Fall Intern - Newsgathering


Burbank, CA 07-02-2024
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  • Paid
  • Internship
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Job Description
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From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.

CNN Newsgathering Intern: LA - Fall 2024

Application Deadline: Friday , July 26th*
* Pro Tip: S ubmit your application as soon as possible – applications could close earlier due to applicant volume!*

Your New Role

This internship will be located in the LA area. The selected intern will be expected to join us in the office on a regular cadence based on the intern manager's in office schedule. The CNN Los Angeles bureau news internship offers a view into front line reporting and news gathering. The intern will get a view on the decision making process around what and how CNN covers from the robust West and Midwest regions, and is supported to produce content for CNN's linear and digital platforms. The position is an excellent opportunity for those looking to develop reporting and writing skills and work among a group of world class journalists. We expect interns to be contribute story pitches, help with research, write stories for digital and working with the bureau's reporters and producers creating stories for television.

Your Role Accountabilities
• PLEASE NOTE: The Intern must be available to come into our LA office for 3 full 8-hour days between Monday-Friday
• Work closely with assignment editors on the frontline of gathering news for the Western region
• Write and contribute to news alerts used for both television and digital reporting
• Develop daily story pitches for CNN's linear and digital platforms
• Make calls and respond to breaking news
• Provide editorial and logistical support for news reporting, including interviews and research

Qualifications & Experience
• Must be available to come into our LA office for 3 full 8-hour days between Monday-Friday
• Cover letter required. Please submit your cover letter along with your resume as one PDF
• Undergraduate student interested in identifying, exploring, and reporting on issues impacting California and the greater the western region; journalism degree not required
• Passion to pitch ideas and scour local media to understand local communities
• Digitally savvy with a thorough understanding of social media platforms
• Self-motivated, team-player, organized and incredible attention to detail
• Be able to effectively collaborate with a diverse staff
• Must be actively enrolled in a n accredited college or university degree program for the full duration of the internship (proof of enrollment required )
• Must be a rising Junior or Senior Undergrad (18 years or older)
• Must be in academic good standing ( 3.0
or above cumulative GPA)
• Warner Bros. Discovery will only consider candidates who are presently authorized to work for any employer in the United States and who will not require work visa sponsorship from Warner Bros. Discovery now or in the future in order to retain their authorization to work in the United States. Candidates currently on any student or exchange visa, including F-1 CPT, F-1 OPT, J-1, M-1, etc., will not be eligible for the internship program.

What to know before applying:
• The duration of the program is 10 weeks

Program dates:
• Start Date: October 7 th
• End Date: December 1 3 th
• Interns will be expected to work 16-24 hours per week in a hybrid capacity.
• Our internships are paid opportunities with a competitive hourly wage. Credit is not required ; however, we will provide the necessary documentation for school credit if desired. Relocation is not provided .
• Interviewing will take place from July through Late August . A WBD team member will contact you if your experiences and interests match an open internship position. Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to give individual status updates.

About Our Internship Program

WBD's Internship Program is designed to nurture students professionally and personally. We attract the country's boldest and brightest students for paid, for-credit, real-world internship experiences in the entertainment, tech, sports, news and media industries. We offer career-defining opportunities to learn valuable skills that will help you prepare for a successful future.

Ready to learn more? Here's what we offer:
• Hands-on work with passionate, talented team members in your field
• Mentorship from some of the industry's kindest and most passionate entertainment veterans
• Engaging events including professional development seminars, panels with recruiters and former interns, intern-exclusive events, and so much more
• Access to top-level executives and employees through our Speaker Series and Roundtables
• Incredible networking opportunities with industry-leading professionals and a robust intern alumni network
• A creative, collaborative, and inclusive company culture

What you can expect to take away from the semester:
• Opportunities to develop professionally and uncover skills you didn't know you had
• The insider scoop on the entertainment industry and what happens behind the scenes
• Relationships that will go beyond your collegiate career
• Real-life experiences that will provide you with the confidence to delve into your next adventure

In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles in locations where legally required. Actual salaries will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to location, experience, and performance. The rate listed is just one component of Warner Bros. Discovery's total compensation package for employees. Pay Rate: $19 per hour USD for undergrad interns, $25 per hour USD for graduate level interns.

Championing Inclusion at WBD
Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d514z0-3-92-91-54-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $19.00 to $25.00 Per Hour ($ USD)