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WLKY Intern

Hearst Television, Louisville, KY, United States

The story is yours!

Duration: Freelance


WLKY offers paid internships for college students. In order to apply for an internship at WLKY, please provide a cover letter with your application. The cover letter should include
- Semester availability: Spring, Summer, or Fall 
- Position preference: News Producer, News Reporter, Video-Journalist, Technical Production, Digital Producer 
- Available start and end dates 
- Days and hours available to intern 
 

Interns will spend 10-12 weeks shadowing and gaining on-the-job experience. You will be working in a fast-paced, detail-oriented environment.

News Producer

  • You will collaborate with news managers and other producers to determine what the important stories are daily that need to be covered.
  • You will learn how to write copy for broadcast, research stories for details and accuracy, and develop the ability to complete projects quickly and efficiently.
  • You will learn how to manage the execution of a live newscast in a control room, working closely with production staff.
  • You will learn how to create graphic elements, including lower-third supers and full screen graphics.
  • You must be able to work under tight deadlines and have an eye for accuracy.
  • You will communicate with reporters to learn the details of their stories to determine the placement in the newscast and how to tease compelling elements.

News Reporter

  • You must be able to work under tight deadlines and have an eye for accuracy.
  • You will collaborate with reporters and photographers to learn the responsibilities of covering local news.   
  • You will learn how to write your own stories for both online and broadcast
  • You will learn to shoot standups and practice live shots.
  • You will cover news and write stories for newscasts, under the guidance of producers & news managers.
  • You will learn the technical workflow and skills needed to work as a local news reporter

Video-Journalist

  • You will learn how to gather video and interview content, and how to assemble stories for broadcast
  • You will learn how to make quick assessments regarding safety and situational concerns, while shooting video at various locations/events.
  • You will collaborate with reporters with the goal of telling a visually compelling story. 
  • You will learn the importance of care and maintenance of equipment.
  • You will learn the technical workflow and skills needed to work as a local video journalist
  • Prior experience shooting video and/or editing on Adobe Premiere preferred

Digital Producer

  • You will collaborate with our digital news manager and other digital producers to determine what the important stories are daily that need to be covered.
  • You will learn how to write copy for broadcast, research stories for details and accuracy, and develop the ability to complete projects quickly and efficiently.
  • You will learn how to produce content in a content management system that supports and populates our digital platforms – web and social.
  • You will communicate with reporters to learn the details of their stories, as well as make needed calls for information.
  • You will learn the technical workflow and skills needed to work as a digital producer.

 

Technical Production

  • You will observe and train on all aspects of behind-the-scenes newscast production: directing, technical directing, audio, camera operation
  • You will learn how all the roles work together to execute a live newscast from the control room.
  • You will learn how to manage newscast execution software, graphics, camera shots and live in the field elements during a newscast.
  • You will learn how communicate with a team during stressful situations to troubleshoot and navigate live issues to a positive outcome.  

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.