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Promotions Intern - Fall

Tribune Company
Chicago, IL
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Promotions Intern - Fall in Chicago, Illinois | Careers at IL-Chicago;2501 W. Bradley Place (WGN-TV)
  • Promotions Intern - Fall

    Location US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 2 months ago(5/21/2019 8:59 PM)
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  • Overview

    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

    * 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 pred.
    • 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.


    On-line: Please go to http://www.tribunemedia.com/careers/ and search for keyword “Job ID 2019-49478 ”. Submit resume in PDF Form


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    Posted: 2019-07-15 Expires: 2019-08-14

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