Photo-Video Internship

  • VGM Marketing
  • Waterloo, IA
  • Internship
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Job Description

VGM Marketing is an internal marketing agency that serves the 25 business units of VGM Group, Inc. The photo/video intern will collaborate with creative teams to produce high-quality content for internal VGM audiences and business clients. The ideal candidate can demonstrate photography and video production experience and is eager to work in a fast-paced, deadline-focused environment. You will be challenged to work as part of a team and autonomously on projects such as:

  • Photo/video coverage and editing for VGM Heartland Conference
  • Editing a VGM Heartland Conference Recap Video with quick turnaround
  • New hire photography for badges, email, and org. charts


As an intern with VGM you will be afforded the opportunity to work and experience VGM’s unique business environment and dynamic culture. The intern must be able to handle multiple concurrent projects and be very detail oriented.


These are the responsibilities expected of an applicant interested in this position.

  • Assist in creating and developing photo, video, and audio content for customer stories, internal company announcement videos, external promotional social videos, product marketing videos, recruiting videos, corporate training and other enterprise-wide projects
  • Work with a content team to develop scripts and storyboards for future videos
  • Assist with setup, shooting, and tear down, sometimes on location
  • Help the team pitch creative concepts and mockups to internal clients
  • Be part of meetings with internal clients to establish media needs
  • Manage simultaneous projects and tasks effectively and deliver assignments on time
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge on current tech in the photography and video industries


Applicants are expected to meet these qualifications to be considered for this position.

Qualified candidates should be junior or senior standing.

  • Photo/Video production experience
    • Knowledge of Sony Mirrorless and Canon DSLR camera systems
    • Knowledge of basic lighting techniques for portraits and interviews
    • Up-to-date industry knowledge – keep in touch with new tech in the photo/video world
    • Experience with photographing and filming events is preferred
    • Aerial photography/videography experience with FAA Part 107 License preferred
    • Experience in the Adobe Suite
    • Emphasis on Premiere Pro and After Effects
    • Also proficient in Lightroom
    • Experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, and Audition preferred
  • Social Media Presence
    • Maintain a professional social media presence
  • General skills:
    • Customer service experience is very important
    • Friendly demeanor
    • Quick learner
    • Comfortable taking charge in front of large groups of people
    • Comfortable asking for help when needed to keep projects moving forward
    • Ability to keep a neatly organized library of digital files
    • Ability to take the lead on a project, or pick up where others have left off

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