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 Our interest is to combine various cultural entertainments and display it to the general public. We offer young innovative minds an opportunity to display their skills and visions. 


Broadcast Journalist INTern


Description – We are currently looking for Journalist located in the surrounding area of the city Chicago. To qualify as a rep must be enrolled in a credited college or university; some exception may apply. This individual will be in training to become a behind the scene producer/interviewer;  and will be next in line to become an on screen personality for our platform. Tasks includes but is not limited to:

Responsibilities

  • Research current news and events
  • Assist with promotional campaigns
  • Lead the film crew as a producer at events
  • Writing and researching accurate stories
  • Follow current events, always looking for a story opportunity

Requirements

  • Must be a socialite and willing to network with organizations to gain exclusive media coverage
  • Have a reliable source of Transportation
  • Willing to work nights and weekends; some shifts may end very late
  • Able to attend both video conferences and in person weekly meetings.
  • Strong familiarity with photography, video and audio content gathering and editing skills
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills

APPLY – To be considered for this position send Katrice Perkins a copy of your resume, cover letter and portfolio to Info@WhatsTheWord.TV; Subject “Internship”.


FiLM/Cinematography Intern 


Description – We are looking for talented individuals who are looking to build a career in media and television. This internship is unpaid but we offer college credit hours to students. Interns will film some of Chicago’s hottest events; parties, concerts, celebrity Interviews and more. 

Responsibilities

  • Film video in studio and field environments
  • Contribute to mixing and editing to create polished and engaging videos
  •  Use existing original and stock footage to produce new videos
  • Assist in all aspects of video communications, contribute to planning and storyboarding
  • Assist in the end-to-end process from storyboarding to logistics to shooting to editing and publishing

Requirements

  • Experience with Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Captivate and Adobe Photoshop (suggested)
  • Knowledge of digital videography and photography cameras and equipment 
  • Have a reliable source of Transportation
  • Willing to work nights and weekends; some shifts may end very late
  • Ability to deliver videos with cuts, graphics, sound and other elements that convey a quality production value and a level of technical sophistication
  • Must own and/or have immediate access to a DSLR camera

APPLY – To be considered for this position send Katrice Perkins a copy of your resume, cover letter and portfolio to Info@WhatsTheWord.TV; Subject “Internship”.


Graphic Design Intern


Description – We are currently looking for a graphic artist living in the Chicago area. We have various upcoming marketing and promotional campaigns that this artist will assist in developing the images. Tasks includes but is not limited to:

Responsibilities

  • Assists in the design and development of layouts for marketing materials, using appealing graphics that are well organized
  • Responsible to incorporate current design trends into each unique layout to produce an up-to-date style for custom ads
  • Ensure that content is efficient and released appropriately  
  • Utilize strong written skills and bring effective visual ideas from concept through to completion

Requirements

  • Experience with Adobe InDesign, and proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe After Effects
  • Strong familiarity with photography, video and audio content gathering and editing skills
  • Working towards a BA or certificate from a Fine Arts program/Graphic Design school
  • Knowledge of Mac OS and software upgrades and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Must be a team player and flourish in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
  •  Open to constructive criticism and customer feedback

APPLY – To be considered for this position send Katrice Perkins a copy of your resume, cover letter and portfolio to Info@WhatsTheWord.TV; Subject “Internship”.


Social media Marketing


Description – The person will assist with the company’s social media marketing and advertising. Is a highly motivated, creative individual with experience and a passion for connecting with current and future viewers. That passion comes through as he/she engages with customers on a daily basis, with the ultimate goal of turning fans into customers. Tasks includes but is not limited to:

Responsibilities

  • Assist with promotional campaigns
  • Assists in the design and development of layouts for marketing materials, using appealing graphics that are well organized
  • Promote content through social advertising.
  • Ensure that content is efficient and released appropriately  
  • Administrate the creation and publishing of relevant, original, high-quality content.
  • Submit weekly data reports
  • Utilizes social media to engage with a community of fans/followers online

Requirements

  • Knowledge and use of key social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram)
  • This individual will be representing the brand of WTW; he/she must conduct themselves professionally while representing the company’s brand
  • Must own a smartphone (highly rated data plan suggested)
  • Possesses skills in writing, presentation, interpersonal relations, and customer management
  • Performs well in environment that values creativity, flexibility, and variety
  • Exhibits personal qualities, such as open-mindedness, enthusiasm, and adaptability
  • Prefers challenges, fast pace, new ideas, future focus, and unstructured environment

APPLY – To be considered for this position send Katrice Perkins a copy of your resume, cover letter and portfolio to Info@WhatsTheWord.TV; Subject “Internship”.

 


Creative Writing/Journalism Intern


Description – We are currently looking for Journalist located in the surrounding area of the city Chicago. To qualify as a rep must be enrolled in a credited college or university; some exception may apply. Tasks includes but is not limited to:

Responsibilities

  • Writing and researching accurate stories
  • Follow current events, always looking for a story opportunity
  • Ensure that content is efficient and released appropriately  
  • Pitch story ideas to editors and producers
  • Building contacts to maintain a flow of news in your specific area
  • Be able to ask difficult questions, often in an emotionally charged situation
  • Attending a variety of other events, from launch parties or premieres to sports events and industry briefings

Requirements

  • Able to work within a tight deadline
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong familiarity with photography, video and audio content gathering and editing skills
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills
  • Working towards a Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, English, business communications, or communication arts.
  • Knowledge of MS Office applications, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

APPLY – To be considered for this position send Katrice Perkins a copy of your resume, cover letter and portfolio to Info@WhatsTheWord.TV; Subject “Internship”.

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