Disney ABC Television Group Assignment Desk News Internship ABC7 (KABC-TV), DATG (CA) -Spring 2019 in Glendale, California

KABC-TV is an ABC owned television station (OTVS), located in a state-of-the-art facility in Glendale, near downtown Los Angeles. The station is in the #2 ranked television market in the country. Weekly, ABC7 produces over forty-four hours of local news, public affairs, magazine programs and public service campaigns. You will have opportunity to observe and participate in the daily work and operations of a major market television station.

Responsibilities : A day in the life…

As the Assignment Desk intern, you may:

  • Attend production meetings.

  • Assist the assignment desk.

  • Answer phones and conduct beat checks.

  • View and log tapes.

  • Transcribe interviews.

  • Research news topics (including online/social media news research).

  • Aid in the planning of news series.

  • Observe editors, writers, producers, directors, and technical crews.

  • Travel with reporters and field crews for stories and live remotes on occasion.

Basic Qualifications :

What you bring to the role...

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • Experience with MS Office.

  • Prior newsroom internship.

  • Major or previous coursework in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related major.

  • Strong, ongoing knowledge of hard news/current events.

Plus…

  • All candidates must be eligible to work in the US.

  • All candidates must be at least 18 years old.

  • All candidates must currently be enrolled in an accredited college or university and taking at least one class – OR – be a recent graduate of an accredited college or university within the last six (6) months - OR - be currently participating in the Disney College Program, Disney Culinary Program or Disney Professional Internship Program in order to qualify for this internship.

  • All candidates must be available during the months of January and May for the Spring internship program.

  • All candidates must be available to work at least 16 hours/week, possibly up to 32.

  • Shifts available are Monday through Sunday, 7:00 am-3:00 pm.

  • All candidates must be able to have a consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session.

  • All candidates must be able to work in the Glendale office and provide their own housing and transportation for the duration of the internship.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Junior or Senior-level standing, or a recent graduate within 6 months of graduation date.

  • Courses taken in producing/writing/editing (Preditor).

  • Previous experience (academic or internship) in journalism (print and/or broadcast); television, news and new media production; and/or television news script writing.

  • Thorough knowledge/experience using social media.

  • Knowledge of news software such as ENPS.

Company Overview :

The Walt Disney Company is the global leader in high-quality entertainment and innovative technology. Begin a career that delivers unparalleled creative content and experiences to audiences around the world.

Job ID: 594722BR

Location: Glendale,California

Job Posting Company: Media Networks

ABC, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.