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Evening News Intern – Fall – Tribune Media Company – Chicago, IL

Tribune Media Company job in Chicago, IL


  • Internship

Tribune Media Company

WGN-TV is seeking currently seeking an Evening News Intern for the Fall term.

Responsibilities

  • Assist writers in editing videos for broadcast
  • Download videos from multiple sources and edit for broadcast
  • Monitor social media for stories and elements for possible use in newscasts
  • Reach out to users through social media to request footage of events/stories, as well as to interview witnesses and report information back to the station.

– Identify trending and breaking news – find news online before other media covers it.

  • Transcribing interviews, finding soundbites.
  • Opportunity to assist on shoots, archive research.
  • Identifying and contacting people directly involved in stories to secure permissions for video and photos.
  • Offer ideas, input and feedback during brainstorming cycles.
  • Handle miscellaneous urgent tasks as they arise

Qualifications

Candidates should be passionate about news, self-motivated, and able to multitask. Good communication skills and eye for viral news stories is a must. Basic production and video editing skills preferred (we use Final Cut).

– Must be 18 or older and a registered student in good standing at an accredited college or university.
– Must be able to work the hours required by department.
– Students can receive university or college credit for participating in this program but need to handle paperwork involvedInternships pays City of Chicago minimum wage.< [Read more]

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