Internship

Spring Intern - Publicity

TLC

Remote / Virtual 09-23-2021
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  • Paid
  • Internship
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

TLC Publicity Intern- Spring 2022 (Virtual)
Overview

Although our spring internship program will be completely remote (students can apply from anywhere), please be aware that this intern will report into an east coast based manager and therefore should expect to work on eastern standard time.

The TLC Communications department works to obtain press coverage for TLC programming. The publicists on the team work strategically to utilize their media contacts to create buzz surrounding all original programming, tag-teaming with the Marketing, Social Media, Digital and Production teams on their publicity campaigns. Our team has achieved press coverage that makes an impact on ratings and helps to garner more fans of our series.

Responsibilities

This internship will be a meaningful and valuable experience because the intern will dig into the bare bones of what the TLC Communications team does. The publicity intern's duties will include compiling a daily press clip report for the internal network, creating media lists, screening episodes to pull clips to pitch to press, managing frequent updates to TLC's press website, photo selection, putting together mailings, attending weekly team meetings and copy-editing press releases. Interns may also have an opportunity to pitch press for local or national coverage for TLC programming, write media alerts and/or press releases and engage with press directly. At the end of the internship, the intern will have mastered a series of tasks necessary for any PR or other entertainment-related entry-level job out of college.

Qualifications
* Pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Public Relations, English, Creative Writing, Film & Television or any other entertainment-related fields
* Must be currently enrolled as a student (proof of enrollment will be required if selected for an internship)
* Must be a Junior, Senior, or Graduate student
* Must have at least a 3.0 GPA
* Must have the legal right to work in the United States
* Previous experience with Cision or MuckRack a plus
* Previous publicity related internship experience
* Interest in publicity and a strong desire to work within the entertainment field

About Our Program

Discovery's internationally recognized intern program attracts the country's boldest and brightest students for a paid, for-credit, real-world work experience in the entertainment and media industry.

Like other Fortune 500 companies, we believe in immersing our students in all aspects of our business, giving them first hand experience working for the global leader in real life entertainment. So what sets us apart? We're passionate about investing in our interns-- both personally and professionally. Whether our program is in-person or remote, every semester is packed with speaker sessions with executives, LinkedIn profile reviews, recruiter panels, roundtable events and professional seminars-- and that just scratches the surface.

Think our program sounds pretty awesome? Our former interns thought so too! This year, we were voted into Vault's 2021 internship rankings for best overall internships, best media and telecom internships, best sales and marketing internships and best internships for diversity.

Ready to learn more? Here's what we offer:
• Mentorship from some of the industry's kindest and most passionate entertainment veterans
• Professional development seminars, panels with recruiters and former interns, intern-exclusive events, and so much more
• Access to top level executives and employees through our Speaker Series and Roundtables
• Incredible networking opportunities and a robust intern alumni network
• A creative, collaborative and inclusive company culture

What you can expect to take away from the semester:
• Opportunity to develop professionally and uncover skills you didn't know you had
• The insider scoop on the TV industry and what happens behind the scenes
• Relationships that will go beyond your collegiate career
• Real life experiences that will provide you with the confidence to delve into your next adventure

And finally, what to know before applying:
• We offer 12 week spring and summer opportunities
• Our Spring 2022 program will be fully remote- the program will run from January 31st-April 22.
• The application deadline for Spring 2022 is Friday, November 12th. After this date, we cannot guarantee your application will be reviewed for the position.
• Our internships are paid opportunities. Credit is not required; however, we will provide necessary documentation for school credit if desired.
• We do not require a cover letter- please do not submit one. Instead, demonstrate your passion for the position through your resume and interviews.

Interviewing will take place from September through mid-December. A Discovery Intern team member will contact you if your experiences and interests match an open internship position. Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to give individual status updates.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g33z3q-3-80-3-192-42 in your application.

Company Profile
TLC

Discovery, Inc. is the global leader in real life entertainment. We serve passionate fans with content that inspires, informs, and entertains, providing leadership across deeply loved and trusted brands, such as Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, HGTV, Food Network, and Travel Channel.