KING5 Community Relations Intern (Summer Qtr)
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 4/27/2019

Job Description

We are currently accepting applications for the following Internships: (Summer Quarter) 

  • Community Relations

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 Community Relations Intern*

Hours: Flexible  

10 weeks, 20 hours/week

Duties: Help KING 5 manage its outreach in the community by communicating with non-profit partners, coordinating emcee engagements with KING 5 talent and keeping the KING 5 Community website and social media up to date. You’ll be intimately involved with the planning and execution of events and campaigns, both internally at KING 5 and around western Washington. (Specific events vary by season but include Home Team Harvest, Konnected, Beat The Bridge, SR 99 Tunnel Grand Opening, Obliteride, American Heart & Stroke Walk, etc). This is an opportunity to see how marketing, sales, programming and the news departments all work together in order to make KING 5 the number one choice for viewers and community organizations in Western Washington.

Qualifications: Interns should be in their Junior or Senior year of college, majoring in Communications, Marketing, or related field. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, possess proficient organization and computer skills, and have the ability to juggle several projects. Availability for occasional weekend hours a plus. 

 

Job Requirements

What does KING 5 look for in an intern?  Ideal candidates for KING 5 internships are current college students in their Junior or Senior year, with at least one quarter remaining before graduation. Qualified students must have strong written and oral communication skills and be interested in a broadcasting career.

Why an internship program?  KING 5 has offered undergraduate internships for many years. The station remains committed to the belief that practical work experience adds realism to classroom theory and concepts. KING 5 views internships as a vital part of a student's preparation for employment. Our Seattle facility provides a unique setting where students can experience firsthand the reality of working in broadcasting. Through the Undergraduate Internship Program, KING 5 invests in tomorrow's workforce by offering challenging educational opportunities today.

What can students gain from the program?  The classroom setting provides an excellent forum for acquiring and analyzing information; likewise, a successful internship affords students the chance to apply what they have learned in class to real life situations. As an intern at KING 5, students can test their creative talent, exercise their analytical skills and increase their understanding of broadcast operations and industry trends. In addition, through their interactions with established professionals, interns often find mentors and role models who can facilitate their career planning.

Is college credit for my internship required?  Yes. Confirmation from the University of enrollment in the for-credit internships will be required. The allocation of college credit is at the discretion of your local college or university. Students are responsible for meeting any university registration requirements. The final authority on credits received remains with the university and/or its designated representative.

How many hours are required for internships?  Generally, internships are available year round. Most internships are one quarter long (approximately ten weeks). Evening Magazine internships are for six months. The number of part-time and full time internships available may vary from quarter to quarter.

Hours are to be arranged according to the needs of the department and the scheduling requirements of individual interns. Most part time interns will work at least 20 hours per week, with specific days and times agreed upon in advance.

Are internships paid or unpaid?   Internships are paid $15 per hour. The number of internships available will vary each quarter.

How do I apply for an internship?  Application materials can be obtained at your campus internship or student employment office. To apply for our internship program, please go to “Jobs at KING 5”. KING 5 only accepts resumes and applications for open positions. Unsolicited resumes will not be retained.

Finalists will be contacted for a personal interview (Out of state finalists may be interviewed by phone only.) All internship offers will be confirmed by written notice.

 

About TEGNA:

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA), formerly Gannett Co., Inc., is comprised of a dynamic portfolio of media and digital businesses that provide content that matters and brands that deliver. Our purpose is to serve the greater good of our communities - through empowering stories, impactful investigations and innovative marketing services.  

As one of the most geographically diverse broadcasters in the U.S., TEGNA is a best-in-class operator with 49 television stations (including those serviced by TEGNA) and two radio stations in 41 markets from coast to coast. We are the largest owner of Big Four affiliates in the top 25 markets and reach one-third of all television households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults on-air and 35 million across our digital platforms. Across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, TEGNA's stations have over 25 million social followers.  TEGNA produces trusted, impactful and innovative content across platforms. We tell stories that matter, are an advocate for those in need and help bring positive change to our communities. Our award-winning journalists have been recognized with numerous national honors including Edward R. Murrow, Alfred I. duPont, George Foster Peabody, George Polk, Walter Cronkite and Emmy awards. 

 TEGNA also provides local and national partners custom, targeted and innovative campaigns through TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service.  In everything we do, we are driven by our strongly held values and our stated purpose to serve the greater good of our communities.  For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.  

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TEGNA, Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.