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KGO-TV Assignment Desk News Internship, San Fran, Summer/Fall 2022

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 917002BR Location San Francisco, California, United States Business ABC Owned TV Stations Date posted Jan. 12, 2022

Job Summary:

KGO-TV is an ABC owned television station (OTVS), located in San Francisco, near the city’s iconic waterfront. The station is in the #8 ranked television market in the country. You will have the opportunity to observe and participate in the daily work and operations of a major market television station.

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

Responsibilities:


A day in the life...
Some of your projects with the KGO Assignment Desk team may include:
  • The opportunity to attend production meetings
  • Assist the assignment desk
  • Answer phones and conduct beat checks
  • View and log tapes
  • Transcribe interviews
  • Research new topics (including online/social media news research)
  • Aid in the planning of news series
  • Observe editors, writers, producers, directors, and technical crews
  • Travel with reporters and field crews for stories and live remotes on occasion, when health and safety requirements are met

Basic Qualifications:


What you bring to the role…
  • Major or previous coursework in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related major
  • Experience with MS Office
  • Prior newsroom internship
  • Strong, ongoing knowledge of hard news/current events
  • Strong writing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility and ability to multi task in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate students in their Junior or Senior year or recent graduates within 6 months of graduation date.
  • Previous experience (academic or internship) in journalism (print and/or broadcast); television, news and new media production; and/or television news script writing.
  • Knowledge of news software such as Dalet.

Required Education

  • 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

Additional Information:


Internship Eligibility:
  • 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
  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program.
  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization​
Work Environment
  • All candidates must be available from May/June 2022 through early January 2023
  • All candidates must be available to work 20-24 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 have a consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session
  • All candidates must be able to work in the San Francisco 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 KGO Television, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call ABC Owned TV Stations.

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