The ABC15 Arizona News Team is looking to fill a Summer internship centered around newscast producing.
Phoenix, Arizona Area
Apr 19, 2022
We are looking for an inquisitive, detail-oriented, news-hungry, conversational writer and future newsroom producer who wants to jump in and see what it’s like to deliver the show on the air and streaming on digital. We are looking for a student with university-level line producing experience. This is a very hands-on opportunity to gain exposure to a fast-paced local newsroom for the student with aspirations of show producing after graduation.
The student should be well-versed on current events in our community and come daily to the internship with fresh ideas for editorial meetings. The internship is designed to bridge the student’s college education with what that first producing job will likely look like. The experience will immerse the candidate in a local newsroom that thrives on covering the most impactful news in Arizona and delivering Phoenix’s most hard-hitting investigative and enterprise journalism. At ABC15 we pride ourselves on teamwork and integrity. Students should be able to work 20 hours a week to qualify.
What you will learn:
- Daily writing assignments, learning to create a show rundown and executing the production from the control room are a portion of what the student should expect.
- The student will learn how to strengthen his/her broadcast writing skills, will learn to make graphics and take on some editing.
What we require:
The Internship program offers college students the opportunity to take a first step into the broadcasting industry. Interns must be:
- Enrolled at an accredited college or university
- Recommended as a junior or above and in good standing
- Receive college/university course credit for participating in this program. The amount of course credit to be earned is determined, and must be verified by the college/university, prior to starting assignment.
To receive course credit, students must comply with all school requirements as well as all station requirements. Grade point average and leadership experience are also an important part of the total assessment of student applicants.
The following skills are required to be considered for the internship:
- Computer/typing skills
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in person and on the phone
- Completed at least one broadcast journalism writing course
- Good organization skills
Students must also be up to date on current events (actively reading newspapers, watching newscasts and utilizing sources).