Turner Sports, NCAA unveil groundbreaking internship program
Turner Sports and the NCAA® announced today a new internship program through NCAA Digital that builds on the existing innovative and progressive vision of both organizations in the world of digital media.
Turner Sports and the NCAA will offer college graduates and post-graduate students an opportunity to learn “on-the-job” with an 11-month, paid internship focusing on digital media. Annually, NCAA Digital will offer 10 full-time internship positions in the following areas: editorial, marketing, public relations, multimedia production, operations and product management and will be based out of Turner’s Atlanta headquarters.
“We’re excited to give young professionals a firsthand opportunity to contribute and experience the fast-paced world of digital sports media,” said Mark A. Johnson, Turner Sports vice president of business operations.
Interns selected for the program will become immersed in learning the inner workings of every facet of NCAA Digital, including “March Madness® on Demand,” the popular destination of all sports fans during the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship. May 27 marks the application deadline for interested applicants, whose internships would begin on August 1. In addition, the 10 interns chosen for this prestigious program will learn the business side of a major national sports content provider and become part of a team that offers innovative, quality content to fans through digital components in several other areas of sports.
Turner Sports and the NCAA jointly announced in September 2010 the formation of NCAA Digital, a 14-year agreement in which Turner manages and operates the NCAA’s digital portfolio and strengthens coverage of all 89 NCAA championships. NCAA Digital encompasses NCAA.com and additional NCAA digital platforms including mobile web and applications, as well as other connected devices. Turner continues to enhance editorial coverage and provide the technology behind live video streaming, stats, highlights and social media interactivity, as well as manage ad sales for NCAA digital platforms. The NCAA Digital deal followed the 14-year multimedia agreement between Turner, CBS and the NCAA in which Turner assumed operational oversight of NCAA March Madness® on Demand (MMOD) on broadband, as well as March Madness mobile assets.
Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is an industry leader in televised and online sports programming, airing championship level sporting events on TBS, TNT and truTV, and managing some of the most popular sports sites on the Internet. Turner Sports’ television line-up includes the NBA, Major League Baseball, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, NASCAR and professional golf. The company’s digital portfolio includes SI.com, NASCAR.COM, NCAA.com, PGATOUR.COM, GOLF.com and PGA.com, as well as an accompanying collection of mobile websites and connected device apps. Turner Sports and the NBA also jointly manage NBA Digital, which includes NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, NBA Mobile, the NBA Game Time App, NBADLEAGUE.com and WNBA.com.
For more information about the Turner Sports Digital Internship Program email NCAADigitalIntern@turner.com.