Internship Opportunities

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Posted on October 21, 2009 at 5:38 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 21 at 3:28 PM


We are currently accepting applications for the following Internships:  (Summer Quarter) 

  • Morning News
  • Digital Media 
  • Community Relations 
  • New Day Northwest  

 


MORNING NEWS*
Hours: Flexible (mornings)

Duties:
Assist in the production of the morning show. This includes making calls for producers, setting up stories and booking guests. Interns will assist segment producers in gathering complete information to produce a segment and working closely with guests before, during and after the show. Duties also may include assisting with telephone traffic, answering viewer questions and comments, running prompter, ripping scripts, helping reporters, photographers and engineers in the field and assisting producers with production elements.

Qualifications:
Interns should be in their junior or senior year majoring in Communications, Broadcasting, or Journalism.

DIGITAL MEDIA*
Hours: Approximately 20 hours per week can be flexible.

Duties:
The digital media intern will assist with the development of KING-5’s news websites. The intern will report to the Online Managing Editor and be responsible for writing news articles and headlines, editing text, photos and video. Duties will also include using social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter to collaborate with our vibrant online community and promote the content getting published on our websites and mobile apps.

Qualifications:
Solid writing and editing skills. Experience with digital publishing tools or blogging platforms such as Wordpress and image editing software like Photoshop. Knowledge and proficiency in social media tools, especially Facebook and Twitter. Demonstrate awareness and interest in the intersection of new media, journalism and digital technology.
 

NEW DAY NORTHWEST*
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 7:30am – 12:30pm

Duties:
New Day Northwest interns will work with audiences and guests before and during show tapings each morning; managing audience members, seating and cueing in studio, assisting with guests and show props.  Interns will also assist producers with initial story development as well as researching and pitching story ideas.  Interns will also help handle viewer calls and emails, schedule audiences and help update New Day’s social media sites.

Qualifications:
Intern should be in their junior or senior year, and have a valid driver's license. Computer/typing skills required. Excellent communication and research skills. Desire to pursue a career in broadcasting

COMMUNITY RELATIONS*
Hours: Flexible

Duties:
Help KING 5 manage its outreach in the community by communicating with non-profit partners, coordinating emcee engagements with KING 5 talent and updating the KING 5 Community website and Facebook page. You’ll be intimately involved with the planning and execution of events and campaigns, both internally at KING 5 and around western Washington. (Specific events vary by season but include Home Team Harvest, Wear Red Day, Give Big, Race for the Cure, etc.)  This is an opportunity to see how marketing, sales, programming and news departments all work together to make KING 5 the number one choice for viewers and community organizations in Western Washington.

Qualifications:
Interns should be in their Junior or Senior year of college, majoring in Communications, Marketing, or related field. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, excellent organization skills, and the ability to juggle several projects at one time and be available for occasional weekend hours.
 


 

PLEASE NOTE: THIS LIST PROVIDES INFORMATION ON INTERNSHIPS THAT HAVE BEEN OFFERED WITHIN OUR PROGRAM. HOWEVER, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT INTERNSHIPS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN EVERY DEPARTMENT EACH QUARTER.

 

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