WNET is America’s flagship public media outlet, bringing quality arts, education and public affairs programming to over 5 million viewers each week. The parent company of public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21, web development company Interactive Engagement Group and operator of NJTV, WNET produces such acclaimed PBS series as Great Performances, American Masters, Nature, Need to Know, Charlie Rose, Tavis Smiley 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, Noah Comprende and Cyberchase and provides tools for educators that bring compelling content to life in the classroom and at home. WNET highlights the tri-state’s unique culture and diverse communities through SundayArts, Reel 13, NJ Today and the new online newsmagazine MetroFocus.
WLIW21, a WNET station and the third most watch public television station in the nation, is seeking a production intern. Students who are currently attending an accredited college and have achieved sophomore status are eligible. Students majoring in journalism, broadcasting or communications are preferred; other majors will be considered. Participants must have good computer skills, excellent written and verbal communication abilities and knowledge of current events. Students must be able to meet the minimum time commitment. This is an unpaid internship and students taking this internship for college credit or as part of an academic requirement are preferred.
- Location Shooting– Interns will have the opportunity to observe and participate on location with producers where applicable.
- Transcribing Tapes– Viewing footage, taking accurate notes for producers, writing down video and audio from tapes for later review and editing.
- Program Research– Topical and video research, interview confirmation, fact-checking, script assembly, transcription work.
- Production Assistance– General production help, such as clipping articles, copying scripts, assisting in organizing material for producers.
- Hours- Interns must work a minimum of 10 hours a week in 5 hour workday blocks. Interns are not paid, and those that apply to receive credit for their internship will be given preference. Internships are available year round during the spring, summer and fall semesters.
To apply, send your resume and cover letter along with proof of enrollment to:
firstname.lastname@example.org, subject=”WLIW Internship”
Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Internship offers are contingent upon your passing of our mandatory background check which requires a valid social security number. No phone calls, please.
All internships at WNET are unpaid but can be taken for credit.
No phone calls please.