News Intern

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

WREG

Nexstar Media Group,Inc.

DESCRIPTION

WREG is looking for an up-and-coming journalist eager to get their first break into the industry and contribute to the daily broadcast and digital news product for WREG. This is a part-time internship, perfect for current college students looking to develop their skills. Position responsibilities will vary with schedules and assignments but could include writing for broadcast and digital platforms, shooting and editing video, managing the assignment desk and monitoring emergency scanners, contributing to newscasts and helping to assist in daily news gathering and development. The right candidate will be driven to succeed, have a strong attention to detail and an eagerness to learn all the aspects of broadcast and digital journalism in Memphis. Opportunities for advancement for those committed to their personal and professional development.

Essential Duties 

Evaluate news leads and tips to develop and pitch story ideas that are relevant to the local community 

Gather and verify accurate information about newsworthy events by interview, investigation, or observation for digital and newscast presentations 

Produce accurate, complete and compelling news copy on deadline 

Organize material, shoot and edit video, prioritize and write stories based on the details and information obtained 

Use various digital and social platforms to give updates and share news stories with the public 

Organize, rewrite, supplement, publish stories from sister stations and news wires 

Discuss issues with producers and/or news managers to establish priorities or positions 

Monitor assignments and emergency communication to dispatch crews to cover spot news   

Check reference materials such as news files or public records to obtain relevant facts

Interact with viewers/users on social media sites 

Perform special projects and other duties as assigned 


JOB EXPERIENCE

Progress towards Bachelors’ degree in Journalism, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience 

Fluency in English required — Bilingual Spanish is a plus 

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written  

Proficiency with research skills 

Excellent reading, writing, spelling, grammar, and organizational skills 

Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize assignments and handle multiple tasks simultaneously 

Promote teamwork and maintain attitude of cooperation with all station personnel 

Flexibility to work multiple shifts including nights and weekends (if a current college student, academic schedule will be considered)   

Operate newsroom computer systems, editing and camera equipment 


REQUIREMENTS

High stress environment with deadline pressures. Travel may be required. Position requires the transport of equipment weighing up to 60 lbs. Position often requires work in extreme outdoor temperatures.  A valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record are required. 

 

Provide resume when applying. Examples of collegiate work including digital stories, digital video reel of shooting, editing or on-camera presence should also be submitted, if available.


ADDITIONAL INFO


HOW TO APPLY

Apply online at: https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/nexstar

https://nexstar.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/nexstar