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News Intern - Spring Semester 2020 WHEC-TV Rochester,



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Thu Nov 21, 2019
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Thu Nov 07, 2019

Job Summary

WHEC-TV has a paid internship in our news department during the Spring Semester 2020. The intern will work directly with experienced members of our news department in a learning opportunity, where the student extends his or her education beyond the classroom.

Job Description


Job Responsibilities:

  1. Learn newsgathering, writing and reporting by working with our reporters, producers, digital media manager and other news staff.

  2. Writes stories for station websites using such sources as broadcast scripts, Associated Press wire stories and raw news facts. Distribute original content via social networking sites.

  3. Assist producers with the aspects of producing a newscast.

  4. Shadow producers, reporters and photographers.

  5. Perform other duties as assigned.


  1. Must be student enrolled in a degree program at a trade school, college or university which recognizes the internship for a class credit. Will need to provide proof of credit from institution.

  2. Applicant needs to be in good academic standing and provide a signed letter of recommendation from academic advisor.

  3. A self-starter that thrives under the pressure of strict deadline.

  4. Excellent research and writing skills and the ability to work effectively in a team.

  5. Prior knowledge using major social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube is helpful.

  6. A passion for local programming and storytelling is critical.

  7. Working knowledge of the internet and strong computer skills are essential.

  8. Compliance with Company policies & procedures.

Physical Requirements:

  1. Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.

  2. The Company will make reasonable physical accommodations to facilitate the ability to perform essential job functions.

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