Sony Pictures Entertainment TV Networks Research Trainee, Sony Pictures Television – Summer/Fall 2018 in Culver City, California

TV Networks Research Trainee, Sony Pictures Television – Summer/Fall 2018


The Sony Pictures Entertainment Professional Trainee program offers a unique opportunity to work alongside the teams that come together to create movies, TV shows, and other great experiences. These paid assignments provide meaningful and productive work that allow you to build your resume, experience and develop your skills further. You will be provided with challenging tasks, real-world experience, valuable networking opportunities, and many educational and social opportunities while on the lot.

The Summer/Fall Professional Trainee positions are from Wednesday, May 30th or Tuesday, June 5th through December 14th (start date is flexible). All candidates must be able to work 40 hours a week.


Sony Pictures Television’s U.S. Networks team is seeking a Trainee for our Research department. The qualified candidate must enjoy working with numbers, be detail oriented, extremely proficient in MS Excel and have a true passion for television entertainment.


Responsibilities include preparing, analyzing and distributing Nielsen and comScore/Rentrak ratings, learning Nielsen and comScore/Rentrack software, analyzing the performance of Sony’s U.S. linear networks, presenting findings in weekly reports, and assisting in the preparation of research in support of program schedule optimization, content acquisitions, and advertiser sales and sponsorships.

In this entry-level television research training role, the qualified candidate will gain experience useful in covering all aspects of the television industry.


• Strong proficiency in MS Excel (financial/analytical/research industry background helpful)

• Proficient in MS PowerPoint

• Passion for and knowledge of TV programs from 1980s – early 2000s

• Ability to quickly learn new computer software

• Course work in Research Methods, Statistics, Sociology/Psychology is preferred

• Advertising/Marketing, Accounting, Finance is helpful

• BA degree

*Sony Pictures Entertainment is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics.

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Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies.