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Student Reporting Labs Mentor
Love public media? Believe in the power of the youth voice? Enjoy helping students create incredible news stories? PBS SoCal is looking for an awesome broadcast media mentor to work with our local Student Reporting Labs site at Etiwanda High School in Rancho Cucamonga.

What are Student Reporting Labs?
The PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs are classrooms, after-school programs and clubs around the country producing original, inspiring reports about how national and global issues affect local communities. Each semester, Student Reporting Lab schools across the country are given a prompt around a current issue. Over the course of a semester, they seek stories and create a 5-7 minute news segment for possible broadcast on PBS Newshour or the PBS Newshour website.

Mentor Responsibilities

  • Guide the students and teacher through the life of news segment, from concept to completion, over the course of each semester.
  • Commit to at least 9 school site visits (one each month from September-May)
  • Act as a storytelling resource and guide
  • Act as a technical resource and guide (from how-does-this-camera-work to editing techniques)
  • Serve as a role model


  • Preferred: B.A. in film, journalism, broadcast journalism, media, or communications
  • At least 2 years film/broadcast news experience
  • Experience tutoring/mentoring/working with high school students
  • Experience creating content for digital/web
  • Interest in youth culture and exceptional belief in youth empowerment


  • $1000 stipend for the school year

Contact Christine Zirneklis at or (714) 241-4108.