NASA Earth Science Multimedia Fellowship
USRA is an independent, nonprofit research corporation where the combined efforts of in-house talent and university-based expertise merge to advance space science and technology. USRA works across disciplines including biomedicine, planetary science, astrophysics, and engineering and integrates those competencies into applications ranging from fundamental research to facility management and operations. USRA engages the creativity and authoritative expertise of the research community to develop and deliver sophisticated, forward-looking solutions to Federal agencies and other customers - on schedule and within budget.
The Earth Science Multimedia Fellowship is a yearlong program designed to nurture emerging producers who wish to explore the intersection of broadcast journalism, science storytelling, social media, and Earth and climate science. The program is aimed at recent graduates and graduate students interested creating visually interesting video and multimedia content for some of NASA’s most exciting Earth Science Missions. This is a chance to share results from NASA’s remote sensing missions on topics such as global precipitation patterns, the Antarctic ozone hole, sea ice decline, ocean productivity, greenhouse gas measurements, hurricanes, fires, floods and natural disasters. Fellows will be assigned mentors and will have the opportunity to work with leading science producers, data visualizers, animators, science writers, and researchers during their year.
Fellows will be expected to make substantive contributions by creating content for use by a wide range of audiences: newsmedia, bloggers, educators, park rangers, students, museums, science centers, and the general public
Fellows may create short form web based video, video news releases, live public affairs and news programming, educational vignettes, satellite media tours, short documentaries, webcasts, and integrated web content
Fellows will participate in all phases of video production: generating story ideas, writing scripts, operating cameras, working with animators and data visualizers, editing, captioning, and overseeing product distribution
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
Graduate students and recent graduates in journalism, communications, film, video or science
Gifted visual communicators with a passion for earth science or technology
Producers experienced in the entire arc of video production, especially editing
Experience working with animators or graphics professionals a plus
Video/writing work samples: Please include links to samples of work or a demo reel. For group projects, please let us know what your role was on the piece. You can see samples of our team’s work on our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/nasaexplorer
Personal Statement: Please include a personal statement outlining your educational and professional objectives
Resume and Reference: Please include a resume with relevant work experience and educational highlights. Applicants are required to submit three reference letters.
The reference letters should be to the attention of USRA Human Resources Department and upload/attached along with your resume when applying.
Application deadline is January 31th, 2014. Starting date for the one-year position is flexible.