TV Programme Planning Intern

  • Internship
  • London



Company Description

See yourself at NBCU! Be a part of our intern community, a diverse group of curious and passionate trailblazers who we believe are the future of our industry.

The NBCUniversal Internship Program allows students to unlock their potential by contributing to big projects in meaningful ways that matter. To thrive as an NBCU intern, you are ready to bring your passion for media, entertainment, and technology along with your desire to learn each day.

Your professional development is important to us. NBCU interns receive career prep, leadership exposure, connection to other interns, networking, and of course, all the fun you can imagine along the way. Because we know it can be challenging to balance coursework and internship commitments, we offer interns paid time off for mental health, school exams, and personal holidays.

To meet students where they are, we will host internships in both a virtual and in-person format. Opportunities listed will either be in-person based on the location mentioned or virtual, depending on business needs. Please be sure to read this job description carefully and note the internship dates, locations, and departments before applying.

Job Description

Programme Essentials 

To join one of our 12-month Internships you will be:. 

  • Currently be studying at University and applying for a Placement year in your 2nd or final year or graduating in Summer 2024
  • Looking for work experience immediately after completing A-Levels or equivalent course or an Apprenticeship
  • Eligible to work in the UK without restriction for the duration of the internship from Monday 1st July 2024- Friday 18th July 2025
  • We strongly advise that you do not apply to more than 1 Internship role to ensure that you are considered for the Internship that you are most interested in and that your skills are aligned to

What will I be doing? 

We have 2 exciting opportunities within our programming department. One sitting within our NBCUniversal EMEA team and one working within DreamWorks.

As a Programme Planning Intern, you will assist in the planning of programmes on various television channels in several territories. This will involve learning and using bespoke data entry systems, as well as learning about the data analysis of ratings, tracking the channels performance, analyzing competitor channels, as well as screening content.

You will have exposure to a broad range of tasks that all go into the operation of a TV channel, which will enhance your strategic thinking in an ever-changing TV landscape.

You will also have the opportunity to learn about the broader industry and employment therein, as well as join various special interest groups within the organization.

What will I learn from this opportunity? 

Channel Planning: Programming a television channel (linear and non-linear  – e.g. streaming) and all that that entails, from the viewing of shows to the strategy of their placement on various platforms and in various territories.

The TV Village: You will sit with programming, but you will learn from the environment in which channels are the central aspect: gaining exposure to various departments such as marketing, ad sales, research, creative, essentially all departments that go into making a TV channel.

The Fundamentals of Broadcasting: You will be integral to the team and gain hands on experience in the field of television. You will therefore gain a solid foundation from which to develop your career in television


What do I need to bring to the role? 

As well as a passion for TV, you will have:

  • Attention to detail and the ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Ability to communicate with people at all levels in a professional and mature manner
  • Ability to prioritise tasks, meet deadlines and undertake various administrative duties
  • Be forthright and bring new ideas to the table with enthusiasm
  • Collaborate as a team member, but with the ability to work as an individual and take personal responsibility for the work you are asked to contribute.

The responsibilities associated with this position are not limited to the above description and may be modified at any time by the Company

Additional Information

NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

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