2019 Spring Internship- Editorial, Digital Media (NYC)

Ref#: 32454
CBS Business Unit: Smithsonian Networks
Job Type: Paid Intern
Job Schedule: Part-Time
Job Location: New York, NY, US

The digital editorial internship will focus on research, writing, and content strategy primarily for Smithsonian OTT. The intern will learn the ways we are working to grow Smithsonian in the OTT space, support the continued development of our programming strategy, and gather both subscriber and competitor knowledge.

  • Auditing and rethinking digital asset copy
  • Supporting cross-team campaigns and projects through editorial research
  • Learning how to draw insights from analytics reports to enhance content strategy
  • Doing competitive analysis of competitor sites, videos, apps and newsletters.
  • Assist in scheduling and editorial upkeep for Smithsonian OTT
  • Assist in QA of site, apps, and connected TV devices
  • Participate in all editorial brainstorming efforts, particularly long-term projects
  • Review existing copy assets/scheduling calendars, suggesting improvements where merited
  • Misc. urgent tasks as they arise 
  • Current undergraduate student (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 January-April
  • 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
About Us:

Smithsonian Channel is a joint venture between Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution. Our awe-inspiring programs, powerful documentaries and entertaining factual stories shine new light on popular genres such as air and space, history, science, nature, travel and pop culture. From legacy series such as Aerial America, Million Dollar American Princesses and Air Disasters to recent hits like America in Color, The Lost Tapes and The Coronation, our award-winning programming is available across multiple platforms in HD and 4K Ultra HD. The Channel is also available internationally in Canada, Singapore and Latin America, with more international launches to come in 2019. We currently have offices in New York City and Washington, DC.

EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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