Impact America is not accepting applications for the Media Production Fellowship at this time.

Summary of Position:

The Media Production Fellowship at Impact America is available to creative and self-motivated individuals with training in documentary/nonfiction filmmaking who are looking for an opportunity to gain experience in visual storytelling and media production for a regional nonprofit. The Fellowship is currently offered to up to three recent college graduates for a year-long position based in Birmingham, Alabama, with the opportunity to travel and work on projects across Alabama, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

The Fellowship offers the opportunity to produce short-format promotional videos in the style of documentary film and to develop storytelling skills within a nonprofit setting. The Media Fellows will help develop and fulfill Impact America’s yearly media production strategy. If you studied film, communications, journalism, or media, are passionate about social causes and the power of documentary filmmaking, and are looking for engaging creative work, the Media Production Fellowship might be perfect for you.

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Position Responsibilities:

  • Work with other media fellows, under the direction of the Media Production Coordinator, to fulfill Impact America’s media strategy
  • Produce short films that highlight Impact America’s initiatives as well as the individuals served by the organization’s programs
  • Occasional travel across Alabama, South Carolina, and Tennessee to shoot video interviews and b-roll footage
  • Work with DSLR cameras and professional lighting and sound equipment
  • Utilize Adobe Premiere to edit videos
  • Photograph the work and service activities of Impact America’s volunteers
  • Edit camera raw images in Adobe Bridge/Photoshop
  • Create visual content for social media to increase online engagement

Skills Required:

Successful candidates will possess training and experience in documentary/nonfiction storytelling, the ability to use professional film/photography equipment and editing software (Adobe Premiere, Bridge, and Photoshop), attention to detail, leadership skills, flexibility, creativity, and a positive attitude. Graphic design skills are a plus.


  • Monthly living stipend – $13,992 stipend, paid in bi-weekly installments of $538.15 (before taxes) (every other Thursday).
  • $6,095 educational award for graduate studies or student loans (to be received at the end of the year)
  • Mileage reimbursement at the federal rate
  • Meals when traveling out of town, rental cars, hotels for overnight trips
  • Members are generally eligible for student loan deferment while enrolled in AmeriCorps, and AmeriCorps will generally pay all or a portion of the interest accrued during your term of service.
  • Health insurance coverage through Cigna (details at
  • Child care assistance (if eligible).
  • Ongoing professional development and training.

Additional information: The fellowship begins August 3, 2020 and ends Summer 2021, and is based in Birmingham, Alabama (some flexibility can be provided with the end date as long as all projects have been completed and a minimum number of hours has been earned). This a full-time (40 hours per week) position. You will receive ten vacation days plus holiday breaks.

Impact America welcomes applications from individuals with disabilities. We have sought to identify the essential functions and physical requirements of all service positions and will make reasonable accommodations through scheduling, task reassignment, and other methods to accommodate applicants and AmeriCorps members. Please contact the Recruitment Director should you need accommodations in order to apply.


For questions, contact Jessica Chriesman, Media and Communications Manager


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