Internship Multimedia Assistant at BirdLife Malta
BirdLife Malta is seeking for a volunteer experienced particularly in video editing who can start in early September 2012 and work till mid/end October.
The Multimedia Assistant will support BirdLife Malta’s investigations and communications work during the peak migration period for birds of prey in September and October.
This position offers a perfect opportunity for video/media production graduates, especially those interested in wildlife/conservation film-making, to gain hands-on experience, taking on responsibility for varied video and image processing and editing tasks, contributing to the success of a high-profile international conservation campaign.
About BirdLife Malta:
BirdLife Malta is the oldest and biggest nature conservation NGO in Malta. As part of the BirdLife International partnership BirdLife Malta leads national conservation projects and campaigns in the Maltese islands.
About the Campaign:
Protected birds are regularly targeted by illegal hunters in Malta during their migration in spring and autumn. Apart from the ongoing advocacy work BirdLife Malta organizes surveillance teams to collect video and photo evidence of illegalities and pass them onto the police during peak migration periods. The video and images are also used for communications and media work. As part of the surveillance operations, an international conservation camp (Raptor Camp) will also be organized between 16 and 30 September.
About the work:
The Multimedia assistant will edit videos and organize image and video archives. The videos/images will be prepared (a) as evidence for the police to assist them with their investigations (b) for news media and also for BirdLife’s new media tools. The Multimedia Assistant will also have opportunity to go out with the surveillance teams in the countryside when necessary.
Duration: 6-8 weeks (early September – mid/end October)
The Multimedia Assistant is expected to be in Malta early September, at least 10 days before the start of the Raptor Camp on 16 September. Although the Camp ends on 30 June, BirdLife will have other surveillance teams monitoring illegal activities during October and therefore the post will ideally run until the end of October.
•Downloading, reviewing and cataloging footage and photos taken during Raptor Camp.
•Editing videos for police incident reports, uploading to YouTube, facebook and BirdLife Malta’s website and for media releases
•Preparing AV equipment for use by teams on each field shift- e.g. formatting and charging cameras
•Assist camp coordinators with various camp administration tasks
•Assist with delivering camera operation training to Raptor Camp participants
Background and experience:
•Experience editing multi-format video using Adobe Premiere Pro (Mac) and photo-editing using Adobe Photoshop (or other)
•Experience using Adobe Bridge and Lightroom for cataloging/archiving photos preferable
•Rigorous attention to detail and excellent time-management and work prioritization/organization
•An interest in wildlife conservation (specifically birds) would be beneficial
The internship is a voluntary position, and as such there is no salary, but accommodation and food will be provided by BirdLife Malta. The intern will need to cover the cost of flights to and from Malta.
For more information visit www.birdlifemalta.org
To apply please email your CV with a letter of motivation (in PDF or Word document format) to Rupert Masefield.
The deadline for applications is 20th July 2012.
Interviews will be arranged for selected candidates in the last week of July and will be conducted via Skype.