Interns Only - Broadcasting Intern
The Marketing/PR Intern will work directly with the City of Arlington Office of Communications. The internship will have a heavy emphasis on broadcast production and/or broadcast journalism, assisting the Office of Communications with its efforts to expand its online and broadcast reporting using video, social media presence and community outreach. This internship will be heavy on real-world experience with a small percentage of time devoted to clerical work.
This intern will participate in a variety of activities including the following:
- Web-based written and video reporting.
- Television news reporting for Arlington’s Government Channel (Time Warner/AT&T U-verse.)
- Social media communication.
Specifically, the intern may assist in the following:
- Operation of the City’s Broadcast Studio (Tricaster 8000) for taped interviews, shows and events.
- Write, shoot, edit and voice packages to air on the Arlington’s Government Channel.
- Video production and script writing for public service announcements.
- Archival/logging of photos and videos.
- Photography at events.
- Upload web content, photos and video.
- Drafting social media content including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
- News conferences, town halls, photo opportunities, council meetings and roundtables.
- Logistics, planning and coverage of media events.
- Completing other office duties as assigned.
Knowledge and Skills:
Successful applicants will be bright, responsible, ambitious self-starters with an interest in production, journalism, and/or broadcasting/photography.
Specifically, the intern should possess the following:
- Writing and reporting skills, specifically for broadcasting.
- Still and video photography skills using Sony EX3 video and Nikon DSLR cameras.
- Video editing skills utilizing AVID Media Composer, Adobe After Effects, Final Cut Pro
- Online, social media experience.
- Time management skills.
- Major in journalism, public relations, communications and/or marketing.
- Undergraduate (junior or senior) or graduate student level.
- Career goal in journalism, public relations, marketing or public policy.
- Ability to lift and or exert forces equivalent to lifting up to 50-pounds.
Candidates must possess ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, exercise initiative and maintain a positive attitude. Computer skills including MSWord, Excel and PowerPoint desired. Fluency in Spanish is helpful.
Individual must be able to schedule at least 15-20 hours a week with flexibility to work some weekends.
THIS IS A NON-PAID, COLLEGE-CREDIT ONLY POSITION.
Ryan Hunt, Communications Coordinator
Office of Communications
101 W. Abram St.
Arlington, TX 76004