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ABC News Communications Internship, Spring 2022

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 889892BR Location New York, New York, United States Business ABC News Date posted Nov. 20, 2021

Job Summary:

The ABC News intern assists the communications department publicists in the day-to-day operations of the news media relations department.

The ABC News Communications department is responsible for handling all communication efforts for ABC News programs and platforms, including “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “Good Morning America,” “Nightline,” “20/20,” “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” “The View,” “Tamron Hall,” “GMA3,” ABC News Live, ABC News Studios, ABC News Digital, ABC News Audio and ABC NewsOne. The intern would assist the ABC News Communications department in all areas.


Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
  • Compiling and editing daily press clips
  • Contributing to weekly status reports and weekly highlights documents
  • Posting press releases/announcements/advisories to the ABC News Pressroom Tumblr
  • Compiling media lists
  • Maintaining correspondents, anchor and executive bios
  • Assisting awards submissions
  • Create and maintain schedules
  • Curate and disseminate information to team
  • Assist in writing press releases, loglines
  • Assist during virtual publicity and events (may include some evenings and weekends)
  • Contribute to brainstorming sessions and publicity strategy meetings
  • Contribute to social media efforts
  • Other administrative needs

Basic Qualifications:

What you bring to the role…
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite
  • Previous media/PR internship experience
  • Strong organizational/multi-tasking/prioritization skills
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills; ability to see projects through to completion
  • Self-starter/able to take initiative
  • Interpersonal/relationship-building skills; ability to take feedback and direction
  • Strong attention to detail while working in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative, team based environment
  • Candidate must be able to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion
  • Must work well under pressure

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous internship experience within a related field
  • Existing knowledge of the television business and industry experience

Required Education

  • Senior or recent graduate

Additional Information:

Internship Eligibility:
  • Must be enrolled in a college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR graduated within the past 6 months
  • 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
Program Dates: The approximate dates are January 2022 – May 2022. Interns will work 24 hours per week throughout the internship and must provide 3 full days of availability throughout the internship.

Location: This intern will work out of our New York, NY office.

About ABC News:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

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 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call ABC News.

American Broadcasting Companies, 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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