CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – October 29, 2018 – WTCI invites applications from high school students for a paid internship supporting the community PBS station’s Emmy Award-winning production department. Applications are being accepted through November 12th for this quarter’s student opportunity. Interested candidates can apply online at https://bit.ly/2PAGX1j. Students who prefer to apply via mail or email should contact 423.702-7815 or contact Jennifer Crutchfield at jcrutchfield@wtciTV.org.
Successful candidates will demonstrate an interest in filmmaking, digital production and civic involvement. Candidates will be responsible for transportation to WTCI, at 7540 Bonnyshire Drive, to City Hall and to production filming sites during the internship period. Students will intern for a period of up to 80 hours through a three month contract at a rate of between $8 and $10 per hour.
Interns will learn from the community PBS station’s production team and gain skills and proficiency in script building, collecting graphics, producing informational video spots, setting up shoots, drafting interview questions and other important elements of digital broadcasting. Students will learn important digital production skills while supporting WTCI staff in filming weekly City Council meetings, producing informational spots and in creating promotional elements for local programming.
Support for this project is provided by the City of Chattanooga. WTCI, the Greater Chattanooga Public Television Corporation, is an equal opportunity employer. Applications for this position can also be received by mail at 7540 Bonnyshire Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416.
As America’s largest classroom, PBS provides free educational resources for communities across the country. WTCI’s production team also supports education as a mentor for a PBSNewsHour Student Reporting lab at Dalton Middle School, through local field trips, station outreach events, online resources and unique mentorship and intern experiences like this current internship opportunity.
For additional information on WTCI’s educational resources, please visit the station online at wtciTV.org or tour the station for the upcoming Family Day event on Sunday, November 11th from 1-4 PM. This event will feature exciting meet and greet opportunities with PBS KIDS characters and fun, free opportunities to enjoy learning for the whole family. For additional information please visit wtciTV.org/familyday. For underwriting opportunities for local and national PBS programming please contact Jaye Brewer at jbrewer@wtciTV.org or 423-240-2522.