BROADCAST JOURNALISM INTERNSHIPS
Job Summary: Somerville Neighborhood News is a professional, biweekly halfhour TV news program produced at Somerville Community Access Television (SCATV). SCATV is a membershipbased, nonprofit organization operating a public access cable television channel and community media center.
Job Title: Broadcast Journalism Intern
Supervised by: SNN News Director
Hours per week:12 – 15 hrs/wk
Job grade level: Intern, Unpaid. College Credit
Job Description: Interns will work under the supervision of the News Director to produce stories for Somerville Neighborhood News a biweekly, halfhour news program that covers issues and events relating to Somerville.
Research, shoot, and edit news packages for the broadcast. Work alone as a “onepersonband” or as part of a team. Report on interesting people, places, and events. Write story for text version, which is widely distributed by local media. This internship is an excellent opportunity to produce indepth news stories and build a broadcast and multimedia news portfolio. The news program is cablecast on Channel 3 in Somerville and webcast from http://www.somervilleneighborhoodnews.org
- Work with News Director to develop story ideas and production schedule
- Research topics and create production plan
- Operate SCATV cameras, audio and lighting equipment for electronic news
- Write Script
- Produce at least one news package per bimonthly show
- Write text version of news stories based on video report.
- Edit with Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere Pro
- Crew for livetotape anchor recording
General Job Requirements: Experience with video news production, or quick turnaround video field production, including camera, audio, lighting, and interviewing; experience editing with Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere Pro. Well organized, selfmotivated, and good writing skills.
Education and/or Experience: Video production and/or broadcast journalism experience; excellent writing skills; ability to work under deadline; self motivated.
Language Skills: English. Ability to speak Creole, Portuguese and/or Spanish a plus.
Physical Demands: Some lifting may be required.
To apply, send a resume and cover letter to: News Director, [email protected]