La Vida Baseball is a digital media platform that celebrates the passion of Latino baseball’s past, present and future. La Vida spent its first year becoming the fastest-growing digital Latino sports media company, reaching 10 million U.S. Latinos per month.
As we continue to expand in our third year, we’re looking for a passionate and talented individual to join the La Vida team as a Video Production Intern. We believe in learning by doing, so you’ll hit the ground running on your first day. You won’t just observe the production process, we expect you to be a part of it. We’re interested in candidates who are passionate and knowledgeable about baseball, social media-savvy, and have a basic understanding of the production process. Fluency in Spanish is not required but is certainly a big plus. Be ready to work hard and have fun!
Here’s what our last group of interns had to say:
What’s the job?
- Supporting and contributing to the overall production process, especially in the production of the daily LVB ¡Live! talk show broadcast from our office
- Taking the lead on story sourcing and project research for the live show
- Being a key contributor in any and all brainstorms/production/editorial meetings
- Researching and updating the team on social media trends, weighing in on social strategy
- Posting content on all social media platforms based on La Vida social media standards and practices, as needed
- Assisting on shoots in the office and around Chicago as needed
- Saving and organizing project folders and documents
- Transcribing interviews and helping develop video scripts
- And more!
Candidates should have:
- Passion for storytelling, production, and baseball
- A positive attitude! (plus a good sense of humor couldn’t hurt)
- Basic familiarity with the production process
- Demonstrated knowledge of social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Snapchat and LinkedIn
- Strong organizational skills
- Honed research skills and a keen eye for good stories
- Solid verbal and written communication skills
- Eagerness to learn and grow in the field of content creation
- Graphic design skills and Spanish fluency are a big plus!
What might a busy day in the office look like?
- 8:54 am – Make yourself a coffee and check your email, respond to whatever you need to and get ready for the day!
- 9:27 am – Sit in on the daily La Vida social team meeting to discuss the day’s content calendar and how it fits into La Vida’s broader strategy. Weigh in on the afternoon’s posts based on your research on the week’s social trends.
- 10:14 am – Help the LVB Live Production Team set up the studio and prepare assets and graphics for the day’s show.
- 11:50 am – Head to Hannah’s Bretzel a little early to beat the lunch rush. Come back for a good conversation about last night’s game.
- 12:45 pm – Start up on transcribing the latest interviews from yesterday’s La Vida shoot.
- 2:32 pm – Prepare the social posts for 2 videos going up on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in the afternoon. Get your captions approved and do a final quality check before hitting submit.
- 3:58 pm – Help break down the set and equipment and store it so it’s ready for tomorrow’s show.
- 4:21 pm – Continue researching potential discussion topics for next month’s live shows. Prepare to pitch the ideas in next week’s brainstorm.
- 5:21pm – Pack up your stuff and head home!
- School credit as arranged through school internship program
- Receive written or verbal recommendation/referral upon completion of internship
- Gain knowledge across media, marketing and business fields in a professional, fast-paced environment
- Transportation credit
- Casual and fun office environment and occasional free lunch!
If you’re interested, send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com with “Video Production Intern” in the subject line. Let your personality shine through your cover letter, that counts for a lot here! We can’t wait to hear from you!