Internship Program Information
Public Relations Assistant
Mixed Media is a national publicity company committed to promoting New Bedford’s Whaling City Sound, Innovative Music of Impeccable Quality, among other clients including Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in the Berkshires among others.
We are looking to an intern to help assist in developing engaging content across client brands on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Mixed Media’s well-established internship program provides top-caliber students an exceptional opportunity to explore and learn all aspects of publicity in a business. Interns gain valuable knowledge and insight into the music industry, and importantly, make contacts in the media in this competitive field.
- Asset creative team in conceptualizing to executing creative for all brands
- Have a desire to be part of a fast-paced team working on multiple projects
- Deep understanding of social platforms
- Video editing skills, premiere or after effects is a plus
- Photography skills a plus
Interns can be assigned to various clients, working closely with the owner Ginny Shea to assist in daily PR work including:
Compiling/packaging CD promo packages, creating electronic press kits and digital downloads via Dropbox for client feature story/review/airplay
Proofreading news releases and composing email pitches
Coordinating promotional bulk mailings to targeted mailing lists for traditional press, TV, and radio
Setting up digital downloads on SoundCloud
Video uploads to YouTube
Mixing social and traditional media (press, radio, TV, internet) promotion campaigns
Follow up calls, social media messages, faxes, emails, postcard mailings for all packages mailed, campaigns average 6 weeks
Arrange interviews for artists with newspaper journalists, radio show hosts
Compile guest lists, arrange on-air CD/ticket giveaways, radio station ID’s/”drops”
Manage company’s online database, website, posting/blogging, client newsletters via MailChimp
Monthly upload of new release details (album, track, audio data and assets-art, booklet, sales sheet) to online distribution portal for online DSPs (Spotify, Amazon, iTunes, Pandora submissions)
Requirements For Applicants
Work schedule is 12 hours per week minimum commitment. Interns are assigned a fixed regular schedule based on their available hours. A set schedule allows interns to become familiar with projects/their responsibilities each week.
We look for star interns, students with a bright, positive attitude, intelligence, and potential. Other key qualities appreciated in our best interns are commitment, motivation, organization, responsibility, and professionalism. In addition, they are hardworking, personable, outgoing, fun, energetic and friendly, and therefore make a good fit and contribute to the great work atmosphere of our office. Candidates should be entering their junior or senior year of college.
We offer the opportunity to observe, learn, ask questions, and be integrally involved in the business. Many former interns who demonstrated talent, interest, desire, and ability to contribute to the success of Mixed Media have been hired for part-time staff positions. If you excel, and we have no current openings at the time of your graduation, we will be pleased to do whatever we can to help you find your first job in the industry.
The goal of the program is to expose students to small business and all aspects of promotion so they can determine their own abilities and interests, and pursue their first career position having acquired knowledge, understanding, and confidence here.
College Credit or Volunteer for Experience
Credit is at college discretion (for example we’ve had students work 12 hours per week and earn 3 credits.)
Must be enrolled in a degree program, graduates are not eligible
An ideal candidate would have either public relations, communications, marketing, art direction/graphic design, copywriting, photography or video editing/production background.
- Free Music
- Admission to client concerts
Applications are accepted throughout the year.
For consideration, please email a cover letter along with your resume to:
Thank you very much for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you and wish you the best of luck.
Unfortunately, we are unable to assist with accommodations for out of town students.
Regarding COVID-19 and Social Distancing
Mixed Media is a safe learning environment in a small office with a one-on-one learning experience.
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