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ABC7 (WLS-TV) Chicago Internships, DATG (IL) - Spring 2019

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 593166BR Location Chicago, Illinois, United States Business Disney ABC Television Group Date posted Sep. 13, 2018

Job Summary:

ABC7 (WLS-TV) Chicago is the Midwest flagship of the ABC television network. ABC7 leads the market in local news coverage with daily newscasts, and has been in a number one position in local news since March 1986. The station’s offices and studios are located in The Loop in downtown Chicago.

Be a part of a transformative team and culture…
Through its internship program, ABC7 Chicago aims to enrich and provide a practical experience for the student pursuing a career in the business of broadcasting. You will have the opportunity to observe and participate in the operation of a major-market television station, and learn the function, operation, and staffing of various departments within the station.

By applying to this posting, you will be considered for all paid internship opportunities for Spring 2019, which may include:
-“Windy City Live” daytime talk show production (16-18 hours per week for this internship)
-Community Affairs Programming Specials production (16-18 hours per week for this internship)
-Newsroom: News Planning Team (16-18 hours per week for this internship)
-Newsroom: Investigative Team ("I-Team") (16-18 hours per week for this internship)
-Newsroom: Digital/Video Team (16-18 hours per week for this internship)
-Newsroom: Sports News Team (16-18 hours per week for this internship)

Along with your resume, please submit a cover letter with your weekly Monday through Sunday time availability, answering the following:
-Why you would like to intern at ABC7 Chicago
-Any relevant internship, work, and/or coursework experience
-Your career goals that might relate to an internship experience at ABC7 Chicago
-Your department(s) of interest (see the list above), in order of interest, 1 being top choice


Responsibilities may include, among others:
-answer phones, view and log tapes, transcribe interviews.
-research news topics (including online/social media news research).
-attend production meetings.
-assist with coordinating logistics for show guests.
-edit and upload video.
-observe reporters, producers, editors, writers, directors and technical crews.

Basic Qualifications:

What you bring to the role:
-Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
-Strong proficiency with MS Office Suite including Word, Outlook, and Excel.
-Previous experience (academic or internship) in journalism (print, digital, and/or broadcast); television, news and new media production; and/or television news script writing.
-Strong familiarity with social media news outlets.
-Strong customer service skills.

-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 early January through late May for the Spring internship season.
-All candidates must be willing to work 16-18 hours per week, typically during a Monday through Friday schedule (days of the week you work to be determined based on the team's need and your availability), but please be open to weekend availability as well.
-All candidates must have a consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session.
-All candidates must provide their own housing and transportation for the duration of the internship.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Junior or Senior-level standing; or attending Graduate school; or a recent graduate applying within 6 months of graduation date.
-Previous internship in a professional newsroom/local news affiliate.
-Working toward a degree in broadcast journalism, communications or television production.
-Proficiency in non-linear video editing software (Adobe Premiere, AVID and/or Final Cut Pro).
-Courses taken in producing/writing/editing (Preditor) a plus.
-Strong research, writing and editing skills.
-Prior experience generating story ideas and pitches.
-Prior experience with social media management.
-Experience with DV camera operations.

About Disney ABC Television Group:

Disney/ABC Television Group (DATG) redefines the future of media and entertainment. Delivering compelling creative, great storytelling, ground-breaking technology, high-impact marketing and innovative distribution, DATG offers multiple opportunities to build a career that supports entertaining and informing the world. A key unit of The Walt Disney Company, one of the world's most admired vertically integrated media enterprises, DATG includes global live action and animation entertainment, news, owned television stations, and radio. If you've got a passion to join our team of talented professionals we want to hear your story.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with WLS Television, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Disney ABC Television Group.

WLS Television, 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.

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