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Freeform Program Planning & Content Strategy - WDT Summer 2020

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 738746BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business Media Networks Date posted Jan. 21, 2020

Job Summary:

Be a part of a transformative team and culture …
Walt Disney Television is one of today’s premier media entertainment companies, combing high-quality content with strategic use of technology to deliver compelling news and entertainment viewing experiences to hundreds of millions of people around the world. Our employees are leading, creating, and innovating, making bold moves in unexpected directions that redefine not just what a media company does, but it can do. At Walt Disney Television, you can be part of media evolution, helping us create what’s next.

Responsibilities:

A day in the life…
Freeform is looking for an intern in the Program Planning and Scheduling Strategy Department. This Department is responsible for all linear and non-linear scheduling, and acquisitions for the network. The team works closely with all departments within Freeform, including Original Programming, Marketing, Ad-Sales, and Publicity. This is a wonderful opportunity for an intern to experience what it is like to program for a top cable network. The intern will work directly with executives in scheduling and strategy to get a well-rounded view of all areas within the department. The intern will take on special projects assigned with the goal of creating an educational and rewarding experience. Help with linear program planning & scheduling activities including:
  • Long term program planning
  • Monthly program scheduling and listings preparation
  • Tracking key competitive information
  • Brainstorm and propose themed stunts and lists of episodes that will most appropriately fit a planned stunt

Help with multi-platform program planning including:
  • Long term multi-platform planning
  • Scheduling and Meta data

Basic Qualifications:

  • Strong command of MS Office suite and proficiency in Excel
  • Passion and knowledge of present and past television programming and non-linear digital programs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Must be self-motivated, energetic, detail oriented team player that thrives in a collaborative environment
  • Strong analytical aptitude
  • Must be able to work efficiently under time constraints

Required Education

  • At the time of application, must be enrolled in an accredited college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR must have graduated from a college/university within 6 months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship
  • Bachelor’s degree and relevant experience.

Additional Information:

  • The approximate dates of this internship are May/June 2020 through August/September 2020
  • Candidate must be available to work part-time hours (approximately 20 hours per week) for the duration of the internship
  • At the time of application, must be enrolled in an accredited college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR must have graduated from a college/university within 6 months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program
  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization
  • Housing: Interns must provide their own housing for the duration of their internship program.
  • Transportation: Interns must have reliable transportation to get to and from work for the duration of their internship program.
Required Materials: PDF version of resume must be uploaded at time of application


About Media Networks:

The Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, publishing, domestic television stations, digital businesses and radio networks and stations.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with International Family Entertainment, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Media Networks.

International Family Entertainment, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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