Intern - Public Relations & Communications
Fender Musical InstrumentsLos Angeles, CA
Full Time Paid Internship
Obtaining an internship can seem like an impossible and daunting task. In addition to finding a company that actually wants to hire you, you're also worried about finding a position where your skills will be fully utilized and your work will be valued, right? If this sounds like a dilemma you've been facing during college, have no fear; there is no need to look any further.
Public Relations & Communications Intern opportunity in Hollywood, CA with Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (''FMIC'').
We are not simply looking for interns to make copies and get coffee; we need a student with an interest in PR, social media, brand and media partnerships, and more. The PR, Communications and Digital Departments touch and interact with all teams across the entire FMIC Marketing Department. Applying for this fantastic position indicates you:
-Keep up on new PR, social media marketing trends, and actively watch what other brands are doing online;
have interest, passion or a general love of music;
-Are intellectually curious with a strong desire to continue learning; and
communicate effectively and work well in a group or team environment that moves at a fairly fast pace.
If you are now excitedly scrolling around looking for the ''Apply Now'' button because this opportunity speaks to you, let's take a moment to explain exactly what you'll be doing:
-Identifying and researching new media targets, feature sections to expand our media opportunities.
-Monitoring for Fender news & social media placements across print, broadcast and digital medias.
-Assisting in the creation and maintenance of calendars, project racking worksheets and other internal PR assets.
-Owning the updates for our master media distribution list and media coverage tracker.
-Owning the updates for the monthly status report.
-Participating in brainstorms for upcoming events, campaigns & product releases, and in agency meetings/relations.
-Drafting targeted product review pitches for music industry (''MI'') media.
-Drafting pitches for lifestyle media; pitching media on a case-by-case basis.
-Compiling data for monthly competitor report (media coverage & social).
-Scanning and creating paste-ups for media coverage and create email copy to send out to the internal team.
-Scanning for media opportunities in local and national newspapers.
-Owning the updates and reorganization of our internal drive and assets.
-...and the biggest task of all...owning, developing, and delivering an end-of-semester intern project.
We've listed out the requirements you need to take into consideration before sending us your application! Take a look and if this is for you, send us your resume!
-Strong hand's on experience with MS Office programs, database programs, research tools, and electronic media
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills
-Active participant across social media
-Flexible with the ability to effectively prioritize projects within the department
-Team-player who is highly self-motivated with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
-Superb attention-to-detail skills
-Previous internship or related experience in marketing and communications is strongly preferred
Currently enrolled in a 4-year accredited college/university with a major in Marketing, PR, Communications, Advertising, or a related field entering into your Junior or Senior year
Minimum GPA of 3.0
About Fender Musical Instruments:
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is one of the world's leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors, whose portfolio of brands includes Fender®, Squier®, Gretsch®, Jackson®, EVH®, Charvel® and Groove Tubes®, among others. For more information, visit www.fender.com. FMIC offers a competitive benefits package which includes medical, dental, 401(k), paid time off, and an equipment purchase program to help you get the band back together. Fender Musical Instruments Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, disability, veterans' status, sexual orientation, or any other protected factor.
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