About Metro TV

PT. Media Televisi Indonesia was granted a broadcasting licence for Metro TV on October 25, 1999. It is a subsidiary of the Media Group, headed by Surya Paloh, the company’s CEO/President, who was a wealth of experience in the local media industry and is the publisher of Indonesia’s third largest national newspaper.

To become a distinct Indonesian television station by ranking number one for its news, offering quality entertainment and lifestyle programming. Providing unique advertising opportunities and achieving loyalty with its viewers and advertisers.

To stimulate and promote the nation’s and country’s advancement towards a democratic atmosphere, in order to excel in global competition, with high appreciation of moral and ethic.

To add a valuable presence to the television industry by providing a new perspective, by improving the way information is presented and by offering quality entertainment alternatives.

To achieve a significant level of growth by developing and leveraging its assets, to increase the quality of life and the welfare of its employees, and to produce significant profit for its share holders.

Previous interns at Metro TV have been offered work there after they completed their internship.


Some broadcasting experience is preferred by Metro but it is not essential. Someone who is a quick learner and with initiative. Computers and desks are always available in the newsrooms so a laptop is not required

Intern Duties (Example)

  • Voicing news segments
  • Producing news stories from the wires and sourcing appropriate footage and images. Three world stories and two sport stories to be produced in way each evening
  • Going on location with reporters
  • Editing the news stories for entry into the teleprompter for newsreaders
  • Elocution and pronunciation advice for newsreaders
  • Research issues and write interview questions

Work Hours

Metro is a 24 hour news station. Interns will be placed on both day and graveyard shift – the latter covering the period between midnight and 9am.

Dress Code

Semi-formal (e.g. Business attire, collared shirts/ blouses, trousers/long skirt, long dress covering shoulders and knees, batik shirt/ blouse/ dress, closed toe shoes. No t-shirts, shorts, flip flops)


Jl Pilar Mas Raya Kav. A-D, Kedoya – Kebon Jeruk

Jakarta 11520 – Indonesia

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