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institute for documentary studies

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  • Jonah Willihnganz
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  • Full Time
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • Radio Writing


Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE)
Stanford University
Job Application Close date: September 23, 2014

Stanford University is seeking a full-time Fellow for the Stanford Storytelling Project, an arts program within the Oral Communication Program. The initial appointment will be for the 2014-15 academic year, with the possibility of re-appointment and the salary range is $50-59k, depending on start date.

The Stanford Storytelling Project (SSP) provides students opportunities to develop skills in the narrative arts through a range of courses and projects. SSP sponsors courses, grants, events, a weekly workshop, and an award-winning radio program featuring stories produced by students. SSP explores in particular the power of performed stories, live or recorded, from myth and memoir to research-based narratives. More information about SSP and its mission is at storytelling.stanford.edu.

The SSP Fellow will offer instruction in oral, audio, and multimedia storytelling craft in a variety of settings across the university and will support the activities and initiatives of SSP. Major duties include developing and teaching courses, designing and delivering workshops, training SSP student staff, mentoring students, and collaborating with faculty to design storytelling course components. The Fellow will also help develop and manage the SSP’s radio program, State of the Human, and help lead its weekly craft workshop, StoryLab.

The Fellow will have the opportunity to develop his/her own courses, participate in professional development through SSP and the Oral Communication Program, collaborate with faculty across the university, and, through the events series, engage with some of the best storytellers in the country. The Fellow will also have the opportunity to help produce, with other SSP staff and students, stories for large live and radio audiences.

Job Requirements:

Advanced degree (PhD preferred) in a field focused on narrative craft such as English, Creative Writing, Performance, or Documentary Studies. 2-3 years experience teaching college-level courses, mentoring others in creating stories for recorded media or live performance, and some form of media production. Qualified applicants must also have demonstrated knowledge of oral and/or multimedia storytelling forms, trends, and programs, understanding of up-to-date pedagogy in teaching narrative craft, and the organizational and leadership skills to help manage workshops and/or media production.

Information and Application Process Instructions:

For a more comprehensive job description and to apply, please visit: http://apply.interfolio.com/25649.

Stanford University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at the Stanford University and at other institutions of higher education in the region on www.AcademicCareers.com

Christy Hartman is willing to discuss this position as well. You may contact them via their email.

A Full Time position, starting September 23rd, 2014, in Palo Alto, CA.

Posted by Christy Hartman, I work here!.Posting expires: September 20th, 2014.

  • Human Resources
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  • Part Time
  • New York, NY
  • Photography

Photography Intern



The Open Society Foundations
work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable
and open to the participation of all people.


We seek to strengthen the
rule of law; respect for human rights, minorities, and a diversity of opinions;
democratically elected governments; and a civil society that helps keep
government power in check.


We help to shape public
policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems
and safeguard fundamental rights.


We implement initiatives to
advance justice, education, public health, and independent media.


We build alliances across
borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information.


Working in every part of the
world, the Open Society Foundations place a high priority on protecting and
improving the lives of people in marginalized communities.



The Communications Department
plays a central role in the work of the Open Society Foundations by
coordinating and strengthening the public presence of the global network and by
helping to advance relevant issues. Communications works to raise the
Foundations’ public profile by promoting the network’s many noteworthy
achievements as well as responding to attacks from opponents of open society
around the world. The department employs media outreach, publications, the web,
and social media to assist dozens of Open Society offices and programs in their
communications efforts. Photography is an important element in the department’s
communications and advocacy work.




The objective of the
internship program with the Open Society Foundations’ Communications department
is to train participants in the basic skill set of photo editing in an
organization that supports and utilizes documentary photography to represent human
rights and justice issues through compelling impactful visual narrative. Work
is carried out under general supervision.





The intern will receive
hands-on training on the broad range of activities involved in working with
programs to create visual content that advances reform, social inclusion, human
rights, and justice. The intern will gain exposure to all phases of photo project
planning and execution, including but not limited to: researching photos for report
covers, inside imagery for brochures, and voices posts; learning how to license
imagery; preparing imagery for the website; and archiving imagery into the Open
Society Foundations image archive. The intern will receive their training in
the context of the Open Society Foundations’ Communications department.


With close supervision by an
assigned mentor (photo editor and/or multimedia producer), photo interns will
learn about: the various tools available for photo researching issues; licensing
and commissioning; crafting an effective message with imagery and text; and effective
visual and persuasive writing techniques.




with photo requests from media/publications/organizations for imagery on the
Open Society website or of Open Society staff. The photo intern will learn
about copyright issues, as well as how to assess proper usage and photo credit.

and license photography (from photo agency archives, or directly from
individual photographers) for use in Open Society publications, including
program reports and the Open Society website.

with editing, sequencing, and building slideshows for the Open Society website

licensed and commissioned imagery for the OSF website, including resizing
images and uploading them to our image archive, creating metadata, and cropping
images (when necessary).

strategy and planning meetings for large commissioned photographic based



operating systems: MAC and PC platforms

• Well
versed in Abode Photoshop and InDesign

knowledge of documentary/photojournalist photographers and human rights issues

researching skills




For this internship program,
OSI is seeking individuals currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in
photography, ideally specializing in documentary or photojournalism, who are highly
motivated and have demonstrated excellence in prior endeavors. The ideal
candidates will have: strong communication, interpersonal, and computer skills;
a demonstrated ability to write effectively and analyze and summarize complex
information; and a desire to function in a team environment. They also must be
able to multi-task while remaining attentive to detail.


Upon acceptance, interns
will need to provide a letter from their university indicating that they are
receiving credit and/or funding for the internship.


December 8, 2014.


hours per week/ Tuesday and Thursday.


lunch provided.


Please send a letter of
interest and resume experience before
August 22, 2014,
to internships@opensocietyfoundations.org Include the
internship code in subject line: Photo-Intern




Open Society Foundations
Internships – Photo-Intern
224 W. 57th Street
New York, New York 10019



No phone calls, please. All qualified applicants for this internship will receive
consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other protected category.

A Part Time position, starting September 2nd, 2014, in New York, NY.

Posting expires: September 10th, 2014.

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