Work Study Program Application 2021-2022

 

Peabody TV is the perfect medium for all students in the city to produce a wide range of diverse programs. The work study program is a valuable opportunity for local high school students to gain experience in media production by capturing community, school, and government events. This program will allow students to explore a potential career path or interest in the field. Our goal is to enable students to create a variety of local programming for our channels, website, and social media.

We are currently accepting work study applications for the 2021-2022 academic year, deadline to apply is November 19, 2021! We will notify you after the deadline if our team accepts your application. Finalists will be invited to an informal interview to learn more about your interests and to talk with you about the position. Please contact Stephen Valenti at stephen@peabodytv.org or call the studio at (978) 977-0570 with any questions.

Skills & Requirements

Eligibility

The program is open to high school students who either attend local schools (Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School, St. John’s Prep, Bishop Fenwick High School) or live within the City of Peabody. Students must review and abide by Peabody TV’s policies/procedures at all times. Experience in media production is a plus but not required, however the student must show interest.

 

Training

If the applicant is accepted, completing orientation/training is required as part of the work study program. Orientation/training is an opportunity for the student to learn more about Peabody TV, become familiar with equipment, and engage with peers. The mandatory orientation/training will cover: shot composition, production terms, and camera/tripod operations. Optional training will be offered throughout the year in the following subjects: truck production, studio production, lighting, and video/image editing. Students may also request additional training in areas of interest.

 

Hours/Payment

Hours are largely driven by event coverage, each month we ask that students work a certain amount of events to ensure we have enough coverage and to remain an active participant of the program. We will maintain a work study group message to assist with providing this info. It is the student’s responsibility to frequently check our work study group message for event opportunities each month.

Prior to orientation/training, appropriate paperwork must be completed and students will need a checking account for direct deposit. Students will be paid a starting rate of $13.50 per hour, with opportunities for growth throughout the program.

 

Skills

While no experience is required the following are desired skills:
  • Basic production skills and desire to learn both field and studio production equipment.
  • Experience in video and image editing, Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere, After Effects, and Photoshop) is a plus.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail, motivated, self-starter able to work both independently and as part of a group.
  • Possess good written and verbal communication skills.

 

Projects

Students will assist with various projects over the course of their employment both in the field and studio. The following are types of projects that Peabody TV offers to students in the program:
  • Capture, edit, and assist in production truck for LIVE and recorded field productions.
  • Capture, edit, and assist in control room for LIVE and recorded studio productions.
  • Develop highlight videos of community and school events.
  • Create custom content for Peabody TV’s channels, website, and social media. Students may request to create content of their own, if the idea is approved it qualifies for payment.
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