Summer 2022 Intern, American Masters

New York, New York

Posted in Media

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Job Description

The WNET Group College Internship Program:

The WNET Group creates inspiring media content and meaningful experiences for diverse audiences nationwide. It is the nonprofit parent company of New York's THIRTEEN - America's flagship PBS station - WLIW21, THIRTEEN PBSKids, WLIW World and Create; Long Island's only NPR station WLIW-FM; and ALL ARTS, the arts and culture media provider. The WNET Group also operates NJ PBS, New Jersey's statewide public television network, and newsroom NJ Spotlight News.

As an intern, you will gain valuable experience at a company that has a rich history in public television broadcasting and production on-air, online and via mobile technology, as well as being a leader in the adoption of new media. The WNET Group offers opportunities for currently matriculating undergraduate and graduate students in a diverse range of areas including educational programming and outreach, news and public affairs, culture and arts, documentaries and production for the internet and related distribution platforms.

Students must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in an accredited college or university (proof of enrollment required in the form of a current Student ID card, college transcript or registration document). The WNET Group is a national leader among public media companies and can provide you with experience to complement and enhance your academic program.

Departmental Objectives:

THIRTEEN, PBS's flagship NY station, is seeking an office intern for its award-winning series American Masters. With over 200 documentary programs, American Masters documents the lives of men and women who have changed the American cultural landscape. Past American Masters have included Maya Angelou, Bob Dylan, Johnny Carson, John Lennon, Andy Warhol, and Annie Leibovitz.

Description of Duties:

Archival research, transcription, screening films, and occasionally writing blog posts. There may also be opportunities for involvement in the production and post-production processes, assisting with local shoots and recording sessions.

Qualifications/Educational Pre-Requisites/Special Skills Required of the Candidate:

  • Strong editorial skills and judgement: must be able to evaluate proposals, scripts, rough-cuts, fine cuts as well as completed programs
  • Excellent written and oral skills
  • Ability to set priorities and juggle multiple responsibilities
  • Must be able to negotiate well with others to accomplish goals

Opportunity Profile:

The American Masters intern will get first-hand experience working alongside staff and production units of the series. This is an excellent opportunity to both participate in the creation of a long-form television documentary and work on transmedia publicity strategies for an iconic PBS series. It is also an opportunity to gain experience in projects that expand the American Masters brand into podcasting and digital-first short films.

  • Summer term is June 6, 2022 to August 5, 2022
  • Up to 24 hours per week

Application Checklist:

Make sure that you upload the following required documents to your application before submitting it! Upload your resume, proof of enrollment and cover letter for your application in the My Experience section under "Resume/CV".
  • Resume or CV
  • Cover Letter describing your interest in a particular department/internship position
  • Proof of Enrollment (must be current for semester of the internship)
    • Current Enrollment Verification Certificate from the National Student Clearinghouse
    • Transcript
    • Course schedule for upcoming semester

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