Newsroom Intern

Employer
Altice USA
Location
Washington, Washington D.C.
Salary
competitive
Posted
Jan 10, 2019
Specialty
Operations
Metro Area
Washington
Duration
Full Time

Altice USA (NYSE: ATUS) is one of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the United States, delivering broadband, pay television, telephony services, proprietary content and advertising services to approximately 4.9 million Residential and Business customers across 21 states through its Optimum and Suddenlink brands.

From high-speed broadband and ultra-HD video, to digital advertising solutions, local news and voice offerings, we are making connections possible around the country -- to businesses, to consumers, to communities, to schools, to hospitals, and everyone in between.

Launched on July 17th 2013, i24NEWS is the international TV news channel, part of ALTICE MEDIA Group, broadcasting 24/7 from the heart of the Middle East in Tel Aviv, Israel and in New York City, in 3 languages: English, French and Arabic. i24NEWS uses state-of-art technologies reaching its global audience on the web and in all kinds of communication devices, including smartphones, internet, tablets, Twitter and Facebook. The channel reports on politics, defense, international affairs, economics, sport, technology, art, music, cinematography, fashion, style and much more. Diverse programming genre, such as news shows, analysis by experts, talk shows, magazines, public affairs broadcasting etc. provides an open and updated news reporting. Mission & Values i24NEWS mission is to cover the latest international news from a new perspective.

Our business-specific, internship program encourages students to put their knowledge into practice while they develop additional skills through experiential learning, team building events and structured feedback sessions. Our goal is to provide today’s talent with the training, exposure and motivation needed to grow into the leaders of tomorrow.

Interns in this role will work with the Assignment Desk, the Production Team, and the correspondents directly.

With the Assignment Desk, they will coordinate the gathering of news, the generation of story ideas, the scheduling and assignment of coverage, and the delivery of news material to the production team for i24NEWS. The ideal candidate will work with news management, producers and reporters to plan well-rounded news coverage. Maintain extensive working files of possible stories, background information and news sources. Gather information about news as it develops and communicate it effectively and accurately to the production team. Collaborate with managers and producers to select stories for coverage and to keep them up to date. Schedule and order facilities including satellite time. Assign and coordinate the distribution of newsgathering equipment. Assist with the scheduling of reporters, truck op/editors/photographers and assignment editors. Take an active role in planning in-depth series and special coverage, acting as a producer or reporter as called for. Work accurately under pressure. Dispatch news crews, maintain schedule logs, deal with telephone story tips, listen to police radios, read newswires and e-mail, and stay in contact with sources in order to stay up to date with breaking news. Write stories when assigned, train less experienced personnel and represent i24NEWS in a courteous and professional manner. Participate in special projects and perform other duties as assigned.

With the Production team, they will assist in the development and production of international television news by writing and formatting scripts and coordinating program elements for all i24NEWS platforms including social media. The ideal candidate will write clear, accurate copy with sources checked and on a strict deadline. Write to video and other graphic elements. Act as producer as necessary. Maintain familiarity with local, national and international current events, important issues and newsmakers. Other responsibilities will be to monitor i24NEWS content and maintain familiarity with it on a continuing basis. Take part in editorial process and propose stories to be covered. Work accurately under pressure. Coordinate with studio, graphics, assignment desk, field crews and other colleagues. The freelance position is on-call as needed with fluctuating hours. Candidates must have a flexible schedule and be available to work various shifts with short notice at times.

· Completing a bachelor’s or master’s degree between December 2018 and June 2019 with preferred concentrations in journalism, media, or other related fields

· Experience with working in television news and field production and strong desire to learn

· Must have a breaking news instinct and mentality and a commitment to journalistic standards of ethics and accuracy

· Must have an interest in US politics and International/Middle Eastern Affairs

· Must have the ability to work nightly (till 10 pm) twice a week and a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays

· Must possess the ability to communicate effectively with general knowledge and interest in local, national and world news

· Basic computer knowledge/word processing skills are preferred

· Must have the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet and maintain a drug-free and smoke-free workplace.



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