The Walt Disney Company Sports News Internship ABC7 (KABC-TV), DATG (CA) -Spring 2019 in Glendale, California

KABC-TV is an ABC owned television station (OTVS), located in a state-of-the-art facility in Glendale, near downtown Los Angeles. The station is in the #2 ranked television market in the country. Weekly, ABC7 produces over forty-four hours of local news, public affairs, magazine programs and public service campaigns. You will have opportunity to observe and participate in the daily work and operations of a major market television station.

Responsibilities : A day in the life…

You will be part of the local sports production involved with the Eyewitness News Sports Department. As the Sports News intern, you may:

  • attend production meetings and be involved in the preparation of daily sports shows, segments and special programming like “Sports Zone.”

  • log and observe sports telecasts and transcribe interviews.

  • research on and contribute to sports news topics (including online/social media news research).

  • observe how sports segments are written, edited, and delivered on-air.

  • observe production in the newsroom, in-studio, and at remote locations like Dodger Stadium and the Staples Center.

Basic Qualifications :

What you bring to the role...

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • Experience (employment, internship, club, sports news writing, etc.) within sports and/or sports journalism.

  • Experience with MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.


  • All candidates must be eligible to work in the US.

  • All candidates must be at least 18 years old.

  • All candidates must currently be enrolled in an accredited college or university and taking at least one class – OR – be a recent graduate of an accredited college or university within the last six (6) months - OR - be currently participating in the Disney College Program, Disney Culinary Program or Disney Professional Internship Program in order to qualify for this internship.

  • All candidates must be available during the months of January to May for the Spring internship program.

  • All candidates must be available to work 16 hours/week.

  • Shifts available are Monday through Sunday, and hours may vary; schedule determined by supervisor based on your availability.

  • All candidates must be able to work in the Glendale office and provide their own housing and transportation for the duration of the internship.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Junior or Senior-level standing, or a recent graduate within 6 months of graduation date.

  • Knowledge of news software such as ENPS.

  • Working toward a degree in broadcast journalism, communications or television production. Courses taken in producing/writing/editing (Preditor) a plus.

  • Previous experience (academic or internship) in journalism (print and/or broadcast); television, news and new media production; and/or television news script writing.

  • Previous internship in a professional newsroom/local news affiliate.

Company Overview :

The Walt Disney Company is the global leader in high-quality entertainment and innovative technology. Begin a career that delivers unparalleled creative content and experiences to audiences around the world.

Additional Information :

Job ID: 594609BR

Location: Glendale,California

Job Posting Company: Media Networks