Posted On: October 18, 2010
Media Organization: Al Jazeera English
Drawing on the legacy of the groundbreaking Al Jazeera Arabic channel, Al Jazeera English (AJE) was launched on November 15, 2006 to more than 80 million households worldwide. The 24-hour news and current affairs channel, is the first international English-language news channel to broadcast across the globe from the Middle East. Al Jazeera English’s global footprint continues to grow and now broadcasts to more than 200 million households on 6 continents in more than 100 countries.
Al Jazeera English is broadcast from four strategic broadcast centers: Doha, Kuala Lumpur, London, and Washington, DC. Unlike other international channels, Al Jazeera English’s broadcast shifts as the world turns providing the most comprehensive and contextual news coverage. Al Jazeera English’s mission is to provide independent, impartial news for an international audience and to offer a voice to a diversity of perspectives from under-reported regions.
In addition, the channel aims to balance the information flow between the South and the North. The channel of reference for the Middle East and Africa, AJE has unique access to some of the world’s most troubled and controversial locations. AJE’s determination and ability to accurately reflect the truth on the ground in regions torn by conflict and poverty has set our content apart.
Al Jazeera English is seeking an intern in our New York/United Nations bureau. The intern will help produce live interviews, news packages and feature stories. Responsibilities include research, pitching stories, attending press conferences, and helping with anything in the field. Other duties include technical tasks such as logging tape, researching archival footage, light editing on Final Cut Pro, coordinating transmissions of tape to other bureaus, and limited administrative work. Interest in international news is required.
The position is part-time for 3 months. Hours will vary depending on news of the day, but a normal day begins at 9am and ends at 5pm.
Please send a resume and cover letter to Benedict Moran at firstname.lastname@example.org.