Who We Are:
Detroit Public TV (DPTV) is the largest and most watched public television station serving Southeastern Michigan, the most diverse public television audience in the country. We’re also the state’s only community-licensed station, meaning we operate independent of any educational, government or other institution. Our funding comes from the community we serve.
Each week more than two million people watch our five broadcast channels, and nearly 200,000 people listen to our radio station, 90.9 WRCJ for classical days and jazzy nights. In addition, DPTV is building the next generation of public media with our rapidly growing digital presence that has grown to reach more than half a million unique visitors through our website, YouTube channels and social media platforms each month.
Our key values: diversity, engagement, trust, innovation, excellence, financial stability, and growth are evident in everything we do from the engaging content we provide, to the way we work with viewers, supporters, board members and employees to the local events we host connecting DPTV with thousands of our fellow community members each year.
Does the idea of building your career alongside a dedicated group of professionals with different backgrounds and experiences excite you? If so, we invite you to join us in our mission to provide public media that helps individuals discover new ideas, make informed decisions, and enjoy enriched lives.
We are actively pursuing dynamic and diverse team members to join us in the role of Great Lakes Now Intern in Detroit, MI.
What You’ll Do:
The Great Lakes Now Intern will support the GLN staff in all phases of our projects – which include a daily news and information site, a monthly show and regular online engagement events.
Interns to get practical and realistic hands-on experience in one of the following positions. Please specify in your application which position you are interested in.
Instagram Account Management: Creating stories/photos/videos and text from segments, articles, show production, etc. for GLN’s Instagram account. Assist with developing Instagram plan for GLN and create “playbook” for Instagram needs and “best practices.”
News Reporting: Attend weekly department meetings, listen and offer content suggestions. Work with GLN News Director to develop story ideas and hone writing skills. Research, report and write stories on a variety of topics and themes for publishing on the site. Compile biweekly headline roundups.
• Excellent oral, written, and organizational skills
• Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, Google Drive and other softwares
• Excellent online research skills
• General sense of administrative management
• Enrollment in a university or vocational tech training program or recent graduate
• Pursuing writing, English, communications/journalism, or business/marketing degree preferred
• Ability and willingness to work 16- 20 hours per week, minimum 3 days a week
What You’ll Get:
• Opportunities to participate in personal and professional development programs.
• Opportunities to serve our mission and community.
• Great work environment.
Intern applicants must be currently enrolled at a college or university, or have recently (within past 6 months) graduated with a relevant degree. The internship program is unpaid and focused on education and training.
Detroit Educational Television Foundation, d/b/a Detroit Public Television and 90.9 WRCJ, is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability status, marital status, military status, or protected veteran status. Employment decisions at Detroit Public Television will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. The specific statements above are not intended to be all inclusive.
Send resume and cover letter to:
WTVS Detroit Public Television
1 Clover Court
Wixom, MI 48393-2247
*No telephone calls or third parties. Please include the title of the position in the subject line of the email.