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Viacom International Studios Sales Intern

LONDON
22 March 2019
Full time

WHO ARE WE

 

We’re Viacom International Media Networks UK & Ireland, home to 20 TV channels that offer the very best in music, entertainment, comedy and kids programming through our MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Channel 5 and BET brands. Together these brands reach nearly 30 million homes in the UK and Ireland. Viacom brands are seen globally in more than 705 million households in 169 territories and 37 languages via more than 184 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media and mobile TV properties.

 

 

WHERE DO YOU FIT IN

 

There are lots of people here doing all sorts of jobs and we believe that having all kinds of people from all kinds of backgrounds makes this a great place to work. We have a number of Employee Resource Groups that look to support our employees from all walks of life and who face common challenges in the workplace and we hold tons of events all your round to nurture the best possible, inclusive environment.

 

 

WHAT IS THE ROLE

  

Do you love television? Do you love Viacom shows? Ever wondered how we can watch so much exciting content from the US in the UK and across Europe? Then this could be the role for you! The Viacom International Studios Content Sales team is looking for a passionate and organised individual who can keep up with the fast paced world of television programme sales to join our team in 2018.

 

The VIS Content Sales team sells the very best of Viacom shows, including Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and Channel 5, and gets them on air with major broadcasters all over the world, contributing to the global success of the Viacom brand.

 

The VIS Sales Intern’s role is to provide all round professional administration support to the International Programme Sales function, providing an opportunity to experience working within a dynamic global sales environment.

 

This Intern will gain knowledge and insight of a global company and all Viacom brands and International offices; as well as industry experience of a fast moving & challenging environment. This role is the ideal entry level position leading to an exciting career in Programme sales, which involves being fully embedded in the world of television; developing strong relationships with clients; and opportunities travel all over the world.

 

 

Sales responsibilities

  • Working with and supporting London Sales teams, in close communication with Sales Coordinator(s), Marketing Executive and Executive Assistant
  • Supporting the Format Sales Manager with diary management, expenses and travel booking; and adhoc sales support such as research and preparing pitching materials
  • Interact with internal Marketing, Consumer Products and brand teams in conjunction with Sales Coordinators and Marketing Executive.
  • Ownership and project management of various sales related presentations and projects.
  • Screen and keep across all new shows represented by the Sales team.
  • Maintain New Programmes Tracking Sheet.
  • Work with Sales Coordinator(s) and Executive Assistant on various projects as requested (PowerPoint presentations, spread sheets, event co-ordination, hosting of team meetings, screening sessions etc.).
  • Marketing and press responsibilities 
  • Coordination of a weekly media news bulletin to be sent out to the wider team in London, Paris, Miami, New York and Singapore.
  • Liaise with international team gather information for internal monthly press bulletins
  • Research and collation of information on distribution rights, TV industries, new business opportunities in specific markets.
  • Adhoc support of Marketing Executive in regard to press and marketing tasks, such as attending press meetings, creating presentations, sales decks, and researching press opportunities.

 

Reporting responsibilities

  • Responsibility of obtaining key broadcast information of properties sold in EMEA territories, to be reported to international Consumer Products teams.
  • Tracking of sales team status’ of key properties across all brands and franchises as requested by senior brand management teams.
  • Assistance in collating strategic brand reports for review by senior managers based in New York.

 

General administrative responsibilities

  • Field all calls, post (including FedEx) and communication for the sales team with Sales Assistant.
  • Ad hoc diary management for sales team including organisation of trips and TV markets - booking meetings, hotels, travel and taxis, sales material, program listings etc.
  • Assistance in arranging meetings, both internal and external for sales teams. Book video-conferences, telephone-conferences, meeting rooms, travel and hotel where required.
  • Maintain client database and Outlook contacts for sales and marketing purposes.
  • Biyearly update of General Client List
  • Ad hoc sales support (screener ordering/processing, sales and availability reports collation, restaurant bookings, and all other ad hoc requests including but not limited to those stated).

 

 

WHAT SKILLS DO YOU NEED

 

  • Attention to detail
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Good team player
  • Ability to work to deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Diary management experience desirable but not essential
  • Knowledge of second European language an advantage; but not essential 
  • 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

 

 

BENEFITS

 

In addition to having an exciting opportunity to take part in our 12 month, paid internship and your chance to BREAK into the industry, we offer some fantastic benefits such as;

 

  • Deposit Loan Scheme: Moving to a new house or flat for the internship, we’ll pay for your deposit and you can pay us back spread across the year
  • Season Ticket Loan: We’ll pay for your season travel card up front and you can pay us back across the year             
  • TV Package Discount: If you subscribe for the likes of Sky and Virgin Media, we are able to get you £20 off of your bill
  • Private Medical Insurance: You will be eligible for our full Private Medial Cover once you’ve been with us for 3 months
  • Pension Scheme: You will be eligible for our Pension Scheme from day one, as long as you are contributing to this, we’ll top this up with a voluntary contribution from us
  • Discounted Gym Membership: We offer discounts to a number of Gyms
  • Discounts at Local Shops and Restaurants: Whether you need a new pair of shoes or just want something tasty for lunch, we partner with a number of local businesses to offer us a discounted rate
  • Access to Reward Gateway: with tons of discounts on everyday shops, restaurants and household suppliers

 

 

NO DEGREE OR CV NEEDED

 

You don’t need a degree or a CV to apply and we understand that you may not have experience in all of the areas on the job description, so what we are looking for is passion, enthusiasm and a desire to learn all there is to know.

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