Assignment Desk Internship, ABC News Assignment Desk 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
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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 must be willing to work a minimum of 2 full days/week (8 hours/day); full-time 40 hours/week assignments may be available •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 be willing to working evenings & weekends in case of breaking news •All candidates must have strong proficiency in Microsoft Office •Demonstrated interest (academic or internship) in journalism or production Preferred Qualifications: •Undergraduate students in their Junior or Senior year •Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher •Proficiency in Non-linear, digital video editing (AVID or Final Cut Pro) •Previous internship experience in professional newsroom •Major or previous coursework in broadcast production, journalism, communications or equivalent •Previous experience writing for online or print publication(s)


Responsibilities: An internship on the ABC News Assignment Desk is designed to introduce and engage undergraduate students with a passion for broadcast journalism to the daily workings of a 24-hour global newsroom. Applicants should be avid news readers with a genuine interest in current affairs, detail oriented and excellent multi-taskers. Applicants should have flexible schedules with availability on weekends and evenings. •Providing production support to the ABC News Assignment Desk •Book travel, answer phones •Make editorial calls, log video feeds and transcribe tapes, file/blog for