NCAA Digital Postgrad Internship

Turner Sports, Atlanta, Georgia

Date PostedFebruary 22, 2018
IndustriesNewspapers / Wires, Digital Media
Job StatusTemporary
SalaryNot Specified

What part will you play?
Turner Sports is seeking an energetic and versatile editorial sports intern for NCAA Digital. This is a great opportunity for candidates looking to gain experience in digital sports journalism as well as gain an expectation of what the day-to-day work is like. NCAA Digital Editorial interns write, edit and produce original content for NCAA Digital covering all 90 NCAA championships.

What will you be doing? 
- You'll be asked to produce a wide range of work - from the very basic publishing of wire stories, press releases and weekly polls to generating your own original stories. 
- You'll learn how to best lure readers with effective headlines and teases for all delivery - desktop, mobile, newsletters or partners. 
- You'll be asked to write quick daily "buzz" posts across a variety of subjects.
- You'll develop a strong understanding of social networking sites and how they can help us reach more readers as well as help develop stories. 
- You may be asked to cover NCAA Championships on site for the website and digital products. 
- We're looking for someone ready to keep his or her feet moving and work independently. 
- Enthusiasm, risk-taking and collaboration are highly valued. It's also important that you're versatile, and able to adapt to the fast-changing digital landscape. 
- This job will require regular weekend work and nights.
- All candidates must be recent graduates of a four-year NCAA member institution. 
- Former NCAA student-athletes are also strongly encouraged to apply. 
- NCAA Digital oversees the operations, day-to-day production, marketing and sales of, the official website of the NCAA.
- In addition to, the NCAA Digital team oversees products for the Division I Men's Basketball Championship, including March Madness Live. 
- NCAA Digital is part of Turner Sports, a division of Turner. 
- This internship is designed to provide real-work experience in the intern's desired professional field. This is an eleven-month, benefits-eligible paid program (July 30, 2018 through June 28, 2019). The deadline to apply is Monday, April 1.

What do we require from you? 
- Four-year college degree from NCAA member institution 
- Strong college athletics knowledge with background in sports journalism 
- Extensive social media experience 
- Passion for sports and digital media 
- Excellent editing skills and knowledge of AP style 
- Superior written and verbal communication skills 
- Energetic and enthusiastic self-starter who enjoys working under pressure 
- Experience working for media organization or student web/print publication 
- Basic Photoshop and HTML skills a plus

What's so great about this internship?

  • 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!

Please Note:

  • NCAA Summer 2018 program dates are July 30, 2018 through June 28, 2019.
  • The deadline to apply is Monday, April 1, 2018!
  • Interns are paid at or above minimum-wage based on location and relocation is not provided.
  • Most positions are targeted to upperclassmen and graduate students.
  • Note to International StudentsAll international students will be required to provide documentation of proper visa paperwork prior to your arrival if accepted to the program.
  • Due to the high volume of candidates for Turner's Internship Program, interested students are encouraged to apply for openings as soon as possible, as these positions will be filled on an ongoing basis.
  • Competitive candidates are typically contacted after internships are no longer posted on the website.
  • Future semester Internship postings will become available after the prior semester internships are no longer posted on the website.

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.

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