17-May-2019 Job Posting Title News Planning Internship, ABC7 (WLS-TV) Chicago Fall 2019 Job Description ABC7 (WLS-TV) Chicago is the Midwest flagship of the ABC television network. ABC7 leads the market in local news coverage with daily newscasts, and has been in a number one position in local news since March 1986. The stations offices and studios are located in The Loop in downtown Chicago. nbsp; The News Planning Department handles all future events as well as developing story ideas for the newsroom.nbsp; We take calls and emails that come into the newsroom and make the extra follow-up calls that are needed to flesh out whether its a story we would want to further pursue.nbsp; We set up times and places for interviews and video opportunities.nbsp; We enter information on upcoming press conferences and other planned events into the daybook days and weeks ahead of time. nbsp; Req ID 667496BR City Chicago Job Type Temporary/Seasonal Country / Region US State/Provice IL Segment Media Networks Internship Program Subtype Professional Internship Additional Information Internship Eligibility: nbsp; * All students must possess unrestricted work authorization * All students must be at least 18 years old * You 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. * All students must provide their own housing and transportation for the duration of the internship * All students must provide a consistent, reliable work schedule through out the session nbsp; Program Dates: nbsp; * All candidates must be available from September through December * All candidates must be willing to work 18 hours/week nbsp; nbsp; Category Production and Programming Basic Qualifications * Strong communicator and not afraid to ask questions, whether it be to fellow employees or when calling on stories. * Respectful and hardworking, someone whos priority is gaining experience * Previous experience (academic or internship) in journalism (print, digital, and/or broadcast) Business Walt Disney Television Preferred Qualifications * Pursuing a degree in broadcast journalism and interested in a career in the industry * Previous internship in a professional newsroom/local news affiliate * Strong research, writing and editing skills * Prior experience generating story ideas and pitches * Prior experience with social media management Postal Code 60601-3302 Responsibilities We prefer that you are able to attend our daily weekday morning editorial meetings at 9am.nbsp; From there you are able to see what stories get discussed and assigned to reporters.nbsp; It also gives you the ability to go out with a reporter on occasion.nbsp; Other responsibilities include: nbsp; nbsp; * Going through the daily 15 or so newspapers that we read every morning to see what other angles are out there for stories we might not have covered. * Assisting in filing the stories and events along with entering and writing descriptions of various stories into the planner for the next day. * Getting exposure to other departments around the newsroom which include our show producers, website staff, and graphics department so you can see all facets of what goes into putting together a newscast.
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