Assignment Desk and Planning - Intern

Ref#: 33313
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Paid Intern
Job Schedule: Part-Time
Job Location: Chicago, IL, US

About Us:
CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).


A unique learning opportunity for 2018/2019 college students interested in pursuing a career in TV News; interns will gain valuable exposure and experience in areas of the newsroom including the Assignment Desk and Planning Desk.





  • News Interns will help answer phones at the Assignment Desk, develop skills for checking out news stories, log video tape and help reporters and producers research stories. Interns may also have the opportunity to accompany producers and reporters in the field at news conferences and other assignments. This position will also assist with Planning duties for the News room. Interns will get experience in using social media for newsgathering.

  • Intern will be side by side with news department professionals, learning their craft and gaining valuable experience and knowledge.

  • Each internship will be for approximately 3 months/1 semester.   Candidates who are selected must be enrolled in college.  This is a paid internship. 

  • The Internship will be considered "at will" employees and the Program can end at any time during each three/six month period at the station's sole discretion.



Results-Oriented, Dependable, Detail-Oriented, Courteous

Only those individuals who are highly motivated need apply.



·         Currently seeking a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, preferably in Journalism or Communications.

·         Strong social media and writing skills are preferred.    

·         Participation in college radio/TV stations/newspapers, magazines and websites will be taken into account.

·         Previous internship or newsroom experience is very helpful. 

·         Excellent communication and computer skills are necessary.

·         Familiarity and experience with databases would be a plus.


EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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