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CNN Newsgathering Intern: LA - Fall 2024

  • Internship
    Full-time
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Media & Journalism
  • Burbank
  • 8d left

AI generated summary

  • You must be a rising Junior or Senior Undergrad in good academic standing with a passion for journalism, social media savvy, and the ability to collaborate with a diverse team. Must be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship.
  • You will gather news, write alerts, pitch stories, handle breaking news, and provide support for interview and research at CNN's LA office.

Requirements

  • Must be available to come into our LA office for 3 full 8-hour days between Monday-Friday
  • Cover letter required. Please submit your cover letter along with your resume as one PDF
  • Undergraduate student interested in identifying, exploring, and reporting on issues impacting California and the greater the western region; journalism degree not required
  • Passion to pitch ideas and scour local media to understand local communities
  • Digitally savvy with a thorough understanding of social media platforms
  • Self-motivated, team-player, organized and incredible attention to detail
  • Be able to effectively collaborate with a diverse staff
  • Must be actively enrolled in an accredited college or university degree program for the full duration of the internship (proof of enrollment required)
  • Must be a rising Junior or Senior Undergrad (18 years or older)
  • Must be in academic good standing (3.0 or above cumulative GPA)
  • Warner Bros. Discovery will only consider candidates who are presently authorized to work for any employer in the United States and who will not require work visa sponsorship from Warner Bros. Discovery now or in the future in order to retain their authorization to work in the United States. Candidates currently on any student or exchange visa, including F-1 CPT, F-1 OPT, J-1, M-1, etc., will not be eligible for the internship program.

Responsibilities

  • PLEASE NOTE: The Intern must be available to come into our LA office for 3 full 8-hour days between Monday-Friday
  • Work closely with assignment editors on the frontline of gathering news for the Western region
  • Write and contribute to news alerts used for both television and digital reporting
  • Develop daily story pitches for CNN’s linear and digital platforms
  • Make calls and respond to breaking news
  • Provide editorial and logistical support for news reporting, including interviews and research

FAQs

What is the location of this internship?

This internship will be located in the LA area.

What are the responsibilities of the intern in this role?

The intern will work closely with assignment editors on the frontline of gathering news for the Western region, write and contribute to news alerts for television and digital reporting, develop daily story pitches, make calls and respond to breaking news, and provide editorial and logistical support for news reporting.

What qualifications and experience are required for this internship?

The intern must be available to come into the LA office for 3 full 8-hour days between Monday-Friday, be an undergraduate student interested in reporting on issues impacting California and the western region, have a passion for pitching ideas and understanding local communities, be digitally savvy with a thorough understanding of social media platforms, be self-motivated, organized, and detail-oriented, and be actively enrolled in an accredited college or university degree program with a GPA of 3.0 or above.

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Mission & Purpose

Warner Bros. Discovery is a global media and entertainment company, known for producing and distributing a wide range of content, including films, television shows, and digital content. Their ultimate mission is to captivate audiences worldwide by creating compelling and innovative stories that entertain, inform, and inspire. With a strong focus on storytelling and creativity, Warner Bros. Discovery aims to enrich people's lives through entertainment and provide a diverse array of content across various platforms. Their purpose is to connect people through shared experiences and to continue being a leading force in the entertainment industry, shaping the future of entertainment in the UK and beyond.

Culture & Values

  • Act as one team

    Trust each other, succeed together, and grow together. Collaborate across teams and make decisions that are best for WBD overall. Prioritize growth, development, and well-being for our teams. Respect and support each other, and celebrate wins.

  • Create what's next

    Be curious, innovate, and focus on the future. Drive change, embrace disruption, and never stop learning. Use data and technology to transform what we create and how we tell stories and deliver. Experiment, fail fast, acknowledge mistakes and learn from them.

  • Empower Storytelling

    Put creators, consumers and partners at the center, and share extraordinary stories. Tell stories that entertain and inspire our viewers, communities, and each other. Foster creativity by giving the freedom to try new things and produce our best work. Deliver the best experience; anticipate what consumers want and be fan obsessed.

  • Champion Inclusion

    Empower others, have courage, and pursue equity. Amplify the voices of global storytellers to reflect audiences around the world. Intentionally seek out diversity, remove barriers, and create space for all to share ideas and be heard. Actively listen and lead with empathy, integrity, and transparency.

  • Dream it & own it

    Advocate the mission, move with speed, and drive results. Have an owner's mindset; bring a perspective, take decisive rapid action, and manage spend responsibly. Make clear choices, set ambitious goals, and be accountable for results. Speak up and fearlessly challenge the norm.