Intern - Television Programming/Traffic
We are seeking spring and summer 2013 interns. (Internships January through March 2013 are no longer available).
TO APPLY: Qualified candidates please submit a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Please write Programming Intern in your subject line and cover letter)
This is an unpaid internship, approximately 10-15 hours per week with a minimum time commitment of 3 months. Our office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm. We are located at 401 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109.
KCTS 9 is the largest public television station in the Pacific Northwest, reaching over 2 million viewers weekly in Washington and British Columbia. Located in the heart of Seattle at Seattle Center, KCTS 9 improves the quality of life in the communities we serve by providing meaningful programming on air, online and in the community that informs, involves and inspires.
The Programming/Traffic Department is responsible for all scheduling of feeds off satellite, records of programs, assigning media and the scheduling of programs, underwriting placement within the daily log, placing of interstitial materials and Miranda events on all our streams of service. All other departments look to us for support and information about our programs, initiatives and strategies.
Intern will learn promotion and scheduling strategies, Nielsen media research and analysis of statistical information, interface with Master Control and other departments, and have hands-on experience with records and feeds of programs and the generation of daily logs. Students will learn how public television programming is scheduled and managed for broadcast. Student will also have an opportunity to work in a highly creative environment in one of the industry’s leading PBS stations.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Help maintain program database.
2. Code programs by category type and topic and other factors.
3. Add Nielsen ratings information for primetime programs in the current schedule.
4. Organize and support efforts to assist other departments finding information.
5. Research various topics for department projects. Create charts, documents and spreadsheets in Word and Excel to report findings.
6. Become familiar with PBS program and interstitial inventory.
7. Evaluate programs for air.
8. Assist with scheduling.
9. Read PBS Connect and other industry news for updates and program information and share findings with others. Keep department advised of updates and changes.
10. Order dub requests, assign records/media, request and ship broadcast tapes.
11. Assist with reports.
1. High School diploma or GED required
2. Current enrollment in a course of study at an institution of higher learning, such as college, community college or vocational school required
3. Communications, TV Broadcast Operations or Traffic Management course work preferred
4. Thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel required
5. Excellent writing and verbal communication skills required
6. Attention to detail and good organization skills required
7. Ability to work unsupervised
8. Familiarity with ProTrack preferred
9. Proficiency in conducting research preferred
10. Interest in Operations, public television and the media industry as a whole preferred