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Spectrum Reach is actively recruiting for summer Interns.  Please do the following: 

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  2. Feel free to apply to as many as you wish in your desired location(s)

  3. VERY IMPORTANT - When applying, list your source as ‘Professional Organization’ and write in the FUTURE NOW Media Foundation in the open text field.

What you should know:

  • Positions will be posted until filled.  Some positions may come down sooner based on number of applications received so please apply at your earliest convenience. 

  • Program will start with an orientation day on Wednesday, June 2nd and end on Friday, August 13th. 

  • Please see the attached document for more details about what you can look forward to throughout your summer with Spectrum Reach. Also, check out this video to see what some of our former interns are up to now. 


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Summer Internship

We're looking for an Intern to join our team in New York, Los Angeles, or Chicago as part of our Summer 2021 Program.

In the exciting new role as an Intern you will lead market research, situation analysis through quantitative and qualitative means, client driven outreach, tentpole support, and contribute your perspective on how our clients learn, grow and transform in their respective sectors of media, entertainment, marketing and technology.

As an Intern at MediaLink, you will apply analytical thinking and experience-based judgment to complex challenges by focusing on the critical issues, opportunities and constraints that impact business performance.  

Key Responsibilities

Research and Analysis

  • Conduct market and company analyses, strategic diligence, and competitive benchmarking on key business issues in marketing, media, advertising, and technology 

  • Evaluate corporate & business unit strategies, reflecting market, competitive and key external drivers

  • Assess new businesses and revenue opportunities and lead the development and execution of market sizing, business and investment cases, capability assessments and change management plans


Communication & Collaboration

  • Communicate effectively across the project team to ensure internal and external messaging is aligned

  • Ensure proper and timely escalation of project risk or potential for missed delivery deadlines

  • Work with internal teams to integrate learnings and best practices from related projects

  • Play an active role in proposals, thought leadership efforts, and other market and business development activities


Your Experience

  • Experience and/or Knowledge in consulting, media, marketing, advertising and/or technology 

  • Proven analytical skills, expertise in qualitative and quantitative research 

  • Proven track record of selling through recommendations to internal teams and/or clients; demonstrated success in turning ideas into actions 

  • Fluency in media/advertising/technology industry terms and trends 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; strong oral and written communication skills


About MediaLink 

At MediaLink, we create competitive advantage and growth strategies for large- scale organisations. We drive growth and foster innovation by identifying key challenges, providing practical tactics and helping to implement the solutions.

Unlike other companies, we can offer you access to direct client relationships with large global companies at a senior level. We provide you with the opportunities, strategies and execution of these to help you develop and grow, all while giving you access to senior leadership and their expertise.

MediaLink is a part of the Ascential group. Ascential is a specialist, global, information company that helps the world’s most ambitious businesses win in the digital economy.


Additional Job Description

Skills, Experience & Qualifications Required

  • Attained Bachelor's Degree or currently ongoing Bachelors Degree in Business, media, marketing, advertising, technology and/or consulting fields

  • Proven analytical skills, expertise in qualitative and quantitative research

  • Fluency in media/advertising/technology industry terms and trends

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong PowerPoint and Excel (or Google Suite equivalent) skills are essential

  • Impeccable attention to detail

  • Limitless intellectual curiosity and general desire to learn, absorb information and trends from colleagues, trade sources and the broader marketing network

  • Ability to partner across the organization to deliver engagement objectives

  • Ability to work independently and as a collaborative team member


Featured posting:  Manager, Indirect Procurement

(more internships and positions available HERE)

Most people don’t realize the importance of the Finance department in keeping our business operating without hitches and delays. That’s probably because we oversee many of the more quietly glamorous, back-office functions that drive our bottom line. We not only forecast, build and manage budgets, we also collect and analyze important data that helps leadership make the best decisions. All of this sounds exciting to you because you love numbers and spreadsheets, and especially love great entertainment.

THE ROLE: Manager, Indirect Procurement

This position will report to the VP, Head of Procurement and support in building world-class procurement capabilities for A+E Networks (AETN), partnering with internal stakeholders and department owners to ensure they receive maximum value for every dollar spent.  The role will develop and execute sourcing processes, including – strategic sourcing, category management, supplier relationship management, contract management and compliance. Responsibilities include acting as a key contact for product and services strategic sourcing for key business units including Technology, Marketing, Office Services, Human Resources, Finance, Research, etc.   


The candidate will possess: (1) experience leading strategic sourcing projects, (2) knowledge and expertise across a wide range of indirect spend categories, (3) a consistent track record of delivering results in a complex corporate setting, (4) the strategic, analytical, and interpersonal skills to act as an effective change agent, unlocking barriers to value for priority spend categories.



Strategic sourcing activity and contract negotiation:

  • Gather spend and contract data, evaluate spend analytics and develop spend/vendor profiles to identify sourcing opportunities

  • Build strong partnerships with internal stakeholders to develop procurement strategies, service level requirements, cost models and performance goals for supplier programs

  • Facilitate/support cross-functional teams as applicable to execute the sourcing process and plans

  • Partner with departments to support supplier selection and decision process (incl. business requirements, RFP preparation and execution)

  • Lead contract development, negotiation and execution process

  • Coordinate deal and cost savings/avoidance metrics

  • Track contract expirations and sourcing opportunities


Category strategy collaboration and operational implementation:

  • Create value, drive continuous improvement, and provide realized savings by applying category management and strategic sourcing leading practices

  • Lead and/or participate on project teams as required or assigned

  • Evaluate market intelligence and research efforts for category management and sourcing, i.e.- top suppliers, industry trends, etc.


Supplier relationship management:

  • Provide support in measuring and managing supplier performance issues in collaboration with relevant internal business customers

  • Support Quarterly Business Reviews (QBRs) with suppliers



  • Bachelor’s degree and/or MBA (preferred) in Business, Finance, Supply Chain or related disciplines required

  • 5+ years relevant experience in indirect procurement - preference for strong IT sourcing

  • Strong organizational skills to oversee a multiplicity of sourcing initiatives in a cross functional/divisional environment

  • Knowledge of procurement systems, processes and procedures

  • Proficient in MS Office applications – Power Point, Word, Excel

  • Strong analytical and presentation skills

  • Media & Entertainment or related industry experience preferred, but not required

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal interactions skills

  • Self-motivated and results oriented


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