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[liberationtech] Jazeera's 'The Stream' seeks tech intern

Ben Connors ben.connors at aljazeera.net
Thu Aug 18 09:26:56 PDT 2011


Hello Lib Tech,
I thought you all might be able to help me find an intern.
Please feel free to forward this email to relevant parties.

Very much appreciated,

Ben Connors
@bcatdc
 202.213.0674
The Stream | Creative Strategist
http://facebook.com/benjconnors

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I'm looking for an intern for a show I helped launch. The show is called 'The Stream.' It's a daily talk-show on Al Jazeera English. The show is truly groundbreaking in it's adoption of social-media. We don't actually describe ourselves as TV but as a Social Network that happens to have a daily show.

The position is for someone interested in the "technical" side of things. The intern's duties would include creating motion graphics, managing the network of on-set computers, editing interviews and uploading content to our various social platforms.

The show's team is small, young and cohesive. It relies heavily on the help and participation of the interns and they are given a large degree of responsibility. Our show strives to be VERY inventive,  I think of myself as the R&D department of the show, and the technical intern will be encouraged to spend any free time helping to invent new modes of televisual communication.

That could be creating motion graphics (I'm trying to pioneer the use of CSS3 and webkit for live tv), web applications, automating daily tasks… Etc. Everyone is encouraged to participate in show's editorial process, and while this internship is not an editorial one, the intern will be encouraged to pitch stories and to attend all editorial meetings.

The internship is at the Newseum in downtown Washington DC. The ideal intern would be available from 9-5, Monday-Thursday. Al Jazeera offers a $100 weekly stipend to all interns. The internship requires a minimum 2 month commitment and is available immediately (…or as soon as we can find an empty chair).

Here is a link to a great description of the show…
http://www.niemanlab.org/2011/04/a-web-community-with-a-tv-show-inside-the-streams-efforts-to-turn-broadcasting-into-a-social-medium/

…here is a link to our website itself…
http://stream.aljazeera.com<http://stream.aljazeera.com/>

…and of course we're on
http://Www.facebook.com/ajstream
And
http://twitter.com/ajstream

Applicants are encouraged to get in touch and to provide a resume and statement of interest.

Thanks for your time,
Ben Connors

@bcatdc
 202.213.0674
The Stream | Creative Strategist
http://facebook.com/benjconnors


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