Summer 2022 Intern, NJ Spotlight News

New York, New York

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Job Description

The WNET Group College Internship Program:

The WNET Group creates inspiring media content and meaningful experiences for diverse audiences nationwide. It is the nonprofit parent company of New York's THIRTEEN - America's flagship PBS station - WLIW21, THIRTEEN PBSKids, WLIW World and Create; Long Island's only NPR station WLIW-FM; and ALL ARTS, the arts and culture media provider. The WNET Group also operates NJ PBS, New Jersey's statewide public television network, and newsroom NJ Spotlight News.

As an intern, you will gain valuable experience at a company that has a rich history in public television broadcasting and production on-air, online and via mobile technology, as well as being a leader in the adoption of new media. The WNET Group offers opportunities for currently matriculating undergraduate and graduate students in a diverse range of areas including educational programming and outreach, news and public affairs, culture and arts, documentaries and production for the internet and related distribution platforms.

Students must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in an accredited college or university (proof of enrollment required in the form of a current Student ID card, college transcript or registration document). The WNET Group is a national leader among public media companies and can provide you with experience to complement and enhance your academic program.

Departmental Objectives:

NJ Spotlight News is the news division of NJ PBS. NJ Spotlight News produces daily broadcast and digital news coverage for the state of New Jersey.

Description of Duties:

  • Develop and pitch story ideas based on news events of the week
  • Conduct research for news stories
  • Set up interviews with news makers

Qualifications/Educational Pre-Requisites/Special Skills Required of the Candidate:
  • Students who have completed their sophomore or junior year and are studying journalism or communications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, subject matter research, experience with video conferencing platforms.

Opportunity Profile:

Student will gain an understanding of and exposure to a working newsroom and journalistic practices, develop topical research and interviewing skills, engage with newsmakers, and learn to develop and pitch story ideas.

  • Summer term is June 6, 2022 to August 5, 2022
  • Up to 20 hours per week, Monday through Friday

Application Checklist:

Make sure that you upload the following required documents to your application before submitting it! Upload your resume, proof of enrollment and cover letter for your application in the My Experience section under "Resume/CV".
  • Resume or CV
  • Cover Letter describing your interest in a particular department/internship position
  • Proof of Enrollment (must be current for semester of the internship)
    • Current Enrollment Verification Certificate from the National Student Clearinghouse
    • Transcript
    • Course schedule for upcoming semester

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