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Spring Interns

Department: WDJT News
Location: Milwaukee, WI

Weigel Broadcasting Co.

Weigel Broadcasting Co. is a Chicago based business, family owned since 1965. Weigel and its affiliated companies own and operate network and independent television stations in Chicago, Milwaukee and South Bend, Indiana. In addition, Weigel is the leader in the multicast television network space with MeTV, Memorable Entertainment Television being the number one rated and distributed network in the space, as well as the Movies! Network in cooperation with the Fox Television Stations, H&I Heroes & Icons, plus the new Decades Network in partnership with the CBS Television Station Group.

Spring Interns

General Job Description:

Weigel Broadcasting and CBS 58 are pleased to offer students the opportunity to apply for our internship program at our station.  Located in Milwaukee, we offer a variety of internship programs in several areas within news broadcasting.   Interns will receive an hourly rate of pay.

We offer various internship opportunities in the following areas: 

Assignment Desk:

Intern would help make daily phone calls and help reporters with scheduling their assignments; would also help make calls, research for our sweeps/special projects stories, set up daily stories, and comb through social media sites for potential stories, as well as search for potential spotlight interviews for our CBS 58 Sunday Morning. Additionally you would book our 4 pm interviews and help post news content to our website.  This person would learn how to organize contacts, use the state court records system (CCAP) for news purposes, improve their phone skills, and write for the website.

Video Production:

Intern would take on the project of moving all of our tape video archives to a digital format. This would require learning how to attach names and subjects to video files and transfer them into proper formats. The Intern would work our Systems Manager to achieve the projects.

Producer Assistant:

Intern would help the producer with the daily newscast. This would include helping write Voice Overs and VOSOTs that photographers shoot in the field. Responsible for booking in-studio interviews, ordering graphics, and searching for daily story ideas by looking through papers and social media. Additionally would also learn how to stack a rundown.

Web content: 

Intern would create daily content for the website and social media, including posting scripts as well as videos. Additionally would research and find stories online and post stories to web, copy edit reporter scripts, keep track of the competition, as well as monitor numbers on Twitter and Facebook.

Requirements:

Internships require a commitment of 20 hours per week.

Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. 

Must be extremely organized, detail-oriented, and have strong interpersonal skills.

Creativity is a must.

Computer skills required include Microsoft Office Applications.

If you have what we are looking for, please apply with your resume and cover letter.  Within the cover letter please answer the following questions:

1.       Why do you want an internship at CBS 58?

2.       What are your career aspirations and area of interest?

3.       What are your expectations of an internship?

Weigel Broadcasting Co. maintains an Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for all applicants and employees. We give fair consideration to all qualified persons and afford all our employees opportunities for advancement according to their individual abilities, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age or sex, or other protected categories. No opportunities for promotion, transfer or any other benefit of employment will be diminished through discriminatory practices. Employees or prospective employees have the right to notify an appropriate local, state or Federal agency if they believe they have been discriminated against.

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