Spring Intern - Programming and Content Planning

National Geographic

New York, NY 09-15-2023
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  • Paid
  • Internship
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

Be a part of an innovative team and culture…

The National Geographic Programming team is responsible for the planning and scheduling of hundreds of hours of premiere content per year. From linear television to Disney+, to Hulu and beyond, our team crafts the release strategies that connect our content with the biggest possible audiences across all platforms. We are the ultimate curators, platform strategists, and slate planners. Come join the fun!

A Day in the Life…

For every piece of content, a lot of thought and effort is put behind how and when it is presented to an audience. Why is one show launching on one platform rather than another? Why was one specific release date chosen over another? Being a content strategist is a constant balancing act. A day in the life may include brainstorming new ideas for a ''Collection'' on our TV app, or cross-checking information that listings providers send out. You may also work on checking competitors' release strategies and reporting back, or screening potential acquisitions and giving feedback, or you may be helping us refine how we organize our inventory.
• Will be responsible for helping source missing descriptions and metadata, and work with broad multiplatform teams across all cable nets to fill gaps
• Will be responsible for auditing our own platforms (making sure the content is appearing as intended)
• Will help write metadata (descriptions, etc.) for all platforms

What we are looking for…
• Highly motivated self-starter who is truly passionate about content planning and strategy
• Someone who knows the competitive landscape and can tell you the hottest 5 new shows right now
• Someone who sees themselves in a content strategy role in the future and wants to learn the ropes
• A candidate with high attention to detail, a professional demeanor, a strong work ethic, and most of all a desire to learn

Preferred Qualifications:
• Previous experience at a major media company preferred

Required Education:
• Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at a college/university taking at least one class in the semester prior to participation in the internship program, or recently graduated within six months at time of application.

Preferred Education:
• Coursework demonstrating interest in media

Additional Details:
• Must be enrolled in an accredited college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR must have graduated from a college/university within 6 months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program.
• All candidates must be eligible to work in the US
• Must possess unrestricted work authorization​
• Must be able to have a consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session​
• This internship is a primarily on-site position-- Must be able to provide own housing and reliable transportation for work in the New York, NY area. Also requires a working, reliable internet connection as well as a quiet, dedicated workspace.​
• Program length-- The approximate dates of this internship are January 2024 through June 2024.

The pay rate for this role in New York is $21.70 per hour. Select benefits may be provided as part of the compensation package, such as medical, financial, and/or other benefits. To learn more about our benefits visit:

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d5n507-3-237-31-191-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary: $21.70 Per Hour ($ USD)
Company Profile
National Geographic

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