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Intern - VERIFY
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Tegna | Washington, DC
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Job Description


WUSA9 is in search of a talented college student looking for an enriching paid internship opportunity on our Verify Team. Come join WUSA9, the CBS affiliate in the Washington DC market and a division of TEGNA Inc., a Fortune 500 global digital media company, for our 2020 Spring Intern Program.

Job Description and Responsibilities:

Interns will work with reporters and producers on research and fact-checking. The WUSA9 VERIFY team creates daily segments focused on fact-checking social media posts, articles, statements and all things viral. Interns will assist in making calls, gathering documents, vetting experts and gathering materials for the on-air and digital segments. Having a background in data-driven research is a plus, along with strong social media skills. Applicants should also be well versed in local, national and world events. They should also be self-starters with strong computer and writing skills.

Job Requirements


* Must be pursuing Bachelor's degree with a GPA of at least 3.0
* Must be well organized, detail oriented, adaptable and flexible
* Must possess excellent communication skills

To be considered a candidate for an opening at WUSA9 - you must complete the online application. Paper resumes or any electronic information received that does not come through the online application process will not be considered part of the applicant pool. No phone calls please.

NOTE: TEGNA does not guarantee full-time, permanent employment upon completion of the internship program.


TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 62 television stations and four radio stations in 51 markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching over 38 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks Justice Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA's OTT advertising service. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.