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DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:  Upon the successful completion of your internship the student should have a solid understanding of the following:

  • Field reporting and interview skills to include editorial judgment in interview selections, formulating interview and follow-up questions
  • Field gathering of natural sound
  • Transfer of sound to Digital Audio Workstation
  • Selection of appropriate sound bites
  • Digital Audio Editing
  • Writing broadcast in both spot news and feature forms
  • Presentation of material on-air both recorded and live
  • Ability to serve as local host for national magazine programs, inserting local elements such as underwriting announcements, weather, traffic and newscasts
  • Creation of news stories for broadcast to a local, state-wide, and possibly national audience
  • Participation in Public Broadcasting fundraising activities

 

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES:

Student will receive training in digital editing and sound-gathering, multimedia storytelling, development of on-air presence, writing skills and editorial judgment

TENTATIVE WORK SCHEDULE:

One M/W/F and one T/Th internship available. Must be able to work flexible hours and have own transportation.

 

OTHER SKILLS/ABILITIES:

Motivated self-starter. Excellent writing, researching and editing skills. Able to work under daily deadline pressure. Ability to pitch and execute original story ideas. Knowledge of a wide variety of current events is essential and an interest in Public Broadcasting is a plus.

Contact Karen Feagins at kfeagins@wjct.org or Jessica Palombo at jpalombo@wjct.org

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