Production Intern – “MetroFocus”


Project Description

This is an entry-level opportunity to learn about television production, news programming, program administration, web development, segment production, guest booking, web management and development through observation and working with the “MetroFocus” Production Team. An intern will work behind the scenes of public television’s “MetroFocus” assisting staff in administration, research, and production work.  “MetroFocus” tapes 4 shows per week, so the pace of the production makes this Internship an absolute must for go-getters wanting to learn about Television News and Public Affairs Programming.

Description of Duties

An intern is needed at WNET/WLIW to support the Emmy Award-winning PBS series “MetroFocus” in all aspects of production. This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain first-hand experience working within a television news production unit. This position is unpaid, however college credit is available.

Responsibilities include: research, transcription, screening tapes, photo/film licensing, archiving and filing, researching segments, booking guests, and tape duplication. There will also be opportunities for involvement in the production and post-production processes, learning control room skills, assisting with local shoots and observing edits and recording sessions.

Candidates should have a strong interest in television production, news and the arts, preferably with broadcasting news production or web experience. Strong writing and research skills are required. Basic knowledge of Final Cut Pro 7 is a major plus.  Interns should be detail-oriented, able to work independently and have a positive attitude. Full time strongly preferred; part-time internship may be available.

About “MetroFocus”

MetroFocus is a multi-platform news magazine focusing on the New York region.

Major areas of coverage include sustainability, education, science and technology, the environment, transportation, poverty and underserved communities. Our website MetroFocus.org amplifies our reporting with daily updates and original stories that also cover culture, government and politics, the economy, urban development and other news in the metropolitan region.

To apply, send your resume, proof of enrollment and cover letter to:

e-mail: internships@wnet.org, subject=”Metrofocus”

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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