Posted On: October 4, 2011
Media Organization: NATURE / WNET
NATURE is an Emmy award-winning weekly natural history and wildlife documentary series airing on PBS (www.pbs.org/nature).
New York public media company WNET is a pioneering provider of television and web content. The parent of THIRTEEN and WLIW21, WNET brings such acclaimed broadcast series and websites as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, Charlie Rose, Secrets of the Dead, Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, Visions, Consuelo Mack WealthTrack, Miffy and Friends, Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps and Cyberchase to national and international audiences. Through its wide range of channels and platforms, WNET serves the entire New York City metro area with unique local productions, broadcasts and innovative educational and cultural projects. In all that it does, WNET pursues a single, overarching goal - to create media experiences of lasting significance for New York, America, and the world. For more information, visit www.wnet.org.
NATURE seeks highly-motivated interns who will provide writing/research, production and administrative support to the production team in the areas of website content and post-production. Responsibilities will include the following: screening films and writing for podcast/website; research into mainly natural history and environmental subjects; fact-checking; assisting the producers for and during editing, audio mixing, voice-over recording sessions and some local NYC shoots; reviewing and time-coding transcripts; on and off-site pick-up/delivery of production materials (for dubbing, format conversion, transcription, etc.); tape library archiving; arranging travel and expense reports; etc.
The intern will be required to work 12-20 hours per week.
Preferred Dates for Fall 2011: ASAP through December 16.
Start and end dates are flexible.
The intern will report to a broadcast associate producer and a web producer and will be expected to work with other team members, from a senior producer to the executive producer, to complete assigned tasks.
Educational Requirements/Special Skills:
Students with a strong, proven interest in natural history and/or television and the ability to work in a multi-tasking environment which requires accuracy, organization, research and strong writing skills. Experience with Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, basic HTML, and/or content management systems (CMS) is a plus.
In addition to gaining the experience of working in a fast-paced television production environment, in which the intern will strengthen his/her planning, organization, research, and team-building skills, he/she will work with experienced producers, contribute to the production of a national television program, and have the opportunity to gain exposure to other departments related to production – publicity, on-air promotions and the web. Intern writers will receive a web production credit on the NATURE website.
To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and writing sample (1-2 pages, no term papers) to Jayne Jun at JunJ@thirteen.org with subject heading: INTERNSHIP (refer to http://www.pbs.org/nature for writing sample examples). No phone calls or faxes, please. Only those individuals under consideration will be contacted.