CCTV News Internship Program
CCTV is seeking news interns to produce multimedia news pieces for our cable channels and for Cambridge News, our innovative citizen journalism initiative.
Job Title: News Intern
Supervised by: Media Production Educator
Hours per week:4 – 8 hrs/wk (depending on college program requirements)
Job grade level: Intern, Unpaid. Can be for College Credit.
Free CCTV membership (including unlimited multimedia classes, and use of facilities and equipment for non-commercial productions).
Supervised by CCTV’s Media Production Educator, interns will deliver Cambridge-centric
news and information, with a particular focus on hyperlocal and underreported stories. Interns will report on interesting people, places, issues and events happening in the city by means of the following production opportunities:
Video News Packages: Conceive, shoot and edit video news packages, working alone as a “one-person-band” or as part of a team.
Articles: Write articles and shoot photos for web-only content, creating compelling and interactive multimedia news pieces.
Audio Packages: Create captivating audio stories to be embedded with an accompanying article.
Interns will be placed in either the rotational track, in which they will rotate through these areas of production; or on the progressive track, in which expectations and turnaround times are increased exponentially throughout the semester.
Operating local cable channels 8, 9 and 96 Cambridge Community Television is a nationally recognized community media center that is the voice and vision of all residents, businesses and organizations in the city. CCTV provides tools and training to foster free speech and creativeexpression, and involves people from across the city as producers and viewers of media that is informative, engaging, and as diverse as the Cambridge community.
Job Type: Internship
General Job Requirements: Experience with multimedia news production, including video field production and writing. Experience editing with Premiere Pro, and operating JVC camcorders and/or Canon DSLR cameras. Well organized, self-motivated, good writing skills, and works well under pressure with fast turnaround times.
Education and/or Experience: News writing and video production and/or broadcast journalism experience.