ABC30 Newsroom Internship Program

KFSN-TV ABC30, the Disney/ABC owned station in Fresno, is looking for a Newsroom Intern to learn about and contribute to our on-air, digital, and social media platforms. You will have the opportunity to observe and participate in the daily work and operations of a major market television station. KFSN-TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

Please read through this information. If you qualify, scroll to the bottom to apply on the Disney Careers website.

Responsibilities:
  • Attend production meetings.

  • Assist the assignment desk.

  • Answer phones and conduct beat checks.

  • View and log tapes.

  • Transcribe interviews.

  • Research news topics (including online/social media news research).

  • Aid in the planning of news series.

  • Observe editors, writers, producers, directors, and technical crews.

  • Travel with reporters and field crews for stories and live remotes on occasion.


  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • Experience with MS Office.

  • Prior newsroom internship.

  • Major or previous coursework in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related major.

  • Strong, ongoing knowledge of hard news/current events.


  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Junior or Senior-level standing, or a recent graduate within 6 months of graduation date.

  • Courses taken in producing/writing/editing

  • Previous experience (academic or internship) in journalism (print and/or broadcast); television, news and new media production; and/or television news script writing.

  • Thorough knowledge/experience using social media.


  • Requirements:
  • All candidates must be eligible to work in the US.

  • All candidates must be at least 18 years old.

  • All candidates must currently be enrolled in an accredited college or university and taking at least one class.

  • The Internship must receive college credit.

  • All candidates must be able to have a consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session.

  • All candidates must provide their own housing and transportation for the duration of the internship.