Posted On: August 3, 2015
Media Organization: TV Guide Magazine
TV Guide: The Official Magazine of Television (TM)
TV Guide Magazine is completely dedicated to television entertainment and connects readers with America's #1 leisure activity. We ignite conversation and build community around their shared passion.
Our exclusive behind-the-scenes access, authoritative insight, breaking news and reviews simplify the ever-increasing number of programming options. We guide viewers to the moments everyone will be talking about and enable them to discover new shows, characters, specials and more. TV Guide Magazine empowers readers to make informed decisions, maximizing their viewing experience.
We watch everything so readers miss nothing.
Starting Date: Late August/early September to December
Supervisor: Michael Fell, Managing Editor
Compensation: For course credit only
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 Fall Preview and Winter 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.
Time Commitment: Minimum of two days per week; regular hours are 10am–6pm (flexible according to student’s schedule)
Application: Please include a resume and cover letter and at least two writing samples or clips of any published or academic work, along with one or two references. Contact: Emily.Maas@tvgm.com