Learn about the promotions process of WGN-TV. Get experience in promotions, special events marketing and public relations. Candidate must be organized and possess good interpersonal and typing skills. Proficiency in Word and Excel required; must have working knowledge of WordPress.
Promotions/Marketing Internship Responsibilities:
To assist the Director of Sponsorship Solutions in the following areas:
Promotions and Special Events Marketing
Help implement station promotions and special events from inception to conclusion (generate rules, fulfillment of winners, update contest calendar)
Draft copy for news explaining and/or promoting events
Work on ‘texting’ promotions and alerts
Some ‘idea generation’ re: generating revenue tied to on-air promotions; writing up sales pitches
Assist in organizing events such as Back to School Kids Fair (Aug), Food Drive (Nov), and Drive Thru Toy Drive (Dec)
Help implement community events and monetize for WGN-TV
Be present at events and help wherever and however necessary
Public Relations – Internal and External Communications (EXAMPLES)
Press relations: draft releases for ratings releases, programming, sports, news specials, new hires, etc.
Maintain correspondence with viewers (ie: Skilling art for charities, etc.)
Maintain PR files (ie: updating bios, company history, etc.)
Field phone calls
Be present at events and help wherever and however necessary (including street team events and WGN-TV’s new “Man of the People” show starring Pat Tomasulo from WGN Morning News
Social Media Outreach
Update text alerts, new and sales related initiatives
Clip video from segments to for clients & station purposes
You may also have the opportunity to…
Engage our audience and encourage user-generated content, photos, videos and more. Update, promote and publicize our WGN content across various social networks.
Help increase our profile on external social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and more
Quick learner, requires minimal supervision, works well under pressure, demonstrates initiative, organized and highly detail oriented, reliable, punctual, strong administrative skills (must know Word/Excel).
Must be 18 or older and eligible to work in the US.
Registered students in good standing at an accredited college or university preferred.
Must be able to work the hours required by department.
Students can receive university or college credit for participating in this program but need to handle paperwork involved.
Internships pay City of Chicago minimum wage.
Apply On-line: Please go to http://www.tribunemedia.com/careers/ and search for keyword “Job ID 2019-49478 ”. Submit resume in PDF Form