CMCS Media Production Internships

Media Production Internships

  • Television Reporter & Co-Producer 
  • Public Relations & Community Outreach

Honorarium: $300
Internship: 2 days (in studio)
Training: 4 months (online)

The Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) is looking to offer competitive media production internships for a brand new television program & press conference to be held at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. We are looking to mentor interns in the following areas, but not limited to:

  • Television Reporter & Co-Producer
  • Public Relations and Community Outreach

In joining our research & production team, interns will get a firsthand look into developing television programming and media network together. They will have the opportunity to apply skills in journalism, media and public relations while receive mentor training in career development. CMCS Board specifically oversees the learning experience by providing interns with one-on-one mentoring on development of media portfolio, branding, and profiling, and helping them achieve their goals throughout the session that will lead to a production of a television program.

The mandate of our program is to recognize celebrity studies scholars, journalists and critics, and heighten public awareness of urgent social causes in celebrity culture. Our followers and partners are film and television industry professionals, researchers, writers, artists, activists, publicists, and publishers worldwide.

We are particularly looking for enthusiastic media professionals and students who are highly ambitious, innovative, and entrepreneurial, and want to be long-term partners in developing media content that they value. This position is ideal for entry-level media professionals or final-year journalism students who are keen to enhance professional opportunities and strengthen industry relations for social causes. The unique candidate will combine excellent communication skills with a strong sense of business and philanthropy. Experience of social media campaigns to effectively promote values is an asset. Benefits include payment of a stipend $300 in addition to a full registration press conference fee waiver valued at $450 and attend our professional development workshops. The intern will also receive flexible hours of operation and working online at any location. The successful intern will be considered for long-term contracts, higher funds, and positions.

Benefits include:

  • Timely work supervision
  • Mentorship to develop portfolio and career goals
  • Fieldwork experience and on site training
  • Eligibility to be part of editorial boards
  • Attend events within and beyond university
  • Learn professional skills in higher education and media
  • Receive templates and resources
  • Connect with a strong network of academics and journalists
  • Payment of stipend and full registration fee waiver on successful completion of internship

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will work closely with the CMCS Director / Producer with an aim to:

  • Ensure conference planned runs efficiently and cohesively for minimum 25 registered delegates
  • Oversee project from conception to completion and understands the promotional process.
  • Interested to build and develop a network of industry contacts
  • Hold meetings with the director / producer and act as a sounding board in a prompt manner
  • Make sure that the production requirements are met
  • Make phone calls and send email inquiries that the program requires
  • Other duties as required

The idea candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Minimum 1-2 years of media experience required, preferably in New York City
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail coupled with strong prioritization
  • Strong proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and database programs required
  • Must exhibit excellent judgment and flexibility for effective outcomes
  • Desire to be part of a dynamic, fast-paced, collaborative, and results-oriented production team
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of education in a field related to television broadcasting

To apply for this exciting and challenging role, please forward your CV, portfolio, and a short covering letter to
Dr Samita Nandy at  Application deadline: August 31, 2018

The Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) is an international organization and research network that helps coordinating academic research and media commentaries on celebrity culture. CMCS carries a pedagogical philosophy that inspires integration of research and media skills training in academic and public discourses of fame.  The centre believes in intellectual, aesthetic, and ethical values of bridging gaps in higher education and media. With this view, CMCS facilitates research, publications, creative productions, and media commentaries to restore artistic and ethical acts for social change.

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