Job Opening Title: TFC Newsroom Internship for the 2023 Legislative Session (OPS) – Only applicants interested in news experience
Job ID: 53292
Posted Date: 2022-10-17
Close Date: 2022-12-12
Job Family: OPS
Department: WFSU Florida Channel

Job Description:

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

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https://hr.fsu.edu/sites/g/files/upcbnu2186/files/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.

Department

ABOUT US:

We are one of the largest teams of professionals focused on the developments of Florida’s legislative, judicial and executive branches of state government. The Florida Channel studio is located in the state capitol and provides a daily review of state government news through Capitol Update and News Brief. The Florida Channel is a public affairs programming service funded by The Florida Legislature and produced and operated by WFSU-TV. TFC is the state’s primary source for live, unedited coverage of the Governor and Cabinet, the Legislature and the Supreme Court.

DESCRIPTION:

The Florida Channel, a WFSU-TV operation located in the Florida Capitol building in Tallahassee, is seeking a news intern for the Spring 2023 semester. Our paid internship program gives students an opportunity to enhance basic hands on newsroom experience learned on campus and work closely with our talented, respected and award-winning team of journalists. We are looking for a highly motivated, ambitious student or recent graduate who is seeking to gain valuable exposure and experience in a unique, fast-paced, professional state government television news environment.

Responsibilities

The news intern will be exposed to various aspects of news gathering and production, develop skills for researching and fact checking news stories, log video, and assist with planning, producing and executing daily half hour newscasts.

Interns may have the opportunity to accompany producers, reporters and videographers in the field at news conferences, committee hearings and other assignments. Interns may eventually be assigned to cover news events independently and to write/produce news elements. The specific length of the internship, minimum hours required to work to receive credits, eligibility, and college credits awarded for successful completion of the program must be verified with the student’s faculty advisor.

Qualifications

Degree seeking Junior or Senior or recent college graduate with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

A professional demeanor and work ethic.

Strong research, writing and organizational skills.

Ability to work during committee weeks and throughout the Regular Legislative Session. Anticipated dates of employment are January 9 – May 5, 2023.

Must be able to adapt to and display personal and professional characteristics consist with the Capitol environment.

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