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ABC News Assignment Desk Intern, Spring 2024

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10059168 Location New York, New York, United States Business ABC News Date posted Sep. 15, 2023

Job Summary:

Be a part of an innovative team and culture…

Ever wonder what it’s like to work in a fast-paced newsroom? ABC News Assignment Desk is seeking an intern who will learn the ins and outs of what it takes to work in a breaking-news environment. An internship on the ABC News Assignment Desk is designed to introduce and engage undergraduate students with a passion for broadcast journalism to the daily workings of a 24-hour global news organization. This position is perfect for those who enjoy a fast-paced atmosphere and have a desire to gain experience working in many different stages of production.

A Day in the Life…

  • Providing production support to the ABC News Assignment Desk (answering phones, booking travel) 

  • Pitching stories, research, making editorial calls, logging video feeds and transcribing tapes 

  • Writing stories or livestream for ABC News Digital platforms 

What we are looking for…

(Basic Qualifications)

  • An avid newsreader with a genuine interest in current affairs 

  • Detail oriented, works well under pressure and excellent multi-tasking skills 

  • Demonstrated interest (academic or internship) in journalism or production 

  • Experience working in a newsroom for an affiliate, newspaper, or established online publication preferred 

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills 

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office 

  • Ability to work flexible schedules with availability on weekends and evenings in case of breaking news 

(Preferred Qualifications)

  • Experience writing for either online or print publications 

Required Education:

  • To be eligible for this internship you must be a junior, senior or a recent graduate (within 6 months of your graduation date) pursing a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Communications, Media Studies, Film/Television or a related field

Additional Details:

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR must have graduated from a college/university within 6 months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship

  • Must be at least 18 years of age​ and possess unrestricted work authorization

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

  • Must be able to have a consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session

  • Must be able to work on-site in New York City and provide your own housing and transportation for the duration of the internship

  • Program Length: The approximate dates of this internship are January 2024 - June 2024. Candidate must be available to work 40 hours/week in Eastern Standard time for the duration of the internship- could be nights, weekends and possible overnights

The pay rate for this internship in New York, NY is $21.70 per hour. Select benefits may be provided as part of the compensation package, such as medical, financial, and/or other benefits. To learn more about our benefits visit:

About ABC News:

The Disney General Entertainment Content group creates original entertainment and news content for the Company’s streaming platforms and its cable and broadcast networks.

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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., which is part of a business we call ABC News.

American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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