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TMZ Spring 2020 Internship

TMZ is the leading source for celebrity and entertainment news. We’re looking for energetic, motivated students with a passion for celebrity news to join our Spring intern program. As an Intern at TMZ, you will be exposed to the many facets of newsgathering, TV production, and digital content creation. Our interns are hands-on and directly contribute to the production process at TMZ. You’ll have an opportunity to learn from senior staff and will participate in informative speaker sessions developed specifically for our internship program. This is a chance for the right person to gain broad exposure and grow within a leading entertainment news organization.

TMZ is currently interviewing students for our internship program for Spring 2020: February 2020 – May 2020. This is a paid program. Please see below for required criteria – Spring 2020 Interns must meet all 5 criteria below for consideration:

  1. Be available for the entire internship session, as outlined above.
  2. Be available to work a minimum of 20 hours per week, in the form of two or more 10-hour days per week.
  3. Be comfortable with a work shift which begins at 6:00AM.
  4. Have a demonstrated knowledge of the area(s) of interest as reflected in their field of study, course work and/or professional/internship experiences.
  5. Be in their junior or senior year of college.

Please review the current available jobs below, select your top two choices when submitting your resume for consideration, and send to  

TMZ NEWS Assignment Desk / Research - Interns in this department will work with the assignment desk staff. Interns will assist with organizational projects, research, calling sources (with prior approval), and other general news-gathering duties. Assignment Desk / Research - Interns in this department will work with the production staff. Interns will assist with organizational projects, filing, research, calling sources (with prior approval), interviews (with prior approval), creating galleries and other general news gathering duties. Must have an interest in celebrity lifestyle news.

Post-Production Department - Interns in this department will work with the Post-Production team. Duties include logging, creating back up files, show notes and learning various jobs within our post-production department. Interns in this department must also have an interest in Metadata.

Social Media Department – Interns in this department will work with our social media team to create original content for TMZ and partner brands. Duties will include editing video, performing research for social media use and assisting camera shoots. Must be proficient in Adobe Premiere.

Metadata Department – Interns in this department will work directly with the Metadata Coordinator to describe TMZ’s digital assets and work on projects to cleanup and standardize the company’s backlog of digital objects. The ideal candidate should be working towards a Master’s in Library & Information Science or related field.

Information Technology (I.T.) Department – Interns in this position will work with various IT departments to assist with desktop building, imaging, configuration, and deployment (Mac and PC). Interns will assist with server hardware, software builds, troubleshooting, and other IT assigned tasks. Must have an interest to experience and assist with various Information Technology tasks in support of a fast paced TV broadcast and newsroom environment.

TMZ is an Equal Opportunity Employer.