There are four video interns that work for Time Inc. studios this summer– myself included. The day before work began, we decided to meet up and grab coffee to introduce ourselves and talk about our expectations going into this working summer.
After we found a table in a small, Italian café near Washington Square Park, we began talking and realized that none of us knew exactly what we’d be working on.
So naturally, when day one came, there were a lot of questions for our supervisor, like, ‘Are we editing, or helping shoot footage, or both?’ And, ‘Will we be working in the live studios or just creating packages and projects for them, or both?’
Our questions were answered with a bit more, but still not complete certainty. Apparently, those decisions were up to our supervisors for the specific brands we were working with. But we were still guaranteed we’d be helping in a great way for the brand and for Time Inc…and after wrapping up the first week, I can say for certain that the work we’re doing is absolutely incredible.
While I can’t say what specific projects we’re working on across news, entertainment, sports and lifestyle, I can say that I recognize the work we’re doing means something. We’re part of a larger end goal. We really are a part of Time Inc.
In my last update, I explained that the interns have a challenge: have the most creative social media posts relating to the internship.
The video interns teamed up and made a ‘First Day of Work’ gif, which HR loved. To close out the week, though, we needed to step it up.
Because of this added pressure, and the fact that we’ve already had the opportunity to work on some pretty cool projects, we thought we’d get in a studio, have a little photo
Because of this added pressure, and the fact that we’ve already had the opportunity to work on some pretty cool projects, we thought we’d get in a studio, have a little photo shoot with our specific brands and put ourselves on the magazine cover for the brands we work with.
Here’s a little visual to help you picture it:
Even though I can’t tell you projects we’re working on at the time, I still had an opportunity to work on a quicker project that was published for the world to see.
Day one aside and orientation, take a look how the rest of my week interning at Time Inc. for TIME magazine has been:
Meeting world travelers, reporting in front of almost 70 thousand people through social media and having the opportunity to work in a beautiful studio with incredible people has made week one hard to top. Regardless of this early high bar, I know that each week will get even better, and I’m so excited and ready to tackle each and every new opportunity.
Here’s to eight more weeks of adventure.
Until next time…