KPNX Interns (Spring Qtr)
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 12/11/2019

Job Description

Do you consume news 24/7? Interested in shaping the future of the media industry? Want to learn what it takes to produce daily content? Apply for our Intern Program!

We are currently accepting candidates for our Spring Semester Internships; Identify the field that best matches your qualifications:

  • Segment/Line Producing   
  • 12 News Visuals
  • Investigative 
  • Arizona Midday
  • Breaking News
  • Sports

TEGNA is a large, public media company with a portfolio that includes 47+ TV stations and 2 Radio Stations. We’re committed to developing the next generation of media industry leaders. Our paid internship program gives students an opportunity to explore career paths across TEGNA. Participants will gain valuable real-world experience alongside some of the most senior and celebrated journalists in the country and have the chance to build a network that will be invaluable throughout their careers. Come join us in the adventure!

  • Produce engaging content for all platforms
  • Use social media and other tools to understand audience’s needs
  • Demonstrate a desire to learn as much as possible about a career in media
  • Assist as needed in the newsroom

Job Requirements

 

What does KPNX look for in an intern?  Ideal candidates for KPNX internships are current college students in their Junior or Senior year, with at least a 3.0 GPA and 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?  KPNX 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. KPNX views internships as a vital part of a student's preparation for employment. Our Phoenix facility provides a unique setting where students can experience firsthand the reality of working in broadcasting. Through the Undergraduate Internship Program, KPNX 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 KPNX, 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). 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 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 KPNX". KPNX 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) is a media company innovating in the digital age. 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 62 television stations (including those serviced by TEGNA) and four radio stations in 51 markets from coast to coast. We are the largest owner of Big Four affiliates in the top 25 markets and reach 41.7 million television households, or 39 percent of all TV households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults across our digital platforms. Across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, TEGNA stations have over 31 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 owns leading multicast networks, Justice Network and Quest, which offer unique ad-supported programming. Justice Network is focused on the popular true-crime, mystery and investigation genre, while Quest features factual-entertainment programs such as science, history, and adventure-reality series.

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.

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

Job Snapshot

About Us

12 News (KPNX-TV) is the NBC affiliate in Phoenix and is owned by TEGNA, a national media company where you want to work. We know, because we work here. Reaching more than 2.2 million people each week, we lead the Valley and the state in coverage of the news, issues and events that are important to you and your family. TEGNA Media your typical media company. It’s a fast-paced culture offering extensive growth opportunities that plays to your strengths and fosters your talent.

It’s where reporters, producers, salespeople, storytellers, marketing gurus, digital experts and number crunchers all feel at home, and where the Valley’s most creative personalities feel inspired. Frankly? We know we’re successful because of our people, and we know the importance of keeping them happy. That being said, let’s talk perks.