2017 Summer Intern - Content Acquisitions

Ref#: 27504
CBS Business Unit: Showtime
Job Type: Paid Intern
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: Los Angeles, CA, 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 lineups in all of television. The SHOWTIME programming slate has made the network among the most talked about in the business, with hits that have included HOMELAND, SHAMELESS, BILLIONS, RAY DONOVAN, THE AFFAIR, DICE, the upcoming series 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 ®. 

Showtime Networks Inc. 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. operates the stand-alone streaming service SHOWTIME®. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networkswhich offers Smithsonian Channel and Smithsonian Earththrough SN Digital LLC. For more information, go to www.SHO.com


The Acquisitions intern will responsible for but not limited to the following responsibilities:
  • Screen and evaluate 2-3 films a day (movies, episodic series, documentaries, and specials)
  • Make recommendations to the Acquisitions team on which programs to pursue
  • Attend industry screenings at major talent agencies, 
  • Responsible for keeping the Acquisitions film library current and up-to-date
The internship program will run for eight weeks beginning on June 12, 2017 and ending on August 4, 2017.  Students will work full-time, Monday through Friday

Required Qualifications:

  • Current undergraduate student (rising Junior or above)
  • Strong interest in Cable/Entertainment industry
  • 2.50 GPA or above
  • Submission of a cover letter is required
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment under deadlines
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work and prioritize work assignments
  • Able to provide administrative support as needed
Desired Qualifications:

  • 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
Other Qualifications: 

  • Excellent writing/grammatical skills
  • Film Studies concentration/major preferred
  • Demonstrated interest in movies, with a working knowledge of a wide variety of films
  • Ability to articulate opinions on movies in concise, written forms
  • Fast and efficient worker
EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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