Saturday, December 15, 2012

IRTS Atlanta Career Day: Feb. 22, 2013

The IRTS Foundation invites outstanding juniors, seniors and graduate students to apply now for a chance to attend:

IRTS Atlanta Career Day
Sponsored by Cox Media Group

The Business of Media: Rewarding Career Tracks Explained with a Networking Opportunity to Pursue Them
Friday, February 22, 2013

A multicultural career workshop designed to provide students in-depth insight into the exciting, evolving media industry, as well as concrete career advice for a competitive edge. Accomplished students from all majors (including business, sales, marketing, math, computer science, communications, etc.) are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:     Friday, January 25, 2013, 5PM EST  Application Attached.

PROGRAM:  Learn about the various career opportunities available within a major, diversified company such as Cox Media Group. This year, the conference will take a close look at the business side of CMG, focusing on exciting opportunities in areas that include sales, marketing, promotion and research.

The day will include morning panels followed by afternoon networking and interviews with company representatives.

Applicants who are selected to attend the Workshop will:

    Gain an understanding about how the various divisions of Cox Media Group work together to become a successful enterprise.
    Receive career planning advice and professional tips from company executives.
    Interview with company representatives for possible jobs, internships, or general career advice.
    Hone networking skills while interacting with a broad range of industry professionals.

COST: Participants attend the workshop free-of-charge. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. All students will be responsible for their own travel to and from the Career Day.

LOCATION: Cox Media Group’s Atlanta Headquarters. Specific address will be given to selected applicants.

NOTE: Students who are accepted are required to attend the entire day, 8:00am – 5:00pm.

ELIGIBILITY:  Juniors, seniors and graduate students with outstanding academic records and extra-curricular experience are encouraged to compete for participation in this event.

COLLEGE MAJOR: You need not be a communications major. IRTS seeks applicants who have demonstrated the skills necessary to succeed in a corporate environment, and/or have shown a sincere interest in communications through experience or extra-curricular activities.

APPLY: An application is attached here and more information can be found at

All applications and a one-page resume should be sent to
The IRTS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to Building Future Media Leaders. IRTS brings together the wisdom and power of today’s leaders to train and educate the next generation of media and communication professionals through its many educational programs and diversity initiatives. IRTS programs ensure that our business reaches its highest potential in this exciting digital age.

Cox Media Group, Inc. is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of Cox Reps. With $1.8 billion in revenue, the company operations include 15 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 85 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. Additionally, CMG owns and operates Valpak, one of the leading direct marketing companies in North America.

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Cox Media Group looks to attract individuals who possess a positive attitude, a strong desire to learn and win, the willingness to work hard to achieve goals and the ability to persuade and motivate people to action. Quite often entry level opportunities are in sales and research. CMG offers extensive training and an unmatched benefits program, while the corporate culture is one that is a very positive, creative team environment where people can add value to the business, their local communities, and grow and thrive!

Testimonials from past attendees & Cox Media Group employees:

“Attending the IRTS Career Day at CMG last year was such an eye-opening experience! I learned about aspects of this business that I didn’t even know existed. I gained great interviewing skills that played a key role in landing my summer internship offers.” Kristy Lyons, Senior, University of Georgia – 2012 Attendee

“It was wonderful to learn about the many different career options available to me within a company like CMG. From broadcasting to sales, we learned about how all of these different departments work together to achieve success, and subsequently it helped boost my confidence as I began my job search after graduation.”  Brielle Urssery, Programming Strategy, Scheduling & Acquisitions Assistant, BET Networks – 2012 Attendee

“I never wanted to be in sales! It seemed so boring compared to being a reporter or producer. It wasn’t until I realized I wanted to control where I lived, how much money I made, and who I worked with that sales became an interest. I love what I do because I have the freedom to create my own destiny and help others follow their dreams of being successful business owners. I feel more like a doctor for businesses than a ‘sales person’.” Sophia Lopez, Account Manager, Cox Media Group & former IRTS Summer Fellow

IRTS and Cox Media Group came together for an amazing event! Not only did I meet top executives and network with CMG leaders, but they gave us a chance to be matched with a mentor. We all felt so welcomed by the people of CMG, and we walked away knowing so much more about the media business." Eric Jones, Associate Booker & Segment Producer, “Good Morning America” ABC News – 2012 Attendee

“I didn’t think I would end up in sales after college; I knew I wanted to be in the marketing world but wasn’t quite sure where I fit in.  After exploring some options, CMG seemed to be the perfect fit – they trained you so I wasn’t thrown a phonebook to start building my clients, I got to flex my marketing muscles because of our unique sales approach, and most of all, it didn’t feel like sales….it seemed like fun!  I didn’t want to be a salesman, and in my mind - I’m not – I’m a marketing expert to my clients.”  Zach Mullins, Media Consultant, Cox Media Group

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