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Job Alert: Cinematographer/Editor Vignette Creative



Vignette Creative works with brands and organizations to develop engaging story-driven nonfiction content – films, photography, and multimedia productions – that help them communicate who they are and what they do with integrity and passion. We also produce original documentary and photo projects. “Real people, real stories” is their motto.

Vignette Creative is looking for a motivated and multi-talented Cinematographer/Editor who wants to dive in and make a difference at a boutique creative agency/documentary production company. The job is based on Bainbridge Island, Washington (a 30 minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle) but may involve flexible work locations and periods of intensive travel. We all wear a lot of hats at Vignette so we’re looking for a like-minded team player who is ready to contribute.


  • Operate cameras, record audio, and otherwise assist on film shoots
  • Edit video content for client and original documentary projects
  • Assist with producing and coordinating productions
  • Participate in internal and client strategy and production meetings
  • Contribute to social media and blog


  • At least two years of experience in film/multimedia/journalism, shooting and editing video
  • Proficiency working with Adobe Premiere
  • Knowledge of Final Cut X, After Effects, and the Adobe CC suite a plus
  • Strong communication and people skills
  • Ability to self-manage, be resourceful, and meet deadlines
  • Enthusiasm for innovating and growing a documentary-based agency in the new media landscape
  • Still photography ability a plus

How to Apply

Submit an application that includes a cover letter, resume, portfolio links and references to jobs@vignettecreative.com

For more information visit Vignette Creative.


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MediaStorm Partners with NeXt Doc

MediaStorm is a proud partner of NeXt Doc, a one-of-a-kind program that brings together emerging documentary storytellers from across the country with award-winning documentary filmmakers to learn, share, and build their skills.


After a successful pilot in 2016, NeXt Doc is returning for its second year at the Carey Institute for Global Good, taking place Monday, June 5 to Friday, June 9, 2017. The five-day intensive program will feature three award-winning filmmakers: Sabaah Folayan, Samuel Pollard and Sonia Kennebeck. Each filmmaker will offer a master class and a screening session of their latest films, followed by an exclusive Q&A for NeXt Doc participants.

The goal of NeXt Doc is to convene a diverse group of emerging filmmakers for a unique, professional and creative development experience. Applications were submitted from young filmmakers in 12 states across the country, and two from outside the US. NeXt Doc has garnered support from several other organizations which, along with MediaStorm, will offer mentorship and resources to participants during and after the program, including: The Alliance for Media, Arts + Culture, POV, the International Documentary Association, The Sanctuary for Independent Media, as well as Firelight Media and The D-Word.

NeXt Doc is a tuition-free program and thanks to the Carey Institute’s generous in-kind donation, selected participants will be granted full room and board for the duration of the program as well as meals and access to the Carey Institute’s theater, workshop space, and editing suite. This is an important element of NeXt Doc, which aims to create space for filmmakers from communities that have historically not had access to film programs and development of documentary filmmaking skills.

 To help fund the program, NeXt Doc organizers have launched a crowdfunding campaign and are in search of companies, organizations, and individuals that are forward-thinking, and committed to creating a positive impact. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation, and support this unique program.

 Please make a donation to the #NeXtDoc #gofundme campaign and support the program that brings together emerging documentary storytellers and award-winning filmmakers for a week-long, intensive, learning, sharing and networking experience in upstate NY.

 Visit www.gofundme.com/next-doc-2017 to get involved.

 NeXt Doc is a collaborative project between the Carey Institute for Global Good, in Rensselaerville NY, and Youth FX, based in Albany, NY.


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Pulitzer Center Hosts Gender Lens Conference on June 3 & 4

Please join The Pulitzer Center  in Washington DC on June 3 and 4 for “A Gender Lens,” a special conference showcasing Pulitzer Center reporting focused on the intersection of gender with the most critical issues of our time.

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The event is intended for journalists, editors, policy-makers, academics and NGO’s to join in a conversation on–and celebration of–the vital work of journalists and others on gender around the world. Topics include:

  • Property Rights
  • Women in Conflict Zones
  • Global Health
  • Refugees/Migration
  • Labor/Economics
  • Diversifying the Story

The event will also feature a keynote dinner with Dr.Musimbi Kanyoro, President and CEO, Global Fund for Women, Susan Goldberg, Editorial Director, National Geographic Partners, and Editor in Chief, National Geographic Magazine, Ben Taub, Pulitzer Center grantee and staff writer for The New Yorker, and a special performance by Girl Be Heard inspired by Pulitzer Center reporting.

On Sunday, June 4, the event will offer three morning workshops: one on cyber security, led by The New York Times; one on Fundraising/Proposal Writing, and one on Women Photograph/Photographers of Color.

To register and learn more, please click here.

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WSJ Is Hiring


The Wall Street Journal is seeking a multimedia editor to join its award-winning Visuals team in New York City. This is a rare opportunity to work with world-class photographers, editors, reporters, designers, developers and other visual journalists to create rich, interactive multimedia stories, both for breaking news as well as planned features. The job requires deep experience with photography, video and visual storytelling. The ideal candidate has a collaborative and innovative mindset and can quickly adapt in a fast-moving environment. Our work is seen by millions of people every day around the world and we are committed to the growth of visual and interactive journalism.

Job requirements:

  • Excellent news, storytelling and design judgement.
  • Fluency with Photoshop, video and audio editing tools, and social media.
  • Fluency in HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Expertise with responsive design and best practices for designing stories for mobile devices.
  • Prior experience in a news environment.
  • Able to work quickly and efficiently under tight deadlines.
  • Helping reporters and editors learn new skills that will contribute to their visual storytelling.
  • The ability to teach and coach your co-workers
  • The initiative to take on and learn new tasks in a fast-moving environment.
  • Ability to shoot photos and video is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Applications should include portfolio links, a resume and cover letter.

Apply here

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W. Eugene Smith Fund Call for Entries 2017

The W. Eugene Smith Fund announced it is now accepting applications for its 38th annual Grant in Humanistic Photography. Since presenting its first grant in 1980, the Fund has awarded more than one million dollars to exemplary photographers whose works, created in the tradition of Eugene Smith, have brought light to contemporary issues that call for compassion and attention. The Smith Fund also announced it will increase its annual grant to $35,000, beginning this year. Photographers interested in learning more about the grant and fellowship, and submitting an application should visit SmithFund.org. The deadline for submitting applications is May 31, 2017.

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About The Smith Fund Grant
The Grant is presented annually by The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund to photographers whose work is judged by a panel of experts to be in the best tradition of highlighting untold stories, as exhibited by W. Eugene Smith during his 45-year career in photojournalism. The grant, which honors the legendary photo-essayist, enables recipients to undertake and complete their proposed photojournalistic and documentary projects. Past recipients have included Sebastião Salgado, Maya Goded and Eli Reed.

The recipient of the 2017 Smith Award will receive a $35,000 grant to complete a current or future documentary project. In addition, one or more Fellowships totaling $5,000 will be given to photographers to fund worthy projects.

Each year, the Board of Trustees appoints a three-member international jury that meets twice during the adjudication process. Finalists are selected based on the substantive, photographic, and intellectual merits of their project. They are then asked to submit a comprehensive electronic portfolio, and write, if necessary, a more detailed and focused proposal to answer questions by the jury regarding their project.

The 21st Annual Howard Chapnick GrantApplications for the annual Howard Chapnick Grant are also open through May 31, 2017. The grant is presented to an individual for his or her leadership in any field ancillary to photojournalism, such as picture editing, research, education and management. This grant is not intended for photographers, but for champions of photography. It was established in 1996 to honor the memory of Howard Chapnick who led the Black Star photo agency, and to acknowledge his enormous contribution to photography. The annual $5,000 grant may be used by the recipient to finance a range of qualified undertakings, which might include a program of further education, special research, a long-term sabbatical project, or an internship to work with a noteworthy group or individual. This grant is not for the creation or production of photographs.


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