Our Viacom website has relaunched and now includes a newsroom that’s packed full of industry news, stories behind our brands and the future of the media industry. Explore it here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQSZ7
For years TMNT, one of Viacom's biggest brands, has been the number one selling action figure. Here’s how the constant reinvention of the famous turtles has helped licensors invent products that consumers covet. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQSou
“CMT has been bold about supporting female artists at a time where it’s been a challenge with terrestrial radio, internet radio, and streaming services,” Find out what else Leslie Fram, senior VP of music strategy for CMT, had to say about the network taking a stand to support women in a male dominated category. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQSS8
Here are your weekly insights from Viacom’s Talent Acquisition team. This week, Essence Dashtaray, Talent Acquisition Manager, discusses the campus and early career programs offered at Viacom.
Q: Does Viacom have specific departments that take interns?
A: Since Viacom is a content creation company, candidates often think only of the creative roles we offer. While we do have creative internships, we have a variety of corporate roles in departments such as: ad sales, research, marketing, programming, distribution & business development, and technology. We’re seeing a lot of growth on these teams, both on the internship and entry level side.
Q: Does Viacom offer any development programs for recent grads or graduate students?
A: We have a variety of post-graduate development programs that allow recent grads to experience key business functions within Viacom. These include our: ALL IN Marketing & Partner Solutions, RISE Distribution & Business Development, Varsity Engineering, Business & Legal Affairs Fellowship and MBA Leadership Rotation Programs.
Expanding our live events portfolio further, MTV has acquired the popular SnowGlobe Music Festival, bringing MTV fans around the world even more opportunities to engage with the iconic brand. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQS1z
Where fashion and film meet. In honor of the 40th anniversary of the classic musical Grease, Paramount Pictures and Simon Miller have launched a new capsule collection for Nordstrom. Read more at http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQS1n.
Bellator MMA has had a tremendous year, achieving record numbers to date; from viewership to digital views to their Instagram following. This significant growth is attributed to the recent acquisition of top talent, which includes Russian legend, Fedor Emelianenko, and a streaming agreement with DAZN, both of which were established under the current leadership of hashtag#BellatorMMA President, Scott Coker. To get the full viewership numbers for Emelianenko’s Heavyweight World Grand Prix fights, read more: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQSWw
Content creation with digital DNA. President of Viacom Digital Studios Kelly Day joins Financial Times's Matthew Garrahan at Web Summit today to discuss how Viacom is creating unique, original content that leverages its iconic brands for a new generation of young, mobile audiences.
"It's in my blood," says Nickelodeon's President, Brian Robbins, about his love of the brand. Find out why he's so passionate and what his vision for the future looks like via The Hollywood Reporter. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQSDL
Here are your weekly insights from Viacom’s Talent Acquisition team! This week, Essence Dashtaray, Talent Acquisition Manager, offers insights on Viacom’s internship application process.
Q: What do you look for in an intern candidate’s resume?
A: We look for a range of different academic and internship experiences – it’s not one size fits all. This includes media/entertainment experience, relevant coursework, leadership or involvement with on campus organizations and volunteer experience. Having previous internships is a plus, but if candidates haven’t had any prior internships, that’s fine too. Be sure to highlight any transferable experience and speak to that in the interview.
Q: What really makes a student stand out during the interview process?
A: When we’re interviewing, we hear a lot of similar responses about candidates growing up watching our shows, but a student immediately stands out when they’re up to date on our current trends and content. It’s always a plus when candidates mention a recent article they’ve read and note how it ties back to Viacom.