Spring Intern - KTRK-TV Assignment Desk


Houston, TX 7 days ago
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  • Paid
  • Internship
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
KTRK-TV (ABC13) Assignment Desk Internship, Spring 2023

Be a part of an innovative team and culture…

KTRK-TV is an ABC owned television station (OTVS), located in a state-of-the-art facility in Houston, Texas. ABC13 (KTRK) Houston's news leader is one of the most technically advanced television stations in the country. The station is a champion of innovation and is at the forefront of the changing media landscape. Our offices and studios are located in the Greenway Plaza area.

A Day in the Life…

The internship program is designed to provide students with an on-site educational experience that complements their academic studies. Interns will have an opportunity to observe and participate in the daily work and operations of a major market television station.

Some of your projects with the KTRK-TV Assignment Desk team may include:
• Assisting the assignment desk, including
• Making beat-checks
• Answering viewer tip calls
• Monitoring police and fire radios
• Confirming and vetting information to help develop stories
• Searching social media for story ideas
• Attend and take notes at press conferences/court cases

What we are looking for…
• Interest in pursuing a career in television/multi-media field
• Being detail-oriented and able to handle many different responsibilities at the same time
• Good news judgment and strong communication skills are essential, along with strong writing skills
• Good working knowledge with the use of social media for news gathering
• Has an attention to detail and set priorities
• Passion for news
• Flexibility and ability to multi task in a fast paced environment

Preferred Qualifications:
• Undergraduate students in their Junior or Senior year or recent graduates
• Majoring in Journalism, Digital Media, Radio, Television and Film, Mass Communications
• Taken a class in Digital Media/Journalism
• Experience shooting and editing video
• Experience working with Adobe Premiere

Required Education:
• Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at a college/university taking at least one class in the semester prior to participation in the internship program, or recently graduated within six months at time of application.

Additional Details:
• All candidates must be eligible to work in the US
• All candidates must be at least 18 years old
• Must be enrolled in a college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program or graduated with in the last 6 months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship.
• Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program
• All candidates must be able to have a consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session

Program Dates:
• All candidates must be available from January 2023 through early June 2023
• All candidates must be available to work 25 hours per week during a Monday through Sunday schedule (hours and days to be determined by your supervisor, and could include nights, weekends and holidays)
• All candidates must be able to work in the Houston office and provide their own housing and transportation for the duration of the internship

About ABC Owned TV Stations:

This position is with KTRK Television, Inc, which is part of a business we call ABC Owned TV Stations.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rvnnzw-3-238-90-95-42 in your application.