Approximate Date of Posting: June 6, 2018
Position: 3 positions 163962BR
Video Archive Library Trainee
Eligibility: Students must currently be enrolled in or interested in pursuing a degree from an ALA-accredited master’s program in library or information studies, or archiving or within 6 months post-graduation
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Company/Organization CNN- Turner/Division of Time Warner
Time Frame: September 10th through December 7th
Compensation Interns are paid at a competitive wage – above minimum-wage based on location
What will you be doing?
The CNN Library provides video archives management, editorial research and content systems support to CNN Worldwide networks and platforms. We’re looking for three highly motivated interns who will concentrate in each of these areas.
- The editorial research intern will apply their crazy-good investigative research skills to navigate a variety of subscription-based databases, traditional reference sources, and the internet.
- They’ll spend time on our info reference desk, providing research to CNN news staff worldwide in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, and will help produce and maintain editorial research materials to meet the needs of news production.
- The video intern will get their hands dirty working with CNN’s video collection – going through bureau field tape collections, creating catalog records and applying metadata, and seeing how we preserve our historical videotapes through digitization.
- They’ll help video reference librarians pinpoint compelling footage for CNN staff to use on-air and on cnn.com.
- The taxonomy intern will work with the CNN Library’s Content Systems team on projects involving taxonomies and ontology development, machine learning and text-based classification.
- You will be the human intelligence behind an artificial intelligence system for classifying news content.
What do we need from you?
- Students must currently be enrolled in or interested in pursuing a degree from an ALA-accredited master’s program in library or information studies, or archiving.
- Candidates should have an interest in information studies and journalism, and should be a highly motivated self-starter who is adaptable to a changing work environment.
- Candidates must have superior organizational skills, attention to detail, and excellent current events awareness.
- Ability to work independently and creatively and to handle multiple tasks simultaneously a must.
- Effective written and verbal communication skills are a top priority.
- Participation in the internship program is reserved for students who are currently enrolled or within 6 months post-graduation.
- Most positions are targeted to upperclassmen and graduate students.