TV GUIDE MAGAZINE EDITORIAL INTERNSHIP Spring 2019
Starting Date: January – May
TV Guide Magazine interns gain experience in several departments at the magazine throughout their stay. In the research department, the interns have the opportunity to fact check stories and assist the researchers in stories for publication. The intern will work closely with editors and staff writers to help compile information for our listings pages and special packages such as our Summer Preview. The intern will attend our daily morning news meetings and editorial meetings and is welcome to pitch ideas to the staff. Interns will also transcribe interviews with actors/producers, communicate with network publicists, and research TV Guide Magazine’s rich archives. Depending on the intern’s skill set, they may have the opportunity to cover events, conduct phone interviews for stories and write stories for our sister publication TVInsider.com.
We’re looking for interns who are passionate about television. Enthusiasm, efficiency and organizational skills are essential, in addition to proficiency with Excel, Google Docs/Sheets and social media. Interns must be strong writers, and experience in journalistic research and conducting interviews is a plus. Journalism, media studies, and communications majors are preferred. TV Guide Magazine will provide the intern with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at a fast-paced, entertainment magazine. **must be a current student who is able to receive credit**
Skills to be Developed:
- Research skills (through archives, press sites, search engines, etc.)
- Communication skills (with major network publicists on a regular basis)
- Fact-checking skills
- Interviewing and transcription skills (either through direct practice or listening to writers’ interviews)
- Organizational skills (to help compile information for special packages/features)
- Writing skills (opportunities with TVInsider.com)
Time Commitment: 2-3 days per week; office hours are 10am–6pm (flexible according to student’s schedule)
Application: Please send a resume, cover letter, and include at least two writing samples or clips of any published work via the link provided.