Hyrax is a documentary production company focused on issues surrounding digital privacy and civil liberties. We’ve recently launched a news site and a podcast dedicated to chronicling the evolving landscape of blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, and the privacy implications they present. We are looking for interns interested in helping manage the news site, and with the production and writing of new content. Many of these tasks require some knowledge of Final Cut Pro, media management techniques, and website management, but neither is required if the intern is a quick learner and eager to learn these skills upon arrival.
We are a very small team, so this is a great opportunity for anyone with an interest in technology, digital civil liberties, journalism, and documentary filmmaking to gain hands on production and reporting experience in a welcoming and supportive environment. In addition to the daily tasks required, our interns will participate in regular staff meetings, where they will be encouraged to exchange ideas for the furthering of our projects.
There is also a great deal of opportunity to grow in the position. Once you’re familiar with the company and basic tasks, we like to tailor our internships to capitalize on your strengths and interests. In addition to pitching and writing stories, there is opportunity to help us with photoshop work, web design, cinematography, audio, editing, and event planning — if you happen to have these skills and interests. We want to find ways for you to help us in substantive ways, and for you to walk away with experience in the fields you’re most interested in. If you’re smart, competent, and have a knack for picking up new skills, we have a place for you.
Start and end dates, and hours, are flexible. Opportunities to write for the site remotely are also available. Articles can be submitted on a part-time basis to our editor, and interns will receive feedback and guidance before publication. In the past, internships have moved into paid positions after graduation.
To apply, please email us at [email protected] dot com with your resume, a brief explanation of why you’re interested in the position, and a short writing sample.
Responsibilities Might Include
- Filming, editing, and posting video interviews to the news site
- Reporting and writing news articles about emerging players in the blockchain space
- Website design and management
- Research and development for upcoming podcast episodes
- Media management and organization of digital assets
We’re Looking For
- A very strong writer
- Web management skills
- Tech knowledge
- Research skills
- Ability and desire to work independently
- A current college student
Job Type: Internship