Are you interested in internships with FOX13? Here's what you need to know and how to apply.
INTERNSHIPS ARE OFFERED IN THE FOLLOWING DEPARTMENTS:
News Department: Students will gain hands-on experience in the day-to-day operations of a fast-paced news environment. Internship with the news department will involve assisting the news staff with compiling packets of information, answering phones and other duties that will be useful in the news gathering process. This internship may include some field experience with news reporters to cover developing stories. Interns are expected to assist producers with researching, scanning wires and preparing news packets for news anchors. Additionally, interns will assist assignment desk editors and news producers with phone calls to assist in the development of stories, as well as filing press releases, sorting scripts and writing practice scripts as needed. News department interns are also required to independently produce a tape of their work.
Sports: Students will be exposed to how the sports department covers stories, edits and airs sports reports for the news. Interns will assist in all facets of production. Duties include but are not limited to checking wire reports, logging feeds and games, preparing initial scripts, working with editors to produce highlights, and retrieving and achieving videotapes. This internship may include some field experience to cover sports events with a camera crew and sportscaster. Interns must be self-starters, organized, and able to work evening and weekend hours.
Weather: Students will assist meteorologist/weather anchor with collection of weather data and computer forecasts. Interns will also post weather maps, correspond with WSI Corp or NWS for data, maps, forecasts and research historical weather facts.
Web Department: Students will assist in creating, editing and producing online content for myfoxmemphis.com. Interns will assist web producers in all areas of gathering news content by posting wire reports, encoding video, editing photos and writing news stories. Intern must have solid news judgment and writing skills. Some knowledge of Photoshop, HTML and AP style is a plus.
Production: Students working in production will assist with the production of commercials, public affairs announcements, promotional spots as well as newscasts. Duties include working as a grip on studio and remote shoots, writing scripts and shadowing the supervisor during newscasts. Students will learn how to work with the various departments at the TV station as well as with clients and producers on commercial production projects. Students will also get hands-on experience with current technology.
Promotions: We are looking for an energetic, creative thinker. Students will assist producers with on and off site shoots, locating and logging video as well as attend some daily news meetings and observe editing sessions with an experienced promotion producer. Interns will also gain experience writing and editing on-air promotions and will update department database and create video stock reels. Interns will have the opportunity to interact and assist with projects involving FOX 13 News as well as the programming, sales, production and community affairs departments.
Â· Current enrollment in a college or university majoring in communications, journalism, or related and/or equivalent field.
Â· Proof of academic credit for internship (a letter confirming academic recognition must be submitted before starting the internship).
Â· Ability to work 24 hours per week and to set schedule according to the academic requirements of your college or university.
Â· Applicants must be classified as a junior or senior.
Â· Deadline for applying is:
o Fall Semester â Second week of June
o Spring Semester â Second week of November
o Summer Semester â Second week of March
Â· Candidates under consideration will be contacted and scheduled for interviews.
Â· Candidates selected for internships will be notified at least two weeks prior to registration to allow for the registration process.
Â· There are a limited number of internships available each semester. Applying early is encouraged.
Â· Internships are available in the news, sports, weather, web, production and promotions departments.
Â· Internships are non-paid and for academic credit only.
Â· Internships do not necessarily lead to employment with WHBQ â FOX 13 Television.
- Email the completed application and your resume to WHBQ.HR@foxtv.com.
- You can download the application (as a Word document) here.
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