News Intern

Hearst Television, Winston-Salem, NC, United States

The story is yours!

Duration: Freelance

WXII 12 is actively recruiting students for our News Internship. This is a paid internship. Internships provide a professional learning experience at WXII 12. This is a paid internship. The internship will be in-person at the station in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and may include opportunities off-site. The program is designed to help journalism/communications majors gain knowledge of the television station through exposure to the different positions and departments at WXII. This Internship will run from approximately from mid-May until mid-August. All applicants must be a college Junior, Senior or Graduate Student. Sophomores can apply for the Summer Internship going into their Junior year of college.

During the program, interns will receive hands-on experience with positions in the newsroom, including:

  • Assignment Desk – learn how news is gathered and assigned
  • Reporting – shadow reporters on interviews and during live shots
  • Producing – understand process of creating a news broadcast from scratch and learn basics of television news writing
  • Digital Media – learn about the strategic use of WXII’s website and social media platforms

Interns will also learn about departments outside the newsroom, including Sales and Creative Services.

Throughout the program, interns will also have the opportunity to create their own work.

Candidate Requirements: Please attach a cover letter with your application with the following information. 

1. Please list preference (News, Sports, Weather, Digital, etc.)

2. Available start and end dates

3. Days and hours available to work

Final candidates are subject to a background check as a condition of employment with WXII TV.


About Hearst Television

Every career with Hearst Television is like a story. How it develops, where it takes you, the milestones you reach along the way – you’ve got a lot to look forward to as your unique career story unfolds.

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more.

Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry's premier companies. It has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism and industry innovation, including the Walter Cronkite Award for political journalism, the national Edward R. Murrow Award, the DuPont-Columbia Award and the George Foster Peabody Award.

Want to learn more about Hearst Television? Visit Hearst Television's website.