Internship with TalNexus

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Read in a deep movie trailer voice… “In a world… where freedom’s back is against the wall, battered by a hostile culture, while its supporters are too focused on arcane policy debates to wield the only tool that can really make a difference — the imagination. Meanwhile, one lone nonprofit, Taliesin Nexus, leads a ragtag team of passionate filmmakers as they strive to make their pro-liberty voices heard….”

While that movie trailer doesn’t exactly describe the day-to-day at Taliesin Nexus, it does communicate our mission to invest in and support filmmakers who share our passion for a free society. By joining our small but plucky team, you can help us to get closer to that blockbuster vision.

Filmmaking and television are collaborative art forms.  They are the creative product of an entire NEXUS of people, from producers to writers to directors to editors, as well as financiers and distributors. In order to encourage the creation of great stories, we serve as a nexus between emerging filmmakers and experienced industry professionals who share a passion for a free society. We teach filmmakers of promise by leveraging our network of Hollywood pros to create educational opportunities through various workshops, internships, film labs, and networking events.

Currently – we are looking to fill these positions in our Los Angeles office:

Program Assistant
Development Assistant
Marketing Assistant

Program Assistant Internship

We are looking for someone who is organized and diligent with a willingness to learn. He or she will be happy in assisting the programs wherever necessary. While we will provide guidance and aid, we want someone who can self-motivate and complete tasks on time without constant supervision or hand-holding. Basic knowledge and a proficiency in current common technology and software is helpful. They should be able to navigate and work with Google Docs and Google Drive, Microsoft Office and savvy enough to obtain basic knowledge of WordPress, Salesforce, and Photoshop or Illustrator. Mac OS X applications are also a plus.

Responsibilities may include:

Research, add and maintain list of faculty and alumni names and contact information in Salesforce

General office supplies upkeep and organization

Maintain up-to-date lists of resources tailored to our program suite

Maintain and organize online documents in Dropbox and Google Drive

Proofreading program materials

Program application review with Program Director and Program Coordinators

Working with Program Director and Program Coordinators to create and execute marketing strategies and emails

Assist on-set during production days of the Liberty Lab for Film projects

Keep LCL gear list up to date with latest prices and gear (confer with LCL Program Coordinator)

Conduct program review and recommend changes

Assist in setting up, running and breaking down during workshops and events

Send out and maintain invites to Social/Screening events

Contribute and comment on Smash Cut Culture blog

Daily/Weekly posts to TN Social Sites

The Programs Assistant must be:

Committed to and conversant with the values of individual liberty and free markets

Passionate about and familiar with film, TV and popular culture

1 to 2 years experience in producing in film and TV or equivalent nonprofit experience

Superb with their communications skills on the page and phone

Familiar with basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and/or Mac equivalent

A great all around team player but can lace up in case the star QB goes down

A take-no-prisoners organizer who will complete tasks come hell or high water

Able to work independently and without constant supervision, a self-starter

Hollywood is a T-Shirt, jeans and flip-flops culture, so there is no dress code. We feel a little more comfortable knowing you aren’t sporting a pantsuit or choking off your creativity with a necktie. However there are always times when Hollywood cleans up for meetings and special events, so be prepared for such.

Assistant will be asked to work out of TalNexus’ downtown Los Angeles office, though some remote working is possible. This is a three (3) month internship position, with an expected twenty (20-30) hours scheduled per week.

Development Assistant Internship

TalNexus is seeking individuals with an interest in or love of film, television, and writing to join our team for a three-month part-time paid internship with the opportunity to grow with the organization. The development assistant will assist the president and executive director with all of Taliesin Nexus’ fundraising efforts.

Responsibilities will include:

Donor research, including learning about new opportunities at foundations and recognizing new prospects;

Follow up communication with individual donors, with in-house materials, thank you cards, newsletters;

Culling together alumni and program updates to keep donors up to date with success stories;

Attend networking events;

Data entry and keeping donor information current.

The Development Assistant must have:

A strong belief in Taliesin Nexus’ mission to promote the individual storytellers and network who share our passion for a free society in order that it may effect positive change in popular culture;

A commitment to and conversant with the values of individual liberty and free markets;

Passion and familiarity with film, TV and popular culture;

1 to 2 years experience in producing in film and TV or equivalent nonprofit experience;

The spirit of collaboration, being a team-player, and open communication;

Excellent people and social skills, being professional while maintaining a Hollywood casualness;

Aspirations for growing in development and/or producing in film or television;

Self-motivation; ability to anticipate needs; attention to detail; willingness to speak up and contribute ideas.

Hollywood is a T-Shirt, jeans and flip-flops culture, so there is no dress code. We feel a little more comfortable knowing you aren’t sporting a pantsuit or choking off your creativity with a necktie. However there are always times when Hollywood cleans up for meetings and special events, so be prepared for such.

Assistant will be asked to work out of TalNexus’ downtown Los Angeles office, though some remote working is possible. This is a three (3) month internship position, with an expected twenty (20-30) hours scheduled per week.

 

Marketing Assistant Internship

TalNexus is seeking individuals with an interest in or love of film, television, and writing to join our team for a three-month part-time paid internship with the opportunity to grow with the organization. The marketing assistant will assist the program directors with the marketing and promotion of all of Taliesin Nexus’ programs and events.

 

The Marketing Assistant expectations are:

Schedule and post marketing materials to our various social media accounts and identified strategic online outlets;

Proofreading, editing and assist in drafting marketing materials, and newsletters

Track responses and register successful strategies;

Research and identify new audiences to market our program to;

Contribute to our pop culture blog, Smash Cut Culture;

Attend all networking events and program functions;

 

The Marketing Assistant must have:

A strong belief in Taliesin Nexus’ mission to promote the individual storytellers and network who share our passion for a free society in order that it may effect positive change in popular culture;

The spirit of collaboration, being a team-player, and open communication;

Excellent people and social skills, being professional while maintaining a Hollywood casualness;

Aspirations for growing in development and/or producing in film or television.

Hollywood is a T-Shirt, jeans and flip-flops culture, so there is no dress code. We feel a little more comfortable knowing you aren’t sporting a pantsuit or choking off your creativity with a necktie. However there are always times when Hollywood cleans up for meetings and special events, so be prepared for such.

Self-motivation; ability to anticipate needs; attention to detail; willingness to speak up and contribute ideas.
Assistants will be asked to work out of TalNexus’ downtown Los Angeles office, though some remote working is possible. This is a three (3) month internship position, with an expected twenty (20-30) hours scheduled per week.

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