The Position:

Field of Vision is seeking a paid, part-time intern to help with various processes, from development to public exhibition, that are essential to the creation and distribution of our documentary shorts, series and feature-length films. Candidates should note that this role is an opportunity to learn about the inner workings of a nonprofit organization at the forefront of cinematic nonfiction storytelling. 


  • Report to and assist the Impact and Partnerships Manager with external communications, festival and award submissions, social media, and other duties.
  • Provide administrative support to Field of Vision staff, including scheduling meetings and calls with filmmakers and helping with day-to-day operations.
  • Data entry and organization of Field of Vision's internal catalogues and databases.
  • Assist the Post-Production Manager with delivery of short films to film festivals and other venues.
  • Assist the Executive Producer with duties as assigned.

Background & Qualifications:

  • Must be a matriculating junior, senior, or graduate student.
  • Highly organized, motivated, and able to manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrates oral and written communication skills.
  • Able to engage professionally with filmmakers and external contacts in the documentary film community.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, G Suite, and Dropbox; experience with Airtable is preferred.
  • Passion for documentaries is required; previous work experience is preferred.
  • May require travel throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

This is a part-time (3 days a week) paid position based in New York, NY, starting June 17 and ending August 30.

Application deadline is 11:59pm EST on Monday, June 3, 2019. 

About Field of Vision

Field of Vision is a filmmaker-driven visual journalism unit that commissions filmmakers and artists with developing and ongoing stories around the globe. Field of Vision is committed to advocating for the rights and needs of filmmakers, and supporting cinematic innovation and diversity.

Founded in 2015 and led by Executive Producers Laura Poitras and Charlotte Cook, Field of Vision has commissioned, produced and/or supported more than 110 films, including over 75 short films, 4 episodic series, and 15 features. 50% of FOV-supported films have been directed by women and 42% by filmmakers of color. This work has premiered at Sundance, Cannes, Toronto, Berlin, SXSW, Hot Docs, Tribeca, and IDFA, among many other festivals, winning multiple Grand Jury and other awards and nominations.

Distribution partners represent a wide range of media, from publishers the New Yorker and The Intercept and Teen Vogue; distributors NEON, Showtime, BBC, PBS, Hulu; and, exhibitors New York’s IFC Center and London’s Institute for Contemporary Arts.

About First Look Media

First Look Media is a new-model media company devoted to supporting independent voices, from fearless investigative journalism and documentary filmmaking to smart, provocative entertainment. Launched in 2013 by eBay founder and philanthropist Pierre Omidyar, First Look Media was created with the belief that independent perspectives are vital to both a vibrant culture and a thriving democracy.

First Look Media is currently in the market with its flagship properties, The Intercept, Topic, The Nib and Field of Vision, and plans to continue expanding its mission of supporting independent voices via a variety of new brands, formats and platforms as well as through foundational technology helping creators and audiences develop, distribute, discover and connect with meaningful stories.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer​--people of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply; we are committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities.


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