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Freeform Programming & Development Internship (DATG) (CA) -Spring 2019Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 594328BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business Disney ABC Television Group Date posted Sep. 13, 2018
Job Summary:Freeform entertains and connects to audiences with bold, relatable programming that celebrates the epic adventure of becoming an adult, from first kiss to first kid. Freeform’s programming is a combination of network-defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series, and blockbuster theatricals. Freeform is also the destination for annual holiday events with “13 Nights of Halloween” and “25 Days of Christmas."
Freeform Original Programming encompasses Development, Current Series, Unscripted Series and Casting, and as an intern with this team you will have the opportunity to contribute in all of these areas. We consider our interns to be members of the team, where you are able to:
-Provide unique perspective as part of our network’s core demographic.
-Contribute to exciting projects, both educational and organizational.
-Find opportunities to aid assistants and executives in order to reduce daily challenges.
Responsibilities:We seek self-motivated candidates who are organized, upbeat, and eager to work hard in a busy, friendly environment.
Responsibilities include administrative tasks, extensive reading and script coverage, and additional projects as needed. Love of television and an understanding of our current series and projects is a plus.
You may be:
-Reading script and novel submissions efficiently and critically.
-Writing detailed and informative coverage to assess projects for series development.
-Supporting executive assistants in daily duties, including handling confidential scripts for current series.
-Assisting with organizational duties and office logistics.
-Acting as greeter to external visitors and guests when setting up meetings.
-Getting opportunities to shadow meetings, pitches, notes calls, and table reads.
Basic Qualifications:What You Bring to the Role:
-A knowledge and excitement for Freeform programming.
-Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
-Proficiency with MS Office Suite (including Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
-Previous internship experience within media/entertainment, working in an office setting.
-Exceptional phone, email, and interpersonal etiquette.
-Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills.
-A strong passion and career desire to be part of the television industry.
-All candidates must be eligible to work in the US.
-All candidates must be at least 18 years old.
-All candidates must currently be enrolled in an accredited college or university and taking at least one class – OR – be a recent graduate of an accredited college or university within the last six (6) months - OR - be currently participating in the Disney College Program, Disney Culinary Program or Disney Professional Internship Program in order to qualify for this internship.
-All candidates must be available during the months of January to May for the Spring internship program.
-All candidates must be available to work Monday through Friday 40 hours/week in Burbank, CA.
-All candidates must be able to have a consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session.
-All candidates must provide their own housing and transportation for the duration of the internship.
Preferred Qualifications:-Undergraduate students in their Junior or Senior year, or a recent graduate within six months of graduation.
-Experience fielding calls and answering multi-line telephones.
About Disney ABC Television Group:
Disney/ABC Television Group (DATG) redefines the future of media and entertainment. Delivering compelling creative, great storytelling, ground-breaking technology, high-impact marketing and innovative distribution, DATG offers multiple opportunities to build a career that supports entertaining and informing the world. A key unit of The Walt Disney Company, one of the world's most admired vertically integrated media enterprises, DATG includes global live action and animation entertainment, news, owned television stations, and radio. If you've got a passion to join our team of talented professionals we want to hear your story.
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 Disney ABC Television Group.
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.