Internship – Student Reporting Labs
Part time, non-exempt
Spring 2024 (January 8 – April 19)
Reports to: SRL Editorial Director
Description of Intern Work Responsibilities/Projects:
- Producing video content on a need basis, including supporting a primary content project
- Collaborating working with SRL Staff to brainstorm and support new ideas, projects and goals
- Supporting systems internally by tracking in an Editorial Calendar and AirTable
- Assisting with related special projects or other duties as assigned
- Skill development: Gain practical experience while acquiring knowledge within the field of communication, journalism, and public broadcasting
- Understanding real-world application: Develop a greater understanding about reporting and how the interdisciplinary work of video production are powerful ways for young people to learn and civically engaged
- Personal Professional Development: Grow production skills and learn new systems while working in a in a professional environment to support the development of project-based learning resources
Specific Skills Required:
- A high proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
- Ability to shoot and edit high quality video
- Proficiency in TikTok, Instagram and social media trends
- Demonstrated the ability to work effectively, both independently and in a team environment
- Overall tech savvy skills: you feel comfortable and are open to using Zoom, google drive, Slack, AirTable, Canva and other programs
- Great interpersonal and communication skills
- Curiosity and enthusiasm for journalism, youth engagement and public broadcasting media
- Journalism or related field
WETA and NewsHour Productions are Washington, DC established media and news organizations. We are a largely local workforce based out of the Campbell Place office in Arlington, VA. WETA and NewsHour Productions value employee flexibility when possible. Most positions based in our Arlington, VA office will be onsite or hybrid, depending upon the role.
WETA and its subsidiary NewsHour Productions LLC serve local and national public media audiences by producing and distributing content of intellectual integrity and cultural merit. Through broadcast, digital and community services, the organization offers compelling, diverse programming on five television channels, including primary channel WETA PBS, and on WETA Classical, the exclusive home for classical music in the nation’s capital; produces a portfolio of national television productions, including PBS NewsHour, recognized globally for bringing balanced, in-depth news coverage to all Americans; creates impactful documentaries with longtime production partners Ken Burns and Prof. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; features a variety of content offerings on weta.org, WETA Passport, the PBS Video App and the WETA Classical App; and serves communities near and far with education and engagement initiatives that contribute to the company’s mission of public service.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
WETA and NewsHour Productions are equal opportunity employers committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.
This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and internships. WETA and NewsHour Productions make hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.