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Walt Disney Television "This Week" Production Internship, DC Bureau ABC News- Spring 2020 in Washington, District Of Columbia

"This Week with George Stephanopoulos" is ABC News flagship public affairs program featuring newsmaker interviews, political analysis and debates on a wide range of issues.

Responsibilities :

A day in the life…

As an intern with “This Week” you are an integral part of the editorial team. Some of your responsibilities may include:

  • Contributing ideas during editorial pitch meetings

  • Curating background research for headliner interviews and roundtable segments

  • Transcribing prerecorded interviews

  • Supporting with live show production on Sunday mornings, including guest greeting

  • Publishing digital stories summarizing headliner interviews after the show

Basic Qualifications :

What you bring to the role…

  • A keen interest in politics and journalism

  • A strong base of knowledge about politics and current events (domestic and international)

  • Previous experience (academic or internship) related to broadcasting, reporting or writing news content

  • Sharp editorial judgment

  • Strong writing and editing skills

  • Strong research skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Journalism or Political Science Majors

Note: This internship requires working on weekends. All interested candidates must be able to work Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Undergraduate students in their Junior or Senior year

•Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

•Demonstrated interest in journalism (print and/or broadcast) via academic coursework or previous internship experience

•Previous experience (academic or internship) related to reporting or writing news content

•Previous experience (academic or internship) in editing for publications

•Previous experience (academic or internship) in pitching stories/ideas for review

•Demonstrated interest (academic or internship) in political discourse/political studies

•Previous experience (academic or internship) with in-depth research, news or political

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 32 hours/week- schedule is Thursday-Sunday

Job ID: 701931BR

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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