ABC News Consumer Insights Internship, Fall 2019 – New York, NY

  • The Walt Disney Company
  • New York, NY, USA
  • May 30, 2019
Internship Big Data Business Analytics Data Analysis Data Collection Data Visualization Digital Media Excel Market Research Research Tableau

Job Description

Interning with the ABC News Research team gives a good idea of what it means to be an analyst in the television program research industry. Our team asks – What makes up the programs content? How does the production team format a program to best display content? Ultimately we hope to answer – How do these factors translate into ratings performance? And what segment of the population makes up a program’s audience? Our team works mostly with producers of ABC News program to best provide them with an accurate picture of how their programming performs.


A Day in the Life:

  • Analyzing audience data and maintaining program data
  • Creating, analyzing and distributing Daily Time Period Reports, Final Weekly Reports and Weekly Minute by Minute reports
  • Participating in News and Sales Development Intern Project

Basic Qualifications:

What You Bring to the Role:

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience gathering, analyzing, and interpreting large sets of data and reporting on the results
  • Demonstrated interest in News and/or Media
  • Strong time management and organization skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to prepare analyses under time sensitive deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in analysis of Nielsen data and use of software such as NPower, NNTV, and similar systems
  • Familiarity with Tableau or similar data visualization tools
  • Previous experience in an analytical field, preferably in News and/or Media

Required Education:

  • Junior, Senior (or recently graduated) with a Bachelor’s degree a degree in Statistics, Data Analytics, Economics, Mathematics, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science or other related quantitative field
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher

Additional Information:

  • Must be enrolled in a 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 a college/university within the past six (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
  • 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)
  • Program Dates: Interns must be fully available from September through December 2019. Must be able to work 40 hours a week, Monday through Friday.
  • Required Materials: Resume and transcripts must be uploaded at time of online application.
  • Transportation: Interns must have reliable transportation to get to and from work for the duration of their internship program.
  • Housing: Interns must provide their own housing for the duration of their internship program.

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