Journalists for Human Rights is coordinating two (2) paid internship opportunities for emerging Indigenous reporters through the Indigenous Reporters Program.
1 position at Aborigingal Peoples Television Network (APTN) as a Television Technician (junior) OR Researcher/Writer (trainee)
1 position at Netnewsledger as a Junior Reporter
Location: APTN offices in either Ottawa or Winnipeg; and Netnewsledger offices in Thunder Bay
Number of Internships: Two, one opportunity at each of APTN and Netnewsledger
Deadline to apply: January 9, 2015
Start Date: February 23, 2015
Duration: 3 months
The Television Technician (junior) (APTN) works under the supervision of the Director or Producer and provides support to the Studio Crew in the day to day production of APTN News and Current Affairs Programming while adhering to the highest journalistic standards, procedures and practices. Key responsibilities include working as a teleprompter, electronic graphics, switcher, audio, AD, studio camera operator, floor director, and editor. Also, prepping the studio prior to production, which includes lighting, camera set-up and striking the set following production.
The Researcher/Writer (trainee) (APTN) works under the direction of the Assignment Editor and gathers content for News and Current Affairs while adhering to the highest journalistic standards, procedures and practices. Key responsibilities include searching for stories; researching, developing ideas using leads/tips; pitching story ideas; interviewing sources, preparing story outlines, reviewing archives; assisting with the preparation of published stories, etc.
The Junior Reporter (Netnewsledger) will be writing features, covering crimes, courts, inquests, breaking news, health and education stories. The Junior Reporter will also be required to take photographs and work in other multimedia departments including videography and web publication. This position requires a variety of interests in journalism including sports, city, living and business. Also, assisting in live broadcasts for website publication may be required, as well as maintaining and updating social media streams.
APTN is the first national Aboriginal television network in the world with programming by, for and about Aboriginal Peoples to share with all Canadians and viewers around the world. For the third straight year APTN has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and for the seventh consecutive year APTN has been recognized as Manitoba’s Top 25 Employers.
The APTN Winnipeg head office is a hub for national stories and community based reporting. The Winnipeg office is heavily focused on broadcast journalism. The APTN Ottawa bureau is the hub for anyone interested in covering national political news stories.
About Netnewsledger Thunder Bay:
Netnewsledger is Thunder Bay and Northern Ontario’s source for online news. Netnewsledger offers news, information, opinions and positive ideas for Thunder Bay, Ontario, Northwestern Ontario and the world through online stories, columns, videos, live broadcasts and an expansive social media network. Netnewsledger covers a large region of Ontario, but are also widely read around the country and the world. Their motto is “News at the speed of the Internet.”
To Apply: Applicants must be currently enrolled in a post-secondary media program OR a recent graduate (in the last 4 years). To apply send a cover letter, resume with 3 references and samples of your work to Miles Kenyon, Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.