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WLS-TV (ABC 7) News/I-Team Internship (Remote) – Spring 2022Apply NowApply Later Job ID 874182BR Location Chicago, Illinois, United States Business ABC Owned TV Stations Date posted Oct. 12, 2021
The Consumer Investigative Unit of the I-Team responds to viewers who need help or feel as though they have been ripped off or wronged. The I-Team looks for patterns of complaints attached to certain companies to warn other viewers. We also alert viewers to data and privacy concerns and find stories that have broad warnings, which can help improve people’s everyday lives.
The Consumer division of the I-Team also proactively digs for other stories through research and the use of the Freedom of Information Act to uncover wrongdoing and problems which affect consumer’s pocketbooks.
Responsibilities:A day in the life…
- Assist investigative reporter and producer with stories by researching and following up on hotline calls and emails
- Attend shoots and interviews with reporter and or producer
- Sit in on editing of segments
- Log interviews with use of Dalet
- Set up interviews
- Submit FOIAs
- Help find digital original stories
Basic Qualifications:What you bring to the role…
- Knowledge of how to log interviews, screen calls, and emails
- Some editorial experience on rooting out a story
- Strong communication skills to talk to callers who are seeking help from the I-Team
- Judgement of what may or may not be an investigation
- Studying journalism or broadcast television in college
- Junior, Senior, Grad Student or Recent Graduate within six (6) months of graduation at the time of application
- Pursuing a degree, or recently completed a degree, in Communications, Journalism or Broadcast Studies
Additional Information:•All students must possess unrestricted work authorization
•All students must be at least 18 years old
•You 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 from January 2022 through May/June 2022
•All candidates must be willing to work 18 – 20 hours/week
•All students must provide a consistent, reliable work schedule during the session
About ABC Owned TV Stations:
Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.
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 ABC Owned TV Stations.
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.