Video Journalist (Paid Internship), Bay TV Liverpool

Deadline: Friday 23 October 2015.

Fixed Term – 6 Months, £14,290 pro rata (equates to £7,145 for six month fixed term)
35 hours per week but the post will require weekend and out-of-hours
working

Bay TV is working closely with partners on the Liverpool Cultural Destinations programme
and wishes to recruit a paid intern to undertake video journalistic work to support both the
operations of Bay TV and the aims of the Cultural destinations programme.

The intern will be employed by Bay TV and will develop and deliver a series of programmes / short films which tell the story of the breadth and richness of Liverpool’s arts, cultural and built heritage environment.

Programmes will focus on the arts and cultural legacy in the city and its impact on residents in, and visitors to, modern-day Liverpool. The captured footage would be designed to show a broader picture of Liverpool than the “traditional” visitor promo packages (e.g. not focussed on Beatles or Football). Partners will also use the programmes to collect feedback from business visitors and conference delegates about perceptions of Liverpool and how/if they were changed by their latest visit and/or cultural experience.
Further information about the Liverpool Cultural destinations programme can be found here:
http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/apply-funding/funding-programmes/culturaldestinations/successful-applicants/

Main responsibilities
The Video Journalist (VJ) will work with Bay TV Liverpool (BTVL) and the Liverpool Cultural Destinations programme to deliver a series of videos of varying lengths about the richness of Liverpool’s cultural and built heritage. Some of these will be for broadcast on Bay TV Liverpool’s digital channel and others will be used by partners on the Cultural Destinations programme for a variety of promotional and evaluation purposes.

The VJ will work directly to the Director of Programmes at BTVL or his deputy. The position
involves all aspects of video production from initial concept to final edit.

Main duties
Shoot a series of short films featuring the richness of Liverpool’s built and cultural
environment including:
– Special Streets, Buildings and Quarters (e.g. Hope Street, Ropewalks)
– Theatres, performance spaces, galleries, etc.
– Public buildings, libraries, churches, schools etc.
– Pubs, docks and offices
– Events and performances
Work closely with expert guides from RIBA and elsewhere who will talk about the
architectural features of a building, its history and context, and the stories associated with it.

Set up and shoot a series of “vox pops” with business visitors to the City (principally those
attending conferences and events at the Arena and Convention Centre and/or the
Universities to collect material on their perceptions of Liverpool as a cultural city)

Shoot conference sessions

Shoot highlights of the cultural offer in Liverpool: theatre, performance, art, architecture,
festivals and so on.

Liaise closely with RIBA, Cultural Destinations and BTVL over the schedule of buildings and
events to be included in the programmes.

Obtain necessary clearance and permissions to film – eg on private property.

Liaise with appropriate contacts at cultural venues about filming opportunities.

Edit, often to tight deadlines, high-quality video-packages.

Application Process
Application is by CV with an accompanying letter setting out how you meet the criteria in the person specification below.

Queries about the job can be directed to Chris Kerr, Director of Programmes at Bay TV,
0151 559 8688 or chriskerr@baytvliverpool.com

Letters and CV should be submitted by email with the subject “Bay TV Internship” to Jane
Howard Jane@Biennial.com
Or by post to:
Jane Howard, Liverpool Biennial, PO Box 1200, 55 Jordan Street, Liverpool L69 1XB
to arrive no later than Friday 23rd October 2015

if submitting by post please write on the envelope “Bay TV Internship”

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