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WLKY - Internship

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Hearst

18d ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship

Louisville

AI generated summary

  • You must provide a cover letter stating your availability for Spring, Summer, or Fall, preferred position, start/end dates, and days/hours for the WLKY internship.
  • You will collaborate with news teams, research stories, write copy, shoot video, produce digital content, and learn technical production for live newscasts.

Off-cycle Internship

Media & JournalismLouisville

Description

  • Interns will spend 10-12 weeks shadowing and gaining on-the-job experience. You will be working in a fast-paced, detail-oriented environment.

Requirements

  • WLKY offers paid internships for college students. In order to apply for an internship at WLKY, please provide a cover letter with your application. The cover letter should include:
  • Semester availability: Spring, Summer, or Fall
  • Position preference: News Producer, News Reporter, Video-Journalist, Technical Production, Digital Producer
  • Available start and end dates
  • Days and hours available to intern

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Media & Journalism

Responsibilities

  • News Producer:
  • You will collaborate with news managers and other producers to determine what the important stories are daily that need to be covered.
  • You will learn how to write copy for broadcast, research stories for details and accuracy, and develop the ability to complete projects quickly and efficiently.
  • You will learn how to manage the execution of a live newscast in a control room, working closely with production staff.
  • You will learn how to create graphic elements, including lower-third supers and full screen graphics.
  • You must be able to work under tight deadlines and have an eye for accuracy.
  • You will communicate with reporters to learn the details of their stories to determine the placement in the newscast and how to tease compelling elements.
  • News Reporter:
  • You must be able to work under tight deadlines and have an eye for accuracy.
  • You will collaborate with reporters and photographers to learn the responsibilities of covering local news.
  • You will learn how to write your own stories for both online and broadcast
  • You will learn to shoot standups and practice live shots.
  • You will cover news and write stories for newscasts, under the guidance of producers & news managers.
  • You will learn the technical workflow and skills needed to work as a local news reporter
  • Video-Journalist:
  • You will learn how to gather video and interview content, and how to assemble stories for broadcast
  • You will learn how to make quick assessments regarding safety and situational concerns, while shooting video at various locations/events.
  • You will collaborate with reporters with the goal of telling a visually compelling story.
  • You will learn the importance of care and maintenance of equipment.
  • You will learn the technical workflow and skills needed to work as a local video journalist
  • Prior experience shooting video and/or editing on Adobe Premiere preferred
  • Digital Producer:
  • You will collaborate with our digital news manager and other digital producers to determine what the important stories are daily that need to be covered.
  • You will learn how to write copy for broadcast, research stories for details and accuracy, and develop the ability to complete projects quickly and efficiently.
  • You will learn how to produce content in a content management system that supports and populates our digital platforms – web and social.
  • You will communicate with reporters to learn the details of their stories, as well as make needed calls for information.
  • You will learn the technical workflow and skills needed to work as a digital producer.
  • Technical Production:
  • You will observe and train on all aspects of behind-the-scenes newscast production: directing, technical directing, audio, camera operation
  • You will learn how all the roles work together to execute a live newscast from the control room.
  • You will learn how to manage newscast execution software, graphics, camera shots and live in the field elements during a newscast.
  • You will learn how communicate with a team during stressful situations to troubleshoot and navigate live issues to a positive outcome.

Details

Work type

Full time

Work mode

office

Location

Louisville