MTV Always On, Editorial Intern
Intern Role Profile
Name: Department/Region: Digital Media
Date: March 2015 Manager: Senior Editorial Director
MTV Always On Editorial Intern
MTV is expanding its presence in the digital lifestyle arena and has an opportunity as part of its renowned internship programme for a highly organised and adaptable junior who wants to kickstart their career in digital
fashion, music and pop culture editorial.
The editorial intern will learn all aspects of the digital editorial business from the ground up, helping the Editorial teams with day to day tasks such as researching news, features and interviews, transcribing, writing stories, liaising with PRs, assisting with social media and occasionally assisting on photoshoots.
You should have strong written skills (specifically writing for online), knowledge of and enthusiasm for all things MTV including music, movies, fashion and celebrity news, administrative experience, basic knowledge of how content on websites/blogs is managed (HTML not required) and be comfortable on the phone liaising with PRs. A strong understanding of social media including Instagram/Snapchat/Twitter and Facebook is a must.
Most of all, you have a desire to build a career in digital media and are ready to learn in a real life environment.
Researching features, news stories and trends
Providing Social Media expertise
Providing an in‐depth knowledge of music, fashion, movies and celebrity news
- Organising invoices
- Maintaining a workflow schedule
- Organising meetings, taking and distributing minutes
- Managing expenses
- Ad hoc requests
Experience with Mac and PC operating systems
Experience with Microsoft Office
Experience with content management systems
Desire to learn
Some understanding of the needs of an editorial team
Highly developed organisational skills
An affinity and familiarity with MTV and its brand values
Ability to build great working relationships and take direction
MTV Core Competencies:
Is direct and honest in dealing with others
Treats all people with respect and fairness
Acts consistently with their words
Follows ethical business practices
Works effectively through job and organisation changes
Deals constructively with frustration and stress, maintaining a professional and positive manner
Passion & Optimism
Teamwork & Transparency
This job description is a guide to the work you will be initially required to undertake. It may be changed from time to time to meet changing circumstances. It does not form part of your
contract of employment and as your experience grows you will be expected to broaden your tasks, suggest improvements, solve problems and enhance the effectiveness of the role.