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Promotions Intern – Fall – WGN-TV

Company: WGN-TV

Address: Chicago, IL

  • Full Time


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
  • Community Events
  • 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


  • Skills evaluated
  • 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).
  • Additional Information

Internship Eligibility

  • 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 and search for keyword “Job ID 2019-49478 ”. Submit resume in PDF Form

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