IRTS Broadcast Sales Associate Program

Sunday,  June 2  –  Saturday,  August 3, 2019
New York City

The 2019 Application has closed!

*Those who submitted applications by the deadline will be alerted if they advance to the 2nd round on a rolling basis.

Danielle Brooks, 2016 IRTS Broadcast Sales Associate

Danielle Brooks
Sales Planner, Disney ABC Television Group
2016 IRTS Broadcast Sales Associate

Omar Wilson, a 2016 IRTS Broadcast Sales Associate & Featured Alum in August 2018 IRTS Alumni Newsletter

Omar Wilson
Global Marketing Solutions, Sports, Facebook
2016 IRTS Broadcast Sales Associate

Imelda Burgan, 2017 IRTS Broadcast Sales Associate

Imelda Burgan
Digital Brand Studio Team, Viacom
2017 IRTS Broadcast Sales Associate

Micah Minter, 2016 IRTS Broadcast Sales Associate

Micah Minter
Associate Account Manager, Jun Group
2016 IRTS Broadcast Sales Associate

Program Overview

Devoted to increasing diversity in the media and entertainment industry, the IRTS Foundation seeks outstanding students of color in their senior year or graduate school to participate in a nine-week summer sales training program. Associates have an exclusive opportunity to participate in a sales training program traditionally reserved for actual station group employees.

Held in tandem with the prestigious IRTS Summer Fellowship Program, the Broadcast Sales Associate Program is a diversity initiative designed to give graduating seniors a jumpstart on the television and radio management track.

The Program includes the one-week Summer Fellowship orientation to the media and entertainment business, followed by an eight-week internship experience in the sales division of a network stations group, which includes the customized sales training so highly regarded in our business. It is the perfect opportunity for outstanding new graduates to gain immediate access to a sector of our business that typically requires more experience to enter.

The Broadcast Sales Associate Program was initiated by former IRTS Chairman Tom Kane when he was President and CEO of CBS Television Stations Group. According to Kane, “In order to achieve true diversity in our business, we must get more minorities into management, and sales continues to be the favored track to get there.”

Because the majority of colleges and universities do not offer courses in broadcast sales, previous experience in broadcast sales is not necessary. However, we do require applicants to have a sincere interest in working within the sales side of the media industry.

COST: Travel, housing and living allowance included.
2017 IRTS Multicultural Career Workshop "Young Professionals" Panel. Featuring 5 IRTS Former Fellows and Broadcast Sales Associates. Imelda Burgan, Gentrix Shanga, Danielle Brooks, Malik Johnson, and Micah Minter


The 2019 Broadcast Sales Associate Program application has closed!