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Summer 2017 - Production Assistant Intern

Location: Washington, DC

Department: Production

Type: Internship

Min. Experience: Student (College)


New America is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States. With an emphasis on big ideas, impartial analysis and pragmatic solutions, New America invests in outstanding individuals whose ability to communicate to wide and influential audiences can change the country’s policy discourse in critical areas, bringing promising new ideas and debates to the fore. Through its fellowships and issue-specific programs, New America sponsors a wide range of research, writing, conferences, and public outreach on the most important global and domestic issues of our time. Each year New America produces over 200 high-impact events in DC and NYC. Based in our nation’s capital, the New America Foundation currently has over 150 staff members and fellows. For more information, please visit www.newamerica.org.

The Production Assistant Intern at New America is responsible for assisting the Production Team with the recording, broadcasting, and production of live events, podcasts, and other multimedia products. They will work alongside the Production Assistant and Associate Producer to maintain the multimedia identity of the organization. This job includes interaction with high-profile clients while also maintaining a friendly, efficient and accessible office for internal clients’ needs.


  • Support the production team with all aspects of production
  • Assist Production Assistant in maintaining the calendar for events and recordings in New America’s studio, including on-site recordings and liaising with external organizations for live and pre-recorded audio and video interviews
  • Work closely with programs across the organization to executeA/V event logistics
  • Handle last-minute requests and a busy studio calendar that follows the 24-hour news cycle
  • Post-produce media files and outputting for web distribution and archiving in an efficient and punctual manner
  • Managing organization’s extensive photo library
  • Support events generally, as necessary, including:
    • Assist in livestream, record and pre/post-production of live events, both on-site and off-site, including a number of multi-day conferences
    • Assist in recording, and pre/post-production of podcasts
    • Photographing multiple panel events per week


  • Fundamental understanding of broadcast and recording methods and procedures including but not limited to lighting technique, microphone placement and video camera operation
  • Familiarity with Logic Pro X and Adobe Creative Cloud, especially Premiere, Photoshop and Audition; other tools such as Final Cut Pro helpful but not necessary
  • Proficiency in production of recorded pieces for web or broadcast, including familiarity with live and pre-recorded broadcasts, editing with Adobe's Creative Cloud suite and uploading/troubleshooting to various web-based formats
  • Experience with YouTube, SoundCloud, RSS aggregators, Flickr, and other online multimedia tools preferred
  • Experience with video equipment including DSLR cameras, HD cameras, broadcasting hardware and software
  • HTML skills, Animation skills, and social media fluency are a plus
  • Ability to work with colleagues at all levels and across all departments
  • Ability to be a proactive thinker, prioritize, multitask and act independently and cooperatively in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and understanding of industry best practices

Application Process:

Submit a cover letter  and a resume. We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis

No phone calls please.

New America is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce at all levels of the organization thereby creating a culture that allows us to better serve our clientele, our employees and our communities. We value and encourage the contributions of our employees and strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and drive outstanding results. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits, and termination.



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