KING5 Fall Internship

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We are currentlyaccepting applicationsfor the following Internships: (Fall Quarter)

  • New Day Northwest
  • Take 5 News
  • Evening
  • Sports
  • Community Relations
  • Sales & Marketing


New Day Northwest Intern*

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 7:30am - 12:30pm

10 weeks, 20 hours/week

Duties: New Day Northwest interns will work with guests before and during show tapings each morning; managing guests and backstage during show, cueing in studio, assisting with guests and show props. Interns will also assist producers as needed during segments. Interns also write and produce segment stories for the website as well as cutting show video to appear on website.

Qualifications: Interns should be in their junior or senior year, and have a valid driver's license. Computer/typing skills required. Excellent communication and research skills. Desire to pursue a career in broadcasting.

Take 5 News Intern*

Hours: (weekdays)

10 weeks, 20 hours/week

Duties: KING 5's 4pm show intern will have the opportunity to play an active and collaborative role helping the show team with everything from story ideas to audience engagement to representing the perspective of their generation. The intern will be responsible for social media listening and content creation; story pitching, research and planning; and production help.

Qualifications: Solid research and communication skills, social media savvy - and not afraid to share their ideas. An awareness of and curiosity in multi-screen journalism, the Seattle community, and trends in both daily news and the media industry in general is a must. Experience with digital publishing tools, image and video editing software and social media strategy that goes beyond 'posting stuff' is encouraged.


Hours: Flexible (6 months)

Duties: 'Evening' interns perform production assistant duties such as story research (internet, library, wire services), tape dubbing, pulling file video, assisting crews in the field and completing miscellaneous errands. They attend story pitch meetings and are expected to research and pitch stories. Interns are also the primary liaison for viewers: returning phone calls, researching story information, accepting story pitches, responding to e-mail, etc.

Qualifications: Intern should be in their junior or senior year, and have a valid driver's license. Computer/typing skills required. Excellent communication and research skills. Desire to pursue a career in broadcasting.

Sports Intern*

Hours: Flexible (including weekends)

10 weeks, 20 hours/week

Duties:Assist sports producers with production of sportscasts, log tapes of sports events, assist on sports shoots and live shots, research sports stories and might be on-air in some capacity for the Friday Night High School Football Show. The intern will also aid in the production of the 5th Quarter show that airs on Sundays.

Qualifications: Interns should be in their junior or senior year majoring in Communications, Broadcasting, or Journalism.

Community Relations Intern*

Hours: Flexible

10 weeks, 20 hours/week

Duties: Help KING 5 manage its outreach in the community by communicating with non-profit partners, coordinating emcee engagements with KING 5 talent and updating the KING 5 Community website and Facebook page. You'll be intimately involved with the planning and execution of events and campaigns, both internally at KING 5 and around western Washington. (Specific events vary by season but include Home Team Harvest, Konnected, Beat The Bridge, Obliteride, American Heart & Stroke Walk, etc).This is an opportunity to see how marketing, sales, programming and the news departments all work together in order to make KING 5 the number one choice for viewers and community organizations in Western Washington.

Qualifications: Interns should be in their Junior or Senior year of college, majoring in Communications, Marketing, or related field. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, possess proficient organization and computer skills, and have the ability to juggle several projects. Availability for occasional weekend hours a plus.

Sales & Marketing Intern*

Hours: weekdays

10 weeks, 10 hours/week

Duties: Assist with projects involving national/local sales, traffic and sales research. Specific tasks include processing orders, assisting clients with running times, departmental word processing, rate card updating, answering departmental phones, checking agency confirmations, generating promotional one-sheets, and pulling qualitative data. Assist with promotional projects and details surrounding contest give-a-ways. May include coordination with other departments including Local Programming Evening and New Day, Creative Services and Production.

Qualifications: Interns should be in their junior or senior year of college, majoring in Communications, Advertising, or a related field. Computer/typing skills required. Ability to work in a fast-paced, high pressure environment.

What does KING 5 look for in an intern? Ideal candidates for KING 5 internships are current college students in their Junior or Senior year, with at least one quarter remaining before graduation. Qualified students must have strong written and oral communication skills and be interested in a broadcasting career.

Why an internship program? KING 5 has offered undergraduate internships for many years. The station remains committed to the belief that practical work experience adds realism to classroom theory and concepts. KING 5 views internships as a vital part of a student's preparation for employment. Our Seattle facility provides a unique setting where students can experience firsthand the reality of working in broadcasting. Through the Undergraduate Internship Program, KING 5 invests in tomorrow's workforce by offering challenging educational opportunities today.

What can students gain from the program? The classroom setting provides an excellent forum for acquiring and analyzing information; likewise, a successful internship affords students the chance to apply what they have learned in class to real life situations. As an intern at KING 5, students can test their creative talent, exercise their analytical skills and increase their understanding of broadcast operations and industry trends. In addition, through their interactions with established professionals, interns often find mentors and role models who can facilitate their career planning.

Is college credit for my internship required? Yes. Confirmation from the University of enrollment in the for-credit internships will be required. The allocation of college credit is at the discretion of your local college or university. Students are responsible for meeting any university registration requirements. The final authority on credits received remains with the university and/or its designated representative.

How many hours are required for internships? Generally, internships are available year round. Most internships are one quarter long (approximately ten weeks). Evening Magazine internships are for six months. The number of part-time and full time internships available may vary from quarter to quarter.

Hours are to be arranged according to the needs of the department and the scheduling requirements of individual interns. Most part time interns will work at least 20 hours per week, with specific days and times agreed upon in advance.

Are internships paid or unpaid? Internships are paid $15 per hour. The number of internships available will vary each quarter.

How do I apply for an internship? Application materials can be obtained at your campus internship or student employment office. To apply for our internship program, please go to 'Jobs at KING 5'. KING 5 only accepts resumes and applications for open positions. Unsolicited resumes will not be retained.

Finalists will be contacted for a personal interview (Out of state finalists may be interviewed by phone only.) All internship offers will be confirmed by written notice.

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