Decibel Blue has a Denver office and a Phoenix office. This position is located in DENVER.
We usually take one paid intern/trainee (first come, first served) and then may take unpaid, for-credit interns/trainees. Inquire during interview. The paid position is a 1099 position. Persons paid on a 1099 basis are independent contractors and are selfemployed. Independent contractors are required to pay all self-employment taxes (Social Security & Medicare) If you need further help to understand the implications of 1099 employment, please contact the Career Center for further assistance.
What are the details?
Our culture is supportive, collaborative and as trite as it sounds, much like a family (the functional kind). We don’t take ourselves seriously but are very serious about our clients’ businesses. The Trainees are the backbone of our organization and embody everything we believe in.
How do I apply?
Send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell us why YOU belong at Decibel Blue. We don’t want to know about your classes or your great communication skills. If we wanted token answers, we’d hire your baby sister. DO say something interesting. Be memorable. Nothing impresses us more. Relax. Be yourself. Make it a conversation. Oh, and it helps if you ask what a Honey Bear is.
What can I expect?
If you want Mad Men, turn on your TV. Great Trainees understand that you don’t get anywhere in life without paying your dues. Answering phones, scanning articles, going to Costco, and making media drops at 5 a.m are some of the duties a typical “intern” has. And you will have them here. However, you will be groomed to act like a professional. How to write an effective email. How to handle delicate situations. You will be trained in marketing/advertising/public relations. The ins-and-outs of writing press releases, assembling editorial calendars, pitching reporters, helping clients, developing ad campaigns, using social media. And then some.
We see how you represent Decibel Blue and hear how you interact with our clients and friends. We are casual and like to have fun, but this is still a business. We don’t care if you have your Facebook page open, but deadlines better be met.
You have to earn that Decibel Blue credential on your resume. We don’t hand it out to just anyone. Real life experience is precious. We want you to have it here at Decibel Blue.
What happens to trainees?
In our 15 years of business we have had over 200 trainees. 11 have gone on to have full-time positions with Decibel Blue. Many more work with agencies and companies in Phoenix, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, Seattle, Boston, New York and San Diego.
What do I have to commit and what will I get?
We appreciate people are juggling jobs, families, class and obligations. The ideal time commitment is 15 to 20 hours a week. It takes awhile to learn the ins-and-outs, see accounts start up and campaigns roll out. Most importantly, you need to earn our trust before you will be assigned the more substantial and interesting projects. Whatever your time commitment, make it count instead of just sitting home and playing XBox. It’s your future, folks.
What you put into the Decibel Blue training program will determine what you take away. Work hard, have a great attitude and you will make friendships and professional connections you never imagined. Your resume bullet points will shame your competition in the job market.
We will work with you on your resume, cover letters and interviewing skills. Write recommendations. Cold call employers to sing your praises. We also belong to an international network of PR firms and have the capacity to open doors in dozens of cities around the world.
Once you join our team, you won’t say “you.” You’ll say “we”, you’ll Sound Loud, and you’ll be proud of it.
When can you start?
To apply, email: email@example.com. Include your résumé and writing samples. Both are required for consideration.