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News Department Internships

9:45 AM, Oct 17, 2012   |    comments
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Newsroom/Assignment Desk (4): Interns will assist assignment desk editors, reporters and producers with story research and set-up. Qualified applicants will have the opportunity to go out into the field with reporters and producers and assist them on stories. Interns will also be given the opportunity to conduct interviews for stories and write for 9NEWS NOW's website. They will also be responsible for logging raw video from the field and assisting with our tape library. Applicants should be well versed in local, national and world events. They should also have strong computer and writing skills. They should also be self-starters.

Consumer Unit (2) Intern candidates must be self-starters, and have an interest in consumer issues that impact viewers on all multi-media platforms. The intern(s) will assist with research, logs, transcription, web production, and other facets of pre and post production for Living Smart's broadcast and online platforms.

Health Unit (2) Interns will help research and set up stories, conduct interviews and put together pieces for air. They will also be responsible for some content on the website. Applicants will have an interest in health, nutrition, fitness and general well-being both physically and emotionally. They will gain experience in all facets of segment production for a newscast, and web production, including posting stories, photos and images to the web; streaming and editing video; and updating and maintaining team website content.

Living Green (1): Qualified applicants will have an interest in environmental issues and stories, as well as an interest in learning all aspects of newsroom operations. Interns will be responsible for content at dvmLivingGreen.com. They will also have the opportunity to research and set up stories, conduct the interviews and produce them for air. They will gain experience in all facets of segment production for a newscast, and web production, including posting stories, photos and images to the web; streaming and editing video; updating and maintaining team website content; directing and producing.

Weather Team (1): This internship will cover all facets of broadcast meteorology. Interns will learn how to operate: a weather graphics system, live Doppler radar including storm identification, storm tracking and street level mapping and a newsroom computer. Interns will also learn to read and analyze raw computer guidance and write a forecast from this data and how to produce and stack a show for on air use. Interns will also become familiar with non linear editing, web site updating and content building. Creating your own DVD on air weathercast is permitted. Requirements: currently studying and/or majoring in Atmospheric Sciences (grad or under grad). Rising juniors or seniors preferred. Work hours/schedule: Monday - Friday 3PM - 7PM (with some flexibility). This internship position requires a personal interview.

Sports Team (2): Interns will help coordinate and log video footage of sports highlights, as well as gain knowledge and experience in interviewing, field, live studio and post-production techniques, participating in field shoots at sports locations such as Redskin Park, the Verizon Center and Nationals Park, etc. Please, sports fanatics ONLY!

Media Outreach (2): Interns will gain television broadcast experience by working with JC Hayward and providing studio assistance to the WUSA 9 noon newscast. Interns will also help with station videotape projects, process requests from the public and official sources. Qualified applicants must be self-motivated, enthusiastic and eager to learn. Strong organizational skills also recommended, as well as a positive, helpful and flexible attitude.

Contact Information:
W*USA9
Attn: Khalim Piankhi
4100 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
E-mail

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. W*USA9 IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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