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Walt Disney Television NewsOne Internship, ABC News (DC Bureau)- Spring 2020 in Washington, District Of Columbia

A day in the life…

You will gain hands on experience working in a digital newsroom and taking part in the news-gathering efforts for network news.

  • Assist correspondents and producers in the production of reporter packages for the ABC TV affiliates.

  • Monitor and log Washington news events, including Congressional hearings, briefings, and news conferences.

  • Edit video summaries of the events you log using our Avid edit system. Write scripts for each item you cut, and provide production and lower-thirds information.

  • Handle phone calls from affiliates and Washington-based domestic and international clients of ABC News, and provide guidance and/or video services in response to these calls.

  • Have the opportunity to spend a day in the ABC News White House and Pentagon offices.

  • Work in the field with ABC News staffers on remote broadcasts at outside locations including Capitol Hill

Responsibilities :

What you bring to the role…

  • A specific interest in politics and government

  • Basic digital editing skills

  • Strong customer service skills

  • Strong familiarity with social media news outlets

  • Strong proficiency with MS Office Suite including Word, Outlook, and Excel

Basic Qualifications :

What you bring to the role…

  • A specific interest in politics and government

  • Basic digital editing skills

  • Strong customer service skills

  • Strong familiarity with social media news outlets

  • Strong proficiency with MS Office Suite including Word, Outlook, and Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

•Preferred Junior or Senior, or a recent graduate within 6 months of graduation date

•Courses taken in producing/writing/editing a plus.

•Previous internship experience in a professional newsroom setting.

•Strong research, writing and editing skills; preferably experience within print or online publications, or for television

broadcast

•Previous experience and/or coursework in television production

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

•Prior experience generating story ideas and pitches

Additional Information :

Internship Eligibility:

  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization

  • Must be at least 18 years old

  • 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

  • Must be willing to relocate to the Washington, D.C. area and provide your own housing and transportation for the duration of the internship

  • Must be able to have a consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session

  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program

Program Dates:

  • Must be available from January to May

  • Must be willing to work 24 hours/week

Job ID: 701948BR

Location: Washington,District of Columbia

Job Posting Company: Media Networks

ABC Cable Networks Group is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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