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Weigel Broadcasting Co.

Weigel Broadcasting Co. is a family-owned media company based in Chicago, Illinois. The company owns and operates national television networks, as well as local broadcast stations throughout the country. Weigel is the leader in the multicast television network space with "MeTV," Memorable Entertainment Television, the number-one-rated and distributed multicast network, as well as the "Movies!" Network in cooperation with the Fox Television Stations, the "DECADES" Network, the "H&I" Network and the Start TV Network in association with the CBS Television Stations. Weigel's local stations include CBS, ABC, The CW, MyNet and Telemundo network affiliates. Weigel and its affiliate companies broadcast network and independent television stations in Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Cedar City-St. George (Utah), Milwaukee, South Bend and Rockford.

Summer Intern

About The Jam:

The Jam is a live 2-hour news and lifestyle show with in-studio interviews, taped features, and segments broadcast live on location.

General Job Description:

The Jam Intern will report directly to the Supervising Producer and will assist and shadow show producers, segment producers, and on-air contributors in the creation of each days show. Interns are treated as professionals and given in-depth learning opportunities for those who want to see what producing daily television really means.


This internship will support The Jam program and production staff.

Must work at least 20 hours per week.

All interns are paid.

Weigel Broadcasting Co. does not subsidize housing.


Duties include research, writing, assisting in field shoots, assisting in-studio guests

Help get the program on the air, which includes performing routine administrative tasks

Tasks include routine administrative duties and studio maintenance

Assisting in the creation and posting of social media content

Exposure to studio & field production

Other duties, as assigned


Proficiency in broadcast software like iNews is also helpful.

Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate Journalism program.

The show starts live at 6 am, 4:00a-9:00a scheduled hours are required.

Must be extremely organized, detail-oriented, and have strong interpersonal skills.

The ideal candidate should be a self-starter whos plugged in to pop culture and current events with a fundamental grasp of broadcast news and entertainment shows.

Creativity is a must.

Computer skills required include Microsoft Office Applications.

If you have what we are looking for, please apply with your resume and cover letter.

Within the cover letter please answer the following questions:

Why do you want an internship at Weigel Broadcasting?

What are your career aspirations?

What are your expectations for an internship?

Our Perks & Benefits:

Compensated internship

Tax-free Transit

Discounted Parking Access

Gym Membership Discount

Convenient access to highways and public transportation

Open-air office environment

One block from the aptly named Restaurant Row

Weigel Broadcasting Co. maintains an Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for all applicants and employees. We give fair consideration to all qualified persons and afford all our employees opportunities for advancement according to their individual abilities, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age or sex, or other protected categories. No opportunities for promotion, transfer or any other benefit of employment will be diminished through discriminatory practices. Employees or prospective employees have the right to notify an appropriate local, state or Federal agency if they believe they have been