News Producer Boot Camp

Ever dream of a career in television news? Here’s your chance for a one-of-a kind opportunity to learn what working inside of a TV newsroom is all about!

CBS 2 / FOX 28 News is looking for participants for our first-ever News Producer Boot Camp! This innovative, weeklong program will teach:

Story Selection and Broadcast Newswriting

Strategy, Ratings, and Audience Interaction

Media Law Essentials

…and more!

These are the SKILLS YOU NEED to work behind the scenes in today’s highly competitive television newsrooms!

This exciting program is free, and participation will be limited to only a few select candidates. We’re looking for people who know The Corridor and want to work in TV news right here! Solid computer skills and a GREAT attitude are also important. A four year college degree in any field is required.

Previous newsroom experience is helpful, but not necessary – just an inquisitive mind and a drive for excellence! Recent grads and career changers are encouraged to apply.

Participants must be able to attend a five-day training session, held during normal business hours, during the week of April 1st, 2013. They must also have reliable transportation.

Got what it takes? To be considered for this extraordinary opportunity, send an email to along with:

1. Your Resume
2. Current References
3. a Writing Sample: A three-paragraph statement explaining one of the following:
a. your interest in local news
b. why you believe local news is important to the community
c. a local story that has yet to be told by the media

Please put “CBS 2 / FOX 28” Boot Camp in the subject line. Attachments should be in Microsoft Word or .pdf format.

Deadline for applications is Thursday, March 14, so don’t delay!

Applicants will be screened, and only a select few will be invited to participate. This is a temporary training opportunity, and there will be no compensation, or guarantee of a job opportunity at the end of the seminar. When newsroom positions do become available, seminar graduates would be considered for employment through the normal application process.

No phone calls, please.