WNET, the parent company of public television stations THIRTEEN and
WLIW21, is a major producer of broadcast and online media
for local, national and international audiences, creating award-winning
content in the areas of arts and culture, news and public affairs, science and
natural history, documentaries, and children's programming.
WNET also has a rich media history as being the premiere educational
television station in the New York City Metropolitan area. On September 16,
1962, New Dimensions in Television (WNDT) went on the air broadcasting on
channel 13. Chartered in the states of New York and New Jersey, the very first
broadcast was introduced by distinguished television journalist Edward R.
Murrow. In 1970, local station WNDT merged with program producer and
distributor National Educational Television (NET, PBS' predecessor) to form
WNET-TV, the call letters and station you know today.
The mission of the WNET Tape Archive/Library is to collect, preserve and make
available production materials and programs that have either been produced or
co-produced by WNET, from 1962 to the present, as well as programs produced by
its former entities, NET and WNDT, both of which predate WNET and the creation
of PBS. Although the materials in the collection date back
to the 1950s, the tape archive was not established in its current form until
This internship will allow a student or recent graduate the opportunity to
obtain hands-on experience in a media library/archive.
Projects might include such tasks as cataloging, researching, transcribing,
creating metadata, scanning, and conducting reference services.
* Applicants must be currently enrolled in or be a recent graduate of a graduate program in the fields of archiving or library science with moving image or media archive interest preferred.
* Internships are unpaid.
* Intern is expected to work 12-20 hours per week over the course of the Spring semester, beginning February 1st.
* Scheduling is flexible during normal business hours.
* Must be able to lift up to 35lbs.
* Basic computer skills, familiarity with Microsoft Office.
* Attention to detail and precision in work is extremely important.
* Professional phone manner and email communication etiquette required.
* Familiarity with media formats and library practices helpful.
To apply, send your resume and cover letter to:
825 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
or e-mail: [log in to unmask]
No phone calls please.
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