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Ref#: 33703
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Stations
Job Type: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: Chicago, IL, US

About Us:
CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).
Description:

INTERNSHIP CANDIDATES MUST BE ENROLLED IN A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY.

THIS POSITION IS FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2019

CANDIDATES MUST BE ABLE TO WORK AT LEAST 4 DAYS A WEEK. 

THIS IS A PAID INTERNSHIP.

 

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 

CBS Sales provides successful candidates the opportunity to learn from a team of talented, successful and creative Account Executives who call on the top advertising agencies and clients in Chicago and across the country, who are willing to share their knowledge of the broadcast sales industry with the right candidates.  
The sales team enhances our traditional sales efforts by calling on new businesses or New-To-TV businesses to share information about television advertising on CBS.  Further, they discuss our ability to produce commercials and media plans for those who have not advertised in broadcast media.

 

Our Digital Sales department works with advertisers, ad agencies and clients to develop web-based campaigns to compliment traditional broadcast schedules as well as stand-alone digital campaigns.

 

Our Community Partnerships Division collaborates with current and prospective partners in outreach and educational campaigns that benefit the community and enhance sales.

 

Our Sales Marketing area develops promotional and revenue generating campaigns for existing and new clients and coordinates prospective audience casting calls locally (when available)  for such CBS Programs as "Survivor," "Amazing Race," “Big Brother” and “The Price Is Right,” as well as other client-specific promotions.

They also produce commercials and promotional spots for clients as needed.

 

Interns also respond to viewer calls regarding CBS 2 Chicago and CBS Network programs. They also assist the sales team with day to day business and help maintain customer records. 

 

Candidates will assist Account Executives, Sales Management and Sales Assistants with Research Projects, Presentation Preparation, Off-Site Events and Miscellaneous Office Projects. Interns in this area may also participate in assisting the Promotions and TV Executive departments with various projects.

 

This internship encompasses working with the Research Department.  Interns will assist in pulling overnight ratings reports, program analysis reports, one-sheet program reports and preparing presentations.

Qualifications:

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

 

Candidates must be currently enrolled in college and must submit a resume and cover letter detailing their interest, expectations and reasons why an internship in this particular field of broadcasting is of interest to them.  Inclusion of two writing samples is preferred.  References may be requested.

 

Proficiency in MS PowerPoint, Excel and Photo Shop is strongly preferred.


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