WNET, the parent company of public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21, is a major producer of broadcast and online media for local, national and international audiences, creating award-winning content in the areas of arts and culture, news and public affairs, science and natural history, documentaries, and children’s programming. WNET also has a rich media history as being the premiere educational television station in the New York City Metropolitan area. On September 16, 1962, New Dimensions in Television (WNDT) went on the air broadcasting on channel 13. Chartered in the states of New York and New Jersey, the very first broadcast was introduced by distinguished television journalist Edward R. Murrow. In 1970, local station WNDT merged with program producer and distributor National Educational Television (NET, PBS’ predecessor) to form WNET-TV, the call letters and station you know today.
The mission of the WNET Tape Archive/Library is to collect, preserve and make available production materials and programs that have either been produced or co-produced by WNET, from 1962 to the present, as well as programs produced by its former entities, NET and WNDT, both of which predate WNET and the creation of PBS. Although the materials in the collection date back to the 1950s, the tape archive was not established in its current form until December 1998.
This internship will allow a student or recent graduate the opportunity to obtain hands-on experience in a media library/archive. Projects might include such tasks as cataloging, researching, transcribing, creating metadata, scanning, and conducting reference services.
Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university (proof of enrollment will be required).
Internships are unpaid.
Intern is expected to work 12-20 hours per week over the course of the Summer semester.
Scheduling is flexible during normal business hours.
Must be able to lift up to 35lbs.
Preference will be given to students studying library and archival sciences, and especially to those pursuing moving image or media archive degrees.
Students should have basic computer skills and a familiarity with Microsoft Office.
Attention to detail and precision is extremely important.
Professional phone manner and email communication etiquette required.
To apply, send your resume and cover letter, along with proof of enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program, to:
e-mail: email@example.com, subject line=Archive Intern
or Internship CoordinatorWNET 825 8th Avenue New York, NY 10019
No phone calls please.