2017 Fall Intern- Editorial (Smithsonian Channel -NYC)

Ref#: 28822
CBS Business Unit: Smithsonian Networks
Job Type: Paid Intern
Job Schedule: Part-Time
Job Location: New York, NY, US

About Us:

SHOWTIME and its critically-acclaimed, award-winning original series continue to make their mark on the cultural landscape, with one of the most successful programming slates in all of television. With an impressive line-up of new and returning original series, the SHOWTIME hit dramas and comedies include HOMELAND, SHAMELESS, BILLIONS, RAY DONOVAN, THE AFFAIR, EPISODES, DICE, the upcoming drama I’M DYING UP HERE, the limited series GUERRILLA and PURITY, and the highly anticipated return of TWIN PEAKS.

Original series play a key part in the SHOWTIME programming mix, along with box office hits, comedy and music specials, provocative documentaries, and hard-hitting sports programming, including the flagship franchise SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®, the Emmy Award-winning documentary series ALL ACCESS, A SEASON WITH and the Emmy Award-winning veteran series INSIDE THE NFL.

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, and also offers SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND and FLIX ON DEMAND®, and the network's authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. Showtime Digital Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNI, operates the stand-alone streaming service SHOWTIME®. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel, and offers Smithsonian Earth™ through SN Digital LLC. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV. For more information, go to www.SHO.com.

The internship will focus on writing and content strategy for a number of our digital platforms. The intern will learn the ways we at Smithsonian Channel get people to click, watch and share our videos and use our apps and sites. Whether it's helping us refine the headline and SEO tricks we employ to make videos go viral on YouTube or brainstorming ideas for the next niche playlist that will shine on Roku, the intern will be required to think about the way they (and our audience) interacts with all kinds of content on different platforms. They'll be involved in meetings that focus on everything from web design and user experience to interpreting and acting upon analytics to make smarter content decisions.

This intern will be involved and responsible for, but not limited to, the following projects:

  • Writing and rethinking video and digital asset copy
  • Brainstorming new content ideas tied to premieres of all priorities
  • Learning how to report on analytics and draw conclusions from them that inform content strategy
  • Competitive analysis of competitor sites, videos, apps, and newsletters
  • Assist in scheduling for digital editorial platforms
  • Assist in QA of site, apps, and connected TV devices
  • Participate in all editorial brainstorming efforts
  • Write titles, descriptions, and keyword for out-of-date video clips
  • Misc. urgent task as they arise
  • Current undergraduate student (rising junior or above)
  • Interest in the Cable/Entertainment Industry
  • 2.5 GPA or above
  • Submission of cover letter- required
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to work at least 35 hours/week for 8 weeks from 6/12-8/4
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment under deadlines
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Able to provide administrative suppose as needed
  • Strong writing skills
  • Familiarity with Google Products
  • Knowledge and understanding of digital marketing strategies
  • Cable television experience a plus
  • Active participation in extracurricular activities; clubs; and/or associations. Leadership positions while maintaining an above average GPA, a plus
  • Prior internship experience in a related field, a plus
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