7:30 AM Wake up, shower, get ready
8:15 AM Breakfast: Trader Joe's Organic Frosted Flakes with Almond Milk and a handful of blueberries
8:45 AM Leave my house for work-- I take the "long way" to work so that I can see the ocean every morning from the PCH
9:00 AM Scan my ID to get into the company parking lot and make my way to my desk in the 4th floor. I am always excited for the elevator ride because there are fun facts listed above the floor buttons. Today's fun fact was "Signal flares, bulletproof vests and the circular saw were all invented by women."
9:05 AM Fill up my Victoria's Secret PINK water bottle (I love these water bottles because they hold so much water) and make Green/Lemon Tea. On Thursdays, there are bagels provided for all employees in the kitchen!
9:10 AM Check all of my emails and voice mails.
9:20 AM Compile a TO-DO list for the day. Generally, I go into our shared drive and open all of the docs that I know I will be using often so that I can have them up and ready with one click throughout the day.
9:40 AM - 10:15 AM Update all of the press reports for the three shows that we are currently covering. To do this, I go into the show report and enter hyper-linked titles of media hits chronologically. Then, I copy and paste the article into the bottom of the doc. This 10-15 page report is sent out to execs weekly to show them the kinds of press each show is securing.
10:15 AM-12:30 PM Pitching. Currently, I am doing three types of pitching. The first pitching I am doing is for in-studio performances and interviews from one of our show's talent. The next type I am doing is for hometown pitching. This means that I do research on Vocus for each of the cast members of a given show to find all of the media in their home towns. Then, I edit the list according to which outlets will be most likely to show interest in an interview opportunity. The third type of pitching I am doing is exclusive clip pitching. This means that I send exclusive clips of upcoming episodes around to media contacts to see if they want to be the first to show these clips before they air.
12:30 PM Meet my friends in one of the kitchens for lunch. Today, I met my friend Connie, who is from China. She and I trade off each Tuesday making each other something for lunch. Last week, she made me a traditional Chinese chicken and rice dish. This week, I brought her homemade pasta salad and fruit.
1:00 PM- 2:00 PM Return to pitching, following up with previous pitches or creating media lists. Also, if there is ever an in-office performance (about 3 times/month), it is usually at 1 PM and the interns all head over together. There are usually complimentary artist EPs and dessert after the performance.
2:00 PM Talent interviews. For phone interviews, I first call the reporter and then I connect the reporter to the talent. I then stay on the phone for their interview in case I need to help them through a question, let the reporter know that the interview will be ending soon, skip a question, etc. It is essentially damage control in case of a sticky situation.
2:30 PM-3:45 PM Make phone calls to press to see if they got my pitches and check their interest. Additionally, get the mail and check to see if there are any hits in any of the magazines or newspapers. If there are, I scan them and put them in the press report. If not, I go and file the magazines in my boss' office (she keeps the most recent 3 of every magazine).
3:45 PM- 4:00 PM Make sure that I have completed all of the day's tasks, check with my boss to make sure I have done everything she needs, reply to last minute emails, clean up my desk, and log out.
4:00 PM Wait for a fellow intern in the lobby to give her a ride to "Taco Tuesday" at our favorite restaurant in Century City.
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Walk around Century City with two of the interns while we wait for the other interns to get there. Yesterday, we got lucky in Sephora and they gave us free samples of Benefit's new makeup line!
5:30 PM- 8:00 PM Go to Pink Taco for "Taco Tuesday" with 7 other interns. We are all from different places: Denver, Chicago, Dallas, Charlotte, Los Angeles, Evanston, Athens, and Williamsburg. We always order queso, tacos and a side of rice & beans.
8:30 PM- 10:30 PM Call my mom to see how her day was, call my boyfriend to see how his day was, check social media, and catch up on Orange Is The New Black and Pretty Little Liars!