CBS Corporation Sports Internship in Chicago, Illinois

Sports Internship

REF#: 32393

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Paid Intern

JOB SCHEDULE: Part-Time

JOB LOCATION: Chicago, IL

ABOUT US:

CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).

DESCRIPTION:

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

A unique learning opportunity for 2019 college students interested in pursuing a career in TV News; interns will gain valuable exposure and experience in areas of the newsroom including the Assignment Desk, Planning Desk, Investigative Unit, Special Projects and Sports.

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

NEWS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

  • Interns in Special Projects have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of stories from hard news to features. They work closely with producers and reporters and can accompany them on shoots. Responsibilities include research, pre-interviews by phone and tape logging.

  • Intern will be side by side with news department professionals, learning their craft and gaining valuable experience and knowledge.

  • Each internship will be for approximately 3 months/1 semester. Candidates who are selected must be enrolled in college. This is a paid internship.

  • The Internship will be considered "at will" employees and the Program can end at any time during each three/six month period at the station's sole discretion.

QUALIFICATIONS:

CORE COMPETENCIES:

Results-Oriented, Dependable, Detail-Oriented, Courteous

Only those individuals who are highly motivated need apply.

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Currently seeking a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, preferably in Journalism or Communications.

  • Strong social media and writing skills are preferred.

  • Participation in college radio/TV stations/newspapers, magazines and websites will be taken into account.

  • Previous internship or newsroom experience is very helpful.

  • Excellent communication and computer skills are necessary.

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled