Intern - Film Analyst

Katch Entertainment

Remote / Virtual 03-08-2023
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  • Unpaid
  • Internship
Job Description

Media Genome Analyst Student Intern (Unpaid-Remote)

Katch is an entertainment data analytics startup that provides marketers and content producers with unique content and audience insights derived from the Katch Media Genome. Katch was created because Hollywood is in trouble: too many choices have consumers frustrated deciding what to watch. Meanwhile, streaming services are desperately competing for subscribers, with platforms evolving quickly.

Enter the Katch Media Genome - a comprehensive approach to analyzing content. By breaking films and series down into their most minute details, the “genes”, we are able to understand the way that these pieces combine to create the “DNA” of a story in order to derive profound insight into connecting content and audiences. Designed by Dr. Nolan Gasser, architect of the original Pandora Music Genome, the genome is the foundation of Katch’s analytics and recommendation technology.

The Katch University internship program offers film and media students the opportunity to expand their understanding of content, while gaining the tools and personal connections required to excel in the entertainment industry. Our Media Genome Analyst student-interns help our team by analyzing film and TV with our Genome. Student-interns learn from weekly industry speakers, meet with the Katch team, and network with our large intern class & alumni network throughout their time with us.

This is an unpaid internship and students must be able to receive course credit or other university approval - you must be a student to apply. All work will be done remotely, and interns should expect to spend at least 5 hours per week attending meetings, working in teams, and attending events, and 10-15 working asynchronously. The summer term will run from June 5 - August 18 and interns are expected to work 15-20 hours per week.

Intern Responsibilities:

  • Watch and analyze 3-4 films per week, providing a detailed coding to the Katch Media Genome

  • Complete all training materials on time and pass genomic coding assessments

  • Actively participate in KatchU Speaker Series, professional development clubs, networking events,

    and industry discussions, with additional opportunities to lead various teams and groups

  • Participate in additional projects and leadership opportunities as needed

    Required Skills and Knowledge:

  • Passion for film and/or television, with interest in analysis and willingness to watch a variety of genres and formats of content

  • An academically-minded awareness of all aspects of film and TV: plot, themes, character, cinematography, editing, sound design, etc.

  • Interest in understanding connections between content, audience taste, data, and technology

    Learning and Networking Opportunities:

  • Opportunity to be certified in Genomic Coding upon completion of the program, providing trusted verification of analysis expertise and skill for future opportunities. Insights gained through the analysis process will enhance the career opportunities of interns–whether on the creation, direction or marketing side of the business

  •  Weekly Q&A events with current industry leaders, professional clubs to practice skills and meet others with shared interests, team game nights, workshopping opportunities for interns’ personal creative projects, opportunities for leadership within the program, and more Connection to a large alumni network working across the entertainment industry

Submit your application at the following link: Contact Bianca Mangravite, Katch Program Manager at with any questions.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g61jej-3-239-117-1-42 in your application.