Date: March 6, 2015
Subject: MESG Newsletter: 03-06-2015


March 6, 2015


Sarah Alexander
Chris Brimmage
Phil Caruso
Jeffrey Chao
Gabrielle Cristobal
Maile Housel


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April 7: Lunch & Learn with John Michael Schert

Join on us on April 7th and lunch with Booth’s Artist in Residence, John Michael Schert.  He’ll be talking about his experiences as a professional ballet dancer, the founder of his own dance company and the connection between the Arts and Business.  Read more about John Michael here  Lunch will be provided.

Event Details: Tue Apr 7 | 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. | Harper 219 | Lunch Provided

RSVP here.

MESG Reads

Every week, MESG offers an interesting read (or two) related to the media, entertainment, or sports industries.

Say hello to your new overlords of multi-platform media.

Time to get your NFL Draft fix on in Grant Park.

New Job Opportunities

[Internship] Palace Sports & Entertainment Business Operations & Strategy Internship

PS&E has multiple paid internships, across various departments, available for our 2015 12-week Summer Internship Program. Our internships are designed to provide interns with hands-on experiences that can be readily applied to future challenges and professional pursuits. Our Business Ops & Strategy Intern will gain experience in and exposure to all facets of our business this summer.


[Internship] Monumental Sports & Entertainment Strategy & Analytics Internship

This person’s primary responsibility is to help the organization make data driven decisions. This includes but is not limited to assisting with pricing and inventory analysis, customer retention & research, corporate partnership evaluation and other analytical/strategic projects. This person will also be involved in back end support for the Monumental Rewards program, a first of its kind customer loyalty program available to all Washington Capitals, Wizards and Mystics ticket plan members.


[Internship] Washington Wizards Basketball Operations Internship

The Basketball Operations intern for the Washington Wizards will assist in the Front Office of the organization.


[Internship] Charlotte Hornets Basketball Operations Internship

The Charlotte Hornets seeks an energetic individual to support members of the Basketball Operations staff with daily team operations and logistics.


[Internship] Phoenix Suns Business Analyst Internship

The Phoenix Suns seek a Business Analyst paid Intern for the 2015 Summer MBA internship program. The Business Analyst Intern will gain exposure to all aspects of team business operations by assisting with reporting and analysis projects related to Ticket Sales, Marketing Partnerships, Marketing, Arena Operations and Finance.


[Internship] CBS Interactive Business Development Internship

Reporting to the Director of Partnerships, Revenue Operations, the Summer 2015 Masters Business Development Intern plays an important role supporting growth strategy by researching and identifying new partnerships, products, services and technologies in the general digital media space. He/She will work closely with other analysts, product managers, engineers, and leadership teams to provide insight and analysis that assists with the growth of our existing portfolio and new partnership development. The successful candidate will manage reporting projects, coordinate product development initiatives, contribute proactive recommendations and information to senior management, and execute quickly.


[Internship] Sony Ecommerce Marketing Internship

The MBA Ecommerce Marketing Intern will make a strong impact on the PlayStation Network’s bottom line by providing critical support to the Digital Commerce team in the following key areas: Mapping current digital consumer paths to purchase on PlayStation Store for major campaign initiatives (Pre-Orders, Publisher Sales, PS Store Sales & Flash Sales) and recommending ways to optimize conversions through e-commerce merchandising of Game and Video events; Optimizing Marketing assets of PS Store campaigns with the goal to maximizing conversion rate to purchase; Supporting PlayStation Store campaigns, weekly Operations and Reporting for Games, Movies, and TV Content.


[Internship] Sony Corporation Corporate Development Internship

Sony Corporation of America (SCA), the US parent company of Sony, is seeking an MBA Summer Intern who is a highly motivated, effective communicator with creative ideas and a strong business mind to support the Corporate Development and M&A Group. This group primarily focuses on corporate strategy, business development and M&A activities that impact more than one of Sony’s businesses (e.g. electronics, pictures, music, games and mobile) in North America and globally.


[Full-Time] Sony Pictures Entertainment Manager, Digital Account Strategy

Reporting to the VP of US Digital Distribution, the Digital Account Strategy Manager plays a key role in developing and executing strategy for the US digital distribution team across all accounts.  The Manager must recommend and execute a go-to-market strategy across New Release, Catalog, and Television that encompasses all accounts within New Media and RVOD.

Reference: GTS #2204692

Job Opportunities (posted in prior weeks)

[Internship] The Associated Press Business Associates Program

The Associated Press seeks graduate students for its paid 12-week summer Business Associates Program.

Working with one of a number of AP business management teams, Business Associates will work on key projects for 2015. Associates will work side-by-side with AP’s senior business leaders and staff, collaborating and developing ideas, sharpening critical-thinking and research skills, and engaging the complexities of today’s media industry at a highly strategic level. They will perform both broad-based and smaller-scale research directly related to the 2015 projects which are designed to take the company from competing in the new marketplace for media to dominating it.

Reference: GTS #2202217

[Internship] DirecTV Content & Programming Acquisitions Intern

The Content & Programming team is responsible for negotiating program licensing agreements for all broadcast, cable, premium, sports, local, VOD, PPV and Special Events content that is available on the DIRECTV platform.  The TV Everywhere & Digital Initiatives Intern will work closely with the group responsible for acquiring the rights to provide DIRECTV subscribers with access to their content on mobile, web, game consoles and connected STB devices via the DIRECTV Everywhere platforms as well as on programmer platforms.

Reference: GTS #2201743

[Internship] A&E Networks Financial Planning / Corporate Development Intern

The MBA intern will be able to leverage prior work experiences and graduate level studies to work across distribution, ad sales, programming, and production operations on financial strategic projects relevant to A+E Networks corporate objectives. Major responsibilities include: (1) Support financial planning/corporate development team with market analysis, strategy formulation, and financial modeling to influence short/long-term planning (2) Use blogs, analyst reports, third-party research sites to help formulate hypotheses and recommendations (3) Engage in special projects to provide decision support to executive management (4) Prepare presentations to highlight key findings and propose next steps

Reference: GTS #2200736