2018 Fall Internship- Communications (Smithsonian Channel)

Ref#: 31330
CBS Business Unit: Smithsonian Networks
Job Type: Paid Intern
Job Schedule: Part-Time
Job Location: New York, NY, US

Our fall intern will strengthen his/her written and oral communication skills and gain invaluable experience in pitching national and local press for programming on Smithsonian Channel and Smithsonian Earth.
  • Help with program publicity for Channel and Earth Q3 and Q4 premieres/launches
  • Build out and maintain press list
  • Screen shows, pull clips, gather additional assets for pitching

  • Compile niche press lists
  • Screen shows and pull clips for press
  • Help pitch out our linear shows to local outlets and focus on digital series/Smithsonian Earth
  • Help compile assets for shows when pitching & draft press releases
  • Pull together press clips for weekly clip packet
  • Build and maintain award lists and mark deadlines for entry for Channel executives

  • 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 20 hours/week from September- December
  • 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
  • Social Media Skills
  • Photo editing/ photoshop 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


  • Working knowledge of television industry and national/local NY press outlets
  • Interest in non-fiction/documentary filmmaking a plus

About Us:
Smithsonian Channel™, owned by Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between Showtime Networks Inc. and the Smithsonian Institution, is where curiosity lives, inspiration strikes and wonders never cease. This is the place for awe-inspiring stories, powerful documentaries and amazing entertainment across multiple platforms. Smithsonian Channel combines the storytelling prowess of SHOWTIME® with the unmatched resources and rich traditions of the Smithsonian, to create award-winning programming that shines new light on popular genres such as air and space, history, science, nature, and pop culture. Among the network’s offerings are series including Aerial America, America in Color, First Ladies Revealed, Polar Bear Town, The Lost Tapes, Amazing Monkeys, America’s Secret Space Heroes, Mighty Ships, Mighty Planes and Air Disasters, as well as critically-acclaimed specials that include Titanic’s Fatal Fire, The Obama Years: The Power of Words, Nightmare on Everest, Diana and the Paparazzi, Diana: The Day We Said Goodbye and Flying High with Phil Keoghan. Smithsonian Networks also operates Smithsonian Earth™, through SN Digital LLC., a new subscription video streaming service delivering spectacular original nature and wildlife content. To learn more, go to www.smithsonianchannel.com, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
EEO Statement:
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