CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Stations
JOB TYPE: Paid Intern
JOB SCHEDULE: Part-Time
JOB LOCATION: Southfield, MI
CBS Television Stations consists of 29 owned-and-operated stations, including 16 that are part of the CBS Television Network, eight affiliates of The CW Network, three independent stations and two MyNetworkTV affiliates. Among its stations are WCBS-TV and WLNY-TV (New York), KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV (Los Angeles), WBBM-TV (Chicago), KYW-TV and WPSG-TV (Philadelphia), KTVT-TV and KTXA-TV (Dallas-Ft. Worth), KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV (San Francisco), WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV (Boston), WUPA-TV (Atlanta), WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV (Detroit), KSTW-TV (Seattle), WTOG-TV (Tampa-St. Petersburg), WCCO-TV (Minneapolis), KCNC-TV (Denver), WFOR-TV and WBFS-TV (Miami), KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV (Sacramento), KDKA-TV and WPCW-TV (Pittsburgh), WJZ-TV (Baltimore), as well as WCCO-TV’s satellite stations KCCO-TV (Alexandria, Minn.) and KCCW-TV (Walker, Minn.).
The Sales/Research Intern will have the opportunity to experience how a major television station operates. Candidate will take part in day to day activities to include general research, clerical, and project-based work, with a focus in the areas of Sales and Research. This is a great internship for dependable, enthusiastic, and motivated students with career interests in the television industry and a desire to learn Broadcast Sales & Research methodologies.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
Assist Sales Management and/or Account Executives in coordinating, preparing, and finalizing materials necessary for sales presentations to clients and media departments of advertising agencies.
Work with Research Director to learn how Nielsen and other ratings systems work in order to provide tracking data to the Sales Team.
Research new market opportunities using internal systems.
Assist in prospecting for sales leads in specific categories of business.
Assist in researching marketing and media contacts for sales prospects.
Assist in researching corporate or brand DNA of current sales clients or prospects in order to build a profile.
Create one-sheets, re-capping Research success.
Create and modify documents using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as other internal software systems used in the Sales Dept.
Work closely with departments that have day-to-day interaction with the Sales Department (Marketing, Creative Services, Digital, Commercial Production, etc.).
Perform general clerical duties to include but not limited to: handling phone calls, filing, photocopying, presentations, faxing, mailing, and other administrative duties for Sales Managers and Account Executives.
MINIMUM ABILITY, SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS
Highly proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, World Wide Web, and other related internet applications.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Must have strong written communication skills.
Must have strong organizational skills and pay close attention to detail.
Requires good verbal communication with strong problem-solving skills.
Must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
Must be able to learn, operate and use internal systems and other programs (KANTAR, WRAP, NIELSEN and Scarborough) for research purposes.
Must be enrolled in a full-time accredited college or university during the time of internship.
Must receive course credit, and/or provide a letter of acknowledgement from direct advisor statin that this internship will directly benefit candidate’s degree.
Must be able to commit to a minimum 20 hours per week during normal business hours.
This is a paid internship and is designed to last the entire school year (Sept. - May in conjunction with the student’s schedule).
If interested, please include a cover letter with your resume when applying.
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