Careers in Television

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Looking for an entry level job or internship in television? This is an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have relevant entry level and internship opportunities.

Television Careers

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Lights… cameras… action! A lot of people create what you see as the final result on a television program: whether that’s the local news or your favorite sitcom. But not all the jobs in television are on screen; in fact, the majority of television jobs happen offscreen. Outside of acting or news anchoring, here are a few career paths you can pursue in the television industry:

  • Writer or Editor
  • Cameraperson
  • Director
  • Sound Effects
  • Production Assistant
  • Makeup and Wardrobe

For most of these roles, experience is much more important than formal trading, and some positions, particularly in camera and production, can be learned on the job. Internships in television are great for learning on the job, and they are vital in the television business for the experience and the networking. And don’t limit yourself to big television stations when job searching; small and lesser-known stations offer many of the same jobs.

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(Local) Film/TV/Video Cast Jobs
FindDreamJobs Ashburn, VA
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INTERNSHIP (2017-18 Season): Television Production - Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Monumental Sports & Entertainment Washington, DC
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Sales Assistant TV & Radio
Entravision Washington, DC
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Studio Operations Technician
CBS 6/ WCWN Arlington, VA
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Product Manager - Video Product Operation (Fios)
Verizon Wireless Dulles, VA
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Assignment Planning Editor
Maslow Media Group Washington, DC
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Principal Associate, Brand Media
TMP Worldwide McLean, VA
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RF Business Development Manager
Skyworks Adamstown, MD
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Senior Accountant CPA
comScore Reston, VA
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Senior RF Network Engineer (Government)
At&t Oakton, VA
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Companies with Entry Level Jobs and Internships in Television

Disruptor Beam Logo

Disruptor Beam - Disruptor Beam is a Framingham, MA based company that is aiming “to create the most fan-centric game company in the world.”

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Whalerock Industries Logo

Whalerock Industries - Whalerock Industries, based in Santa Monica, CA, brings together the "best and brightest minds to create world-class content, spanning all mediums and screens.”

See the complete Whalerock Industries profile


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ShopHQ - ShopHQ, based in Eden Prairie, MN, creates “the ultimate interactive shopping experience by uniting live TV, online and mobile shopping opportunities with social media engagement."

See the complete ShopHQ profile


Horizon Media Logo

Horizon Media - Horizon Media, based in New York City, is “the largest independent media services agency in the world.”

See the complete Horizon Media profile


A+E Networks Logo

A+E Networks - A+E Networks is a New York, NY based “global media company with joint ventures and channels all over the world.”

See the complete A+E Networks profile


DramaFever Logo

DramaFever - DramaFever is a New York, NY based company that gives “you a better way to find and watch the best TV and movies from around the world.”

See the complete DramaFever profile


Tremor Video Logo

Tremor Video - Tremor Video is a New York, NY based company that is working hard to increase engagement with video advertising.

See the complete Tremor Video profile


HSN Logo

HSN - HSN is a St. Petersburg, FL based company that built an amazing business by selling stuff to people who are sitting on their couch.

See the complete HSN profile


Showtime Logo

Showtime - Showtime is a New York, NY based media company that offers premium cable/satellite programming, and they're hiring.

See the complete Showtime profile


The Marketing Arm Logo

The Marketing Arm - The Marketing Arm is a Dallas, TX based marketing agency that focuses on building brand experiences through promotions, and they're hiring.

See the complete The Marketing Arm profile


Bluefin Labs Logo

Bluefin Labs - Bluefin Labs is a Cambridge, MA based company that is using social media to deliver tv analytics, and they have some great opportunities available.

See the complete Bluefin Labs profile


Boxee Logo

Boxee - If you want to be part of the Boxee team and their mission to make watching online video more enjoyable, then check out their Jobs page.

See the complete Boxee profile


Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Logo

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia - If you enjoy Martha Stewart and want to work on the media or merchandise side, you definitely need to take a look at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia’s Careers.

See the complete Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia profile


Avail-TVN Logo

Avail-TVN - Avail-TVN is a Reston, VA based company that helps deliver video content over IP, and they have a range of interesting career opportunities.

See the complete Avail-TVN profile


WNET New York Public Media Logo

WNET New York Public Media - WNET New York Public Media aims “to deliver media experiences of lasting significance for New York, America and the world” and they want your help.

See the complete WNET New York Public Media profile


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Wetpaint - Based in Seattle, WA, Wetpaint began as a wiki farm but has transitioned to "host both user-generated and professionally created content."

See the complete Wetpaint profile


Sportvision Logo

Sportvision - Sportvision is constantly developing new technology to make sports more fun to watch on tv, and they're hiring new grads to help do it.

See the complete Sportvision profile


VICE Logo

VICE - VICE is definitely not for everyone, but if you were offended by my poke at hipster culture, then their jobs are probably for you.

See the complete VICE profile


HBO Logo

HBO - Right now there are 44 job openings at HBO in New York City, and a few of them look well suited to new and recent grads.

See the complete HBO profile


Engadget Logo

Engadget - If it's hardware (or really cool software), and it's cool, Engadget will be all over it. Yesterday they published a blog post that said that they are hiring.

See the complete Engadget profile


Sportsman Channel Logo

Sportsman Channel - If you love the outdoors and want to work in tv or media, then it’d be hard to find a better place to work than Sportsman Channel.

See the complete Sportsman Channel profile


NESN - I hope that you’ll check out NESN's job opportunities, so that you can help broadcast another Red Sox collapse next fall.

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Big Ten Network - If you’d like to get on board and be part of the Big Ten Network, you need to check out their Careers page.

See the complete Big Ten Network profile


Scripps Networks - While I’ve heard a lot about declining ad sales on television, it seems that Scripps Networks must be doing well because they're doing a lot of hiring.

See the complete Scripps Networks profile


Delivery Agent - I’m extremely high on Delivery Agent's new take on product placement, so I strongly recommend that you check out their Jobs page.

See the complete Delivery Agent profile


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Blue Entertainment Sports Television - Although BEST doesn’t get specific about what kind of jobs they offer, they do make a call for résumés on their Contact page.

See the complete Blue Entertainment Sports Television profile


Tennis Channel - If you’re interested in television and love tennis, there couldn’t be a better place to be than the Tennis Channel—and luckily they're hiring.

See the complete Tennis Channel profile


WWE - If you’ve always loved professional wrestling and think that a career with WWE would be action packed, then you need to check out WWE’s Careers site.

See the complete WWE profile


The Harmony Institute - By using entertainment to deliver well-crafted messages, The Harmony Institute can help other organizations achieve their causes, and you can be a part of that.

See the complete The Harmony Institute profile


SNY - Whether you’re a Mets fan, a Jets fan, or a Yankees fan who just wants to get into the world of sports broadcast journalism, SNY might be a great place to start

See the complete SNY profile


YES Network - Landing a job at YES Network won’t be easy, but if you’re a Yankees fan like me, then it’s definitely worth a shot.

See the complete YES Network profile


Sling Media - Sling Media is all about using technology to let you control how you consume media, if that interests you, check out their current job openings.

See the complete Sling Media profile


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America’s Test Kitchen - America’s Test Kitchen is a real kitchen in Brookline, MA where they “develop the absolute best recipes for all of your favorite foods," and they're hiring.

See the complete America’s Test Kitchen profile


The Knot - Whatever lifestage you’re entering, The Knot has something for you - including a number of jobs that are perfect for entry level candidates.

See the complete The Knot profile


Hulu - The coolest thing about Hulu is a business is that they’re old media meets new media, which is also reflected in their jobs.

See the complete Hulu profile


WGBH - If you’re looking to get a start in television, you might as well work with the best in public television at WGBH in Boston.

See the complete WGBH profile


Sesame Workshop Logo

Sesame Workshop - Sunny day... Sweepin' the clouds away... On my way to where the air is sweet... Can you tell me how to get... How to get a job at Sesame Street?

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MediaVest - We got a tip from a MediaVest employee that they’re still doing a lot of entry level hiring despite the economic fears, and MediaVest’s Jobs page backs that up.

See the complete MediaVest profile


MindShare - MindShare does a great job of listing what experience is needed for jobs, and whether or not a position is well suited to a new college grad.

See the complete MindShare profile


PostWorks - PostWorks is a NYC based full service post production company and they are fully equipped to take a project all the way through to final delivery.

See the complete PostWorks profile


Current - Based in San Francisco, Current has 24/7 programming that relies on user-generated content and tight integration with their website.

See the complete Current profile


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ESPN - Headquartered in Bristol, Connecticut, ESPN is any sports fan's dream place to land a career, so if you love sports, why not check it out?

See the complete ESPN profile


Fox News - There are a lot of people interested in journalism, television, and production, and Fox News, headquartered in NYC, has a lot of such entry-level opportunities.

See the complete Fox News profile


Associated Press - The Associated Press, headquartered in NYC, is the world’s largest and oldest news-gathering organization and would be a respectable place for a career!

See the complete Associated Press profile


The Weather Channel - The Weather Channel, based in Atlanta, GA, is just what it sounds like: a channel about weather....and they're hiring!

See the complete The Weather Channel profile


CNN - CNN, a basic cable and satellite television channel, broadcasts from a few major U.S. cities and their Video Journalist Program is designed for entry-level hires.

See the complete CNN profile


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