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Type: Full Time
Location: Buffalo, New York
About Spectrum Networks Internship: Spectrum Networks is seeking talented, creative, technical, highly self-motivated, and enthusiastic individuals to join our team of interns! From first interview through program completion, we offer students a competitive and exciting learning experience which will position you for future news/sports journalism and production opportunities. We take great pride in nurturing up-and-coming stars of tomorrow by providing a behind-the-scenes look at Spectrum News and/or Spectrum Sports. Selected candidates will gain a unique opportunity to work alongside award-winning employees who support the organization s growth, subscriber retention and profitability.
About Spectrum Networks: Spectrum Networks is a suite of 27 News Channels and 9 Local/Regional Sports Channels. With live events, in-depth shows and exclusive local programming, Spectrum Networks is dedicated to the lives and interests of Spectrum customers.
Experience You Will Gain: Spectrum Networks Internships provides you with meaningful, real-world experience that will aid in developing confidence and marketable skills for the future. Our for-credit Internship will provide you with experiential learning in a professional setting that integrates what you have learned in the classroom. The experience of being a Spectrum Networks Intern will provide you with invaluable experiences in news and sports, and will also allow you to develop your professional skills. You will expand your network and build upon your current resume, all while having fun! Upon the successful completion of the program you will earn a stipend as a thank you for participating.
Spectrum Networks offers internship opportunities in the following areas; opportunities may vary by location:
Reporting: Shadow reporters in the field, news writing, interviewing and assisting in the production of news stories.
Photojournalism: Shadow photojournalists in the field, electronic news gathering, lighting and audio and non-linear digital editing.
Producing: Shadow producers, news writing, work with reporters and anchors to determine story form and content, assemble newscasts.
Digital Media: Assist in the creation, editing and publishing of digital content; assist staff with production of interactive features and contribute to social media initiatives.
Sports: Shadow sports staff, sports writing, monitors and Log sports videos, videotape editing.
Politics: Shadow political staff, political writing, monitors and logs political videos, videotape editing.
Production: Shadow master control operators and technical directors with video and audio transmission and quality control of on-air content. Shadow control room staff to learn basic functionality of audio boards, robotic cameras and teleprompter system.
Meteorology: Shadow and work closely with staff meteorologists on developing forecasts and updating graphics for on-air use.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Complete core assignment (noted above) provided by the respective department and/or functional area
Complete portfolio project, individually or group based determined by manager
Attend internship development activities as scheduled
Shadow Spectrum Networks Team Members
Participate in rotating opportunities where applicable
Be enthusiastic, communicative and open to learning new things every day!
Skills/Abilities & Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and work under time pressure deadline
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; ability to clearly communicate solutions; ability to relate well with diverse populations
Ability to interface with internal company personnel and build relationships
Requires ability to adapt proactively and positively solve problems
Eligibility Requirements: Only the best and brightest need apply. To be considered for a Spectrum Networks internship you must:
1. Be in pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor or Graduate degree at an Accredited Institution and be able to provide documentation to confirm degree program
2. Current class standing of sophomore or above (30 credits)
3. Students must be 18 years of age or older
4. Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the U.S.
5. Must be willing to participate for a term of 10 weeks (20-25 hours weekly)
6. Must agree not to miss more than three (3) days of the internship program
7. Willing and able to uphold a flexible schedule that includes weekends, holidays, and breaking news events
8. Must receive course credit for participation in the program
9. One (1) letter of recommendation
Grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale
Majors in Broadcast Journalism, Communications, Sports Business, Marketing, Finance etc.,
Previous internship experience
Demonstrated participation in extracurricular activities a plus
Occasional local travel where applicable