City of Pearland, TX
  • 28-Jun-2017 to 27-Jul-2017 (CST)
  • Communications
  • Pearland, TX, USA
  • $11
  • Hourly
  • Part Time
  • Non-Exempt

The successful applicant will work a flexible schedule 20 hours per week.

JOB SUMMARY:  This intern position offers a real world, hands-on experience for the right individual. Interns are expected to have strong writing skills and interest and/or familiarity with video production (shooting, editing, and lighting). The successful candidate will not be intimidated by members of the media and daily media contact, be highly motivated, well-organized, have the ability to work independently and be willing to learn and take direction from experienced professionals.



  • Assists in the production of the City's monthly and biannual printed publication.
  • Assists in writing and editing news releases, designing issue-specific communications plans, implementing public communications protocols, refining internal communications and developing dynamic web-based communications tools.
  • Provide effective computer graphics assistance, A/V technical assistance, and equipment assistance to other members of City staff.
  • Conducts interviews and writes scripts for City's municipal channel Pearland TV (PTV).
  • Utilizes City social media channels to promote City programs and services and plans and executes social media promotions.
  • Produces informational and entertainment programs including: commercials, documentary style projects, ENG style packages for PTV and all video post-production.
  • Set up and remove video equipment during video shoots; role in directing cameras and sound control board for taping meetings; edit and load program content for broadcast to include video compression for Web site use.
  • Web content management: write, edit and post content and content updates to the City Web site and assist departments with web page improvements.                                                                                                                  
  • Assists with support of various city events including, but not limited to photography, invitations, video support and promotion.


  • Strong writing skills and social media experience.
  • Experience in videography, non-linear editing, lighting and audio for video.
  • Experience in proofreading/editing and a professional attitude.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Communications Staff and the general public.
  • Must have ability to function effectively as a member of a small, creative team with multiple responsibilities; organize work effectively and meet short deadlines.


  • Enrolled full-time at (or graduated from) an accredited university, working toward a degree in Communications, Journalism, Media Studies, English or closely-related field.
  • Excellent oral communications skills.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Software.
  • Adobe Creative Suite/Final Cut Studio and video experience preferred.



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