Interning with Alabama Public Television Education Production Department

Department Description:
Alabama Public Television offers on-air and online resources for learners of all ages through PBS, PBS LearningMedia, PBS Kids and original content created by the Education Production Department: Learning Adventures (live interactive streaming events), Spotlight on EducationAmerican Graduate, on-air programs, promos, and specials as well as online learning objects.

Internship Description:
This internship primarily consists of video editing on professional editing platforms, encoding, organizing files, formatting graphics and attending filming shoots when possible. APT seeks to provide a solid educational experience to participants by broadening their understanding of public television and every level of professional television production.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Assistant editing using Final Cut X, Adobe After Effects & Photoshop
  • Production assistance on location
  • Exporting files in a variety of formats for broadcast and web using Compressor & Adobe Media Encoder. Creating captioning files for broadcast and web.
  • Becoming familiar with emerging industry recording media standards and data storage
  • Transcribing interviews as well as transferring and encoding video
  • Researching and locating original files for the APT Digital Library, refining editing skills in Final Cut X by re-editing files and exporting them for upload to the web, creating still graphics to go with videos.
  • Reformatting videos for use on Social Media platforms.
  • Creating a final project to work on that will help learn/build skills in areas that the student is interested in, to be discussed and outlined at the beginning of the internship in addition to the other tasks assigned.

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will be a Film/TV, Communications, Art, History or English major at a nearby university. They should have strong computer and troubleshooting skills and be able to work independently in a technical environment with little supervision. Basic working knowledge of Final Cut X required. Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud applications recommended.

Please note: this job description is meant to be a generic description and represents the minimum job duties an individual may be required to perform. Individual departments will/can customize job descriptions and hours of work to meet their specific needs.

Interested applicants should mail, email or fax resume and cover letter to:
Mary Latocha
Alabama Public Television
2112 11th Ave S, Suite 400
Birmingham, AL 35205
Fax: (205) 251-2192
mlatocha@aptv.org

Alabama Public Television is an equal opportunity employer.