Stories can be told in many different ways. Do you have a vision?
Each fall and summer semester [not available winter semester] students are exposed to all aspects of local TV production — from concept to air. WDIV-TV’s award-winning local specials are highly regarded as innovative trend-setting productions. Our interns are a part of that process and we hope they leave here with a well-rounded foundation of the skills and knowledge that will help them compete successfully in the entry-level job market.
“It’s all storytelling, you know. That’s what journalism is all about” – Tom Brokaw
Producers of local programming bring to light the stories of people, places and things going on in our communities we might not otherwise see.
Position Summary: Local 4 is known as the “Big Event” station. The Programming/Production team brings these big local events to our on-air and mobile viewers — the three-hour special event broadcast of America’s Thanksgiving Parade, the two-hour primetime Fireworks special, the weekly public affairs program Flashpoint, the newsmagazine First Block, the Arts Beats & Eats special, annual Auto Show coverage and more.
The ideal candidate possesses strong communication skills; has excellent journalistic, organizational and research skills; a compelling interest in television either as an entertainment form or as an information source; and has had exposure to the business of television and/or journalism through college classes.
Responsibilities included research, assisting during field production shoots and studio tapings, writing scripts, booking guests and contributing to the many other facets of show productions.
Undergraduate (junior/senior standing) student attending an accredited college or university majoring in Communications/Marketing/Journalism/Broadcasting or a related field of study. Students must be able to obtain college credit for the internship experience.
Students should have a strong academic record (GPA of at least a 3.0 is strongly preferred).
Please complete the online application below and upload resume,cover letter and Internship Supervisor approval statement:
Laurie Oberman at 313-222-0609