Responsibilities: Range from answering phones and checking faxes to field producing. The intern will work closely with the Assignment Editors to help determine stories to cover for the newscast, making contacts for those stories and setting up interviews. Also, interns may be asked to help cover press conferences or may be assigned to accompany reporters and/or news photographers on assignment. With the wide variety of duties, the internship will provide a full overview of newsroom operations all the way from the news meeting to the newscast. Mature and professional conduct expected.
Undergraduate (junior/senior standing) or graduate students attending an accredited college or university majoring in Broadcasting/Communications/Journalism or related field of study. Students must be able to obtain college credit for the internship experience (Internships are unpaid).
DURATION/HOURS: Must be able to work 2-3 days a week from 8am-2pm during a 13-18 week period.
FALL (September December) WINTER/SPRING (January April) SUMMER (May August)
To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to WGN-TV Human Resources Dept. Mail: 2501 W. Bradley Place, Chicago, IL 60618 Fax: (773) 528-1387 Apply On-line: Please go to www.tribjobs.com, click on the Career Opportunities link then Job Search link and search for keyword "Assignment Desk Internship".
* Interns are considered trainees and not employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1973.