Web & TV Production Intern

Posted On: September 10, 2012

Journalism Internship

Media Organization: PBS Nature / WNET

Company Description

NATURE is an Emmy award-winning weekly natural history and wildlife documentary series airing on PBS (www.pbs.org/nature).

WNET is the premier public media provider of the New York City metropolitan area and parent company of public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21. WNET also hosts the digital services THIRTEEN HD, KidsTHIRTEEN, WLIW Create, WLIW World, THIRTEEN on Demand, THIRTEEN Kids on Demand, and V-me; as well as an ever-expanding range of websites, including thirteen.org, wliw21.org, and Thirteen EdOnline.

The WNET family of companies is a major producer of broadcast and online media for local, national and international audiences, creating award-winning content in the areas of arts and culture, news and public affairs, science and natural history, documentaries, and children’s programming.

Job Description

Applications are now being accepted for NATURE’s fall 2012 internship program. This internship is non-paid (academic credit optional) and available to undergraduate and graduate students.

Description of Duties

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 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.); document digitizing; tape library archiving; arranging travel and expense reports; etc.

The intern will be required to work 12-20 hours per week through December 14.

Start and end dates are flexible.

Student Accountability

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, social media, and/or content management systems (CMS) is a plus.

Opportunity Profile

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

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter and writing sample (1-2 pages, no term papers) to JunJ@thirteen.org with subject heading: NATURE 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.