Summer Intern


Westbrook, ME 03-22-2024
  • Paid
  • Internship
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
Summer Intern - WMTW

WMTW News Intern

WMTW-TV, the ABC affiliate in Portland, ME, has an opening for a summer News Intern. This 10-week paid internship provides individuals the opportunity to learn about the operations of a broadcast television station. You will gain knowledge of the broadcast industry through exposure to all the positions within the News and Production departments. This internship will run from approximately mid-May until mid-August with some flexibility based on your availability.

Summer 2024 Session – application deadline 04/19/24

Candidate Requirements – attach a cover letter with the following information:
• Area(s) of preference (News, Sports, Weather, etc.)
• Available start and end dates
• Available hours and days of the week
• Secure housing and transportation during the internship are the responsibility of the intern.

Job Description:

News Interns will work alongside reporters, producers, directors, studio operators, and News managers to experience nearly all aspects of television news creation.

You will receive hands-on experience with positions in the newsroom, including:
• Assignment Desk – learn how news is gathered and assigned
• Reporting – shadow reporters on interviews and during live shots
• Photographer – shadow photographers as they film and edit news stories and coordinate live shots
• Digital Media – learn about the strategic use of WMTW's website and social media platforms
• Producing – understand the process of creating a news broadcast from scratch and learn the basics of television news writing
• Directing – observe the technical execution of newscasts including directing live shows and audio operation
• Studio Camera Operator – learn camera shots, angles and lighting

Interns will also learn about departments outside of the newsroom, including Sales, Creative Services, and Engineering.

Final Candidates are subject to a background check as a condition of employment with WMTW-TV.

HTV Partnership Programs:

Hearst Television partners with a variety of outside organization to provide paid internships and fellowships for students of color. For example, through the Emma Bowen Foundation, minority applicants can apply for a paid summer fellowship with WMTW-TV. Interested parties can visit to learn more and to apply.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gk0z9q-44-221-70-232-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households.