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Title National Publicist
Categories Full-Time
Location Weehawken, NJ
Job Information

The Syndicate is growing its company with the addition of a full-time Director of Publicity.  The position will represent our agency’s clients in the entertainment and lifestyle brand spaces as well as directly manage the expanding PR department. The ideal candidate should have experience managing a team in addition to an excellent working knowledge of pop culture and the ability to effectively discuss current music, comedy and lifestyle trends. The candidate should be a strong communicator with superb writing skills. The position requires one to be meticulously confident while pitching to a variety of media outlets including web, print, television and social networks.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage press campaigns and strategy with clients and talent
  • Directly oversee daily management of PR department
  • Pitch and secure interviews, special features and event listings in regional, national and major market outlets
  • Write and deliver press releases with thorough follow-through to maximize coverage
  • Provide ongoing updates and weekly press reports to clients detailing campaign status and achievements
  • Maintain and foster relationships with national media outlets, editors and writers
  • Work with other departments to cross-promote and market projects
  • Pursue and manage future sales opportunities

Required traits and skills:

  • The ability to stay organized and on task in a fast-paced environment
  • Meticulously detail-oriented
  • Experience managing a staff
  • Must be able to handle multiple projects at once while prioritizing a heavy workload
  • Available to travel for business meetings, conventions, festivals (locally and out of the country)
  • A natural at customer service
  • Self-driven yet works well with a team
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in national music, entertainment or lifestyle publicity
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, WordPress and various social media platforms

About The Syndicate: http://www.thesyn.com/who-we-are

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to jobs@thesyn.com.



Title Digital Design Intern
Categories Internship
Salary Travel Stipend
Location Weehawken, NJ
Job Information

The Syndicate is currently seeking qualified graphic design students for our Summer Internship Program. The Digital Design Intern will work side-by-side with staff members across various departments and will take the lead with the brainstorming, strategy and execution of the company’s graphic design and marketing needs. This internship offers experience in a professional workplace and will equip the student with exceptional, original pieces to add to their portfolio. This opportunity is ideal for someone who is passionate about the digital space and wants to apply their knowledge to the entertainment marketing realm. The internship is unpaid, but interns will receive a $15/day travel stipend.

Duties and Responsibilities:

- Design web and print marketing assets, including logos, posters, stickers, banners, specialty advertising, website graphics, etc.

- Help brainstorm creative digital pitches for clients

- Take part in multiple rounds of editing on any given project

- Maintain good attendance and punctuality

- Assist in day-to-day office duties

Requirements:

- Must be enrolled in college and able to receive credit for internship hours

- Must be able to commit to being in the office 2-3 days per week from 10am-6pm

- A passion for music, entertainment, and pop-culture is paramount

- Working knowledge of current social media platforms

- Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite – specifically Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop

- Superior attention to detail

- Capable of working on multiple design projects at a given time

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and references to victoria@thesyn.com



Title Metal Promotion and Marketing
Categories Full-Time
Location Weehawken, NJ
Job Information

The Syndicate is hiring a specialist to promote and market all things related to metal music. The right candidate will match his or her passion for metal with a business acumen that thrives on exposing heavy music to a broader audience. Most importantly, interested applicants should be able to communicate competently and professionally. The ideal applicant will have a personality that equals his or her individual strengths in writing, organization and promotion. Candidates should have a strong interest in growing The Syndicate’s metal marketing department that now includes radio promotion, lifestyle marketing, ad sales, publicity and the consumer-facing website Metal Insider. This is specifically for those with a strong interest in marketing and promoting metal music.

This position is located in The Syndicate’s Weehawken, New Jersey, office. Familiarity with The Syndicate’s metal services is a plus.

Responsibilities 

  • Actively assist in the daily operation of Metal Insider
  • Contribute and create new content for Metal Insider
  • Create and implement plans to grow editorial reach
  • Pursue and manage sales opportunities
  • Go to shows after office hours
  • Work with other departments to cross-promote and market projects

Required Traits and Skills

  • Obsessive hunger for metal music and knowledge of its history
  • Superb writing ability and verbal communication skills
  • Meticulously detail-oriented
  • Functional use of MS Office and WordPress
  • Ability to analyze and respond to website data
  • Self-driven yet works well with a team
  • Social media savvy
  • Passionate yet professional

About The Syndicate: http://www.thesyn.com/who-we-are

Get our attention by sending a cover letter and resume to jobs@thesyn.com.



Title Freelance Web Application Developer/Designer
Categories Part-Time
Location Weehawken, NJ
Job Information

The Syndicate is a marketing and promotion agency that creates unique web applications for our clients. Past projects have included embeddable widgets, media-enabled ads, brand-integrated platforms based on social engagement, soundboards and other creative online assets. The ideal candidate for this position will be able to see a project through from its initial conceptual stage to live deployment. What the end user sees on the screen is as important as the functionality within the development. You will collaborate with our in-house marketing staff to insure each project’s success.  We are a medium-sized firm that thrives on working through new challenges for our music, comedy and book publishing clients. This freelance position is initially on a per-project basis. Interested applicants must submit current portfolio examples of similar projects.

Required skills:

  • Must be able to work independently
  • Experience in delivering web-based applications
  • Advanced HTML5 (including Javascript and CSS3)
  • Advanced PHP programming abilities
  • Database programming including SQL
  • Easily accessible during the development and launch of projects

Appreciated skills:

  • Ability to suggest new concepts for future projects
  • Application development with PhoneGap
  • WordPress development including plugin development
  • Programming with the Facebook API

Interested applicants should send a recent portfolio and resume to jobs@thesyn.com.



Title Intern
Categories Internship
Salary Travel Stipend
Location Weehawken, NJ
Job Information

The Syndicate (www.thesyn.com) is an independent entertainment marketing agency based in Weehawken, New Jersey. We offer a wide range of marketing and promotional services within the music, comedy and publishing sectors, including radio promotion, street marketing, publicity, event planning, and digital design. Additionally, The Syndicate operates two online properties: www.metalinsider.net, which features metal music news and analysis, as well as www.thelaughbutton.com  – for all things comedy.

Each semester The Syndicate recruits qualified, eager candidates to join our dynamic internship program. This position offers students the opportunity to gain real-world working experience, as well as exposure to the many facets of the entertainment industry.

As we are primarily a marketing and promotion firm, candidates with excellent writing, communication and digital design skills are strongly encouraged to apply. The internship is unpaid, but interns will receive a $15/day travel stipend.

Applicants should meet the following guidelines:

- Must have strong interest in music, entertainment, lifestyle trends, and pop-culture

- Must be able to earn college credit

- Must be able to commit to being in the office from 10am-6pm, 2-3 days per week

Required skills:

- Self-motivated

- Ability to multi-task and take direction in a fast-paced environment

- Very strong organizational skills

- Ability to navigate the internet for research purposes

- Working knowledge of current social media platforms

- Excellent written and communication skills

- Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Photoshop. Additional computer and software knowledge is always a plus!

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and references to victoria@thesyn.com



Title National Marketing Representative
Categories Part-Time
Job Information

We’re accepting applications for paid marketing representatives around the country.

The Syndicate is a national marketing firm promoting bands, comedians, tours, TV shows, and exciting brands. As a marketing representative, you’ll be paid to help get the word out by distributing promotional material at stores, concerts and other events.

Applicants must be professional and reliable.

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