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NJTV News Intern

NJTV News

The Department:

NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to all 21 counties in New Jersey and its tri-state neighbors. NJTV is home to diverse Jersey-centric local programs including On the Record, Reporter’s Round Table, A Matter of Faith, and State of the Arts.

The network’s flagship news broadcast, NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams, features stories from across the Garden State utilizing the Agnes Varis NJTV Studio in Newark, its Trenton Statehouse and New Jersey City University studios.

Description of Duties:

We’re seeking production interns whose focus will be providing general assistance to the NJTV News team and live weeknight broadcast as well as across all social media platforms. Students with an interest in:

  • Broadcast news and an eagerness to learn the ins and outs of both the editorial and technical aspects of television production.
  • A heavy social media background and able to identify patterns and trends using Facebook, Twitter, tumbler, and Snapchat are ideal.
  • Graphics and video editing encouraged.
  • Knowledge or interest in local and state wide politics as well as current and public affairs.
  • Learning to pitch and conceptualize story ideas.
  • Segment and program research – topical and video research, interview confirmation, fact-checking, script assembly, transcription work.
  • Office liaison – Greet guests and work with staff to maintain daily production schedule.

Student’s Accountability:

Students will work with all internal departments and learn how to:

  • Manage station Instagram
  • Create and maintain deadlines for semester projects – work to increase engagement, grow audience and maintain a consistent posting schedule for digital platforms.
  • Increase education and awareness of local and state issues.
  • Create content-specific media for online distribution (focusing on specific platforms).
  • Document daily happenings and behind the scenes events via Instagram.

Skills:

  • Students applying must be currently attending an accredited college and have achieved sophomore status or higher.
  • Students majoring in journalism, broadcasting or communications are preferred; other majors will certainly be considered.

Opportunity Profile: 

Students will receive workshop lessons to understand and implement the following into their daily workflow throughout the semester:

  • Camera Workshop – Interview Basics and 3 Point Lighting
  • Digital Orientation – Social Media Guidelines for Journalists / Video Editing Basics

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

e-mail: internships@wnet.org, subject=”NJTV News Intern”

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.

No phone calls or faxes, please. Only those individuals under consideration will be contacted.


Application Checklist:

  • Resume or CV
  • Cover Letter describing your interest in a particular department/internship position
  • Proof of Enrollment (must be current for semester of the internship)
    • Current Enrollment Verification Certificate from the National Student Clearinghouse
    • Transcript
    • Course schedule for upcoming semester
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