Summer 2022 Intern, Kids' Media and Education-Production
WNET

Newark, New Jersey

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:

The Kids' Media and Education (KME) department at WNET has earned a national and local reputation as a leading developer and producer of high-quality television, including children's animation, live-action specials, documentaries, and professional development series for educators, including Cyberchase, Oh Noah!, Mission US, Camp TV, Let's Learn, and FILMS BYKIDS. KME is also a pioneering provider of video and interactive content that reaches audiences across the country online and on emerging platforms. Our mission is to whisk away viewers on learning journeys through engaging stories with fun-loving, relatable characters and rich educational content. Our productions have won many honors, including Emmys, Parent's Choice Awards, Webbys, Cynopsis Best of the Best Awards, Cine Golden Eagle awards, US International Video and Film Festival awards, and the Japan Prize for Educational Media. Programs are distributed through Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) or American Public Television (APT) for national broadcast.

Description of Duties:

The Production Intern(s) will perform a variety of interactive and television production-related administrative duties including conducting research for new projects in development, reviewing animation designs, game design documents, scripts, rough cuts, game builds, and website builds, transcribing, proofreading, assisting on field shoots (TBD due to COVID/Intern's location), assisting with the management of social media platforms, uploading and downloading content onto websites, creating electronic files, taking notes during meetings, and reviewing proposals from potential collaborators.

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

  • Candidates must demonstrate responsibility and enthusiasm for learning about children's and educational media. Candidates with an interest in the field of education and professional development are also encouraged to apply.
  • Good research/writing skills, well-organized and tech savvy a plus.
  • Candidates should know how to use Microsoft programs, such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Premiere, etc.) is also a plus.

Opportunity Profile:
  • The Production Intern(s) will attend departmental staff meetings, have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with producers in the department, and gain exposure to production materials including scripts, character designs, web prototypes, rough cuts, treatments, etc.
  • The intern(s) will gain an overview of the process of developing educational television and content for the web and emerging platforms - from concept and fundraising through production, post-production, and delivery.
  • The intern(s) will contribute to the success of KME projects by assisting when needed.

Schedule:
  • Summer term is June 6, 2022 to August 5, 2022
  • Up to 24 hours per week. Days will depend on intern availability.

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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