Internship

Intern - News Apprenticeship Program

CBS Television Stations

Philadelphia, PA 06-09-2022
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  • Paid
  • Internship
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

Purpose:

To develop strong newsroom leadership skills for those interested in the behind the scenes editorial opportunities

To attract a diverse pool of talented individuals who will contribute to our story selection and execution

About the Program:

CBS Television Stations implemented a News Apprenticeship Program in 2005 and most of our television stations across the country have sponsored these programs over the past years.

The Program will expose candidates to the various disciplines of broadcast journalism from the assignment desk to newscast writing and producing, promotion writing, news editing to special projects. Apprentices will be working side by side with News Department professionals, learning their craft and gaining valuable experience and knowledge. This is truly a unique opportunity for a 2022 college graduate who has a serious interest in pursuing a career in TV News. We are seeking individuals who are looking to work ''behind the camera'' with an ultimate goal to be part of a Newsroom management team.

Each News Apprenticeship will be of a six-month duration.

Stations will make every effort to find employment for those candidates who successfully complete the program either within the station where the apprenticeship took place or at another CBS Television Station. However, successful completion of the program does not necessarily guarantee future employment. Apprentices will be considered ''at will'' employees and the Program can end at any time during the six-month period at the Station's sole discretion.

Qualifications/Requirements:

Candidates must be a recent college graduate.
Only those individuals who are highly motivated and are self-starters need apply.

While a degree in communications or journalism is not required, strong writing skills are essential. Candidates will be required to take a broadcast writing test and will be asked to submit, with their application, a one-page, single spaced essay on why they want to go into broadcast journalism.

Participation in college radio/TV stations/newspapers or literary magazines will be taken into account. Also, membership in any professional organizations such as RTNDA or other Journalist Associations will be considered.

How to Apply:

Participating TV Stations will be posting Program information on the CBS Corporation Careers website, which can be accessed by going to www.paramount.com, clicking on ''Careers'', and searching for the TV Station/Market you are interested in.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g6xjbn-18-206-14-36-42 in your application.