Spring Quarter Intern, New Day Northwest

Date Posted: 1/30/2020

Job Description


KING 5 Local Programming is looking for a creative, focused, hyper-responsible intern to join our New Day Northwest production team. Interns at New Day Northwest play an integral part of the production crew during the live-to-tape broadcast and contribute to digital content production every day.  It's an immersive role where you'll learn about the TV industry, studio production, segment producing, copy-writing, digital publishing, and more.  

Required Hours:  8 AM – 12 PM Monday – Thursday.  


  • Copy-writing – You'll write short form web articles for each segment every day, and long form web articles for segments 1-2 times a week. 
  • Production – Guest greeting and orientation, segment preparation, production assistance
  • Digital Publishing – Clipping and publishing segment video daily  

Job Requirements

  • Must meet Internship eligibility requirements as defined https://www.king5.com/internships
  • Good communication skills.  You don't have to be an extrovert, but you can't be afraid to speak up, raise the red flag, or give direction clearly and succinctly to guests and contractors.
  • Demonstrated writing skills. You'll have to translate segment content into compelling headlines, abstracts, and web copy every day.  Must understand rules of grammar and how to organize story content. 
  • Flexibility.  You'll have to be ready to go with the flow or pivot on a dime.  
  • Ability to juggle competing priorities
  • Ability to problem-solve, analyze potential solutions, and use sound judgment to make decisions
  • Strong project coordination, organizational, and time-management skills.
  • Must be able to perform in high-stress, deadline driven environment
  • Basic mobile photography skills.  You'll need to take on-set photos to supplement segment content on web and social
  • Must me a detail oriented, motivated, self-starter

About New Day Northwest: Hosted by Margaret Larson, New Day Northwest is Western Washington's only morning talk show.  From the Northwest's hottest topics to the hottest products, Western Washington turns to New Day Northwest for a daily dose of what makes living here so unique. It's a lifestyle show that's always fresh, local and unpredictable. It's where celebrities, top chefs, entertainers, authors, local doctors and lifestyle experts come to share their passion through in-depth conversation and demonstration. 


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

We invite you to join KING 5 - one of the most iconic media organizations in the country. KING 5's first broadcast happened more than 70 years ago! Today we are a fast-growing multi-media company, producing more than 12 hours of local news and programming each day across two television stations, KING 5 and KONG, as well as content for king5.com and the mobile app. At KING 5, we are fierce defenders of fact, curious, and always aiming to provide context. We are real people telling real stories. We do things differently and push to break new ground daily. We care about our community because we live here too. Most importantly, WE STAND FOR TRUTH.
KING 5's progressive and innovative reputation began with Dorothy Bullitt, a local trailblazer who took risks. Her values inspire us today - quality journalism and close community ties that make a real difference for our audiences.
When you join KING 5 Media Group, you join a team passionate about these strong values: we are Truth Seekers, we are Real, we are Unique, we are Trailblazers, and we are Here in our community. We look for people with creative and entrepreneurial skills who also share our core beliefs. We embrace new ideas and new technologies and are passionate about re-inventing news across platforms.