How to get a job at

iHeartMedia

iHeartMedia has the largest national reach of any radio or television outlet in America. iHeartMedia’s platforms include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, podcasts, personalities and influencers, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation.

What

iHeartMedia

Looks For

While hiring, iHeartMedia prioritizes certain hard and soft skills like the use of effective consultative selling practices, strong client service relationship-building skills, the ability to plan and organize in a fast-paced environment, strong negotiation skills, persuasive communication skills, strong problem-solving and analytical skills, flexibility, creativity, strong interpersonal skills and composure during tight deadlines.

History of

iHeartMedia

iHeartMedia is a mass media corporation headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. The company is the holding company of iHeartCommunications Inc., which was founded by Lowry Mays and B.J. McCombs in 1972. iHeartMedia specializes in radio broadcasting through divisions iHeartMedia and iHeartMedia and Entertainment Inc. The company has also been involved with internet radio and podcasting through their digital platform iHeartRadio.

Quick Facts

Entry-level careers:
Data / Analytics
Design (UI/UX)
Marketing
Sales / Account Management
industries
Media
Tech
office locations
Greater San Antonio
Greater Chicago
Greater Nashville
Greater New York
2019 Revenue:
$6.17 billion

iHeartMedia

Internship Programs

iHeartMedia Internship Program

The iHeartMedia Internship Program has been designed to provide undergraduate students with in-depth exposure to radio broadcasting and digital operations industries. The internship offers the opportunity to explore career interests, network with professionals, develop an understanding of the broadcasting industry and have some fun while learning. Interns rotate through multiple departments throughout the season like Programming, News & Community Affairs, Production, Media Integration, Online/Web Development, Digital Video, Digital Design and Sales departments and/or can focus on a particular department of interest


Internship Info

Number of interns (2019):
Preferred education level:
Junior and Senior
Perks:
  • Company Social Events
  • Free meals
  • Guaranteed time off for volunteering and philanthropy

iHeartMedia

Interview Process

Initial Group Video Chat

If there are other potential candidates, iHeartMedia is known for group interviewing for the initial screening.

In-person Interview with Hiring Manager

If moved onto the next round, you will be asked to go for an in-person interview with a hiring manager where you will go over background, experience, and iHeartMedia. 

Final Interview 

This final interview will be with the manager of the specific department you are applying for, as well as the team. They will gauge your fit with the team and what you can bring to the team.


How to Prepare

Use your network

Reach out to your alumni network and see if they can offer you insight into iHeartMedia and the interview process

Do your research

Do research on, such as their culture, current projects, company goals, etc.

Practice makes perfect

The positions are very competitive to get, so doing your research and preparing for behavioral-type questions is imperative.


Common Interview Questions at

iHeartMedia

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  • Why did you apply for an internship at iHeart?
  • Can you explain a time where you were faced with a conflict in a work environment?
  • What kind of music do you listen to in your freetime?
  • Explain your previous work experience / walk me through your resume
  • What are you looking to gain from this internship?
  • If you could have one celebrity as a roommate, who would it be and why?
  • If you could be any flavor of ice cream what would you be and why?
  • Name three things you would bring with you on a deserted island if we took care of food and shelter.