Investigative Internship

Part Time | Chicago, ILLINOIS | 25 days

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Part Time
Chicago

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Job Description


Ref#: 34417

CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations

Job Type: Part-Time (without benefits)

Job Schedule: Part-Time

Job Location: Chicago, IL, US


About Us:

CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).

Description:


PURPOSE OF POSITION:

A unique learning opportunity for 2019/2020 college students interested in pursuing a career in TV News; interns will gain valuable exposure and experience in the Investigative Unit.

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

NEWS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

  • Interns in Investigative do legal research, in-depth pre-interviewing, document searches, general research and tape logging.  They will also have the opportunity to accompany producers and reporters in the field. 

  • Intern will be side by side with news department professionals, learning their craft and gaining valuable experience and knowledge.

  • Each internship will be for approximately 3 months/1 semester.   Candidates who are selected must be enrolled in college.  This is a paid internship. 

  • The Internship will be considered "at will" employees and the Program can end at any time during each three/six month period at the station's sole discretion.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

Results-Oriented, Dependable, Detail-Oriented, Courteous

Only those individuals who are highly motivated need apply.


Qualifications:


PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:


·         Currently seeking a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, preferably in Journalism or Communications.


·         Strong social media and writing skills are preferred.    

·         Participation in college radio/TV stations/newspapers, magazines and websites will be taken into account.

·         Previous internship or newsroom experience is very helpful. 

·         Excellent communication and computer skills are necessary. 

·         Computer Assisted Reporting skills including database mining, basic analysis and spreadsheet creation are especially appreciated.



EEO Statement:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


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