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The ABC News Special Events team handles all breaking news and planned production of major news events. Breaking news events can include everything from politics to major weather disasters, mass shootings and terrorist attacks. Planned special reports have included royal weddings, space launches, the Pope’s retirement, congressional hearings and presidential election and inaugurations. This internship will provide you with a unique behind-the-scenes seat to the biggest breaking news stories and other major events in TV news.
A day in the life…Daily tasks include printing and preparing copies and other editorial material needed for production.
Assist in the logistical planning of planned special reports as needed.
During special events programming, run copies and editorial material to executive and senior producers in the control room.
Assist the planning for the 20th Anniversary of September 11
Prep for long term/larger scaled events such as the Pope’s retirement or a high figured death.
What you bring to the role…Strong research skills
Strong organizational skills
Understanding of and interest in basic and complex political topics
Proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs, Google Docs, etc.
Flexible hours, including flexibility with working early mornings, late nights and weekends
Pursuing a Bachelor or Master degree preferred
Prior journalism or newsroom experience
•All candidates must be eligible to work in the US
•All candidates must be at least 18 years old
•At the time of application, all candidates must currently be enrolled in an accredited college or university and taking at least one class – OR – be a recent graduate of an accredited college or university within the last eighteen (18) months – OR – be currently participating in the Disney College Program, Disney Culinary Program or Disney Professional Internship Program in order to qualify for this internship
•All candidates must be willing to work 20-24 hours/week, including evening hours and weekends
•All candidates must be able to work in the NY office, therefore provide their own housing and transportation for the duration of the internship
•All candidates must be able to have a consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session
•Internship dates are end of August to December
About The Walt Disney Company:
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.
To apply for this job please visit jobs.disneycareers.com.