Adventure Cycling Association seeks a well-organized, naturally creative, energetic, detail-oriented, and outgoing individual to join its Communication team as an intern for the summer. Qualified candidates enjoy working with video, post-production, and creative personalities. Our organization welcomes over 1,000 bike-touring visitors to our headquarters in Missoula, Montana each summer. This position will work with the Adventure Cycling staff greeting visitors and interviewing them over the course of the summer to create social media output. Using the footage collected over the summer, the intern’s final project will create a short video highlighting the Adventure Cycling visitor experience.
Under the direction of the Communications department and other members of the staff
Meet, greet, and interview cycling tourists as they come into the office over the course of the summer.
Post those interviews on Adventure Cycling’s social media channels with a focus on live or short-term posts like Facebook Live, Snapchat, and Instagram stories.
Create a short, end-of-season video highlighting the visitor experience at Adventure Cycling Association.
Engage in opportunities to develop original content and concepts for web and mobile.
Ability to create and edit videos
Share a passion for building communities and understanding a world of micro-content
Loves all things digital and understands relevant social media platforms
Confident with Instagram Stories and all the latest features and techniques
Working knowledge of Twitter features; video, advanced search, and threads
Confident using Snapchat’s Discover feature and Facebook Live
Understands how to use hashtags; audience targeting, brand awareness, and monitoring
A skilled storyteller and conversationalist in visual and written forms.
Has strong research, writing, organizational, and grammar skills
Accepts feedback and adapts to new workflows
Ability to quickly finish projects, and produce quality products
Minimum two years of experience with Adobe Premiere or Final Cut Pro
Minimum two years of experience with Adobe Media Encoder
Comfortable with Google Apps suite (Gmail, Calendar, Drive, etc)
Experience organizing and editing footage from multiple shoots
Working knowledge of After Effects (not required, but helpful)
Experience exporting/rendering projects for different social media channels
Minimum two years of experience with Photoshop
Basic photo editing (cropping, resizing, etc.)
Experience creating video for all social media video platforms and adhering to required file specifications
Ability to work on Mac or PC
Good knowledge of contemporary cameras, file formats, codecs, and their proper handling in a post-production workflow
Ability to set up for basic interview videos, and more complex shots if necessary
Some experience using external microphones
Must be able to bring own smartphone and laptop to work
Mac or PC capable of running Premiere or Final Cut Pro
Access to Premiere and Photoshop
Not required but helpful to have access to:
Adobe After Effects
Hard drive for transferring footage
The intern position is compensated at a rate of $11 per hour with a 15-hour work week, plus access to gear discounts offered in our Cyclosource store. Work schedule is during Adventure Cycling's office hours, Monday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Wednesday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., and Friday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. when traveling cyclists visit our office. We have a wonderful office in downtown Missoula, with a friendly and committed staff. Adventure Cycling Association is an equal opportunity employer.
Please submit a resume and cover letter using our portal here. Application deadline: The position is open until filled. We will begin reviewing resumes and requesting interviews on April 20, 2018.
Adventure Cycling's mission is to inspire and empower people to travel by bicycle. Adventure Cycling was founded in 1974 and is the largest bicycling membership organization in North America, with over 53,000 members. Our work includes producing the best bicycling routes and maps in America, publishing Adventure Cyclist (one of the top recreational bicycling magazines anywhere), managing more than 100 bicycle tours and leadership trainings, and promoting more bike facilities through advocacy at the federal, state, and local levels. For more information, go to adventurecycling.org.