Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Winter/Spring Internships in Boutique Publicity & Event Firm (Midtown West) USA

OW!, Onorato Wixom is a dynamic publicity and event firm based in New York. We are looking for two Interns for Winter / Spring 2011 to start in January. We are focused on events, fashion, entertainment, lifestyle and nightlife.

Currently, OW! has clients in the nightlife sector, a music series, an nationally recognized life coach, two retail locations, a internationally recognized museum, and many high profile per project clients. During the last eight seasons, we have consulted on 55 fashion shows and events including the Official Closing Party to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Bryant Park and expect similar work for February. We are looking for dedicated, grounded individuals who are looking to grow with us.

If you want to learn the “in’s and out’s” of public relations and events production in a boutique setting, this opportunity is for you.

A candidate who can start First week January is ideal and the duration runs through the end of May. If you are looking for specific days, please make sure to let us know that. All candidates MUST be able to dedicate at least THREE FULL DAYS per week during regular business hours.

PLEASE NOTE if you do not feel strongly that you fit the above and below criteria, please do not apply for this position, only the top candidates will be contacted for an interview.

This is NOT a paid internship.

1. Self-motivated and ability to work w/minimal supervision at times
2. Strong marketing and business sense
3. Organized
4. Ability to multi-task & prioritize
5. Proficient in Mac/PC, Word, Excel, Filemaker Pro, Photoshop, InDesign, email, etc.
6. Team Player
7. Excellent follow-up skills
8. Writing skills
9. Must be VERY trustworthy and reliable
10. Solid communications skills
11. References are a REQUIRED!

1. Phones
2. Scheduling
3. Assisting with Event Production
4. Receive & distribute mail, faxes and packages
5. Coordinate Travel Plans
6. Office administrative work & occasional errands
7. Assist with all special projects and presentations

1. Publicity inside & out for lifestyle / events / nightlife
2. Basic public relations knowledge and editorial introduction through the course of work
3. Basic production skills and organizational skills for events
4. Behind the scenes look at the New York Fashion industry
5. Opportunities to develop a public relations sensibility by sitting in on client and strategy meetings



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