Library Intern – CNN – Washington, DC

Greetings,
CNN’s DC bureau library and archive is hiring an intern for the spring 2013 semester. Please see the job announcement for more information: http://www.turner.com/careers#/careers/job-details/133513BR

Take note that applicants must be enrolled students. They need to submit through the Turner Jobs site (link provided above), as well as email their cover letters and resumes to jamie.helgren@turner.com. The deadline to apply is December 10, with interviews to follow. The position pays minimum wage.

Full Internship Description listed below.

Spring 2013 CNN Library Intern (DC)
INDUSTRY

Advertising, Cable/Broadcast Television Networks, Online Content/Services

AREA OF INTEREST

Internship/Trainee

LOCATION

United States – District of Columbia – Washington

POSITION TYPE

Intern

POSTING JOB DESCRIPTION
Qualifications: Students must be in either Graduate School completing a Master’s degree in Library or Information Science (MLS/MLIS) or Computer Science (MCS) or have completed their sophomore year as an undergraduate prior to the start of the internship and must be receiving course credit for DC internships. Candidates should have an interest in a variety of areas including digital librarianship or content management systems and should be an organized self-starter. Interns should have the ability to make editorial decisions, accept direction and appreciate the value of training. This person must be able to work well with a team and with fellow interns.

Please include days/hours of availability in your cover letter and a college reference contact at the end of your resume.

Duties: The Library provides research to support CNN’s Washington, DC, Bureau. The Library oversees the management of CNN’s video assets, adding metadata and handling file-based digital archiving and access. Staff provides advanced video research for bureau users.

The library looks for a student pursuing either a degree in the library or broadcast journalism field with a focus in contents systems or digital file management. The internship will provide a great opportunity to learn various aspects of librarianship and television production in CNN’s fast-paced environment.

In the CNN library internship, the ideal candidate will:

- Learn how to complete video requests for library patrons by searching the CNN Library archive database and other CNN production systems.
– Create digital library records for archive and retrieval, aggregating metadata to the respective files.
– Create and update technical documents for bureau production workflows.
– Gain hands-on experience dealing with digital video and learn how to use digital production tools, such as Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premier.
– Understand the ins-and-outs of nonlinear editing, archiving and retrieval.
– Acquire knowledge of a clustered server environment as well as insight into the latest technology used in broadcasting.
– Assume general library duties and maintenance.
– Complete other projects as they are assigned.

CNN America Inc. is a division of the CNN News Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. This 24-hour news network is the world’s most trusted name in news today. CNN provides its audience with in-depth, live coverage and analysis of breaking news events from around the world. CNN also offers a full range of programs covering the latest in business, weather, sports, entertainment, health and science news, as well as topical, in-depth interviews.

Students @ Work Internships paid at minimum-wage and structured to last 10 to 12 weeks. Tentative program dates are January 28th – April 19th. Course Credit is available. Resume and Cover Letter are required. Students should have a strong academic record (3.0 strongly preferred). Students must have completed their sophomore year in college prior to the start of the internship. In addition, students may not have graduated college or graduate school prior to the start of the internship (i.e. STUDENTS MUST BE ENROLLED IN SCHOOL DURING THE TIME OF THIS INTERNSHIP). Students seeking college credit are strongly encouraged to apply.

Note to International Students: All international students will be required to provide documentation of proper visa paperwork prior to your arrival if accepted to the program.

Due to the high volume of candidates for Turner’s Internship Program, interested students are encouraged to apply for openings as soon as possible, as these positions will be filled on an ongoing basis. Future semester Internship postings will be available after the current semester deadline.

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