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Discover your pathway to a career in local television

Students interested in pursuing a journalism career should register to learn about the many career pathways available at their local television
Credit: WCNC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Ever been interested in becoming a journalist? Are you good with graphic design? Do you know the multiple different paths to get to work in a newsroom? If not you, do you know a student who would be interested in learning about this?

WCNC Charlotte is making a difference for college students by hosting a series of educational sessions to give a first-hand look at what it's like working at a local television station. High School students are also encouraged to attend. 

The staff at WCNC Charlotte will have multiple sessions throughout the week starting June 6, covering what a student would learn in a day of shadowing someone in a local newsroom, on a sales team, or marketing the station.

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Different departments will outline their jobs, what it took for them to get to where they are, and what students should do to prepare themselves for a similar career. There will also be Q&A sessions with the experts.

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All the remote job shadow presentations are free to attend. Each session is one hour.

Here is a look at the schedule for June 6-10:

Monday, June 6 -10 a.m. Industry Overview / 1 p.m. Engineering and Directing

Tuesday, June 7 - 10 a.m. Producing / 1 p.m. Assignment Desk and Digital

Wednesday, June 8 - 10 a.m. Reporting and Anchoring / 1 p.m. Sports and Weather

Thursday, June 9 - 10 a.m. Editing and Photojournalism / 1 p.m. Sales and Revenue

Friday, June 10 - 10 a.m. Marketing and Creative Services

If any of these sessions sound interesting and you want to learn more you can REGISTER HERE!

For questions or more information, email pathways@wcnc.com.

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