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Media Internship


The E.W. Scripps Company 48 reviews – Buffalo, NY
Broadcast provides students real-world experience and a unique insight into all station operations. This includes learning alongside newsroom management, reporters, photographers, producers and assignment desk editors. Web provides students real-world experience into the operations of a website at a television news station. Includes learning alongside newsroom management, web producers, reporters, photographers, producers and assignment desk editors. Sports provides students the opportunity to become familiar with reporting sports in a fast-paced live setting. Weather provides students the opportunity to work in a number of different settings. Includes learning meteorology, forecasting, producing, editing, shooting or working in New Media. Investigation Unit provides students the opportunity to work with the investigative unit learning how to research and produce specialty stories. Sales provides students real-world experience and provides a unique insight into the sales operations. This includes learning alongside sales management, account executives, research, programming, traffic and internet salespeople.

Key activities

  • Research stories
  • Contributing story ideas
  • Logging tape
  • Writing broadcast news, including voice-overs and sound-to-tape
  • Taking photos and building slideshows
  • How a content management system works
  • How to track story page views online
  • Basic HTML code
  • Actual-on-the-job training from professionals in the field of sports


  • Going into the field and help with stories
  • Actual on-the-job training from professionals in the field of weather,

    reporting and producing

  • The sales process
  • How to prospect
  • How to perform client needs analysis
  • How to develop research for the sales presentation
  • How to develop sales presentations with customized clients solutions
  • Learning agency and transactional processes
  • How to negotiate
  • How logs are generated scheduling programming and commercials

    Education & Experience/Certifications

  • Enrolled at an accredited college or university in NYS and/or resident of NYS
  • Registered as a Sophomore or above and in good stranding
  • Receive college/university course credit for participating in this program.

    The amount of course credit to be earned is determined and must be

    verified by the college/university, prior to starting assignment. Skills & Abilities

  • Computer/typing skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in person and on the


  • Completed at least one broadcast journalism writing course
  • Good organization skills
  • Computer-based research abilities
  • Strong writing skills Sales
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Dress professionally

    The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, radio and digital media brands. Scripps is one of the nation’s largest independent TV station owners, with 33 television stations in 24 markets and a reach of nearly one in five U.S. households. It also owns 34 radio stations in eight markets. Scripps also runs an expanding collection of local and national digital journalism and information businesses, including podcast industry leader Midroll Media and over-the-top video news service Newsy. Scripps also produces television shows including “THE LIST” and “The Now,” runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington DC, and serves as the long-time steward of the

nation’s largest, most successful and longest-running educational program, the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.

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