Internships - Lima, OH News Weather Sports


Do you want to learn more about television broadcasting?  

Your Hometown Stations is always accepting applications for interns in our production, news, weather and sports departments. Internships are unpaid positions.  College junior and senior students must be able to receive credit for the internship from their school. To apply for an internship at Your Hometown Stations, please send a resume and cover letter to Jeff Fitzgerald (News Director) or Terry Johns (Production Manager) at Your Hometown Stations, 1424 Rice Ave, Lima Ohio  45805. Spots are limited as we only have a limited number of positions open each year.    

NEWS INTERN: A news intern may be responsible for a variety of duties. Answering the phone in the newsroom, taking viewer comments, story ideas, making phone calls to set up stories and/or interviews, and filing stories to the server for archiving purposes. As part of the internship, the intern will be able to accompany news crews on stories. Depending on the intern’s experience level, they may be able to shoot, write and edit a story, giving them the opportunity to produce a resume tape. Interns will gain valuable experience on the inner workings of a news-gathering operation.

SPORTS INTERN: A sports intern may be responsible for editing sports feeds for sportscast, archiving sports highlights to the server, and possibly shoot game highlights if knowledgeable/experienced with a JVC model camera. The intern will also assist sports anchors/reporters in the day-to-day operation of the sports department. Intern will gain valuable experience on how a small market TV station, which has a sports-hungry viewership, puts together highlights and features.  

WEATHER INTERN: A weather intern will work directly with the Your News Now weather team. The intern should be in school for meteorology. They will gain invaluable experience working with the WSI weather system, learning how to obtain weather information, create graphics and putting a weathercast together. The intern will be able to practice in front of the green screen, putting together a resume tape.  

NEWS VIDEOGRAPHER INTERN: A photog intern will work in the field with a news crew, observing how a crew gathers a story, how the videographer shoots a story, and how they edit the story. You will learn how to edit on Final Cut Pro X. You will also file stories to the server for archive purposes. The intern will gain valuable experience working with a JVC model camera and will have the opportunity to create a resume tape.

PRODUCTION INTERN: Work with producers and directors as well as other department personnel in the planning and execution of television broadcasts. This includes working with daily newscasts, as well as local programming specials and sports events. Much of this internship experience is by way of observation due to regulations limiting the extent equipment can be used in a hands-on manner.


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