Freelance and Internship Opportunities at Digital Bard

A little about who we are…

Co-owners Araminta Finn and Whitney Hahn started working together on a local cable TV show in 1999. “The Wild Life” was hosted by Whitney and produced by Araminta, and was recognized nationally with Parent’s Choice Awards. After the ownership and culture of their separate employers changed, the two felt they could create something fun and meaningful together.

Digital Bard was born in 2004, and began helping businesses and associations expand their brand through video marketing and modern media creative services. A more specific niche focus on leisure and entertainment brands developed in 2017.

The team is tight-knit and collaborative, with each bringing a specialty to the mix while also understanding enough about each other’s jobs to support and reinforce skills. Cross-training and ongoing professional development are highly encouraged.

Team members are expected to be directive with clients, guiding them to success. We work to provide our clients with quality services in unexpected ways. By fostering a culture of “anticipatory care,” we delight our clients by finding opportunities to anticipate what they’ll need and supply it before they ask for it. Being responsive to a request is important, but anticipating a need and taking care of it is magic.

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Contract, Freelance and Specialty Positions

From time to time, we have overflow or specialized needs that cannot be fulfilled by our in-house team. In these cases, we reach may contract specialists who can follow our systems. These may include voice-over artists, 3D animators, writers, camera operators, etc.

If you are interested in submitting information to be considered for a contract or freelancer opportunity, please complete this form:

Contractor and Freelancer Form


Ready to apply for an internship?

We are very committed to helping students learn relevant work experience and qualify for college credit. Our interns do way more than get coffee and file paperwork. As much as possible, we get them involved with in-house projects and client work. We are frequently able to identify a project the intern can “own” from start to finish, creating a useful portfolio piece by the time they finish with us.

Intern candidates should see position descriptions (below) and read our article on How To Apply for an Internship in Video Marketing

Strong written communication skills are celebrated here, so start by writing a cover letter to introduce yourself and why you think you’d make a great addition to the team. Provide a resume of related jobs, skills, and talents, and provide samples of your work that are relevant to the desired position. This could be additional writing samples, video samples, design samples, etc.

Submission deadlines for Interns: 

  • Fall:  Second Friday in August
  • Winter: Last Friday in December
  • Spring: Second Friday of February
  • Summer:  First Friday in May

Location and Hours: In almost all cases, candidates will be expected to report to the Digital Bard offices in Frederick, MD to perform duties.  The office is open Monday-Thursday, 9-5 and Friday 9-3. Occasional evening or weekend hours may be available.

Email materials to: careers@digitalbard.com. Qualifying candidates will be invited to interview and take a strengths assessment.


Intern Position – Video Production Assistant

Summary    Assist with the care of projects through pre-production planning and writing, production/recording, creative editing, moving graphics and delivery. Team member will utilize our established protocols and methods to bring projects from concept to completion.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Contributes to the success of projects by collaborating during the planning phase and blending creative style with practical needs.
  • Assists with on and off-site recordings, which may including running camera, setting lights, recording audio and wrangling talent
  • Assists with editing various projects, moving projects toward completion while keeping goals, timelines and budgets in mind
  • Responds to client inquiries and requests using templates and protocols provided
  • Prepares completed files for delivery in various forms, including but not limited to DVD, the internet and mobile devices
  • Provides light administrative support as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills

  • Must possess strong working knowledge of the professional Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Photoshop.
  • Understanding of camera, tripod, lights, mic and related gear frequently used in shoots
  • Must have strong written and verbal business communication skills
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 30 pounds.

Intern Position – Marketing Assistant

Summary    Seeking creative strategist to assist with concepting, writing, designing and executing marketing and promotion efforts on social media, website and print.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Identify topics and conversations in our niche focus to engage with online
  • Imagine and design marketing offers, promotions and content that our audience will thank us for
  • Write, edit and publish articles, whitepapers and enewsletters
  • Support the production team when publishing video content by completing SEO and tags
  • Select most appropriate online advertising platforms and techniques for paid promotions
  • Provides light administrative support as needed or other duties as assigned

Skills

  • Must possess strong written and verbal business communication skills, with a special zest for copy that influences.
  • Must be a critical thinker, evaluating options and strategies to devise the best way to proceed.
  • Must understand social media marketing best practices and technical aspects of core platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
  • A working knowledge of graphic design principles is preferred, using Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign.
  • A working knowledge of WordPress websites or basic HTML code is preferred.