Summer Associate Digital News

March 29, 2021 by Comments Off on Summer Associate Digital News

Meredith Corp.

Job Title

Summer Associate Digital News
Job Description

I. Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.

KPHO CBS 5 and KTVK 3TV (Arizona’s Family) are owned and operated by the Meredith Local Media Group. Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP;, a leading media company for nearly 120 years, produces service journalism that engages audiences with essential, inspiring, and trusted content. Meredith reaches more than 190 million unduplicated American consumers every month, including nearly 95 percent of all U.S. women, across media platforms including digital, video, print, and broadcast television. Meredith’s Local Media Group includes 17 television stations reaching more than 10 percent of U.S. households. Meredith’s portfolio is concentrated in large, fast-growing markets, with seven stations in the nation’s Top 25 – including Atlanta, Phoenix, St. Louis, and Portland – and 14 in Top 60 markets. Meredith’s stations produce approximately 745 hours of local news and entertainment content each week and operate leading local digital destinations.

The Summer Associate Program at Arizona’s Family is designed to teach prospective digital media/reporter/producer/assignment editor associates what it takes to put a news story or production on the air. For 10 weeks (6/1/21-8/10/21) the associate will work in a large market duopoly newsroom or production area. This is a structured, full-time (40 hours a week), temporary, and paid internship at $15/hr.

Work performed is for all media platforms and initiatives, including for example: on-air, web, digital and social media.

Meredith is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and representing the communities that we serve. We strongly encourage BIPOC and LGBTQIA students to apply.

To be considered, please submit a resume along with a cover letter, with links to a website of your work or 3-5 relevant work/project samples. All applications must be received by 4/10/21.

II. Essential Job Functions

Weight %

Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results

50% Associates gain valuable knowledge with on-the-job training while working in a large market duopoly newsroom or production set.

50% Associates will work with Digital Media, Assignment Editors and Producers. Assignments include but are not limited to answering phones, gathering data on developing stories, logging content, and developing digital only content. Other duties will be assigned as needed.


III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.

Education: Must be a current, full-time junior, senior or graduate level student at an accredited journalism college or university at the time of application, or a 2020 college graduate.

Experience: Related coursework and a prior media related internship or experience required.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to work well with others and complete assignments accurately under tight deadlines is required.

% Travel Required (Approximate): 0%

It is the policy of Meredith to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Meredith will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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