Publishing Strategy & Support Team - Communications Internship
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The Walt Disney World Communications team is part of Public Affairs, which also includes Corporate Citizenship, Government Relations and Executive Communications. Along with their relationship with these departments, the team also works with other operations and departments within the company to achieve its main goal of reputation and brand management for the Walt Disney World Resort.
The Publishing Strategy & Support Team supports the strategy, content management, and publication of a portfolio of internal and external communication channels, as well as conducting research and monitoring on Public Affairs-related topics.
By applying for this position, you would be considered for one of the two outlined below, based on your skills and qualifications.
- The Editorial Intern focuses on developing stories for Eyes & Ears, a Cast Member magazine; participates in the production process of the magazine; takes photos and writes different recurring columns for the magazine and the HUB, supports various technologies and content management systems and other related duties as assigned.
- The Communications Intern provides design and publication layout support for a weekly pocket guide produced for Cast Members at four theme parks and Disney Springs. Additionally, technology skills are leveraged to support various content management systems and graphic design skills support the development of assets for digital signage and communication templates.
Make an impact by….
- Bringing a motivated, positive attitude and a passion for communication.
- Supporting communication strategies and utilizing storytelling ability to inspire Guests and Cast Members through engaging, timely and accurate information.
- Researching and composing articles for a variety of internal and external print and digital platforms.
- Supporting opportunities to highlight key company initiatives, and build relationships with a network of partners and contributors across the organization.
- Finding opportunities for visual storytelling through photojournalism and videography, managing and producing photo/video shoots.
- Developing visual communication through the creation of fliers, posters, digital signage and presentations.
- Proficiency with Associated Press writing style including writing, copy-editing and proofreading
- Literacy in Microsoft Office.
- Demonstrated proficiency with Apple platforms.
- Strong writing and research skills with an understanding of how traditional and social media works.
- Commitment and focus to working toward deadlines and managing projects in an organized manner.
- Open and responsive to coaching in a feedback-rich environment.
- For Editorial Internship: Reporting, storytelling and features writing ability while conveying messages to internal and external audiences; previous experience writing for a publication (digital or print).
- For Communications Internship: Publication layout, graphic design, HTML coding and web design. Demonstrated proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, and Keynote.
- Currently enrolled as a junior or higher pursuing (or recently graduated with) a degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Mass Communications, or a related major
- GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Must be enrolled in an accredited college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR must have graduated from an accredited college/university within 6 months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program.
- Must possess unrestricted work authorization
- Must provide full work availability
- Must provide own transportation to/from work
- Current Active Disney cast members must meet Professional Internship transfer guidelines (for Walt Disney World cast members this is no more than four points and one reprimand in the last six months; for Disneyland cast members this is six months of consecutive service and a performance record clear of any disciplinary issues (warnings, suspensions, etc.) for at least six months)
The approximate dates of this internship are June 2018 through January 2019. Interns must be fully available for the duration of the internship.
Housing: A limited amount of company-sponsored housing is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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Strong candidates may be invited to complete a phone interview. We strongly encourage applicants to print a copy of this role description so they can refer to it in the event they are selected for a phone interview.
**An electronic online portfolio is required as part of this application process. This portfolio must be included as a URL link listed on your resume, any other portfolio submissions will not be considered.**
Your professional portfolio should showcase the following types of work:
- Editorial Internship: Professional writing, storytelling and copy-editing.
- Internal Communications: Photojournalism, graphic design and HTML/technology proficiencies.