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The Walt Disney Company KGO-TV Assignment Desk News Internship, San Fran, Summer/Fall 2022 in San Francisco, California

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

Job ID: 917002BR

Location: San Francisco,California

Job Posting Company: Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution

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