Want to intern for WRAL.com?
Posted December 15, 2011
I have some exciting news! We're looking for an intern to join our WRAL.com team. If you know an undergraduate college student who has a passion for the news business, tell him or her to apply at cbc-raleigh.com. Here are the details:
THIS IS AN UNPAID INTERNSHIP. Interns for WRAL.com will have the opportunity to work as part of an award-winning team of journalists to produce breaking news and feature content for web, mobile and social media platforms.
The internship will feature hands-on experience in all aspects of web production, including:
- Writing for the web and social media and how it is similar/different from print/broadcast writing.
- Research and news gathering, including working from a press release, backgrounding stories and localizing wire stories.
- Writing off video, including live video.
- Still photography of news and sporting events.
- Coordinating with newscast and promotions staff for cross-platform teases.
- Engaging audiences through social media, such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
- Shooting and editing video for the web, including story selection, writing and production.
While the focus will be on experience specific to digital media, all interns will be exposed to other aspects of TV news production, including news and promotions production, reporting, photojournalism, editing and broadcast production. This includes the opportunity to shadow staff in the field. Also, studio production, including camera, teleprompter and switcher operation.
Minimum physical requirements
Prospective interns should be prepared to commit to 10-15 hours per week of active participation throughout the course of a semester or summer, with flexible hours based on news needs. As WRAL News is a 24/7 operation, interns should also expect some of those hours to be early mornings, late nights, and/or weekends
Prospective interns should be undergraduates, enrolled on at least a half-time basis at a college or university. Their participation should be undertaken for academic credit or under the supervision of their academic adviser.
Desired job experience
Familiarity with the Triangle and the big issues of local and state interest is a plus, as is experience in writing and/or copy editing at a college or community publication or website.
Intern candidates should be interested in a career in news and have a basic familiarity with Microsoft Office and PC networking. Familiarity with the Triangle and the big issues of local and state interest is a plus, as is experience in writing and/or copy editing at a college or community publication or website.