Script Assistant/Field Producer

July 28th, 2008

Intern for Transit Transit News Magazine

Why get coffee and answer phones for the networks when you can get real hands on experience in TV production and as a writer with us?

Transit Transit News Magazine is a half hour television show that is broadcast and Cablecast into 22 million homes in the New York Tri-State Area.

Internship Title:
SCRIPT ASSISTANT
FIELD PRODUCER

Project Description: Research and produce story ideas for broadcast television. Prepare scripts. Produce both in-house and public video presentations.
• Knowledge of word processing applications and script writing applications a plus
• Video/film production and/or post-production knowledge preferred

Qualifying Criteria: Must be a full-time matriculated junior, senior or graduate student, majoring in broadcast journalism or television production, and have good verbal and communication skills.
• G.P.A. 2.5 or above for (undergraduate) and 3.0 or above for (graduate)

Major(s) Preferred: Must be a full-time matriculated junior, senior or graduate student, majoring in broadcast journalism, television/video/film production, and have good verbal and communication skills.

Number of Positions: open

Overview of Dept/Division: We are an Emmy Award winning show and the number #1 government television program in the country. We can be seen in 22 million homes per week. In-fact Transit Transit News Magazine can be seen everyday on 30 cable stations in the New York Tri-state area (including Cablevision & Time Warner), and is broadcast on WNYE-TV Ch. 25 the local PBS station every Saturday at 3:30 pm. We feature interesting places, things to do, history, science and mass transit issues and employee communications.

Responsibilities: Broadcast scriptwriting, news writing and video production. Prospective interns should have the ability to tell a story. Should be able to keep deadlines and establish a team work environment. Must be able to research and develop stories ideas in field locations.

Special Qualifications or Background Needed: Must commit a minimum of 14 hours per week (two full days 9-5). Familiarity with video cameras, Betacam, ENG/EFP equipment and videotape editing helpful.

Please send or fax resume and/or tape ASAP to:
Winston Mitchell
Transit Transit News
130 Livingston Street. 10056C
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: (718) 694-3418
Fax: (718) 694-3343

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