CNN Social Discovery Intern Fall 2015 CNN Social Discovery Intern Fall 2015

Turner Broadcasting Turner Broadcasting

Location Atlanta, GA
Start Date 9/21/2015
End Date 12/4/15
Application Deadline
Part Time
Part Time
Full Time
Full Time
Paid
Pay Rate
Contact Information One CNN Center Atlanta, Georgia 30303 Phone: 404-827-1700

Description

Students will have an opportunity to observe and train in a number of functions including producing, writing and editing. Interns will get hands-on experience creating targeted assignments for the CNN iReport community, maintaining the website, and vetting user-generated submissions. They will assist in the research and day-to-day tasks of online news production. In addition, students may have the opportunity to train with photojournalists, video editors and producers.

Please Note: Students @ Work Internships Program dates are September 21, 2015 - December 4, 2015. Interns are paid at minimum-wage based on location, and relocation is Not provided. Students must have completed their sophomore year in college prior to the start of the internship. In addition, students may Not have graduated college or graduate school prior to the start of the internship (i.e. STUDENTS MUST BE ENROLLED IN SCHOOL DURING THE TIME OF THIS INTERNSHIP).

Note to International Students: All international students will be required to provide documentation of proper visa paperwork prior to your arrival if accepted to the program. Due to the high volume of candidates for Turner's Internship Program, interested students are encouraged to apply for openings as soon as possible, as these positions will be filled on an ongoing basis. Competitive candidates are typically contacted after internships are No longer posted on the website. Future semester Internship postings will also be available after the prior semester internships are No longer posted on the website.

Requirements

The candidate should be seeking a career in digital journalism. They should be self-motivated, able to multitask, have a good attitude, and be able to function well in an environment with short deadlines and quick turnaround projects. A passion for social media is a must. Final Cut and Adobe Photoshop experience is a plus. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and its subsidiaries are E-Verify users.

Responsibilities

The CNN Social Discovery team is seeking a talented, motivated and engaged full-time intern for the Fall 2015 semester. The intern's primary duties will involve supporting the Social Discovery Team in verifying user-generated content from social media and iReport.com during breaking news. The job also involves using a variety of social discovery tools to surface content, as well as curating, managing and amplifying the social content of CNN crews in the field. Candidates for this internship will have a working kNowledge of digital storytelling and using social media for newsgathering. The internship also has a focus on online writing.