Thursday, April 29, 2010

Entry-level news assistant @ ABC News

ABC News is hiring entry-level digital news associates for its Washington and New York newsrooms.

Duties involve a variety of tasks for TV and websites, such as: Researching video and editorial elements, editing voice over material for all platforms, writing and producing digital content, producing live shots, identifying and pitch stories, logging and feeding video, shooting on DV cameras in the field, pre-interviewing and booking guests in breaking news situations, managing guests who appear in live segments for platforms, coordinating travel for news stories, etc.

Must have a bachelors degree. Apply online.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Multimedia reporter @ Minneapolis TV station

KARE-TV 11, the NBC affiliate for St. Paul-Minneapolis, seeks a full-time multimedia reporter for their entertainment website on

"The successful candidate should be well versed in all aspects of pop culture targeting the 25-34 year old audience, be well-informed and enthusiastic about local restaurants, bars, clubs, music and entertainment events in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul," the ad states. "The successful candidate will be comfortable and engaging on-camera as well as skilled in the technical areas of shooting, editing, and writing with a passion for delivering daily fun, creative reports on online, on TV, and future technologies yet to come. The successful candidate will have the experience to fill-in as a general assignment reporter for the station’s news department as deemed necessary."

Send your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: Metromix Manager, KARE 11 Metromix, 8811 Olson Memorial Highway, Minneapolis, MN 55427. Or fax to: (763) 546-0338.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Entry-level TV reporter in Alabama

WTVY Television, the CBS Affiliate for Dothan, Ala., Panama City, Fla. and the surrounding area, seeks a TV news reporter.

"This is an entry level position," the ad states. "The ideal candidate will have a degree in journalism or related field, as well as an internship at a commercial television station ... Our staff reporters are one man band and beat our competitors to the stories that matter every day. We are not just about our broadcasts… we also place a premium on reporters who know how to produce compelling content for our website and our mobile platform. "

To apply, send a non-returnable VHS resume tape or DVD to: Katie McManus-Faye, News Director WTVY-TV, P.O. Box 1089 Dothan, AL 36302.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Freelance writer @ NBC New York

NBC New York seeks a writer who can contribute two articles each weekday to its website. Pay is up to $15 per post. "Applicants should be able to bring their own voice and analysis to the news of the day, find their own stories, and write stories assigned to them," the ad states. Click here for more info.

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Paid Spring intern @ NYC TV station

WPIX, a New York television station and the flagship of the CW Network, seeks a paid intern for Spring 2010.

"Interns will learn and experience the operation of the assignment desk, field reporting, and pre-production," the ad states. "At the assignment desk, they will make beat calls (calls to police and other authorities to gather news). They will also interact with the Assignment Editor, as well as gather and process research materials. Interns will witness the breaking news process, assist the Assignment Editor with assigning crews and coordinate reporters and stories. Interns will have the opportunity to shadow reporters in the field, learn interview and story development processes as well as production in the field. "

Apply online.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Paid statehouse reporting internships

College and grad students along with recent graduates can apply for a 21-week paid internship in statehouse across the nation.

The Ben Franklin Fellows program begins January 1, 2010. Positions are available in print, broadcasting and multimedia.

"Benjamin Franklin Fellows will not be coffee-fetchers or lunch-lackeys," the ad states. "Franklin Fellows will work in a variety of statehouses across the nation with seasoned correspondents to produce daily news as well investigative pieces. The statehouse beat will challenge fellows to research complex issues, such as government spending, ethics abuse and statewide elections, and report the consequences to citizens. Upon completing their fellowship, participants will have completed a portfolio of professional clips, internet dispatches and broadcasts. Fellows also will have unique networking opportunities with a nationwide collection of state capital bureaus."

By October 20, e-mail a resume, a cover letter and your five your best work samples to: Or mail materials to: Scott Reeder Regional Managing Editor Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity 107 W. Cook St. Suite G Springfield, IL 62704 Telephone inquiries are welcome at: (217) 528-9607.

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Entry-level journalism jobs @ PBS

PBS, a non-profit public broadcasting service with 354 member TV stations in the U.S., is offering entry-level desk assistant positions for its NewsHour program. The six-month-long positions are based in the Washington, D.C. area and pay $9 per hour. Click here for more details.

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Friday, September 25, 2009

News apprenticeship program @ CBS

CBS's Philadelphia affiliate, KYW-TV, is offering a paid entry-level training program.

The News Apprenticeship Program "will expose candidates to the various disciplines within the Eyewitness News operation: broadcast journalism, multi-media content production, assignment desk, newscast writing/producing, promotion writing, and special projects," the ad states. "Apprentices will be working side by side with News Department professionals, learning their craft and gaining valuable experience and knowledge. We are seeking individuals who are looking to work 'behind the camera' with an ultimate goal to be part of a newsroom management team."

Each News Apprenticeship runs six-months and pays entry level hourly rate of pay. The station will also assist with finding apprentices a job after they complete the program.

Apply online.

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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Paid Fall internship @ NYC TV station

WPIX, a Tribune Broadcasting television station in New York City, is offering a paid Fall internship in its newsroom. The intern will even have the opportunity to produce his/her own segments.

"The internship will focus on five areas: newsgathering, news production, features production, news library management and sports -news production," the ad states. "... The interns may assist with coordinating live shots, pulling file tape and general duties of the line producer.In addition, the interns will be able to attend pitch meetings, and under the supervision of a segment producer, work on their own segments."

Apply online.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Freelance writer @ NYC TV station

WPIX, a New York television station and the flagship of the CW Network, is seeking a freelance writer.

"The successful candidate must have strong writing skills, and the ability to write compelling stories," the ad states. "Other responsibilities include overseeing editing of news videotapes, and basic research for news stories. BA/BS and 2+ years broadcast writing experience required."

Apply online.

Location: New York, New York

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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Reporter @ Tucson radio & TV station

The Tucson, Ariz.-based affiliate for NPR and PBS seeks a news and public affairs reporter to deliver newscasts online, on radio and on television.

The 30-hour per week position is being offered by Arizona Public Media, a television and radio station operated by the University of Arizona.

Applicants should have a bachelor's degree and at least one year experience in writing, producing and reporting for radio or television.

Apply online.

Location: Tucson, Arizona

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Friday, May 15, 2009

Paid internship @ NYC TV station

WPIX, a New York television station and the flagship of the CW Network, is offering a paid newsroom internship this summer.

The internship pays a stipend and college credit may also be arranged.

"The internship will focus on three areas: newsgathering, news production and features production for the Morning Show and News at Ten broadcasts," the ad states. Applicants "must be enrolled in a parallel major in the field of Journalism, Broadcasting, Communications etc., as the internship is designed to provide hands-on experience."

Apply online.

Location: New York, New York

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Job openings @ Oregon TV station

KEZI 9 News, ABC's affiliate in Eugene, Ore., has multiple openings:
  • Reporter: This is a full-time position that requires a college degree. At least one-year experience preferred. Duties include: "Enterprising, shooting, writing, editing and presenting news stories for multiple distribution platforms, including Creatively producing stories and effectively using pictures and natural sound to tell a story, with strong audio/video linkage. Perform live shots from the newsroom and in the field."
  • Production assistant: This is a part-time, entry-level position. "The successful candidate will run audio boards, character generators, cameras and teleprompters," the ad states. "College education preferred. Must also be willing to work early morning, late night and weekend hours."
Mail cover letter, resume, and references to: Debbie Carter, KEZI 9 News, P.O. Box 7009, Eugene, OR 97401.

Location: Eugene, Oregon

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Entry-level journalism jobs @ PBS

PBS, a non-profit public broadcasting service with 354 member TV stations in the U.S., is offering entry-level desk assistant positions for its NewsHour program. The six-month-long positions are based in the Washington, D.C. area. Here are more details:
  • Online journalists: A desk assistant is needed to help with the daily production of the NewsHour's Web site, The Online NewsHour. Duties include: Organizing and distributing show transcripts and viewer mail; encoding transcripts into HTML; updating Web site indexes; digitizing audio; assisting the editorial and production staff with special projects. Rolling deadline. Apply online.
  • Broadcast journalists: The DAs are exposed to all aspects involved in producing a nightly television news program. This position is divided into rotations among the different units that compose the NewsHour. The DAs also act as support staff for Senior Producers, Associate Producers and Reporters and Production Assistants. Apply online by May 1.
  • Education Journalist: A desk assistant is needed to help produce the NewsHour's Web site for students and teachers, NewsHour Extra. Duties include: Writing news for a 10-grade audience; using Dreamweaver to produce stories for high school students and lesson plans for teach; updating story archives; processing photos and writing captions in Photoshop; help with writing and producing the "Daily Buzz"; assisting the editorial and production staff with special projects, such as Newz Crew, an Online Dialogue about current events. Rolling deadline. Fax resume to (703) 824-6592 or e-mail to lclapman[at]
Location: Arlington, Virginia

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Writers @ ESPN talk show

Sports commentator Jim Rome is seeking writers to assist with his radio talk show and with "Rome is Burning," his TV show on ESPN.

"Looking for someone who comes at it from different angles, knows sports thoroughly, and is hungry, competitive and driven," the ad states. "Must be willing to grind. Tremendous potential payoff and upside for the right candidate(s). Pay commensurate with experience. "

E-mail resume, cover letter and writing samples to

Location: Los Angeles, California

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Monday, April 13, 2009

TV reporter job in Raleigh

News 14 Carolina, a 24-hour news channel based in Raleigh, seeks a full-time television reporter.

"Responsible for developing story ideas, shooting, writing, reporting and video editing news stories on a daily basis..." the ad states. "Delivers on-air stories, including live reports and breaking news coverage."

Applicants should have a college degree and prior television news experience. Job offers competitive benefits to include medical, dental, vision, a matched 401(k) plan, tuition reimbursement and free cable.

Apply online.

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Multimedia journalist @ Central Texas TV station

KXXV-TV and KRHD-TV, ABC's affiliate in Waco, Texas, seeks a journalist to report and shoot stories for both news and sports.

"Responsibilities include developing sports sources, contacts, and sports stories, photograph, edit, and report sports stories to industry standards, cover multiple stories daily, assist with commercial production as needed, and work as a one-person, self-contained news unit," the ad states. "The successful candidate will have general typing and computer skills, be detail oriented, have good spelling skills, and correctly use the English language. A degree in broadcast journalism is preferred and being bilingual in Spanish is helpful but not required."

Send resumes to: KXXV/KRHD-TV Attn: News Director, P.O. Box 2522, Waco , TX 76702. Or email to:

Location: Waco, Texas

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

1-year paid internship @ NBC News in D.C.

NBC News is offering a one-year paid internship in its Washington, D.C. bureau.

"The goal is to give one graduating senior the opportunity to be mentored by seasoned NBC News staff members and truly experience a yearlong 'boot camp' in political journalism," the job posting states.

The "Tim Russert Fellowship" gives an entry-level journalist the opportunity to rotate throughout key areas of the bureau including assignments on “Meet the Press” and with the NBC News Political Unit. Responsibilities will include assisting on-air talent and producers, participating in news shoots, and story research.

NBC News plans to sponsor the Fellowship annually as a lasting tribute to Russert, a renowned political journalist who passed away last year.

Applications are due April 10. Apply online.

Location: Washington, D.C.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Paid summer interns @

MSNBC, a 24-hour cable news channel, is offering paid summer internships that involve editorial work for its website.

The positions are based in New York City and Seattle's suburbs and involve news writing, editing and interactive journalism tasks. Click on the links below for more info.
Location: New York, New York

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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Photojournalist @ Jacksonville TV station

First Coast News, two sister television stations in Jacksonville, seeks a photojournalist with multimedia skills.

Applicant should "have a great eye, creative editing skills and ... understands the value of pictures and natural sound. In addition to photojournalism, the ideal candidate must embrace the multiple platform environments we live in."

In addition, applicant should have "previous live truck experience, avid and the ability to gather stories with or without a reporter." At least two years experience is required.

Send tape in DVD or VHS format which includes a mix of stories - spot news, general news, features, in-depths, photo essays and any web experience to: Mike Garber, News Director, First Coast News, 1070 East Adams Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202.

Location: Jacksonville, Florida

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Friday, February 27, 2009

6-month paid TV news writer intern in Chicago

WGN-TV 9, CW's affiliate in Chicago, is offering a paid 6-month news writing internship.

Full-time position is open to college juniors and seniors or recent graduates. Pays minimum wage.

"Intern learns the duties of a TV news writer," the ad states. "Write scripts for newscast, edit video using non-linear desktop editing system, and communicate closely with reporters, producers and editors."

To apply, mail resume and cover letter to: WGN-TV, Human Resources Dept., 2501 W. Bradley Place, Chicago, IL 60618. Or fax to: (773) 528-1387. Or apply online: go to, click on the Career Opportunities link, then Job Search link and search for keyword “News Writing Internship”.

Location: Chicago, Illinois

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

TV reporter in Reno, Nevada

KRNV-TV (a.k.a. Channel 4), NBC's affiliate in Reno, Nevada, seeks an all-platform journalist.

Journalist should "be able to shoot, write and edit your own stories and feed them back to station by laptop, microwave or Satellite truck; anchor live field reports; and perform other tasks related to the position as assigned, which will include Web site contribution and or newscast producing," the ad states.

Applicants should have at least 2 years experience as a television news reporter, shooter or editor. Send resume and DVD to: Human Resources, Sierra Broadcasting Company, 1790 Vassar Street; Reno, Nevada 89502. Or fax: (775) 785-1208. Or e-mail:

Location: Reno, Nevada

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

TV reporter @ Ohio station

WTOV-TV 9, NBC's affiliate in the Steubenville, Ohio/​Wheeling, W.​ Va.​ market, is seeking a general assignment reporter.​

"The ideal candidate is an aggressive storyteller with exceptional writing and interviewing skills.," the ad states. "The candidate should be ready to hit the ground running, be able to juggle multiple stories and deliver breaking news in a clear and concise manner.​ Knowledge of the World Wide Web is a must in order to contribute to the area's No.​ 1 news Web site.​ Previous experience and familiarity with the Ohio Valley a plus.​ Must have a college degree in a related field.​ Great benefits.​"

Send DVD and resume to bgobel@​wtov.​com or mail to: Brandon Gobel, News Director, WTOV-TV, P.O. Box 9999, 9 Red Donley Plaza, Steubenville, OH 43952.

Location: Steubenville, Ohio

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Openings @ Orlando TV news channel

Central Florida News 13, a 24-hour local news channel covering the Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne area, has various openings:
Apply online by clicking the links above.

Location: Orlando, Florida

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Digital reporter @ ABC News - D.C. bureau

ABC News seeks a digital reporter for its Washington, D.C. bureau.

The reporter "provides news coverage of the Obama Administration for all ABC News programs, focusing on major initiatives such as health care reform," the ad states. "There will be a special emphasis on coverage for digital media platforms and the production of digital media content."

Minimum of 3 years of related experience and bachelor's degree required.

To apply, visit create a profile and upload your resume. Do a search for Requisition # 185132 and apply for the position online.

Location: Washington, DC

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Openings @ Tampa TV news station

Bay News 9, a 24-hour local news TV station that serves the Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg areas, has several openings:
Click the links and upload your resume. Then send your DVD demo to: Bay News 9, Attn.: L. Ucar, 700 Carillon Parkway, Suite 9, St. Petersburg, FL 33716.

Location: Tampa, Florida

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

TV news reporters & staff in Miami

A TV station in Miami is recruiting an entire staff for a morning news show.

WSFL-TV Channel 39, CW's affiliate in South Florida, seeks to fill many and varied positions: studio presenters, field reporters, producers with show as well as newscast experience, photog-editors with experience with Final Cut Pro, directors/technical directors with show/newscast experience, and Web-savvy video producers.

Send your resume and DVD to: WSFL-TV, ATTN: Human Resources Department, WSFL-TV 200 E. Las Olas Blvd, 11th Floor, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.

Location: Miami, Florida

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

TV news reporter in North Dakota

WDAZ-TV, ABC's affiliate in Grand Forks, N.D., seeks a general assignment reporter for its newscast.

"Report, shoot and edit own stories," the ad states. "Live Shot Interviews. Weekend/Holiday hours likely."

By February 27, send application to: Cassie Walder, News Director, WDAZ-TV, PO Box 12639, Grand Forks, ND 58208-2639.

Location: Grand Forks, North Dakota

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

$10,000 scholarship for children's media

Three $10,000 scholarships will be awarded to "support and encourage aspiring undergraduate and graduate students to pursue careers in children’s media."

The Fred Rogers Memorial Scholarships (yes, they honor the longtime host of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood) are sponsored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation and open to undergraduate and graduate students (Masters or Ph.D.) of accredited colleges or universities. In addition to the monetary award, successful applicants are mentored by children’s programming professionals during the academic year.

"Applicants must demonstrate a commitment—through coursework or experience—to any combination of at least two of the following fields: early childhood education, child development / child psychology, film / television production, music, animation," the website states. "Applicant must have the ultimate goal of working in children’s media."

Deadline to apply is February 27. Download an application online.

Location: United States

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Paid TV production internships in L.A.

The Television Academy Foundation is offering paid internships in television production this summer in Los Angeles.

The full-time internships run 6-to-8 weeks and pay a $4,000 stipend.
Previous placements have included film sets, documentaries, CBS, HBO, Cartoon Network, E! Entertainment, Fox Sports and others.

Internships "are designed to give qualified full-time students (undergraduate and graduate) pursuing degrees at colleges and universities in the United States in-depth exposure to professional television production, techniques and practices.," the ad states. "Students who have completed college or graduate school prior to December 31, 2008 ARE NOT eligible. Seniors who are graduating in 2009 ARE eligible to apply."

Apply online by March 15.
Location: Los Angeles, California

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$7,000 scholarship for television & film students

College upperclassmen studying film or television can apply for scholarships worth up to $7,000 each.

The Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation scholarships award up to $3,500 per academic year to juniors and seniors majoring in television and film. Applications and all support materials must be received no later than March 15.

Download an application online.

Location: United States

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Paid trainee program @ CNN

CNN offers a training program in producing and editing for master's degree students.

Applicants selected for the CNN Masters Fellowship Program will spend this summer working full-time at a CNN bureau, earning $1,000 per week. After graduation, they will be hired on a permanent basis (if all goes according to plan).

Opportunities are available to intern at Anderson Cooper 360 in New York, the Situation Room in Washington and the CNN Wire in Atlanta.

"As a part of our program, students will participate in several speaker series and social events specially designed to provide networking opportunities with top executives and exposure to diverse departments throughout the company," the ad states. "Students will be challenged to think creatively and develop necessary skills to succeed in the news industry."

To apply, e-mail your resume and cover letter to by February 21. In the subject heading, type which particular opportunity you're interested in.

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Paid internship @ NYC TV station

WPIX, a New York television station and the flagship of the CW Network, is offering a paid internship this summer. The intern will rotate between various departments and even have the opportunity to produce his/her own segments.

"This internship will provide an opportunity to learn the methods and systems of the broadcast news business," the ad states. "The internship will focus on five areas: newsgathering, news production, features production, news library management and Sports – news production. In addition, this internship is designed to marry course of study to hands-on-experience. The intern will have the opportunity to shadow professionals."

Intern's duties include: participating in the production of feature segments, including the entertainment blocks, lifestyles segments, and live feature reporter segments; coordinating live shots, pulling file tape and general duties of the line producer; attending pitch meetings; and, under the supervision of a segment producer, working on their own segments.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university, undergraduate or graduate program, have completed their sophomore year and in good academic standing. Arrangements may also be made to receive credit for the internship.

Apply online.

New York, New York

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Friday, February 6, 2009

Multimedia journalist @ Denver TV station

KUSA-TV, or Channel 9, NBC's affiliate in Denver, seeks a part-time multimedia journalist.

Job is 16 hours per week, and hours may vary. Duties include: Edits raw footage received from photographers, file materials and network feeds into voice overs and packages for reporters; uses journalistic skills for writing for broadcast and online; coordinates incoming satellite and microwave feeds from the field; ensures the communication and execution of production changes; updates and organizes log books and file tape.

Applicants should have at least one year experience. Photojournalism skills are beneficial.

To apply, send your resume to: 9News, Attn: Chief Editor, 500 Speer Blvd., Denver, CO 80203. Or e-mail:

Denver, Colorado

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Entry-level jobs @ NBC News

NBC News offers a 1-year training program for recent grads interested in learning newsgathering and production skills. The New York City Area positions begin in late Summer 2009 and pay $33,600 per year.

More than 75 percent of trainees are eventually hired on permanently. Note: this program focuses on news production, not on-air reporting.

"News Associates gain real-world experience honing research skills, developing news stories working in a news bureau, participating in field and studio show production, on the nightly news, a morning news program, cable news, or on a 'magazine' program," the ad states. "Each News Associate is assigned a mentor who is an experienced staff member. News Associates undergo an intense week long orientation filled with workshops, lunches with guest speakers and training."

Deadline to apply is March 27. Apply online.

New York, New York

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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Reporter @ ABC News' website

ABC News has an opening for a producer/reporter for its website, Position is based in New York.

"Seeking an experienced journalist to write daily news and feature stories," the ad states. "In this role you will be responsible for reporting, writing, and editing breaking news stories that set the agenda. Must have the ability to cover a news beat independently, develop strong contacts, and generate a steady stream of compelling story ideas and produce stories under extremely tight deadlines. The job requires skills in reporting, writing, and editing plus website production skills. Network news, newspaper or other major news experience required, online experience preferred."

To apply, please visit, create a profile and upload your resume. Do a search for Requisition # 184000 and apply for the position online.

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Friday, January 30, 2009

PBS seeks freelancers in Hartford

Connecticut Public Television, PBS' affiliate in Hartford, is seeking freelance reporter/producers for an 8-part magazine show. Position starts ASAP.

"Individuals considered for the position must have on-camera, producing and writing skills, and an ability to work quickly," the ad states. "Avid editing skills a plus."

E-mail resume and links to demo reels to or send demo DVDs to Executive Producer, Local Programming, Connecticut Public Television, 1049 Asylum Ave., Hartford, CT 06105. No phone calls.

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Freelance reporter @ L.A. TV station

KTLA-TV, the Los Angeles affiliate of CW, seeks an on-air reporter for its newscast who can work on a per diem basis.

Job duties include: "Submits ideas for news reports, covers news stories assigned by management, reports live-from-the-scene breaking news and will often be asked to report on non-breaking informational subject matter for sweeps or other KTLA programming ... May serve as a fill-in anchor as needed."

Applicants with 3-5 years news reporting experience in broadcast or print are preferred. Apply online.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Summer journalism fellowship in Berlin for U.S. students

A 3-month fellowship this summer in Germany is available for 20 American journalism students. Hurry and apply, though, because the application must be postmarked by January 31.

If selected, you'll tavel to Berlin and spend the first six weeks studying at Freie Universitat Berlin, followed by a five-week intensive internship at a German newspaper, magazine, online news site, TV station or radio station. In the middle of the program, a week is spent touring Germany with students from the former Soviet Union.

The fellowship provides airfare and a generous monthly stipend that more than covers any expenses. The program is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service.

Applicants must be proficient in German. Undergraduate students, including graduating seniors, recent graduates and graduate students are all eligible to apply.

For more info, visit the program's official website.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Reporter @ Omaha TV station

WOWT-TV, the NBC affiliate in Omaha, Neb., seeks a backpack journalist to report for its morning newscast.

"This position will require live reporting in our morning newscast as well as covering news stories," the ad states. "We are looking for a pioneer in the next generation of newsgathering. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated ability to report live news stories, especially in 'Breaking News' situations."

Send resume and tape to or fill out an application at: WOWT, Human Resources, 3501 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE 68131-3356.

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Paid intern @ CBS Interactive

CBS Interactive -- an online content network that includes,, GameSpot,,, etc. -- seeks a paid editorial intern for its Entertainment Division.

The 6-month position is based in San Francisco, six hours per week and pays $10 per hour.

"The position involves assisting the content and editorial team in managing a myriad of online assets such as entertainment-related photos and videos as well as TV show and celebrity information," the ad states. "In addition, the intern will assist in encoding and posting video to the site. The intern will also assist in viral marketing and blogger partnerships. Will help ensure the site is kept up-to-date and current with photo galleries of notable television shows, events and celebrities."

Apply online.

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Entry-level reporter @ Rochester TV station

R News, a 24-hour news channel in Rochester, N.Y., seeks a part-time reporter.

The reporter is responsible for "developing and producing news stories by investigating, interviewing, shooting, writing, editing, producing and reporting on a daily basis." Duties include: "gathers information, conducts interviews, shoots video, produces and reports assigned stories and events on a daily basis. Will primarily work alone to report, shoot and edit stories."

The ad states that
the qualifications are "One year news experience required; or equivalent combination of education and experience." So, perhaps someone with a broadcast journalism degree and good internship and/or freelancer experience would be considered.

Apply online.

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Sports reporter @ Buffalo TV station

TimeWarner seeks a sports reporter for its new 24-hour cable channel covering the Buffalo area.

Duties include: "Gathers information, conducts interviews, shoots video, produces and reports assigned sports stories and events on a daily basis. Will primarily work alone to report, shoot and edit stories, operating field cameras, gear and video editing system ... Anchor sports on a fill-in basis as required."

Applicants should have a college degree and 2-3 years experience. Apply online.

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Reporter @ Springfield, Ill. TV station

WICS, or News Channel 20, ABC's affiliate in Springfield, Illinois, seeks a reporter to help bolster its local news coverage.

"We are searching for an aggressive, motivated, driven individual with a 'can do' attitude who can enterprise, edit and bring in the lead stories," the ad states. "Minimum 1 year of professional experience is required. This position is not for those just starting in the industry. Experience with Avid editing is a definite plus."

Apply online.

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Awards for reporting on disadvantaged

January 30th is the deadline to apply for the annual Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards.

They honor "the outstanding reporting of the lives and strife of disadvantaged people throughout the world. Known as the "Poor People's Pulitzers" within the press arena, these award recipients have brought to light issues spanning from child abuse and juvenile crime to discriminatory banking practices and prejudice against AIDS victims."

Prizes are awarded to high school, college, professional and international journalists for in print, radio, TV, photography and editorial cartoons.

For more information on submitting for the RFK Journalism Awards click here or contact Simone Greggs at (202) 463-7575, ext. 234 or

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Friday, January 16, 2009

2-week health journalism fellowship for young TV journalist

Ivanhoe Broadcast News, a syndicated television news-gathering organization covering medical and science breakthroughs, is offering a 2-week fellowship for an early-to-mid career television journalist. Applicants must be a working reporter or producer at a television statio with less than 10 years experience. The fellow will travel to the Ivanhoe headquarters to focus on health and medical reporting.

The Radio and Television News Directors Foundation is co-sponsoring the fellowship, which will include a stipend and an expenses paid trip to RTNDA's annual international conference in Las Vegas, April 19-22, 2009, and a year's membership to RTNDA. Applications are available at and are due February 1, 2009.

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Paid health journalism internship

Ivanhoe Broadcast News, a syndicated television news-gathering organization covering medical and science breakthroughs, is offering a post-graduate internship for a recent journalism graduate. The three-month internship will provide professional training in health reporting at Ivanhoe headquarters in Orlando, Florida, in the summer of 2009.

The Radio and Television News Directors Foundation is co-sponsoring the internship. The internship will include a stipend and an expenses paid trip to RTNDA's annual international conference in Las Vegas, April 19-22, 2009, and a year's membership to RTNDA. Applications are available at and are due February 1, 2009.

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Paid internships @ Hawaii newspapers and TV stations

Paid summer internships are available at various Hawaii newspapers and TV stations.

The following publications are offering full-time SPJ internships, which will consist of at least 10 40-hour weeks, earning a minimum $3,250: Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Honolulu Advertiser, Maui News, Pacific Business News, Hawaii Business magazine, Honolulu magazine and Trade Publishing Co.

The following part-time SPJ internships at local TV news stations will earn $1,750 and are eight weeks long, 27 hours a week: KGMB Channel 9, KHON Channel 2, KHNL Channel 8, KITV Channel 4.

Applicants must have completed their sophomore year of college by this June. Recent college graduates are also eligible. Hawaii residents enrolled in a college or university are given preference, as well as students enrolled in a Hawaii college or university.

To apply, submit an application form (available at, a letter of introduction, work samples and a copy of a college transcript. Applications must be postmarked by February 17 and mailed to Internship Committee, SPJ-Hawaii Chapter, 1314 S. King St. No. 718, Honolulu, HI 96814.

For more info, contact SPJ-Hawaii Internship Chairman Craig DeSilva at 282-1038 or cdesilva[at]

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Saturday, January 10, 2009

News assistant @ Buffalo TV station

TimeWarner seeks a news assistant for its new 24-hour cable channel covering the Buffalo area.

Duties include going out in the field to shoot video and sound bites, interviewing and obtaining information in order to accurately and thoroughly report a story, and assisting reporters.

College degree, 1-2 years experience and knowledge of Western New York is preferred. Apply online.

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Friday, January 9, 2009

On air multimedia reporter @ D.C. TV station

WUSA-9, a CBS affiliate television station in Washington, D.C., seeks an on air multimedia reporter.

Duties include covering general assignment news and developing news sources and original stories for distribution on air, the Web, mobile sites or any other multimedia platform. Position requires an understanding of multimedia presentation and software including video editing and posting on web sites. Knowledge of Avid editing system a plus. Job also requires a strong understanding of current events including local, national and international stories. Applicants must have at least three years experience.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Paid health journalism internships

Paid health journalism internships are available this summer for young journalists at broadcast stations.

But you'll need to hurry and apply, because January 8th is the deadline for the Kaiser Media Internships in Health Reporting.

The 12-week program provides an initial week-long briefing on health issues and health reporting in Washington, D.C. Interns are then based for ten weeks at their radio or TV station, where they report on health issues. The program ends with a 3-day meeting in Boston to hear critiques from senior journalists and to go on final site visits. The aim is to provide young journalists or journalism college graduates with an in-depth introduction to and practical experience on the specialist health beat, with a particular focus on diverse and immigrant communities.

Interns are paid a minimum of $550 per week. In addition, traveling and accommodations are covered for the D.C. and Boston trips.

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Apply by Friday for George Polk Awards

This Friday, January 9, is the deadline to postmark applications for the George Polk Awards.

The prestigious journalism awards are issued annually by Long Island University in Brooklyn. There is no entry fee and all types of journalists -- print, radio, TV, Internet and photojournalists -- are eligible. Journalists do not have to be U.S. citizens and the media outlet does not have to be American, but all entries must be in English

The awards were established in 1949 to memorialize George Polk, a CBS correspondent slain covering the Greek civil war the previous year. They are awarded in various categories, which change annually and may include: Foreign Reporting, Radio Reporting, Photojournalism, Economics Reporting, Business Reporting, Labor Reporting, Investigative Reporting, Political Reporting, Sports Reporting, Legal Reporting, National Reporting, Online Reporting, Magazine Reporting, State Reporting, Education Reporting, Local Reporting and Television Reporting.

To apply, click here.

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Monday, January 5, 2009

Various openings @ NYC news channel

New York One, a.k.a. NY1, Time Warner's 24-hour newschannel in New York City, has several openings, some of which may be a good fit for early-career television journalists. According to the job postings, many of the positions below require only 1-2 years experience, including internships.

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Paid internship @ YES Network

The YES Network, the #1 Regional Sports Network in the country and TV station of the New York Yankees and the New Jersey Nets, is offering a paid internship in Spring 2009.

The intern will work 20-25 hours per week. Duties include: identifying newsworthy soundbites and passages from YES shows for publicity purposes, handling information requests, researching and writing press release, biographies, fact sheets and other press materials, etc.

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Sunday, January 4, 2009

TV reporter @ NYC station

PIX-TV, CW's affiliate in New York City, seeks a general assignment reporter for its newscast. Click here to apply.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

TV reporter @ Philly station

WCAU-TV, NBC's affiliate in Philadelphia, is seeking a general assignment reporter for its newscast. Minimum of two years experience required.

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Entry-level photographer @ Illinois TV station

WIFR-TV, a CBS affiliate in Rockford, Ill., seeks a photographer to work weekends and three days during the week with its newscast.

"Will consider entry level," the news director says. "The successful candidate will have hands-on photography and editing experience. Work with new digital cameras and Avid Newscutter system."

E-mail resume to Send non-returnable tape and hard copy of resume to: Dave Smith, News Director, WIFR-TV P.O. Box 123 Rockford, IL 61105.

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Paid internship to cover Obama for TV show

The United Kingdom's top network news and current affairs program, is offering a paid internship to a young American journalist beginning January 2009 to assist with its coverage of the presidential inauguration of Barrack Obama.

"This is a fantastic opportunity to gain hands on experience with one of the world’s most respected news organisations, and most of our interns have gone on to top jobs in the industry worldwide," the advertisement states.

The internship, at the station's Washington bureau just steps away from the Capitol, pays $500 per month for up to 4 months, starting January 5th. The position is 5 days a week, 9am-5pm every day. It is open to only U.S. citizens, or applicants who already hold a valid work permit or green card.

Duties include researching for both breaking stories and longer investigative films, looking after guests (pundits, politicians, military generals), working through creative filming ideas and bringing those ideas to broadcast.

The station's 50-minute program is broadcast nightly in a peak slot on Britain's Channel 4, one of the best-known UK stations. It is made in London by Independent Television News (ITN), the main commercial rival to the BBC and broadcast partner to both CNN and NBC.

E-mail a cover letter and resume to Selection will be based on resume plus half hour interview (phone or in person).

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Monday, December 8, 2008

Internships @ Anderson Cooper 360

Anderson Cooper 360, a popular TV news show on CNN, seeks interns for the Spring semester.

The positions are based in New York. Because they are unpaid, students must be able to receive college credit. Students must have completed their sophomore year in college prior to the start of the internship

"Interns have the opportunity to participate in how the show ideas are developed, how videotape is gathered and edited, the script-writing process, and how the program is built from an editorial and production perspective," according to the internship advertisement.

Resume, cover letter and a college reference is required. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 G.P.A. To apply, click here.

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Friday, December 5, 2008

Openings @ Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera, a 24-hour international TV network and the only independent Middle Eastern news station, has openings in its Washington, D.C. bureau:
  • Interview producer: responsibilities include booking guests, preferably from the D.C. area, for its shows.
  • Senior journalist: looking for reporter with 2+ years experience who has multimedia skills and can speak Spanish or Arabic.

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Monday, December 1, 2008

Paid year-round internships @ ESPN

ESPN is offering year-round paid internships in broadcast, print and online journalism.

In addition to ESPN's many English-language television and radio channels, ESPN also offers paid internships at the New York City-based ESPN: The Magazine and

And, ESPN also offers internships with the Spanish-language ESPN Deportes and, as well as ESPN International and other multi-lingual opportunities.

Internships provide competitive pay and run for 10 weeks and 30 to 40 hours per week. Competitive pay. Interns who do not live in the Bristol, Conn., or New York City areas, may qualify for subsidized housing. Limited opportunities are available at other locations. Additionally, ESPN plans to open operations in Los Angeles in 2009 and that may present more internship opportunities on the West Coast. Internships are available in the fall and spring semesters and during the summer. Course credit can be offered based on college requirements.

Internships are available for currently enrolled college students who are within 12 months of graduation. They must be authorized to work in the United States for any company.

To apply:
1) Visit:
2) Select JOBS tab.
3) Select PROFILE to add personal information, including your resume.
5) In the JOB POSTING section, select ASSOCIATES/INTERNSHIPS to search for current internship opportunities.

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Production assistant sough for Arizona TV newscast

A part-time production assistant is sought at KYMA-TV, Channel 11, in Yuma, Arizona.

Duties include: maintaining appearance of studio; operating cameras, teleprompters, audio board, and character generator; keeping microphones in working condition and conducting microphone checks for talent and guests; queuing the anchors and provide them with appropriate times; running the switchboard and constructing graphics for newscasts; assisting with shoots, commercial, and in-studio live cut-ins; and performing other related tasks to the position as assigned.

Send application to Toby Heinze, Yuma Broadcasting Company, P/T Production Assistant Search, 1500 Foremaster Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89101. You may also e-mail or fax (702) 657-3233. No calls.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

CBS News offers year-round internships

CBS offers year-round news internships at its various television and radio news shows.

Interns' duties include logging tapes, coordinating script, researching, conducting preliminary interviews, assisting during shoots, selecting footage, answering viewer mail and performing clerical duties.

The educational program is unpaid and open to students who are currently attending an accredited college and have achieved junior or senior status are eligible.

Participants must have good computer skills, excellent written and verbal communication abilities and knowledge of current events. A 3.0 GPA or above is recommended.

Placement possibilities include Evening News, 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, The Early Show, Sunday Morning, News Productions, Newspath, Newspath Sports, Radio News, Press Office, Face the Nation, Weekend News, News Marketing, Political Unit, Legal Unit, Investigative Unit, CBS News on LOGO and Broadcast Marketing.

Locations include NY, DC, LA, Miami, Atlanta, Houston, London, Tokyo and Beijing. Fall and spring interns are accepted on a rolling basis. The summer program selects and assigns students on a first-come, first-served basis; summer applications will not be accepted after February 28 of each year.

To apply, send your resume to Katie Curcio at

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Monday, November 3, 2008

Entry-level positions @ NewsHour with Jim Lehrer show

The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, an evening TV program on PBS, seeks a desk assistants to help produce its show. The six-month entry-level positions provide practical experience in broadcast journalism. It is based in the Washington, D.C. area, pays $9 per hour and may include some overtime pay.

"The DAs are exposed to all aspects involved in producing a nightly television news program," the job ad says. "This position is divided into rotations among the different units that compose the NewsHour. The DAs also act as support staff for Senior Producers, Associate Producers and Reporters and Production Assistants."

Send a resume, cover letter and NewsHour Desk Assistant application (available on our website or by emailing to requent one). Materials may be sent by email or by snail mail to:

Desk Assistant Coordinator
The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
3620 S. 27th Street
Arlington, VA 22206

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