“20/20” Production Internship, ABC News “20/20” Production Internship, ABC News

Disney ABC Television Group Disney ABC Television Group

Location New York, NY
Start Date 9/1/2015
End Date 12/1/15
Application Deadline 7/3/15
Part Time
Part Time
Full Time
Full Time
Pay Rate
Contact Information 47 West 66th Street, New York, NY 10023


The Disney ABC Television Group (DATG) is home to all of The Walt Disney Company's worldwide entertainment and news television properties. The Group includes the ABC Television Network (including ABC Entertainment Group and ABC News divisions); the Disney Channels Worldwide global kids’ TV business and ABC Family; as well as television distribution divisions Disney ABC Domestic Television and Disney ABC ESPN Television. The Disney ABC Television Group also manages the Radio Disney Network, as well the Company’s equity interest in A&E Television Networks. More people get their news from ABC News than from any other source. ABC News is responsible for all of the ABC Television Network's news programming on a variety of platforms: television, radio and digital.


Basic Qualifications: •All candidates must be eligible to work in the US •All candidates must be at least 18 years old •All candidates 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 in order to qualify for this internship •All candidates must be available from September through early December for the 12-15 week program •All candidates may be asked to work a minimum of 16 hours/week but could be up to 40 hours/week •All candidates must provide their own housing and transportation for the duration of the internship •All candidates must be able to have a consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session •All candidates must have strong proficiency in Microsoft Office •Demonstrated interest (academic and/or previous internship) in long form journalism •Familiarity with past 20/20 segments/content •All candidates must possess the ability to think creatively, collaborate, yet also operate independently and be a self-starter Preferred Qualifications: •Undergraduate students in their Senior year •Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office with an emphasis in MS Word, Access, Excel & PowerPoint •Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher •Proven leadership roles in school or extra curricular activities •Previous internship in journalism (print and/or broadcast) with strong preference to long form journalism •Previous internship experience in a professional newsroom setting •Basic proficiency (academic or previous internship) with Non-linear editing software (Avid specifically) •Previous kNowledge of ABC News Programming


Responsibilities: “20/20” is the prime time news magazine program featuring co-anchors Elizabeth Vargas and David Muir. 20/20 brings you hard-hitting investigative reports, newsmaker interviews and compelling human interest and feature stories. Interns will be assisting support producers and staff with all aspects of production. The interns will be assisting support staff and producers with all aspects of production. Duties include but are Not limited to: • Booking, assisting with news breaking crashes, logging & transcribing • Dubbing & ordering tapes, scanning photos & running errands • Story development & research • Shoot prep, shoot assistance & edit support • Learn & utilize internal ABC technical media search and management systems • Daily office work including mail, digital media distribution & additional support functions Internships with 20/20 offer candidates the chance to excel into new areas based on interest.