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PBS NewsHour Weekend Internship

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PBS NewsHour Weekend is hiring a summer 2017 intern. Apply immediately.

PBS NewsHour Weekend, a national current affairs program produced at WNET, covers the national and international news of the day and regularly features longer-form, in-depth “signature” segments. The 30-minute broadcast airs Saturdays and Sundays on PBS stations at 5 p.m. The weekend team runs the PBS NewsHour website (pbs.org/newshour) as well as PBS NewsHour’s social media accounts on Saturdays and Sundays.

This is primarily a digital reporting internship, but interns for PBS NewsHour Weekend will be exposed to all aspects of newsgathering and production, both for broadcast and online audiences. Possible assignments include, but are not limited to:

— Working with the online team on the website’s breaking news blog

— Pitching and working on feature projects for the website

— Helping with the program’s social media strategy, including editorial and promotional work

— Working with the day-of-air broadcast team on Saturdays and Sundays on the production of the daily program

— Assisting with fact-checking and research for broadcast program and online stories

— Participating in on-location broadcast shoots in New York City


This is an unpaid position. Interns will work with our team from Wednesday to Sunday for eight weeks. This internship will last for 35 hours a week, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wed-Fri and 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Candidates with prior experience in online video production and video editing preferred. You must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program to be eligible for this internship.


Send resume, proof of enrollment, cover letter to and writing sample to internships@wnet.org with “NewsHour” in the subject line and cc Corinne Segal (segalc@wnetnews.org).

Internship offers are contingent upon your passing of our mandatory background check which requires a valid social security number.

WNET is an equal opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. Qualified applicants are considered for employment and internships without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, marital status or veteran status.

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