The Walt Disney Company Social & Assignment Desk Internship, ABC News (DC Bureau)- Fall 2017 in Washington, District Of Columbia

At Disney/ABC Television Group, you’ll help us tell stories that touch millions of people around the globe and new ways for us to connect with the world. Now is your opportunity to unleash your skills….

Within Assignment Desk, you will assist the on-duty Assignment Editor, which may include monitoring social media, running teleprompter, and providing editorial support for the field producers.

Within Social Media, you will support all shows and digital platforms daily and during breaking news situations, providing content and guidance about trends and breaking news. You will work closely with the team to find social content (photos and video) that can be sourced and verified for use. You may pitch and write stories based on this content. During breaking news, the Social Media team supports the news division, finding sources and eyewitnesses. You may also assist with producing a daily social note of interesting stories and trends.

Responsibilities : A day in the life…

  • Story research and pitching ideas

  • Potentially writing articles (interviewing and/or covering events), and producing video shorts for dotcom/digital

  • Attending press conferences and hearings

  • Assisting with spot production – assisting on local shoots and in the edit room

  • Setting up interviews

  • Searching databases

  • Logging and transcribing

  • Video editing

  • Coordinating and managing logistics for show guests

  • Obtaining permission for material

Basic Qualifications :

What you bring to the role…

  • A serious interest in broadcast journalism

  • Sound written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

  • Proficiency in non-linear video editing software (Adobe Premiere, AVID and/or Final Cut Pro)

  • Previous experience (academic or internship) in journalism (print, digital, and/or broadcast); television, news and new media production; and/or television news script writing

  • Strong familiarity with social media news outlets

  • Strong customer service skills

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite including Word, Outlook, and Excel

  • Above all, initiative is a strong component of a successful internship within the DC Bureau

As well as…

  • All students must possess unrestricted work authorization

  • All students must be at least 18 years old

  • You must currently be enrolled in an accredited college or university and taking at least one class – OR – be a recent graduate of an accredited college or university within the last six (6) months - OR - be currently participating in the Disney College Program, Disney Culinary Program or Disney Professional Internship Program in order to qualify for this internship.

  • All candidates must be available from September to December for the 15 week program

  • All candidates must be willing to work 40 hours/week

  • All students must be able to provide their own housing and transportation for the duration of the internship

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Junior or Senior-level standing; or attending Graduate school; or a recent graduate within 6 months of graduation date

  • Working toward a degree in broadcast journalism, communications or television production

  • Courses taken in producing/writing/editing (Preditor) a plus

  • Previous internship in a professional newsroom/local news affiliate

  • Strong research, writing and editing skills

  • Prior experience generating story ideas and pitches

  • Prior experience with social media management

  • Experience with DV camera operations

  • Knowledge of news software, like ENPS, a plus

  • Experience writing and/or reporting political coverage, and/or experience with campaigns

Company Overview :

The Walt Disney Company is the global leader in high-quality entertainment and innovative technology. Begin a career that delivers unparalleled creative content and experiences to audiences around the world.

Additional Information :

This position is with: American Broadcast Companies, Inc

Compensation: Intern positions are paid employment opportunities

Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability

Job ID: 471156BR

Location: Washington,District of Columbia

Job Posting Company: Media Networks