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KTRK-TV (ABC13) Assignment Desk Intern, Spring 2023

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10024921 Location Houston, Texas, United States Business ABC Owned TV Stations Date posted Sep. 22, 2022 Flex Type On-Site

- This role is considered on-site, which means the employee will work from a Company designated location on an ongoing basis.

Job Summary:

Be a part of an innovative team and culture…

KTRK-TV is an ABC owned television station (OTVS), located in a state-of-the-art facility in Houston, Texas. ABC13 (KTRK) Houston’s news leader is one of the most technically advanced television stations in the country.   The station is a champion of innovation and is at the forefront of the changing media landscape. Our offices and studios are located in the Greenway Plaza area. 

A Day in the Life…

The internship program is designed to provide students with an on-site educational experience that complements their academic studies. Interns will have an opportunity to observe and participate in the daily work and operations of a major market television station.

Some of your projects with the KTRK-TV Assignment Desk team may include:

  • Assisting the assignment desk, including

    • Making beat-checks

    • Answering viewer tip calls

    • Monitoring police and fire radios

    • Confirming and vetting  information to help develop stories

    • Searching social media for story ideas

    • Attend and take notes at press conferences/court cases

What we are looking for…

  • Interest in pursuing a career in television/multi-media field

  • Being detail-oriented and able to handle many different responsibilities at the same time

  • Good news judgment and strong communication skills are essential, along with strong writing skills

  • Good working knowledge with the use of social media for news gathering

  • Has an attention to detail and set priorities

  • Passion for news

  • Flexibility and ability to multi task in a fast paced environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate students in their Junior or Senior year or recently graduated within the past 6 months 

  • Majoring in Journalism, Digital Media, Radio, Television and Film, Mass Communications

  • Taken a class in Digital Media/Journalism

  • Experience shooting and editing video

  • Experience working with Adobe Premiere

Required Education:

  • Currently 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 6 months at time of application, or be currently participating in the Disney College Program, Disney Culinary Program or Disney Professional Internship Program

Additional Details:

  • All candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.

  • All candidates must be at least 18 years old

  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program

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

Program Dates:

  • All candidates must be available from January 2023 through early June 2023

  • All candidates must be available to work 25 hours per week during a Monday through Sunday schedule (hours and days to be determined by your supervisor, and could include nights, weekends and holidays)

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

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 KTRK Television, Inc, which is part of a business we call ABC Owned TV Stations.

KTRK 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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