Media Relations Intern

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THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA

Media Relations Intern

The Cleveland Orchestra is seeking a recent college graduate to join the Communications / Public Relations (PR) team this summer as the Media Relations Intern. This compelling storyteller with a passion for music will help to create compelling narratives about the power of music and inspiring artistry of The Cleveland Orchestra, with a central focus on the Orchestra’s mission to present extraordinary musical experiences for the people of Northeast Ohio and the world.

This individual will support the Communications / PR staff by assisting with PR activities, including traditional external media (radio, television, and print), internally-generated digital media (social media), and photography and videography. Tasks may include monitoring, cataloguing, and circulating media mentions and news clips; writing and generating content for social media and press materials; organizing photo and video assets; and analyzing social media statistics and trends.

This full-time summer position will work primarily on communications, media relations, and social media for the Blossom Music Festival and Summers@Severance seasons, and the annual Star-Spangled Spectacular.

Qualifications for the successful candidate include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, public relations, English, writing, journalism, marketing, arts administration, music, or related field.
  • Similar previous work experience or internships in the performing arts or non-profit organizations.
  • Ability to think strategically and proactively offer solutions.
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills.
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and ability to achieve deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communications.
  • Ability to work well with a variety of people, calmly, efficiently and independently in a fast-paced, dynamic and collaborative environment while managing multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Ability to handle confidential and/or sensitive situations with diplomacy and tact.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer software programs, especially the Microsoft Office Suite, and social media platforms (especially Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube); experience with Adobe Create Suite (Photoshop, InDesign) would be an asset.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings, weekends, and some holidays.
  • Ability to travel locally and to Blossom Music Center on some weekends is required.
  • Photography, videography, and digital photo/video software skills preferred.
  • Knowledge of classical music preferred.

The ideal candidate will be available for work from July 1 – September 6. A competitive weekly stipend will be provided. Interested applicants should submit resume, cover letter and writing sample to lsaneda@clevelandorchestra.com. The writing sample can be a press release, media alert, journalistic article, short essay/blog post on an artistic or job-related topic, or a critique of an artistic work; or you may create a 1-2 page press release announcing details of the Orchestra’s 2019 four-concert Summers@Severance season. https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/Tickets/19-summers-at-sev-schedule/

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