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Intern - News

WPBF

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 03-14-2024
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  • Paid
  • Internship
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

Intern - WPBF News

WPBF is offering a Paid Internship in the News Department

Summer 2024 Session:

Application Window: March 15, 2024 – April 30, 2024

Session: June 3, 2024 – August 9, 2024

In order to apply for an internship at WPBF, please provide a cover letter with your application. The cover letter should include:
• Position Preference: News Producer, News Reporter, Video-Journalist, Technical Production, Digital Producer
• Available start and end dates
• Days and hours available to intern

Interns will spend 10-12 weeks shadowing and gaining on-the-job experience. You will be working in a fast-paced, detail-oriented environment.

News Producer
• You will collaborate with news managers and other producers to determine what the important stories are daily that need to be covered.
• You will learn how to write copy for broadcast, research stories for details and accuracy, and develop the ability to complete projects quickly and efficiently.
• You will learn how to manage the execution of a live newscast in a control room, working closely with production staff.
• You will learn how to create graphic elements, including lower-third supers and full screen graphics.
• You must be able to work under tight deadlines and have an eye for accuracy.
• You will communicate with reporters to learn the details of their stories to determine the placement in the newscast and how to tease compelling elements.

News Reporter
• You must be able to work under tight deadlines and have an eye for accuracy.
• You will collaborate with reporters and photographers to learn the responsibilities of covering local news.
• You will learn how to write your own stories for both online and broadcast.
• You will learn to shoot standups and practice live shots.
• You will cover news and write stories for newscasts, under the guidance of producers & news managers.
• You will learn the technical workflow and skills needed to work as a local news reporter.

Video-Journalist
• You will learn how to gather video and interview content, and how to assemble stories for broadcast.
• You will learn how to make quick assessments regarding safety and situational concerns, while shooting video at various locations/events.
• You will collaborate with reporters with the goal of telling a visually compelling story.
• You will learn the importance of care and maintenance of equipment.
• You will learn the technical workflow and skills needed to work as a local video journalist.
• Prior experience shooting video and/or editing on Adobe Premiere preferred.

Digital Producer
• You will collaborate with our digital news manager and other digital producers to determine what the important stories are daily that need to be covered.
• You will learn how to write copy for broadcast, research stories for details and accuracy, and develop the ability to complete projects quickly and efficiently.
• You will learn how to produce content in a content management system that supports and populates our digital platforms – web and social.
• You will communicate with reporters to learn the details of their stories, as well as make needed calls for information.
• You will learn the technical workflow and skills needed to work as a digital producer.

Technical Production
• You will observe and train on all aspects of behind-the-scenes newscast production: directing, technical directing, audio, camera operation.
• You will learn how all the roles work together to execute a live newscast from the control room.
• You will learn how to manage newscast execution software, graphics, camera shots and live in the field elements during a newscast.
• You will learn how communicate with a team during stressful situations to troubleshoot and navigate live issues to a positive outcome.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d8e1b9-3-239-91-5-42 in your application.

Company Profile
WPBF

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.