NBCLA.com Internship (Paid)

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NBCLA.com, NBC4
3000 W. Alameda Ave.
Burbank, CA
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Paid (College Credit Required)
Timeframe: ? — 06/07/13

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Description

Our program is an opportunity for driven students to take their skill set to the next level. This is a rigorous program designed exclusively for students who already have a mastery of reporting, writing and AP style, and are ready to learn more.

This is a paid position.

Students will be immersed in the day-to-day news gathering operations of the NBC4 digital team, including nbclosangeles.com, mobile apps and social accounts.

A passion for news and the Internet is a must.

You will be working with veteran web journalists to write one to two stories a day, find sources, conduct interviews, compile research, build photo galleries, edit video and assist with social media and editorial planning. You will explore all aspects of digital journalism.

This is not a get-coffee, just-hang-out internship. You will be a part of our team, learning new skills every day. This is an opportunity to transition from college student to real-life journalist via the day-to-day challenges of the No. 2 media market in the country. By the end of the internship, you will leave with a well-rounded newsroom education and a portfolio of 30-50 articles.

Motivated students can thrive in this position.

Responsibilities

Your intern experiences will include:

Publishing dozens of original stories with your byline on NBCLA.com, including your own bio page. Some stories will be published nationally on NBCNews.com.

Working closely with award-winning digital and on-air journalists

Interviewing public officials, police officers, politicians and other prominent sources

Researching complicated issues, including civic affairs and political matters

Coordinating and executing special projects, such as Olympics, elections, etc.

Producing breaking news under deadline

Going out in the field with an NBC4 on-air journalist and photographer

Working with multimedia, including video and photo galleries

Composing updates, tweets, pins and Facebook posts for the NBCLA social campaigns

Sitting in high-level station-wide strategy and planning sessions

Pitching original enterprise stories

Learning modern web publishing tactics, including search engine optimization

Requirements

NBCUniversal interns must meet the following criteria:

In pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor or Graduate degree at an Accredited Institution (some universities may provide a waiver in lieu of course credit).

Current class standing of sophomore or above (30 credits)

Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above

Must be 18 years of age or older

Authorized to participate in a paid internship in the U.S.

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