January 07, 2013

Shure's Get the Gig Artist Relations Internship Competition - Apply Today

Shure Inc. is the leading manufacturer of microphones and audio electronics. They are seeking a superb Artist Relations Intern for the summer of 2012 with their Get the Gig competition.

Shure will select one winner to experience a unique “inside look” at the music industry, and, expand the individual’s professional skill set and career opportunities. Additionally, the lucky intern will gain real-world exposure to the engineering design and marketing of Shure’s latest products and will learn how to outfit today’s talent with the right gear to produce the best sound possible — in the studio or on stage.

The Shure Artist Relations Department manages the relationships between bands and the Company, including, but not limited to, providing gear support, technical advice, and assisting in artist development. During the summer session, intern responsibilities may include providing support for social media initiatives; helping manage Shure artist endorsers; assisting in the evaluation of potential endorsers; working with the Company to negotiate endorsement contracts; and coordinating Shure-sponsored events, including clinics and trade shows.

Responsibilities May Include:

  • Support Social Media initiatives via Twitter, WordPress and YouTube, providing feedback on your experience as an intern at Shure.
  • Co-manage positive relationships with Shure artist endorsers through personal contact, product support, and technical assistance.
  • Assist in the evaluation potential endorsers among musical artists, sound engineers, producers, etc., and work with A&R team to negotiate new endorsement contracts appropriate to Shure strategic goals.
  • Contribute artist content to Shure’s Artist Website, YouTube, Mic Check Blog, Twitter.
  • Coordinate Shure-sponsored events such as artist clinics and trade shows as appropriate.
  • Catalog artist images and video in preparation for approval.
  • Maintain database of current and expired artist endorser contracts.
  • Secure shipment of Shure product per endorser or engineer requests.
  • Respond to Shure endorser inquiries via AR hotline and email.
  • Maintain and track stock of Shure products to support activities as required.
  • Perform additional public relations and product placement duties as assigned by Manager, Artist Relations.

  • Clients Include
    Cage the Elephant
    Foster the People
    Jason Mraz
    Matt & Kim
    Mos Def
    The Black Keys

    • Minimum of two years course work in communications, marketing, music business, public relations, or related areas of study.
    • Exceptional oral communications skills for telephone and personal contact with a diverse client base.
    • Strong computer skills. Experience in Microsoft Office. Order entry experience, especially in a SAP environment is strongly preferred.
    • Knowledge of audio electronics and, specifically, Shure products is strongly preferred. A demonstrated knowledge or ability to learn the operational aspects of the full Shure product line is required.
    • Strong written communications skills are required. Typing skills (40+ wpm) highly desirable.
    • Ability and willingness to fulfill duties outside normal office hours is occasionally required, in keeping with the business hours of our client base. For this reason, a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable motor vehicle are required.
    • The demonstrated ability to accurately manage multiple deadline-driven projects is required

    How to Enter: “Get the Gig” Competition Requirements
    Beginning today, college juniors, seniors, and recent graduates from the class of 2012 are eligible to enter, and take part in up to three rounds of competition to demonstrate why they deserve to be the next Shure Artist Relations Intern. 
    Round One (Deadline: February 1, 2012)
    • Online application – now open!
    • Resume submission
    • 140-character Tweet, detailing why the applicant deserves the internship
    From the initial pool, 20 applicants will be notified by February 16, 2012, and will advance to the second round.
    Round Two (Deadline: March 1, 2012) 
    • Video audition
    • 250-word essay (similar to a blog post)
    Out of this pool, the top three candidates will be selected by March 15, 2012, and will move to the final round of competition.
    Round Three (Winner Announced: April 13, 2012)
    The remaining three candidates will visit Shure headquarters for the final round—in-person interviews with individuals in Shure’s Artist Relations, Marketing, and Human Resources Departments.
    Get the application started at Get the Gig
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