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ABC7 Entertainment News Internship (KABC-TV) – Fall 2019 – Walt Disney Television – Glendale, CA


Company: Walt Disney Television

Location: Glendale, CA

  • Full Time

Walt Disney Television

KABC-TV is an ABC owned television station (OTVS), located in a state-of-the-art facility in Glendale, near downtown Los Angeles. The station is in the #2 ranked television market in the country. Weekly, ABC7 produces over forty-four hours of local news, public affairs, magazine programs and public service campaigns. You will have opportunity to observe and participate in the daily work and operations of a major market television station.

Responsibilities :
A day in the life…

You will have opportunity to observe and participate in the daily work and operations of a major market television station. As the Entertainment News intern, you may:

  • Research news topics (including online/social media news research) and pitch story and question ideas.
  • Assist with social media postings.
  • View and log tapes.
  • Transcribe interviews.
  • Observe editors, writers, producers, directors, and technical crews.
  • Travel with reporters and field crews for stories and live remotes.


Basic Qualifications :

What you bring to the role…

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Experience with MS Office Suite including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Major or previous coursework in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related major.
  • Previous external internship at a broadcast news station.
  • Prior entertainment news internship.
  • Prior experience writing within entertainment journalism.
  • Strong knowledge of pop culture history (film, television, music, art, etc.) and current events.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Junior or Senior-level standing, or a recent graduate within 6 months of graduation date.
  • Courses taken in producing/writing/editing (Preditor).
  • Thorough knowledge/experience using social media.
  • Previous experience (academic or internship) in journalism (print and/or broadcast); television, news and new media production; and/or television news script writing.
  • Knowledge of news software such as ENPS.


Additional Information :

  • All candidates must be eligible to work in the US.
  • All candidates must be at least 18 years old.
  • All candidates must currently be enrolled in an accredited college or university and taking at least one class – OR – be a recent graduate of an accredited college or university within the last six (6) months – OR – be currently participating in the Disney College Program, Disney Culinary Program or Disney Professional Internship Program in order to qualify for this internship.
  • All candidates must be able to have a consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session.


Program Dates:

  • All candidates must be available from September – December
  • All candidates must be available to work 24 hours/week.
  • Shifts available are Monday through Friday (some evenings as well); hours determined by supervisor.
  • All candidates must be able to work in the Glendale office and provide their own housing and transportation for the duration of the internship.

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