We're Hiring! Production/Special Projects Intern

Are you a passionate, enthusiastic producer in the making?  Do you love taking charge of projects?  Are you always looking to inspire and activate others through fresh content and a well-crafted story?  This spring, Curmudgeon Group is launching Scope, a conversation on women in production.  Help us craft interviews and frame a conversation with female producers in broadcast media to film, music and advertising and more.  We are seeking creative, ambitious, media savvy interns who crave the opportunity to think big.  

What We’re Looking For

We are seeking a project intern with a strong background in communications, journalism, media or advertising to work directly on the launch of Scope.  A conversation on women in production, Scope invites the most visionary and emerging female producers of today to share their experience, expertise, and outlook on a wide range of creative industries, from advertising and broadcast to film, radio and live performance.  Established by Curmudgeon Group, a Chicago based and women-owned creative production agency, Scope pulls back the curtain on the role of female producers within the global community and the impact of their work on current social and cultural trends, political ideologies, the next generation of artists and storytellers, and the production industry of tomorrow.  

Our ideal intern is a seasoned project manager or production assistant with a passion for media, storytelling and communications.  A fast learner who is eager to research, identify and cultivate relationships, pitch concepts, is quick on their feet, and brings a positive, can-do attitude and focus to any task.   S/he will be ready to hit the ground running, seeing the big picture while tracking the everyday tasks needed to get the job done.  Most importantly, you will be an avid communicator and proactive leader who is not afraid to ask questions, offer up solutions, and work independently as well as with other members of the team to ensure an impactful outcome for everyone involved. 

Roles + Responsibilities

The intern will function as a lead project manager/production assistant.  Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: managing the interview database and associated research, scheduling interviews and handling associated communications, working with the marketing, PR, and creative team to craft web content and best practices for interviewing (podcast, blog style guides, video/audio), running and assisting with interviews, and maintaining administrative documents.

About You

  • Background in communications, journalism, media or advertising
  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments and communications
  • Effective communication and relationship building skills
  • Track record of working in media, production and/or communications
  • Adept at project management, creative strategy, and problem solving
  • Experience working in video production, podcasts, broadcast media, or journalism a plus
  • Strong writing, copyediting and content creation skills
  • Passion for the project, because that’s what you’ll be working on!
  • Enthusiasm for getting things done!