Cyberchase—the Emmy Award®-winning math series and media project on PBS KIDS GO!®—is seeking interns for Spring 2013. This is an opportunity to be involved in television and interactive production (web and mobile) and become an integral member of a small and mighty team.
Cyberchase, produced by THIRTEEN for WNET, is the only mathematics project for school-age kids using broadcast, web, mobile media and more to impact millions nationwide. Designed for kids 8 to 11 and packed with mystery, humor and action, its mission is to improve children’s problem-solving and math skills, and inspire them with confidence and enthusiasm toward math.
WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, Need to Know, Charlie Rose and a range of documentaries, children’s programs, and local news and cultural offerings available on air and online. Pioneers in educational programming, WNET has created such groundbreaking series as Get the Math, Oh Noah! and Cyberchase and provides tools for educators that bring compelling content to life in the classroom and at home.
All Cyberchase internships are at THIRTEEN/WNET New York. Interns must be currently matriculating in an undergraduate or graduate program and commit to at least 16 – 24 hours a week. Summer term is mid-May/June through August.
Commit to at least two full working days per week (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
- Work closely with the producers and project team to execute broadcast and digital initiatives
- Observe and assist in the planning and execution of content development meetings (for the television series and for interactive projects)
- Participate in team and production meetings
- Assist with the management of websites and social media accounts
- Organize and maintain editorial files, production files and digital assets
- Assist with administrative activities (copying, filing, etc.)
- Assist on shoots or at local events when opportunities arise
- Assist with overall communications and promotional needs for the project
- Support other projects in the Children’s & Educational Media unit as needed
Interns will gain an understanding of:
What it takes to produce and manage a content-based, animated children’s television series and transmedia project, including the scripting and production process
- How a public media project’s mission and objectives extend beyond broadcast through robust and innovative digital initiatives
- National educational outreach and promotion strategies for a public media project
- Running a large-scale media project with a small staff
- Processes and systems for web, games and editorial production
- Current trends in digital educational media
- Creative development
Our intern would ideally have a passion or interest in kids or educational media, information science or digital media. Candidates must be well-organized, detail-oriented and have an ability to manage several different projects at once. Strong oral, written and interpersonal skills (including a sense of humor and PLAY) are essential. Ability to work independently and effectively under deadlines is a must. Familiarity with Photoshop, Flash and basic HTML is a plus.
To apply, send your resume and cover letter along with proof of enrollment in an accredited college or university to:
email@example.com, subject line=CyberchaseWNET Internship Coordinator 825 8th Avenue New York, NY 10019
All internships at WNET are unpaid but can be taken for credit.
No phone calls please.