Video Journalism Intern


Foodseum is Chicago’s first nonprofit food museum. That’s right, a physical space completely dedicated to helping you discover your passion for food. Through interactive exhibits, educational seminars, unique content, events and programming, Foodseum provides a window into the history, people, farm-to-fork transformations, preparations, international flavors and more behind the food we all enjoy.

Foodseum is searching for an outgoing and energetic self-starter with a passion for food, culture and education. The Video Journalism Intern will report to the Director of Video, and will be responsible for writing, producing, shooting and editing video footage. This footage will include chef interviews, facility tours, event footage, and cultural stories. These responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conducting, editing and posting video interviews with local chefs and experts in the culinary arena within set deadlines
  • Coordinating the video production process for Foodseum, providing direction for shooting and editing, including planning and management of project timelines

  • Transport, setup and operate equipment including cameras, audio and video recording, lighting, props and microphones in a timely and professional manor

  • Work efficiently as a one or two person team when needed to produce professional content

  • Edit raw video, adding in an introduction, ending and smooth transitions worthy publication on the Foodseum website or within the exhibit within a timely manner

  • Continuously pitching stories and progress of Foodseum to maintain a media presence

  • Light clerical work including interview scheduling and client follow up

  • Other responsibilities as determined 

The Video Journalism Intern will be an integral part of the Foodseum team, and will be a key component to the successful launch of Chicago's first nonprofit food museum. This is an excellent opportunity to work with an innovative high-profile, high-growth nonprofit looking to make a significant impact on Chicago's future.


  • Possessing creative skills and ability to extract compelling elements from raw video footage

  • Proficiency in usage of video production equipment (HD video, lighting, tripod, microphones)

  • Basic proficiency in usage of video editing software

  • Experience uploading video for web-based application and social media

  • Excellent writing and communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and a professional demeanor

  • Open mind and desire to learn and work closely with a multi-faceted team

  • Enjoyment in keeping up with the latest trends in the food industry and culinary arena

  • Enthusiasm for trying new things and learning new skills

  • Comfort working both independently and collaboratively


This position requires a minimum commitment of 10 hrs /week, estimated start date: June 2016
This position is unpaid, class credit may be available upon request


Please submit a resume and cover letter to Lisa Lubin at