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  • Type: Internship
  • Date Posted: 2014-07-30 08:38:07

Intern WCCO-TV is currently seeking an Intern for Fall 2014. WCCO-TV’s Internship Program is designed to provide experience for students pursuing careers in television broadcasting. Interns have the opportunity to shadow and assist our staff to learn more about the television business including broadcast news & sports, communications/PR, graphic design and video production, editing and promotion. Interns are accepted for the spring, summer and fall semesters. Internships are available in the News, Sports, Communications, Graphic Design and Promotional departments. CBS Television Stations will sponsor paid college internships for students actively enrolled in an accredited educational institution only. All interns must be college students. Either a junior, senior or graduate student enrolled in an accredited institution and majoring or specializing in a broadcast-related field. CBS will require verification. Interns must arrange the internship through the education institution on a for-credit basis. Interns must be available for a pre-determined minimum of hours per week that will be determined by the requirements of their individual educational institution. CBS will require verification. Application Deadline—Monday, August 11, 2014. Please: any application received aft the deadline may not be considered. WCCO-TV only accepts online applications. To apply online go to wcco.com/wccojobs. EOE 8/2014

  • Type: Internship
  • Date Posted: 2014-07-30 08:00:23

Intern CW23 has an immediate opening for trained production interns interested in gaining hands-on production experience! This is an exciting opportunity to get your work seen and develop your writing, shooting, and editing skills while you experience first-hand how a television station operates. This is an unpaid internship. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. This internship must be coordinated with an accredited college and you must receive academic credit for the internship experience. It is the responsibility of the student to seek possible credit for this internship. You must apply online to be considered. To see a more detailed job description and apply go to http://www.sbgi.net/ click on employment, job opportunities, do a search for Minneapolis, MN. While completing the online application, please include a web link of your work. If you do not have a web link to your work, apply online and then, please send a non-returnable DVD: Creative Services Manager, CW23, 1640 Como Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108 EOE 8/2014

  • Type: Internship
  • Date Posted: 2014-07-28 08:19:34

Intern KSTP-TV is looking for part time temporary, hourly Sports Intern for Fall 2014. The Sports Intern will keep up to date on all Minnesota sports and teams including professional collegiate and high school teams, assists in researching sports and feature stories by using the internet, email and telephone calls, assist in setting up and scheduling interviews and story assignments, have the ability to conduct interviews in a competitive locker room situation, produces, writes and adds content to web site and social media outlets, establish and maintain positive lines of communication with all KSTP-TV team members, perform other tasks as perceived or assigned, that contribute to the achievement of the department. The candidate must be a student enrolled in a degree program at a trade school, college, or university which will recognize the internship for class credit, previous experience working with television cameras and web publishing preferred, understand, interpret and communicate information about sports events to staff, ability to read, write and speak English well; Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills, ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines; Knows how to handle multiple tasks, prioritize and manage time-sensitive material; Highly organized and detail orientated, proficient with computers; Understands or can learn basic web search skills as well as sophisticated newsroom software, must possess a valid driver's license and clean driving record as determined by the company (driving record will be checked), flexible schedule to cover various sports schedules and events and Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. The Company will make reasonable physical accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions. Apply to: Human Resources Department, Job #65-14, 3415 University Ave, St Paul, MN 55114 Fax: 651-642-4314 or email: apply@hbi.com No telephone Calls Please EOE 8/2014

  • Type: Internship
  • Date Posted: 2014-07-28 08:12:48

Intern KSTP-TV is looking for a part time temporary, hourly News Intern for Fall 2014. The News Intern will learn the daily operation of the news department, develop and initiate search for stories on a daily basis, contact and gather information on various stories to set up for reporters, photographers and producers, maintain a friendly attitude; work closely with assigned news staff, oversee hand-off of information to other staff daily; establish and maintain positive lines of communication with all KSTP-TV team members, perform other tasks as perceived or assigned that contribute to the achievement of the department and station goals, shadow and assist reporters, producers and assignment editors. The candidate must be a student enrolled in a degree program at a trade school, college or university which will recognize the internship for class credit, understand, interpret and communicate information about news events to staff, good interpersonal skills a must; excellent command of the English language, work in fast-paced, high stress, loud, busy and high performance environment, write and communicate well and Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. The Company will make reasonable physical accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions. Apply to: Human Resources Department, Job #64-14, 3415 University Ave, St Paul, MN 55114 Fax: 651-642-4314 or Email: apply@hbi.com No Telephone Calls Please EOE 8/2014

  • Type: Internship
  • Date Posted: 2014-06-25 09:50:09

Intern-High School Sports Web KSTP-TV is looking for part time, temporary hourly Web Intern for High School Sports. The Web Intern will learn the daily operation of the News Department, develop and initiate search for stories on a daily basis, emphasizing high school sports, contact and gather information on various events for assigned department, maintain a friendly attitude; work closely with assigned news staff, oversee hand-off of information to other staff daily; establish and maintain positive lines of communication with all KSTP team members and perform other tasks as assigned. The candidate must be a student enrolled in a degree program at a trade school, college or university which will recognize the internship for class credit, have the ability to understand, interpret and communicate information about news events to staff, good interpersonal skills a must; excellent command of the English language, judge appropriateness of on-air material according to FCC, community and station standards, ability to read and interpret documents such as wire copy, articles and professional journals, working knowledge of the Internet is essential, ability to work in a fast-paced, high stress, loud, busy and high performance environment, must have excellent communications skills, oral and written, must have experience or knowledge of writing, editing and publishing to the web and must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. The Company will make reasonable physical accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions. Apply to: Human Resources Department, Job #56-14, 3415 University Ave, St Paul, MN 55114 fax: 651-642-4314 or Email: apply@hbi.com No Telephone calls Please EOE 7/2014

  • Type: Internship
  • Date Posted: 2014-06-25 09:49:55

Intern-Web KSTP-TV is looking for a part time, temporary hourly Web Intern. The Web Intern researches information on what is happening and stories that impact assigned community areas using the internet, email, newspapers, magazines, press releases and telephone calls, produces, writes and posts content to web site and social media outlets, establish and maintain positive lines of communication with all KSTP-TV team members, maintain a friendly attitude; work closely with assigned web staff, and perform other tasks as perceived or assigned that contribute to the achievement of the department. The candidate must be enrolled in a degree program at a trade school, college, or university which will recognize the internship for class credit; junior or senior preferred, previous experience with web publishing preferred, ability to read, write and speak English well; excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skill, ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines; Knows how to handle multiple tasks, prioritize and manage time sensitive material; highly organized and detail oriented, proficient with computer; understands or can learn basic web research skills as well as sophisticated newsroom software, ability to work 24 hours per week and must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. The Company will make reasonable physical accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions. Apply to: Human Resources Department, Job #55-14, 3415 University Ave, St Paul, MN 55114 Fax: 651-642-4314 or email: apply@hbi.com No Telephone Calls Please EOE 7/2014

  • Type: Internship
  • Date Posted: 2014-06-25 09:12:04

Interns KSTP-TV is looking for Twin Cities Live Interns – Fall 2014. Primary duties consist of but may not be limited to: researching stories, prepping the studio, logging field tapes, helping find studio audience members, updating the website and assisting producers with other various tasks, opportunity to assist on field shoots and interact with the guests, may be asked to assist with promotional show events outside of the building. The candidate must be student enrolled in a degree program at a trade school, college or university which recognizes the internship for a class credit, a self-starter and thrive under the pressure of strict deadline, excellent research and writing skills and the ability to work effectively in a team, a passion for local programming and storytelling is critical, working knowledge of the internet and strong computer skills are essential, reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and safe driving record as determined by the Company preferred (driving record will be checked) and must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. The Company will make reasonable physical accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions. Apply to: Human Resources Department, Job#52-14, 3415 University Ave, St Paul, MN 55114 Fax: 651-642-4314 or Email: apply@hbi.com No Telephone Calls Please 7/2014

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Preparing for a Career in Broadcasting

Educational Opportunities

College-level journalism programs prepare people for careers in reporting, editing, photojournalism, radio-television news, and the teaching of journalism. Some programs also offer training in magazine journalism, newsletter production, and advertising and public relations.

Programs in communications develop skills in oral, written, or electronic communications. Some programs focus on communication theory and research, or on interpersonal and organizational communication. Yet, other programs emphasize communications, journalism, radio-television, or public relations.

Both journalism and communications programs include the problems and techniques of communicating information and ideas to large and varied audiences.

Programs vary from associate degrees to graduate level offerings. Many two-year and four-year colleges offer the first two years of liberal arts course work that can be transferred to a four-year college for completion of a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

Program Admission

Most journalism schools prefer students who have a broad liberal arts background in English, literature, speech, history, and the social sciences. Foreign languages are usually not required for entry, but are strongly recommended.

Programs at four-year schools accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications usually accept only six hours of transfer credit in journalism from two-year colleges. Graduate-level programs may have limited enrollments and require early application, letters of recommendation, and a portfolio containing samples of the applicant’s journalistic work.

Typical Coursework

Degrees in journalism and communications often share similar foundations. Most four-year college programs stress a broad curriculum in liberal arts and sciences.

In consultation with counselors and professors, a student often focuses upon an area of interest within these two disciplines. Some students specialize in newspaper and magazine writing, which involves additional writing and editing courses. In broadcasting, additional production and technical courses are required. Specialization in advertising and public relations involves additional writing, design, advertising or public relations courses. Students may use computers for electronic publishing and web publishing, layout and design, video graphics, word processing, and computer-assisted reporting.

Lectures, laboratory work, independent projects, and internships are common methods of instruction. Of course, different schools have different graduation requirements. See individual college catalogs for additional information about curriculum and graduation requirements.

Things to Know

Internship are often required or recommended for graduation. In addition to internships at MBA member stations, schools may also recommend internships at newspapers, advertising agencies, or public relations departments. Students are also encouraged to work for college newspapers, radio stations, and yearbooks and/or work part-time for local media outlets while still in school. Internships are a valuable opportunity to assess career opportunities and establish a professional network. Radio and television announcers and technicians are subject to licensing requirements set by the Federal Communications Commission.

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For additional information and a list of accredited journalism schools, contact:

Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Comm.
Stauffer-Flint Hall
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045
(785) 864-3986

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PO Box 300
Princeton, NJ 08543-0300
(609) 452-2820

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