Magazine – Photography Editorial Assistant -FLICKR– VOLUNTEER
Picture This Post magazine, www.picturethispost.com, alerts time-strapped readers to cultural offerings that are the best match for their interests in art, books, dance, film, museums, music, theater, as well as travel with a focus on culture. We not only cover culture creators and venues with high name recognition, but also delight in helping to showcase bold, creative strokes by fledgling artists in all genres.
As a Photography Editorial Assistant with a focus on FLICKR, you will be overseeing the placement and proper indexing of 1000’s of photos—primarily from the magazine’s travel section— in the FLICKR photo archive. You will also be part of the team that ensure the proper sizing, labeling and other photos in the magazine’s media library.
YOU ARE A KEY PART OF THE EDITORIAL TEAM—YOUR FOCUS IS ON PHOTOGRAPHY
Your first job will be to become familiar with the range of content and photography in the Picture This Post Travel Section. Note: you click a picture to read a story. Keep clicking “Read More” to find earlier examples.
This student volunteer position is designed to immerse you in the processes of online publication. While not listed as an “internship” position, most of our past and current student volunteers concur that the training and educational opportunities in this and other Picture This Post volunteer positions far exceeds that of most internship jobs. The more time you put into this experience the more you will get out of it. Many volunteers take on multiple roles and more responsibilities that give them more to show at the end of their time at Picture This Post – a fat portfolio of published articles among other lists of accomplishments.
– Commitment to fulfill tasks for all Picture This Post staff members—to remain in good standing (estimated time commitment of 30 – 60 minutes/week.) See EXPECTATIONS/REQUIREMENTS ALL STUDENT VOLUNTEERS
–Commitment to study and adhere to the Picture This Post Guidelines for handling images and other guidelines relevant to your role.
-Minimal time commitment of 10 hours/week— except during exam and other highly demanding school schedules, which we EXPECT you to prioritize over your volunteer work.
What You Will Do:
-You will create properly tagged, indexed and linked photo albums on FLICKR for travel story roundups in: Peru; Myanmar; Matera Italy; Umbria Italy and more.
-You will be part of the team and take on rotations monitoring quality and protocols for images in the Picture This Post media library.
-Time permitting, you will work on creating YouTube photo slider videos for posting on the Picture This Post YouTube channel— https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNZvgk9OhU8f3NTjw4LzpJA
-You will use social media to share our photo slider videos and also be one of the keepers of the magazine’s Instagram story.
-You will join in shared staff duties outlined in Expectations/Requirements of All Student Volunteers tasks: completing social media posts; keeping up with the writer/editor feedback system ( a key Picture This Post editor/writer training tool); joining staff rotations for shared tasks such as sending newsletter opt-in emails and uploading events to the Picture This Post Readers’ Calendar
Note: these miscellaneous tasks take about 30-60 minutes a week.
-You can add on to your role with other Picture This Post Jobs—your schedule permitting. **The top recommendation is to also get training to be a CONTENT CURATOR.
What You Will Learn:
This position is an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in both culture and learning about the global scope of Online Publishing.