CBS Corporation News Apprentice in Baltimore, Maryland

News Apprentice

REF#: 28021

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations

JOB TYPE: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance

JOB SCHEDULE: Part-Time

JOB LOCATION: Baltimore, MD

ABOUT US:

CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).

DESCRIPTION:

CBS Television Stations implemented a News Apprenticeship Program in 2005. The purpose of the Program is to develop strong Newsroom leadership skills for those interestedin BEHIND THE SCENES editorial opportunities, as well as to attract a diverse pool of talented individuals who will contribute to our story selection and execution. WJZ-TV is excited to be participating in the News Apprentice Program.

The program will expose candidates to the various disciplines of broadcast journalism from the assignment desk to newscast writing and producing, promotion writing, news editing to special projects. Apprentices will be working side by side with News Department professionals, learning the craft and gaining valuable experience and knowledge. This is truly an opportunity for a 2017 college graduate who has a serious interest in pursuing a career in TV News. We are seeking individuals who are looking to work "behind the camera" with a ultimate goal to be part of a Newsroom management team. This is not a position for graduates who want to be on-air.

Each Apprenticeship will be of a six month duration. Stations will make every effort to find employment for those candidates who successfully complete the Program, wither within the station where the Apprenticeship took place, or at another CBS Television Station. However, successful completion of the Program does not guarantee future employment. Apprentices will be considered "at will" employees and the Program can end at any time during the apprenticeship period, at the Station's sole discretion.

To Apply:

  • After you have read the Program description and requirements detailed here, click "Apply Now to submit your application. List any prior work experience you have had including summer or part-time jobs you may have had during college.

  • Highlight any internship (s) or extracurricular activities that you have participated in. List any professional organization memberships you hold, or any additional information you want us to consider like course work, awards, special skills or accomplishments.

  • Attach a one-page, single-spaced essay on "Why I've Chosen Broadcast Journalism As a Career." Applications submitted with the required essay will not be considered.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Candidates must be a 2017 graduate or a Fall 2016 graduate.

  • Only those who are highly motivated and are self-starters need apply.

  • While a degree in communication or journalism is preferred, it is not required. Strong writing skills are essential. Candidate will be required to take a broadcast writing test.

A one-page, single-spaced essay on "Why I've Chosen Broadcast Journalism As a Career." Applications submitted without an essay will not be considered.

Preferred:

Participation in college TV stations, radio, newspapers or literary magazines will be taken into account. Also, membership in any professional organizations or associations will be considered.

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled