Posted On: December 12, 2014
Media Organization: TV Guide Magazine
TV Guide Magazine is the premier TV entertainment magazine in the U.S. The biweekly publication includes a mix of in-depth cover stories about top television series, news special reports, interviews with and profiles of entertainment industry stars and leaders. With a circulation of 1.8 million readers, the magazine highlights the best shows and most buzzed-about stars to help our readers determine what's worth watching on any given night.
TV GUIDE MAGAZINE EDITORIAL INTERNSHIP
Starting Date: Early January to early May
Supervisor: Michael Fell, Managing Editor
Course credit is required
TV Guide Magazine interns gain experience in several departments at the magazine. Beginning in the research department, the student will fact check stories and assist the researchers in news, highlights, and feature stories for publication. The student will work closely with editors and staff writers to help compile information for special packages such as our Spring Preview and Summer Preview, among others. The student will attend our daily morning news meetings and weekly editorial meetings and is welcome to pitch ideas to the staff. Interns will also transcribe interviews with actors/producers/directors, communicate with network publicists, and research TV Guide’s rich archives. Depending on the student’s skill set, he or she may have the opportunity to cover red-carpet events, conduct phone interviews for stories, and write short articles for print and online.
We’re looking for interns who are passionate about TV, celebrities, and entertainment. Enthusiasm, efficiency, and organizational skills are essential, in addition to proficiency with computers 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, biweekly entertainment magazine.
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 (under the direction of the research director)
• Interview and transcription skills (either through direct practice or listening to editors’ interviews)
• Organizational skills (to help compile information for special packages/features)
• Writing skills (opportunities in print and online)
Time Commitment: Two days per week; regular hours are 10am–6pm (flexible according to student’s schedule)
Please include at least two writing samples or clips of any published or academic work, along with one or two references. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org