Internships!

We are currently looking for interns for our Media Relations and our Content Production teams.

Are you an undergraduate in your junior or senior year of college? If you're looking for a hands-on, valuable internship, choosing the MediaSource experience is the right fit for you!

 

For the past three years MediaSource has been named one of the Best Places to Work by Columbus Business First. From a casual, family-friendly atmosphere to winning dozens of industry awards, MediaSource is the perfect place for a student to learn and grow.

 

We offer different internships within our departments including content production, media relations and media measurement & analysis. Internships are considered year-round but our primary internships include: fall semester, spring semester and summer semester. If you're interested in interning at MediaSource, you can send your resume to colleen@mediasourcetv.com. 


MediaSource, named one of the Central Ohio's Best Places to Work in 2013, 2014 and 2015 by Business First, offers a creative work environment and a staff-centric culture with team-focused activities such as our popular Summer Fridays program. We work hard and play hard. Maybe you've seen one of our recent staff photo shoots?

Media Relations Intern

 

What is a MS Media Relations Internship?

Generally: A unique opportunity for undergraduate students to expand their knowledge in the PR field from the MediaSource award-winning work with brand journalism. A media relations internship requires bulk hours and a hardworking attitude when it comes to completing tasks. A small office environment that allows the intern to interact with all departments.

Task work: The media relations intern will assist the full media relations team. Duties include helping gain television and online coverage for news releases. Generating fresh ideas for possible media pitches. Participating in internal team meeting. Researching projects, news releases and fact sheets. Assisting in development of our proprietary TV media database with custom media lists, editorial calendars and media results reports. Participation in distribution of multimedia tapes. Postings to social media sites and blog writing. Support role of booking media appearances for television and radio locally and nationally. A combination of creative outreach, media research and administrative and office support.

Work hours: Negotiable but would prefer bulk work hours.

Hourly rate: Not paid but can be used for class credit.

Why Should a Student Choose MS?

Specifically from a MediaSource internship, an intern will gain:

  • Opportunity to work with an award-winning brand journalism/media relations team

  • Hands-on opportunities with upper-level tasks

  • Small office environment allows intern to develop professional relationships and contacts with MediaSource employees

  • Opportunities to communicate with media outlets via station visits, expert airings, etc.

  • Experience full work days

  • Potential future employment

General Requirements:

  • Public Relations/Strategic Communication Major

  • Junior or Senior academic standing

  • Previous strategic communication experience whether it is with another internship or student organizations

  • GPA requirement of 3.0

 

Extended Requirements:

Educational experience in public relations/news/social media. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Trustworthy-media relations interns may work on projects that have strict embargo dates or proprietary contacts. Ability to work on various phases of multiple projects at the same time. Proficient in Mac-based programs. Good online research skills. Self motivated and able to work and meet deadlines in team and individual settings. Ability to adapt and work under deadline. Results oriented. Excellent communication skills. Comfortable in casual, smaller office environment.

 


MediaSource, named one of the Central Ohio's Best Places to Work in 2013, 2014 and 2015 by Business First, offers a creative work environment and a staff-centric culture with team-focused activities such as our popular Summer Fridays program. We work hard and play hard. Maybe you've seen one of our recent staff photo shoots?

Content Production Intern

 

What is a MS Content Internship?

Generally: A unique opportunity for undergraduate students to expand their knowledge in the content/production/journalism field from the MediaSource award-winning work with brand journalism. A content internship requires bulk hours and a hardworking attitude when it comes to completing tasks. A small office environment that allows the intern to interact with all departments.

Task Work: The content intern will assist the full content team and is responsible for supporting the project teams by performing a variety of support duties as they relate to multimedia content. Projects can include and are not limited to: production assistant for multimedia productions, multimedia story brainstorming, content strategy, sit-in/observation in edits with content team, support for digital media delivery and distribution, transcribing interview/shoot footage, research and story gathering, writing and general content production

Work Hours: Negotiable but would prefer bulk work hours.

Hourly rate: Not paid but can be used for class credit

Why Should an Intern Choose MS?

Specifically from a MediaSource internship, an intern will gain:

  • Opportunity to work with an award-winning brand journalism/content team

  • Hands-on opportunities with upper-level tasks

  • Small office environment allows intern to develop professional relationships and contacts with MediaSource employees

  • Experience full work days

  • Potential future employment

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Basic understanding of visual storytelling.

  • Basic journalism skills in writing/ storytelling.

  • Basic understanding of post production editing programs is preferred, but not required.

  • Systems used at MS: Adobe Creative Cloud (Most often- Premiere Pro, Photoshop, After Effects, Media Encoder, Bridge).

Important Attributes:

  • Success in this position requires organization as well as the ability to take initiative and ownership of responsibilities and tasks assigned.

  • Must be a quick learner who is a self starter with the ability to be assigned tasks and complete them independently.

  • Strong interest in news, strategy and writing

 

Please send your resume to Colleen O’Morrow at colleen@mediasourcetv.com

MediaSource, named one of the Central Ohio's Best Places to Work in 2013, 2014 and 2015 by Business First, offers a creative work environment and a staff-centric culture with team-focused activities such as our popular Summer Fridays program. We work hard and play hard. Maybe you've seen one of our recent staff photo shoots?

Media Measurement & Analysis Intern


This position aggregates measurement information gathered by traditional and social media content software or platforms, using both data analysis programs and human analysis to compile and report the data. The resulting data is delivered according to client specifications via monthly, quarterly and annual reports. 

The media relations intern will assist the media relations measurement team, with additional duties relating to the full media relations team. Duties include searching for and logging media hits on both traditional and social media. Assisting in the creation of client-ready, formal reports. Generating fresh ideas for monitoring and measurement process evolutions. Participating in internal team meetings. Researching projects, news releases and fact sheets. Participating in the distribution of multimedia tapes. A combination of analytical skills and critical thinking, with an interest in the media.

Work hours: Negotiable but would prefer bulk work hours. 

Hourly rate: Not paid

Education: 
Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree with the following majors or focus areas preferred: 

  • Marketing
  • Public Relations with a Business minor
  • Social Media & Analysis 
  • GPA requirement of 3.0

Experience: 

  • Previous work or relevant class experience in media analysis, marketing or public/media relations.
  • Proficient in Mac-based programs.

Primary work under supervision by Brand Journalism Coordinator or designee:

  • Track media coverage using a variety of tracking methods and services.
  • Quantify coverage by using data obtained from tracking data and presenting it in various manners which will be used internally and/or for presentation to client.
  • Background research on stories, media outlets, saturation of topics, etc.
  • Support the media relations efforts for a variety of projects.

Important Attributes: 

  • Must be a numbers/figures-oriented person with excellent technical and analytical skills. 
  • Comfortable working with new technology and software including using spreadsheets and graphs.
  • Has understanding of current web trends, online news practices and SEO. 
  • Success in this position requires the ability to take initiative and ownership of responsibilities and tasks assigned.
  • Must be a quick learner who is a self starter with the ability to be assigned tasks and complete them independently. 
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail with ability to keep on track with goals and duties and update internal staff on a regular basis of progress.   
  • Must have the ability to work on multiple projects at once and be comfortable with multi-tasking and meeting internal deadlines.
  • Ability to adapt to change in requests and direction. 
  • Comfortable in environment which uses honest, direct, authentic communication.

Labor status: This is an internship available for school credit.

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