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Production Intern / Sports Media


Sinclair Broadcast Group


Tennis Channel (www.tennischannel.com) is the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle. Tennis Channel holds the telecast rights to, Wimbledon, Roland Garros (French Open), Australian Open, ATP Masters Series, the Davis Cup and Fed Cup. Tennis Channel is carried by nine of the top 10 MSOs, Verizon FiOS TV, and has a national footprint via DIRECTV and DISH Network.


About Tennis Channel Internships

The Tennis Channel's Internship Program offers unpaid academic credit only. Our internships are during entire semesters not just breaks/vacations. A letter indicating that you are eligible to receive academic credit must be submitted. In return, you'll receive hands-on experience in an exciting, fast-paced sports entertainment TV Network environment covering one of the most electrifying games in the world today - TENNIS! Our program offers terrific opportunities for students in academic programs with concentration in entertainment and/or business. Completion of our internship program does not guarantee employment by Tennis Channel.

This internship is located in both our Santa Monica and Culver City offices and is designed to expose you to various areas of production: pre-production preparation, live events, original programming and post-production. The goal of the department is to boost creativity and produce entertaining programming. You can contribute to this end by helping us stay organized and work on new efficiencies. At the end of your internship we hope you will understand how this production department operates and where you think you'll fit in should you choose a career in sports television.


Daily responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Logging tennis tapes for time code and shot description
  • Data entry of tape information into in-house library system
  • Heavy emphasis on logging content to help us transition to a tapeless environment
  • Burning DVD copies and making tape dubs
  • Delivering tapes to multiple Tennis Channel facilities
  • Assisting with live remote productions and world feeds (often on weekends)
  • Preparing and assisting with camera and gear for local shoots


    Qualifications:

  • Must be currently attending an accredited institution and registered for college credits at this institution during the quarter or semester in which the internship is performed
  • Must be in good academic standing, as defined by the academic institution
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of acceptance into the program
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Excel
  • Experience using Final Cut Pro, logging tapes
  • Keen attention to detail, for properly maintaining records and organizing tasks
  • Sharp focus, adaptable, self-motivated and driven personality
  • Comfortable taking ownership and responsibility for delegated work
  • Ability to lift and maneuver up to 25 lbs of gear and equipment
  • Accessible transportation and weekend availability
  • Minimum commitment: 2 full days of work per week (10 - 20 hours)
  • Knowledge of Tennis and the ability to identify professional tennis players is a major plus


    HOW TO APPLY:

    Please apply at Tennis Channel Careers. Include a cover letter and two work samples such as writing projects, audio files, videos (these can be graded class assignments or published work) by including their respective links.


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