The Walt Disney Company Early Morning News Internship ABC7 (KABC-TV), DATG (CA) -Spring 2019 in Glendale, California

KABC-TV is an ABC owned television station (OTVS), located in a state-of-the-art facility in Glendale, near downtown Los Angeles. The station is in the #2 ranked television market in the country. Weekly, ABC7 produces over forty-four hours of local news, public affairs, magazine programs and public service campaigns. You will have opportunity to observe and participate in the daily work and operations of a major market television station.

Responsibilities : A day in the life…

You will have opportunity to observe and participate in the daily work and operations of a major market television station. As the Early Morning News intern, you may:

  • Attend production meetings.

  • Assist the assignment desk.

  • Answer phones and conduct beat checks.

  • View and log tapes.

  • Transcribe interviews.

  • Research news topics (including online/social media news research) and assist with social media postings.

  • Aid in the planning of news series.

  • Observe editors, writers, producers, directors, and technical crews.

  • Travel with reporters and field crews for stories and live remotes on occasion.

Basic Qualifications :

What you bring to the role...

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • Experience with MS Office.

  • Major or previous coursework in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related major.

PLUS...

  • All candidates must be eligible to work in the US.

  • All candidates must be at least 18 years old.

  • All candidates must currently be enrolled in an accredited college or university and taking at least one class – OR – be a recent graduate of an accredited college or university within the last six (6) months - OR - be currently participating in the Disney College Program, Disney Culinary Program or Disney Professional Internship Program in order to qualify for this internship.

  • All candidates must be available during the months of January to May for the Spring internship season.

  • All candidates must be available to work at least 16 hours per week, potentially up to 32 hours.

  • Shifts available are Monday through Friday, approx. 12:00 AM-8:00 AM (OVERNIGHT HOURS).

  • All candidates must be able to have a consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session.

  • All candidates must be able to work in the Glendale office and provide their own housing and transportation for the duration of the internship.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Junior or Senior-level standing, or a recent graduate within 6 months of graduation date.

  • Courses taken in producing/writing/editing (Preditor).

  • Previous experience (academic or internship) in journalism (print and/or broadcast); television, news and new media production; and/or television news script writing.

  • Previous internship in a professional newsroom/local news affiliate.

  • Thorough knowledge/experience using social media.

  • Knowledge of news software such as ENPS.

Company Overview :

The Walt Disney Company is the global leader in high-quality entertainment and innovative technology. Begin a career that delivers unparalleled creative content and experiences to audiences around the world.

Additional Information :

Job ID: 594738BR

Location: Glendale,California

Job Posting Company: Media Networks