Jobs

-Visual storyteller/producer
-Fall 2021 PublicSource editorial internship
-Fall 2021 PublicSource photo internship


Visual storyteller/producer

PublicSource.org, a nonprofit online newsroom in Pittsburgh, is seeking a visuals producer.

At PublicSource, we focus on stories with powerful narratives to explain complex issues in the areas of education, health, the environment, community development, local government and equity. We believe strong visuals are essential to that storytelling and seek innovative ways to infuse our local news with compelling photography, videography, animation, design and other multimedia elements.

We are looking for someone who wants to channel their talents into a local news outlet that punches above its weight class.

We’re looking for candidates with:

  • At least 1 to 3 years of professional experience who can make compelling photos on both daily assignments and long-term projects.
  • Candidates should be able to not only work independently when necessary but also thrive in a collaborative environment. We want someone who will work closely with reporters, editors and the visuals team to generate story ideas, participate in the storytelling process and pitch stories and visual ideas.
  • Strong time management and scheduling skills are essential, as not every assignment will be during normal hours. We’re also looking for someone who can assist in coordinating our overall visuals coverage with other staff and our network of freelancers.
  • Candidates should have an interest in learning new skills.
  • An interest or experience in videography is a plus, as is the ability to conceptualize how to capture the audience’s attention on social media with different ways to present the visuals, like Instagram stories, Facebook galleries and more.

To learn more about what it’s like to work with PublicSource, please visit this page.

Candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply, including but not limited to people of color, people who are LGBTQ+ and people with disabilities.

Are you interested? Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and online portfolio to natasha@publicsource.org by Aug. 9.


Fall 2021 PublicSource editorial internship

PublicSource is a nonprofit online journalism organization in Pittsburgh. We write stories with powerful narratives and characters to explain complex issues in the areas of local government, economic development, education, health, the environment, religion and social justice.

Check us out at PublicSource.org. If you’re interested in what we do, here’s what we’re looking for in an editorial intern:

  • We want someone who goes through life with an eye for untold stories and can figure out how to tell those stories through interviews and research as well as technically sound and creative writing.
  • We expect interns to pitch ideas for enterprise stories and communicate with editors about the progress and timeframe. Interns will also assist staff reporters on stories and projects, which could include contributions to research, reporting and fact-checking.
  • You should be able to share your story on social media and have ideas for how all of our stories could get more exposure. (Note: We will check your social media accounts for professionalism.)
  • Accuracy will be king to the right intern. You’ll be trained in our fact-checking system and asked to conduct fact-checks for your own story and for others.

We are looking for candidates with a desire to apply their skills and interests toward producing and serving the public with the best local journalism in the industry. We like it when our interns are driven, take initiative and work collaboratively with the PublicSource team to make our time together worthwhile for all involved.

This is a paid internship. To qualify for the stipend, we ask interns to work 15 hours a week for 15 weeks (or another agreed upon schedule). Half of the intern stipend will be paid out eight weeks in and the remainder at the end of the internship. (If timing of payment is prohibitive, please reach out to discuss.)

If you have a professor who will give you credit, we’re also happy to fill out the forms.

Interns will have the opportunity to work both remotely and, subject to pandemic conditions, from our office in Pittsburgh’s Uptown neighborhood. We encourage candidates of underrepresented backgrounds to apply as well as those who live outside of Pittsburgh and can join the team remotely.

Please send a cover letter, resume and clips/writing by or before Aug. 16 to Jeffrey Benzing at jeff@publicsource.org.


Fall 2021 PublicSource photo internship

PublicSource is a nonprofit online journalism organization in Pittsburgh. We write stories with powerful narratives and characters to explain complex issues in the areas of local government, economic development, education, health, the environment, religion and social justice. All of our stories are enhanced by beautiful documentary-style photography or video.

Check us out at PublicSource.org. If you’re interested in what we do, here’s what we’re looking for in a photo intern:
Someone with an eye for composing great photos, from candids to portraits, that relay the essence of a person or a story.

The ability to conceptualize how to capture the audience’s attention on social media with different ways to present the visuals, like Instagram stories, Facebook galleries and more.

Strong time management and scheduling skills. Not every assignment will be during normal hours, so we need someone who is responsible and flexible.
This is a paid internship. To qualify for the stipend, we ask interns to work 15 hours a week for 15 weeks (or another agreed upon schedule). Half of the intern stipend will be paid out eight weeks in and the remainder at the end of the internship. (If timing of payment is prohibitive, please reach out to discuss.)

If you have a professor who will give you credit, we’re also happy to fill out the forms.

Our office is in the Uptown neighborhood, right on the bus line. Interns are not required to work from the office, though the internship requires regular in-person field work, with proper pandemic safety protocols.

Please send a cover letter, resume and any appropriate work examples by or before Aug. 16 to Natasha Vicens at natasha@publicsource.org.