CGTN America internships

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CGTN America is looking for talented college interns to work in all areas of our news gathering operation. 

Location: Washington D.C.

About Us: CGTN America broadcasts news and talk programming from in its production facilities in Washington D.C., joining our headquarters in Beijing – and our sister broadcast center in Nairobi, Kenya – in providing a comprehensive as well as balanced view of the world in which we live.

Our Mission: To provide English-speaking viewers everywhere a different way to see the world by simply covering more of it. We can always be seen at: http://america.cgtn.com/livenews/

Job Description: This is an educational program designed for college students who are interested in pursuing a career in journalism, broadcasting and public relations. It will provide an opportunity for you to learn the operation of the department assigned to while, at the same time allow you to perform some of the job functions that are critical to the learning process.

The main responsibilities of an intern are, but not limited to, the following:

• Taking in and cutting feeds
• Using digital editing equipment
• Updating and working on website and social media
• Taking part in coverage discussions
• Shadowing/helping reporters and photographers on assignment
• Assisting the assignment desk in answering telephone calls, making follow up calls on stories, and any other duties that may be designated by an assignment editor
• Assisting producers, writers, and production assistants in the production of a newscast(s).
• Any other duties that may be assign as needed

Department is at the discretion of management. Completed application packets are reviewed and qualified students are contacted directly.

Required Qualifications Students (verification required) must have completed their sophomore year in college prior to the start of internship. Participants must have good computer skills, excellent written skills and verbal communication abilities. Internships requires minimum of 3 months employment.

EEO Statement Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

To apply: please send the following to Resumes@cgtnamerica.com for evaluation.

1) One copy of your resume outlining any other internships, degrees earned, work experience, related clubs and organizations, current major course of study, and expected graduation date

2) A Cover Letter which must include: Personal Introduction Statement verifying eligibility and which semester you wish to intern, days and times you are available during the internship period

3) At least two reference letters. One must be from an academic advisor or professor.

Applications must be received at least 30 days prior to the start date of the semester in which you wish to participate in the internship program. Applications are evaluate on a first-come, first-serve basis.

In the United States, CGTN News is seen on DISH Network Channel 279. It airs in the Washington D.C. area on Comcast 273, Cox 472, RCN 32, Verizon FiOS 277 and MHZdigital broadcast channel 30.3. Viewers in New York can watch on Time Warner 134 and FiOS 277. In Los Angeles, on Time Warner 155 and Charter 562. Check local listings in other regions.

Our programs include:
Global Business, a one hour business show. It can be seen 8-9pm from Monday through Friday EST

The Heat can be seen nightly at 7pm EST The show is seen across ASIA: China, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines at 7 each morning Tuesday through Saturday.

Americas Now is a weekly news magazine program in English presenting in-depth stories about Latin America (and about Latin American culture in the U.S). It can be seen 7pm on Sunday EST.

Full Frame is a weekly current affairs and culture magazine show focused on human interest story-telling, cultural dialogue and creativity. The show highlights the humanitarian issues and social causes that are motivating people around the world to take action and engage with their communities. Full Frame can be seen 7pm on Saturday EST.

CGTN America newscasts can always be watched at: http://america.cgtn.com/livenews/

  • Wang Ming

    Hi,I want know this internships program is for China mainland students also?
    Or just open for students who is living in US now only?