Multimedia & Digital Communications Intern

The Salvation Army National Headquarters
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The Salvation Army National Headquarters in Alexandria, VA 22314

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The Salvation Army National Headquarters in Alexandria, VA 22314

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The Multimedia & Digital Communications Intern (MDCI) assists in capturing and developing high standard multimedia content pieces, requiring a high degree of technical expertise and creativity. The position will assist with on-set productions in a variety of capacities, including managing professional video, photo, and audio equipment. The position also cuts and edits collected video footage until it meets the communications director’s approval, including rearranging and splicing scenes that have already been shot, and inserting music, sound, or optical effects.

In addition, the MDCI assists in the publishing and distribution of all digital content on national Salvation Army digital media channels to effectively communicate the mission of The Salvation Army internally and externally. Works specifically to strengthen and enhance the image and awareness of The Salvation Army by identifying compelling stories and assists the development of weekly organizational and programmatic updates from The Salvation Army’s National Commander; supports the communications team during emergency response situations involving National Headquarters, Territorial and Divisional headquarters and other emergency responder agencies as may be involved.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position. You may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.

Aids with cinematography needs on all video productions in the department, both internal and external in nature

Visually interpret the story needs of the producers by imagining, visualizing and creating cinematic looks using our existing inventory of tools

Demonstrate an understanding of the “looks” created in order to keep productions feeling current and fresh

Assists in editing content pieces, including documentary and narrative videos of all types

Make informed creative decisions about cuts in order to preserve messaging of the piece

Take notes and direction from department and section heads

Ability to produce multiple edits from the same raw footage to meet needs of multiple audiences.

Post-production work may include updating, uploading, and quality control of finished videos and website.

Responsible for keeping track of (video/capture) cards, transferring footage into computer and ensure the footage is secure.

Assist in digital transfer for media management, storage and transfer on hard drives to contracted editors.

Uses photo and video to effectively communicate the mission of The Salvation Army internally and externally, and to achieve the three digital communications objectives of The Salvation Army National Headquarters: increase fundraising, build and protect The Salvation Army’s brand, and meet human needs.

Assists in the planning, development, and implementation of the digital communications strategy and subsequent content that will appear on the national website and social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Follows organizational style guide on all digital materials and communications and ensures organization-wide brand alignment by maintaining corporate identity consistency.

Other duties as assigned.


Works with SA Officers, NCRD Comms team and department staff.

Assumes other duties as assigned by the Multimedia and Digital Communications Developer, the Director of Communications, or the NCRD Secretary.

Demonstrates dependability through attendance and punctuality.


Video and Audio Equipment Cell Phone Printer Laptop/Computer



Applicants must be enrolled in their fourth year of a Multimedia, Video Production, or relevant Bachelor’s program, and must be receiving college credit.

Awareness of film procedure, terminology and production

On-set production experience preferred

Working knowledge and proficiency in social media content and engagement strategies

Proficient use of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel PowerPoint, OneDrive), Adobe Premiere Pro, Dropbox, and other postproduction or digital design software.


A valid driver’s license.


Proficient in usage of all types of camera equipment, especially Sony mirrorless cameras.

Proficient in usage of lighting for video production.

Proficient in audio recording equipment.

Proficient in Adobe Premiere Pro.

Proficient with encoding video to different formats.

Ability to perform basic color correction.

Some working knowledge or desire to learn After Effects techniques for simple Motion Graphics, such as lower thirds and title cards.

Ability to edit sound, including audio cleanup and addition of music beds and sound effects.

Excellent communication skills; including organizational, proofreading, editing, and problem-solving skills.

A working knowledge of online communications, including website and social media publishing


Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order to meet the physical requirements of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed is reasonable and no undue hardship would result.

Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, and twist on an intermittent or continuous basis.

Ability to grasp, push, pull objects such as files, file cabinet drawers, and reach overhead.

Ability to operate telephone, a desktop or laptop computer.

Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. (production equipment).

Ability to access and produce information from a laptop or desktop computer.

Ability to understand written information.

Ability to meet attendance requirements.

Ability to follow instructions and work independently with minimal supervision.

Ability to effectively and efficiently work on multiple deadline projects at the same time without becoming frustrated or disorganized, and under minimal supervision.


Work is primarily performed in a normal office environment where there are little or no physical discomforts associated with changes in weather or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt, and the like.

*Duration of summer Internship: May 13 - July 29.

Job Type: Internship

Work Location: In person

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