Internship – Journalist / Creative Writers / PR
Chasing an internship that takes you to the best music and arts festivals and gigs in your area?
Are you seeking an exciting, new-age internship over the summer holiday, within an organisation that allows location independence?
If any of the above pricked your ears, allow us to introduce ourselves. We’re Scenewave, a music blog/content space that is beginning its resurgence in the Brisbane live music market. We don’t like average, nor do we believe in traditional. Heck our other job is a start-up called Fourbars which is bridging the gap for talented local musicians to find paid gigs. You will also have opportunities to gain experience with this project too!
We’re eager to push the boundaries on the type of content produced by Scenewave. As an organisation we firmly believe in nurturing and developing the skills of those involved. So let’s get into it!
Scenewave: Brisbane’s top ranked music blog on Google. Having interviewed the likes of Harts, Bloc Party, Cloud Control, Foals and Local Natives – we have formally made some pretty big waves in the music scene. Scenewave has taken a back seat for the last 12 months during the non-festival season as we shifted focus to work on Fourbars. We are now gearing up for a new strategy that will be partially shaped by you. Better yet, we’re planning to remain active in the midst of the live music madness all year round!
Fourbars: A digital start-up aiming to re-invent how live music is managed and discovered. The journey so far has seen us organising gigs at the likes of The Flying Cock, Farrier Bar & Supper Club and The Limes Hotel Rooftop Bar. It sets out to solve the pains of finding gigs for artists and managing gigs for venues. There will be opportunities available to gain experience in this organisations environment.
Positions available: (see other listings for details)
- Journalism/creative writers/PR
- Graphic designer/Front end web developer (WordPress)
- Marketing manager (social media) – Instagram/Snapchat/Facebook
- Event management/Operations
What you get from us?
There will be the opportunity to work within two organisations. A fast paced start-up and a modern, innovative content space who is going to be taking on the Australian market.
- Working with a young team, made up of university based talent
- Modern working environment, boasting location independence (except for “working excursions” at some of the best music events Australia has to offer) #worklifeisgood
- Cross organisational experience – working with a start-up and pushing the bar within a modern content space
- Personal passions nurtured and built on – we focus on you as a person, we want you to build your skills and ability so we have a good reason to retain you
About Position 1 – Journalism /Creative writers / PR
We require bright, passionate individuals who have great written and spoken skills. We love creativity and value passion above all else. The position consists of various roles within Scenewave and Fourbars. These roles will revolve around live music, new age PR and your current skills and abilities. You must love music and be the type of person who thinks outside the box.
We will develop your skills in content writing, blogging and public relations, while providing the opportunity for you to push the areas you are most passionate about – do you want to be on screen? You can come live from a music festival while jumping backstage for an interview… Would you rather sit behind the computer and string words into sentences that Shakespeare would be impressed with? That’s cool. Our organisation is flexible enough to nurture you on an individual level while facilitating the environment for you to grow and develop new skills. Our ultimate goal is to provide you with modern knowledge and practical skills that are aligned to both your career objectives and our company visions.
Your roll may include:
- Content Development
- Live interviews
- Public relations
What we want from you:
It’s crucial you are driven to better yourself. Our organisation has a core set of values that you must possess in some form. These values are what dictate our strategy and assist us to assure we are always striving towards our common visions and goals. We value passion and ambition. We believe that people are the heart of our business and therefore are at the forefront of every decision we make. Ownership of work and ideas is also one of the most important qualities we value. Some attributes we look for:
Here’s the kicker, the internship is un-paid! (Sucks right!?)
This is your chance to prove yourself in the professional world. We will supply the environment and the technical knowhow for you to develop your skills into real life assets. It gives you the opportunity to experience firsthand what it’s like to be in a new age organisation that challenges traditional thinking. We will invest our time and knowledge into developing your skills into relevant industry specific tools that will help you in the future. Let’s face it though, we would prefer you didn’t go anywhere. We cover expenses of attending gigs/festivals and any extra work related activities you’ll be doing. We also assure there are opportunities for you to expand your skillset and challenge yourself.
- 16 weeks
- 8 hours per week (15 hours during university holidays)
Your exact role and responsibilities will vary based on skills and goals.
Day to day management of work:
We use a range of project management tools and you’ll be expected to use these with competence (specific tools will depend on your role). We’ll give you the required training when you start.
Some of our tools include:
Trello, Slack, Asana, Basecamp (depending on role and responsibilities)
How to apply
Please email – firstname.lastname@example.org the following
- Resume including details about your current study direction
- The number of the position/s your applying for
- A piece of content (video/art/story/image etc.) that you have produced which you believe is relevant to the position you are applying for – This can be an existing university project, a side project or the short story you wrote in grade 7.
We will aim to respond to applications within a few days. Shortlisted applications will be selected for a face to face catch up before a final hiring is made. Don’t worry – these “catch ups” aren’t formal, so we encourage you to relax and be yourself.
Applications close: 26/11/2016
Start date: 5/12/2016
Good luck and best wishes!