- Summer Intern - On the Block

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Summer Intern - On the Block


Summer Intern - On the Block

• Intern Level


On the Block is a weekly half-hour television news magazine that tells community stories with visually rich and longer-form news content. This internship is an exciting opportunity to work with in-studio and on-location interviews, taped features and much more.

Category Production Assistant  Researcher  Social Media 
Location Greater Chicago Area
Time Period 2 Months
Posted Date Feb 07, 2023
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

Get exposure and learn about all facets of the production process.

General Job Description:

On the Block Intern will report directly to the Director of News & Local Content and will assist and shadow show producers, segment producers, and on-air contributors in the creation of the weekly show.  Interns are treated as professionals and given in-depth learning opportunities for those who want to see what producing compelling television really means.

  • This internship will support On The Block program and production staff.
  • Must work at least 20 hours per week Monday - Friday, hours are flexible.
  • All interns are paid.
  • Weigel Broadcasting does not subsidize housing.
  • Duties include research, writing, assisting in field shoots, assisting in-studio guests
  • Help get the program on the air, which includes performing routine administrative tasks
  • Tasks include routine administrative duties and studio maintenance
  • Assisting in the creation and posting of social media content
  • Exposure to studio & field production
  • Other duties, as assigned
  • Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered for job, if not currently employed by Weigel Broadcasting Co.
  • Proficiency in broadcast software like iNews is also helpful.
  • Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate Journalism program.
  • The show starts live at 6 am, early morning hours are required.
  • Must be extremely organized, detail-oriented, and have strong interpersonal skills.
  • The ideal candidate should be a self-starter who’s plugged in to pop culture and current events with a fundamental grasp of broadcast news and entertainment shows.
  • Creativity is a must.
  • Computer skills required include Microsoft Office Applications.
If you have what we are looking for, please apply with your resume and cover letter.  
  • Within the cover letter please answer the following questions:
  • Why do you want an internship at Weigel Broadcasting?
  • What are your career aspirations?
  • What are your expectations for an internship?
Our Perks & Benefits:
  • Compensated internship
  • Tax-free Transit
  • Discounted Parking Access
  • Gym Membership Discount
  • Convenient access to highways and public transportation
  • One block from the aptly named Restaurant Row

Job Type Intern  Part Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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