NEWS Intern-*Community Relations

Posted On: December 21, 2011

Journalism Internship

Media Organization: BET Networks

Company Description

BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA) (NYSE: VIA.B), is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions:, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks - BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET in the United Kingdom and oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.


Job Description

BET Networks is seeking (2-3) New Interns for News.

The interns will focus on:

1. Community Advocacy
2. Feature writing
3. Investigative writing
4. Pitching stories
5. Take the initiative to bring forth strong ideas and creative approaches to potential stories relevant to the BET Networks audience. Thinking about what type of stories would resonate with our demographics.

-Must have Journalism focused concentration
-Relevant Online/Print Journalism experience and/or interest.
-Must be extremely digital savvy
-Experience with blogging, FB and all other social media platforms is a plus

-NOTE: Can work remotely as well if not in the Tri-State Area

To Apply for more information regarding the formal Internship application procedure and to apply.