Internship Immersion Program for Content Creation, Editorial Entertainment

Employer Getty Images
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Posted on November 18, 2021


For over 25 years, Getty Images has embraced disruption and change; riding the digital wave to evolve from a fragmented, analog stock photo business into a multi-billion dollar, global e-commerce industry leader and trusted brand. The breadth and quality of our content has always allowed our customers and partners to tell their stories with greater creativity and accuracy, eliciting more emotion and enabling more action.

Help us move the world with images!

Getty Images is the most trusted and esteemed source of visual content in the world available through its industry-leading sites and . The Getty Images website serves creative, business and media customers in almost 200 countries and is the first-place people turn to discover, purchase and share powerful content from the world’s best photographers and videographers.

Getty Images works with over 360,000 contributors and image partners to provide comprehensive coverage of more than 160,000 news, sport and entertainment events, impactful creative imagery to communicate any commercial concept and the world’s deepest digital archive of historic photography. With over 440 million assets, of which over 320 million are digitized, encompassing the latest global news, sports, celebrity, music and fashion coverage; exclusive conceptual creative images; and the world’s largest commercial archive. New content is added daily, with 8-10 million new assets added each quarter.

Getty Images offers the most exclusive and unique creative and editorial visual content globally. The breadth and quality of our content allows our customers and partners to tell their stories with greater creativity and accuracy, thereby eliciting more emotion and enabling more action. Getty Images moves the world —whether the goal is commercial or philanthropic, revenue-generating or society-changing, market-disrupting or headline-driving. Getty Images offers the highest quality and most diverse visual content, based on industry-leading expertise and innovation.

Who You Are

Are you passionate about storytelling, content creation, and pop culture? Are you interested in working alongside some of the most-renowned entertainment event photographers in the industry?

Are you excited to have your content seen on a global scale?

We are searching for an up-and-coming content creator who demonstrates a willingness to progress in their craft and capture the entertainment world through their unique lens and perspective.

As part of our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, Getty Images is partnering with Los Angeles-based agency Crown + Conquer to improve the representation of Black, Latinx and other historically underrepresented communities in the world of professional photography.

This opportunity is for a paid internship taking place from January through April 2022.

Your Next Challenge

We are offering a four-month in-depth opportunity to become a member of Getty Images’ editorial entertainment team and train on all facets of the editorial imagery business, including:

  • Creating editorial content (photography and videography) from wide-ranging assignments such as red carpets, produced events, and live shows, including on-site assignments for our partner Crown + Conquer
  • Assigning events and client relations
  • Video and Field editing
  • Using robotics and remote cameras
  • Major event production and more

You will join a team of highly collaborative and talented photographers, videographers, and content creators that are comfortable working with a diverse set of tools, and willing to take initiative on their ideas. Some of the learning objectives of the Internship are as follows.

  • Access, exposure to, and work experience with some of the nation’s leading entertainment editorial photography professionals
  • Contact time to understand the depth of editorial photography (stills and video) between teams.
  • Training to adapt to developments in the technology and software in editing photography, including workflow standards, and communication between teams.
  • Observe and practice live content capture, editing, production, distribution, and asset management of stills and footage.
  • Broaden understanding of the relationship between capture and production of content coverage of an entertainment event and the differences in distribution and licensing as editorial content and paid content.

We value learning and development, and you will be given every opportunity to work on projects that excite you.

What You’ll Need

Whilst prior experience working as a content creator is not required, some experience creating photographic imagery and video content is helpful.

We recognize that the barriers to entry to professional photography can be high and we are hoping to create an opportunity where eager and enthusiastic creators are seen and heard.

We ask you are extremely comfortable working with a team of photographers and editors and take direction well.

You understand or have an interest in learning, Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and other content management tools.

We will provide you with a full kit for the internship (e.g., camera, accessories, laptop).

Nice To Have

There is no one thing that makes an application stand out. In general, Getty Images is looking for a keen eye, passion, and a variety in your portfolio that demonstrates all aspects of photography and videography. We do not expect applicants to have previous red carpet and event experience, a formal portfolio, and/or college experience, but familiarity with current entertainment events and pop culture certainly helps.

Along with the application, we will be looking for

  • a cover letter telling us about yourself and what you hope to gain from the internship
  • a link(s) to your content (e.g., Instagram handle, online portfolio, etc.)

Upon successful completion of the internship program, not only will you have real-world experience in shooting entertainment events, but you will also have a comprehensive understanding of editing, captioning, and distribution. You will have professional content to use in your portfolio and will have the opportunity to continue with Getty Images as a contributing creator.

While we welcome all applicants to apply, we recognize that people of color and those with intersectional identities are underrepresented in photography and especially encourage them to apply.

What You Can Expect: (Physical and Mental Demands & Requirements)

  • Frequent communication with others to exchange information. (Required)
  • Occasionally moving objects up to 20 lbs and frequently moving objects up to 10 lbs. (Required)
  • Frequent sedentary work that primarily involves sitting/standing; Time of each will vary. (Required)
  • Constant operation of computer and frequent usage of other office machinery, including (but not limited to) calculator, copy machine, computer printer, etc. (Required)
  • Frequent repetition of motions and gestures that may include the wrists, hands and/or fingers. (Required)
  • Constant assessment of accuracy and thoroughness of the work assignment. (Required)
  • Occasionally operating of technology.
  • Occasionally performing role functions in a loud and noisy environment.
  • Occasionally performing role functions in outdoor elements that may involve low temperatures, high temperatures, precipitation, snow and wind.
  • Occasionally performing role functions in presence of bright, flashing lights.