A friend of mine was doing an internship at msnbc.com and she recommended me when they needed a good photo editor to come and help them out during the Olympics. I was at a point where I was looking for a job and it seemed like a good opportunity, so I went out to Seattle to do the job for five weeks.
I worked for the Media Team as a Multimedia Producer. It was a well-organized operation and I really liked everyone I worked with there. My job was specifically to do the ‘Emotional Moments’ slideshows for the Beijing Olympics.
I worked 6 days a week and I started the slideshow every day. After I left for the day, someone else took over updating the slideshow and then depending on time and the news, it could be updated many times during the 24 hours by anyone else who had time.
I was trained before the Olympics by working the regular Daily News shift, so I monitored the request dropbox and completed requests from a variety of different departments from msnbc.com, nbcsports.com, nbcolympics.com and todayshow.com.
I also created several slideshows, which helped prepare me for doing the Olympics slideshow. I also captured screen shots from the live NBC feed for breaking news using their Avid system.
Here are the direct links to all of the msnbc.com slideshows that I did:
Emotional Moments, Day 5 (Day off)
Emotional Moments, Day 12 (Day off)