Job Title:  STARZ Intern, Corporate Communications (New York or Santa Monica)

Department:  Internship
Location: 

Santa Monica, CA, US, 90404

Summary of Position

This person can sit in our New York City office or our Santa Monica office. The Corporate Communications intern will play a key role in the development, implementation, and execution of communication and engagement initiatives across the organization. With a primary focus on enhancing internal and external communication strategies, the intern will assist with media relations, internal communications, event coordination, and public affairs.

Responsibilities

  • Monitor news outlets, social media, and other relevant platforms to stay informed about industry trends, company focused stories and mentions, and related news
  • Contribute to the development of internal and external materials, such as newsletters, tune-in alerts, and updates 
  • Assist with planning virtual and onsite corporate events including screenings, fireside chats, mixers, and political efforts. Provide creative input for themes, decor, and overall event experience
  • Handle logistics and follow-up activities for corporate activations, such as guest lists, registration, outreach, and promotional materials
  • Support the government affairs team in their interactions with lawmakers, agencies, and third-party groups
  • Partner on ad hoc projects as they arise

Qualifications

  • Pursuing degree in communications, journalism or related field 
  • Strong written, verbal and social communications skills
  • Multitasker who enjoys a fast-paced environment and able to be resourceful
  • Effective public speaking skills with demonstrated ability to present ideas and information in an impactful and understandable way
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team as well as independently, manage time, organize and accurately prioritize work across multiple projects, be detail-oriented, work within deadlines and understand when urgency is required
  • Strong understanding of the intersection between government and entertainment
  • Proficiency with Google Docs Editors Suite, AirTable, and Microsoft applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Preferred experience with design applications/platforms (e.g., Canva)

Internship Details

Lionsgate and Starz Internship Program – Summer 2024

Program Dates: Tuesday, June 11th – Friday, August 16th, 2024 (10 Weeks)

 

The Lionsgate and Starz Internship Program is designed to identify, recruit, and develop a diverse group of students that will gain meaningful educational experiences, professional growth, and career opportunities.

 

Please read the following information carefully before submitting an application.

Compensation Data

The pay rate for this internship is $18/hr.

Important Dates

The Lionsgate and Starz Summer 2024 Internship program dates are: June 11th–August 16th, 2024.

 

All interns are required to attend orientation on Tuesday, June 11th, 2024.

Details

 

  • Interns must not work more than 36 hours per week
  • Must be actively enrolled in an accredited college or university and pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree
  • Interns must be current rising juniors through recent grads (within 6 months of internship start date)
  • Graduate students are eligible to apply
  • Interns must be available to work for the entire length of the program
  • All internships are paid
  • Most internship positions will require working 4 days in office 

To Apply

 

All candidates must submit a resume (PDF preferred) to your preferred area(s) of interest. The program offers internship opportunities in many departments, so candidates applying should keep in mind that they may be considered for departments not listed.

 

  • Submit a 1-page resume (PDF preferred)
  • Submit a cover letter (optional)
  • Explain why your background and experience make you a great fit for Lionsgate & Starz

About STARZ

STARZ (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company, is a leading media streaming platform committed to delivering premium content that amplifies narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences. STARZ is home to the highly rated and first-of-its-kind STARZ app that offers the ability to stream or download STARZ premium content, as well as the flagship domestic STARZ® service, including STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels, and the associated on-demand and online services. STARZ is available across digital OTT platforms and multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies. In February 2021, STARZ launched #TakeTheLead, a multi-faceted and innovative inclusion initiative expanding its existing efforts to improve representation on screen, behind the camera and throughout the company.

Business Unit Overview

Starz
With the Company aligning its studio operations behind the growth of its streaming business, Starz has become one of the pre-eminent modern premium global streaming platforms. Offering subscribers more than 7.500 television episodes, including Starz original series and provocative documentaries, along with a broad catalogue of first-run movies, Starz is taking the lead in delivering relatable premium content that makes it the platform of choice among a wide spectrum of female, African-American and other historically underserved audiences. Its focused brand, premium content and freedom from legacy relationships position Starz at the forefront of the new bundles emerging throughout the media ecosystem, a compelling value proposition to complement virtually every kind of subscription platform.
 
Distinguished by its successful and focused content strategy, top programming, exceptional curation and speed to market, Starz has quickly scaled its platform to become one of the most widely distributed and fastest-growing OTT services in the world, with OTT subscribers making up more than half of its global subscriber base. The Starzplay International premium subscription service offers a “best of global SVOD” content portfolio in more than 50 countries throughout Europe, Latin America, Canada, Japan and India through a bespoke and expanding network of distribution partners. The Starzplay Arabia joint venture is one of the leading SVOD operators in the fast-growing Middle East and North Africa region. The proprietary and highly-rated Starz app, a proven hit with U.S. audiences, continues to roll out internationally.  

EEO Statement

Lionsgate is an equal employment opportunity employer. All employees and applicants are evaluated on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws. In addition, Lionsgate will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Lionsgate will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and federal law.


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