DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTIONS

(Including, but not limited to the following areas. Availability based on region and may vary each semester)

  • Ad Sales: Generates a significant amount of revenue for the company by selling air time. The department consists of the following groups: Advertising Sales Planning, Audience Research and Traffic.

  • Business Development & Strategy: Identifies growth opportunities and new businesses for Viacom that a network may consider for future expansion; provides analysis and support for strategic initiatives and operational issues across Viacom.

  • Business and Legal Affairs (to apply to this area, see our legal application): Handles business and legal affairs matters across various Viacom networks. Areas include, but are not limited to: digital business, employment law, music rights, etc.

  • Communications: Interfaces with all the network departments, serves as the media center for each network and acts as the liaison between the press and a network.

  • Consumer Products: Extends programming trademarks to create licensing and other products, including book publishing, home video, and audio tapes, apparel, and children's toys.

  • Content Distribution: Content Distribution is responsible for negotiating distribution deals with new and existing cable operators, digital, and wireless distributors to help bring Viacom programming to consumers' televisions, computers, and mobile devices.

  • Design (to apply to these areas, see our design application): Our design internships are strictly digital focused. This includes web/digital, UX/UI and product. Online portfolio links are required on resumes.

    • Digital Design (UX/UI): UX/UI teams start with early design ideation through final execution of design deliverables and prototypes. Interns will work on a range of projects from new product concepts, creating wireframes and/or sketches of concepts, creating low-fi prototypes and hi-fi mockups. Digital focuses on web development, starting with image preparation to constructing of web pages.

  • Digital Media: Responsible for the digital presence of our shows. Helps build web, mobile, and social experiences that will promote our shows, build buzz around new season launches, and engage fans in the digital space.

  • Editorial: Responsible for all online content and programming; including blogs, articles, reviews, interviews, video descriptions and social media.

  • Events: Handles small and large non-televised events, like parties, dinners, conferences and trade shows.

  • Finance: Supports the company's overall financial goals through the following areas: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Bank Reconciliation, Credit and Collection, Financial Planning, General Accounting, Production Accounting, Tax and Treasury.

  • Human Resources: Partners with management in negotiations and handles employee relations within a channel. HR handles recruitment and staffing, compensation, benefits and HR systems administration.

  • Licensing: Licensing's main goal is to negotiate costs and secure rights for music and other media used in programming. They research and review copyright ownership information, draft and prepare music licensing contracts for execution and analyze programming rights information for internal and external clients.

  • Marketing: Communicates the value of each network to viewers and the cable community in general. There are various areas within Marketing that contribute to the overall impact of the networks' marketing message. These areas include: Affiliate/Partner Marketing, Consumer Marketing, Digital Marketing, and Integrated Marketing.

  • Production (to apply to these areas, see our creative development and programming application):

    • Creative Development: Creative Development oversees the creation of digital and linear projects from initial pitch to premiere. This could include scripted, unscripted series, specials, as well as short form stunts. Creative development works with writers, producers and showrunners to create content that utilizes new storytelling formats, as well as scouting talent for potential programming use.

    • Programming: The programming department is responsible for the day-to-day scheduling of content on our networks; this includes short and long term planning of linear and multi-platform events, stunt and/or marathons. Aside from linear, the programming strategy team plans and schedules content on all platforms where Viacom content can be found- the app, online, video on demand, and snapchat, among others. In addition, they manage the relationship with production companies that provide original and acquired content and ensure all content is delivered and ready for air with no issues.

  • Public Affairs: Provides meaningful, pro-social initiatives, using the reach and power of each channel to create awareness and motivate action for current issues affecting society.

  • Research: Uses focus groups, surveys and other tools to provide qualitative and quantitative support in order to develop an understanding of each network's target audience.

  • Standards and Practices: Responsible for overseeing all content for all original programming that airs, ensuring it meets the standards of each channel. We are also responsible for screening music videos weekly and meeting with the music and talent department to approve music videos that air on our channel.

  • Technology (to apply to these areas, see our technology application):

    • Application Development

    • Data Strategy

    • Desktop Support

    • Engineering

    • Games

    • Product

    • Quality Assurance

    • Web Development

 

MTV VH-1 CMT Comedy Central Spike TV Land Nick BET Paramount