Tag Archives: Internship

Marc Jacobs Intern Makes A Memorable Exit

25 Mar

If you follow Marc Jacobs International on Twitter you may have noticed some “out of character” tweets that were sure to have you clicking on the profile for more. On the current intern’s last day, the individual decided to tweet it all out making it one of the most memorable exits I have ever witnessed. What makes this most interesting is that Marc Jacobs is currently in the process of their search for an official Marc Jacobs twitter(er), for the lack of a better word. Below is a print screen of the 4 tweets that the intern posted, and of course we had to get our hands on this before it is taken down in the morning.

These tweets are the perfect example of what you do NOT do when you are interning, particularly for such a powerful and influential brand like Marc Jacobs’. We once again learn the lesson of truly thinking of what we say and how we say it before we let it out of our systems. It is evident that this individual was well aware of their actions and had the full intention of making their thoughts public; yet without a doubt they are going to regret this sooner or later.

Many have commented on how this will affect the brand of Marc Jacobs; yet I personally believe that it does not do any damage to the brand at all but teaches them a lesson to be more cautious with who to hire as an intern. As for the intern, these actions have definitely damaged their career, whether she is not working in that town again or not, since Marc Jacobs is an international brand.

This issue comes down to the level of professionalism one must have at their work place since, whether you love it or hate it, you are a representation of that company and brand and the image you present is that of the brand. So let’s remember to keep certain thoughts to ourselves and hope that this tweeting individual does not ask for a letter of recommendation.

With Love,

Christie

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Internship Opportunity – Butter PR

9 Mar

A unique PR internship opportunity has come up and I had to share it with everyone! I was forwarded this email by Magnet Creative and figured it would be a great opportunity to get a different aspect of the PR industry than what we are regularly used to, the food industry. Good Luck!

With Love,

Christie

Butter Public Relations: Internship Opportunity (Part-time)

REQUIREMENTS:
15-20 Hours per week for 3 months
Ideally between the hours of 10 and 2 – 3 days a week: Mon/Weds/Fri preferred.
Open to current marketing, communications or public relations students or recent graduates only
High standard of quality and work ethic is a must
Appreciation of many different types of music and able to deal with repetitive pop and indie rock tracks.
Strong writing, research and fact-checking skills
Overall wicked / positive / problem solving / perceptive attitude.
Exceptional knowledge of food, the Canadian food market, chefs, restaurants, media, food events and key players
Practical public relations, event management and people skills are a huge bonus
Socially capable of handling yourself autonomously at various events
Intermediate computer skills are essential: Photoshop, Excel, Word, WordPress, Excel, Illustrator and Excel (we mentioned excel right?)
Social Media savvy in a professional capacity (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, WordPress, Tumblr, Linked In)
Must be comfortable working remotely or from a home office setting.

HOW TO APPLY
Current resume shouldn’t be longer than two pages in PDF format, not written in Times New Roman.
Cover letter must answer the following questions:
Why do you want to work for Butter PR?
What types of blogs interest you, what is the name of yours?
What types of Social Media do you use?
What is the name of your favourite restaurant?
Name your favourite meal?
Do you cook?
On average how much time do you spend on Tumblr?
What is your favourite kitchen tool and why?
Separate from your cover letter and resume, write a review of your favourite restaurant in no more than 200 words. If you want to include a photo of the restaurant, provide the appropriate credit.
In 50 words or less tell us your 5 year career goal.

Please send above items to info@butterpr.ca with the subject “BUTTER INTERN”
Deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 16, 2011 5:00p.m. EST.
Do not send your resume using a Hotmail account
Only those who meet the qualifications and are being considered will be contact. Thank you for your interest.
www.butterpr.ca

Magnet Creative Internship Opportunity!

20 Jan

Below is a flaming hot internship opportunity with one of the top fashion public relations and management agencies in Toronto. Magnet Creative has an amazing reputation within the industry and it would truly be an honour to obtain this position. For more information on the company check out www.magnetcreative.ca. Don’t hesitate to apply and good luck with your application!

With Love,

Christie

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Magnet Creative Management
Fashion PR & Marketing
Internship Opportunity (Part-Time)

REQUIREMENTS
– 1 – 2 days per week, or a minimum 2 half days for a 3 to 4 month period starting asap
– Typically Mon – Fri 9am – 6pm, however during busier times or during special projects, this may extend outside regular business hours
– Open to current fashion, communications, and public relations students or recent grads only
– Should have a high standard of quality; strong work ethic
– Ability to see how to improve or grow
– Strong writing and research skills
– Overall positive attitude
– Excellent knowledge of the Canadian fashion industry, including media and key players
– Practical event management or public relations experience is a bonus
– Intermediate computer skills essential; Adobe Photoshop, Word, Excel, WordPress
– Professionally social media savvy (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc.)
– Comfortable working from a small home office environment located at College/Ossington area in Toronto

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please follow these instructions closely. (Those who do not complete these instructions, will automatically be not be considered.):

– Current resume (no longer than 2 pages, in pdf format).
– Cover letter in the body of your email, no more than 100 words, which includes your weekly availability, any links to any blog, Twitter or Facebook account you may have.
– Three business references.
– Tell me who you admire in the Canadian fashion industry and why in less than 50 words. (They must be currently living and working in Canada.)
– Tell me in under 50 words or less what your 5 year career goal is.
– Tell me the most inspiring book or documentary you have recently read or watched.
– Please send your email to gail@magnetcreative.ca with the subject: “MAGNET INTERNSHIP”.
– Deadline to apply is Friday, January 21, 2010 at 5:00pm EST. Only those who are under consideration will be contacted.

Thank you!

www.magnetcreative.ca

TIFF Needs Interns!

8 Sep

I received an email from Gail McInness, owner and operator of   Magnet Creative, a couple of days ago with the following details:

“Intern Opportunities for TIFF

We are looking for PR interns for A-List events happening during the Toronto International Film Festival!

Required skills:

Excellent attention to detail
Meticulous organization skills
Public relations education
Enthusiastic – must have a “can do” attitude with no complaining
Reliable – must commit to the role and arrive on time
Flexible – able to handle last minute changes and role placement
Hard worker – there may be long hours some days
Not shy to talk to media or speak up
Cannot be “star struck”
Preference will be given to those with previous celebrity or publicity experience or enrolled in related post-secondary program
Must be 19+
Duties:
Greeting A-List celebrities on the red carpet
Announcing to media their arrival
Other duties as they arise
Wardrobe:
Black simple cocktail attire or black blouse/pants
Comfortable heels or shoes
Well groomed

These are the following dates & times we need people:

Friday, Sept 10
5pm – 1am
Sunday, Sept 12
11:30am – 2pm
5:00pm – 10pm
Monday, Sept 13
8pm – 12am
Tuesday, Sept 14
7:30pm – 11pm
Wednesday, Sept 15
7pm – 9pm
Thursday, Sept 16
10am – 1pm
5pm – 10pm
Friday, Sept 17
8pm – 11pm
If you are interested, please email gail@magnetcreative.ca with a brief description of your past public relations or related experience and the dates and times you are available before 5:00pm on Thursday, September 9.”

I personally applied for a position and I really hope I obtain it. I’m always looking for different opportunities and experiences to expand on my knowledge of the public relations industry. So wish me luck!!

With Love,

Christie