Spring Paid Intern - Program Acquisitions
Full Time Paid Internship
Our intern will participate in various facets of the content acquisition cycle (depending upon what we have in progress at the time), but will concentrate on historical analysis and future-looking research, helping us to achieve the highest level of awareness and preparedness before entering the negotiation process. To ensure that we get the best terms and most comprehensive rights grant for our platforms and programmers, we look both backward to past acquisitions and forward to future needs during our initial assessment of content. Historical analysis and future-looking research can include anything from evaluation and monitoring of the broadcast, cable and SVOD markets - to help to determine what series and films are available for us to acquire - to tracking major happenings within our competitive landscapes - to determine who's buying what, whether TEN is getting the most expansive grant of rights and whether we're in line with what other services are paying for content - to screening and keeping track of submissions - to help to determine what content should be presented for licensing. Interns who express enthusiasm, reliability and diligence can have opportunities to work on projects above and beyond research and analysis
• Film, television major or background in entertainment law, business development, finance
• Passion for film and television
• Proficiency in Microsoft suite of products, especially Excel and PowerPoint
• Strong organizational and prioritization skills
• Inherent attention to detail
• Efficiency (speed & accuracy)
• Reliability, dependability
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Inquisitive, curious and enthusiastic
• An opportunity to work with a great team that is passionate about the same thing you are!
• Networking opportunities to meet people that you'd like to know!
• A speaker series that introduces you to cool executives and what they do for the best brands!
• Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands
Spring 2019 program dates are January 21st through April 12th. Interns are paid a competitive-wage based on location and relocation is not provided. Participation in the internship program is reserved for students who are currently enrolled or within 6 months post-graduation. Most positions are targeted to upperclassmen and graduate students.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and E-Verify users. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.
The Program Acquisitions team is responsible for the licensing of all off-network content - including feature films and syndicated series - for the entire portfolio of Turner entertainment networks, services and platforms. Think Big Bang Theory, New Girl or Brooklyn Nine-Nine on TBS, classic and arthouse film collections on FilmStruck, Hawaii 5-O, Bones and Castle on TNT or any of the blockbuster movies you might see across our brands... We are an external, client-facing department; staff works directly with executives from the major Hollywood studios to negotiate terms of licensing including broadcast windows, runs, license fees, distribution and TV Everywhere / on demand rights. Acquisitions also works closely with the Programming department - to target the best and most appropriate content to license based on brand and network directionality, the Finance team - to establish budgets and targeted price points for our acquisitions and the Turner Legal group - to draft contracts memorializing the deals that are done. The acquisition process also often demands collaboration with other internal groups such as Marketing, Ad Sales, Research and On-Air, among others.