by Mark Elijah Rosenberg
February 10th, 2010

Rooftop’s partners at DCTV are hiring 3 young filmmakers to go into NYC neighborhoods and document stories about gun violence. This is a full-time, 2-month paid position for early-career professional filmmakers and journalists.

Beginning of March through the end of April 2010

•    Filming for 8 weeks to create a series of two-minute videos for DCTV’s anti-gun violence website,
•    Filming will take place in neighborhoods in all five boroughs: Harlem, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville, Crown Heights, Mott Haven, Stapleton and Jamaica
•    Reporting daily to Executive Producer(s)
•    Providing written reports about your experience for the website

•    To make compelling videos about gun violence for presentation on
•    To challenge conventional news coverage of gun violence

•    Must be under the age of 25
•    Must have documentary filmmaking experience
•    Must have camera operating experience
•    Must be able to work independently, but report to and take direction from an Executive Producer
•    Must be able to work as part of a team
•    Must be able to meet strict deadlines and work well under pressure
•    Must be comfortable addressing issues of guns and gun violence
•    Must be comfortable traveling to and working in the above neighborhoods
•    Experience editing on Final Cut Pro a plus
•    Familiarity with the issue and/or recommended neighborhoods a plus
•    Salary commensurate with experience

•    Submit resume and cover letter stating why this project is of interest to you, and why you are qualified for this position
•    Submit reel or work samples (no longer than 5 minutes & labeled with your name, phone number and the role you played in creating the videos **online link preferred; if submitted in hard copy, samples will not be returned)
•    Provide contact information for one professional reference

Please note: Incomplete applications will not be considered

Submit materials by Tuesday, February 16, 2010 to Stephanie Skaff,
Project Director:
Via email:
Via mail:    DCTV
87 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10013


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