Communities of Hope: Audio/Visual Reporter

Job Description

Communities of Hope, a growing journalism and community news organization in the Department of Media, Design & Communication, is looking for a student worker to produce and deliver news and other media content to local communities in Rhode Island.

Working in this position, you will be expected to contribute to the various Communities of Hope projects by:

  • Conducting visual research, interviews, and original reporting
  • Developing content and producing original stories
  • Writing scripts, captions, cutlines, and alt texts to include in audio/visual production pieces  
  • Editing audio and video projects
  • Preparing and organizing spaces for media production and media production classes (i.e. news lab, editing islands, podcast production room, etc.).
  • Assisting with equipment care, setup, and cleaning for specific classes and production projects.

Students will receive credit (bylines) and hold shared copyrights of every distributed product.

Special Skills Needed: 
Audio/Video media production; Audio/Video editing and treatment; Time management and organizational skills.

Academic Major/Minor Preferred: 
Film, Animation and Video; Photography and Digital Media; Journalism; Communication & Media Studies
Any students with audio/visual media production skills and a general understanding of news media may apply.

Starting Date:
Applications will stay open until the position is filled.

*Students are prohibited from driving during work-study employment with the limited exception of authorized work-study driver positions.

**Only students who are fully vaccinated are permitted to work on-site.  Unvaccinated students will be permitted to only work remotely.

About Communities of Hope: 
Communities of Hope is a community-driven solutions journalism news service working with specific groups of people who have been erased, marginalized, underrepresented, misrepresented, and maligned by mainstream media outlets.

Our mission is to empower people in those communities through training, paid work, information gathering, and educational storytelling so that they can participate in the public conversations about their histories, their roles in society, and the issues that affect them, making them a central part of the decision-making process.

Starting Date

Department Information

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Bernardo H. Motta


Department of Media, Design, & Communication

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