experience in journalism or film production

  • Solid understanding of After Effects

  • A sixth sense for pairing music with visuals

  • Strange travel experiences

What you’ll do:

    • Organize footage from shoots

    • Create string outs of b-roll and prep material for Lead Editor

    • Export interviews and QC transcriptions

    • Select music for projects

    • Draft call sheets

    • Help with project research, management and coordination

    • Assist with field production

This is a baseline, but we tailor our internship experiences to each person’s talents and company bandwidth.

The critical, not-so-fine print:

  • This is a paid position, $15/hour

  • This is a part-time, contract position. We will work with the best candidate to set a semi-flexible schedule, the expectation being a minimum of two full days per week
  • Position to start early September, flexible on exact start date
  • This position will report to the Lead Editor and Producer

SideXSide Studios believes that an inclusive and diverse work environment leads to a stronger team, a more innovative and resilient company, and better films. We encourage all to apply.

Email with your resume, a paragraph on why you’re interested, and a link to your three best videos. Please indicate the job title in your subject line.

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