Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services


Fall 2017

Position: TV Development Intern
Student: Humanities Senior

One of the great things about being a TV Development Intern at Megalomedia in Austin, TX, is that you can set your work schedule to fit around your classes. For me, that meant working at Megalomedia all day Monday and half a day on Wednesday and Friday, for a total of 15 hours a week. The Austin office is located near Zilker park, so there are cool downtown views and lots of spots to grab lunch but parking is limited. If you are driving to work, you’ll probably be given access to a parking lot about 5 blocks away, so give yourself extra time to walk from your car to the office. 

Working in the development department means interacting with about 4 or 5 people each day. I focused on casting and research while working for the company, so I was in a cozy room with a big window with two other people. I became very close to these coworkers and actually loved being in the same room as them, because I could ask them questions from my desk and was there to hear about all of the projects we were developing. If you work in editing, you will be in an adjacent room with two editors. 

Though focused in a particular area, my actual duties varied each day. You could spend a half day researching podcasts, magazines, Reddit, or other sources for a new show idea and then spend the rest of the day finding talent for a different show. I also did a lot of editing work, since I was well-versed in document editing, but what you do could change based on your skills and what the team needs. If you’re there a full day you will get an hour lunch. If not, you can take little breaks when needed and are always allowed to access the great variety of free snacks and drinks in the kitchen. Just be sure to label your food or it will get thrown away!

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