Record Label Intern

Tender Loving Empire is seeking a Record Label Intern for mid August through mid December. Internships at TLE are usually 2-3 days a week, 11-4. There is some adjustability, in terms of appointments and existing travel plans but we are looking for someone who is able to commit to at least a 2 day a week schedule. The exact start and end dates are flexible, but we would like a 4 month commitment starting in August. We ask that our interns treat this like job, and in return you will gain valuable skills and experience. Our goal is for you to earn in-depth knowledge of a growing small business by working closely with our employees. You will learn about the music industry from the inside, and be involved in day-to-day operations at our headquarters in downtown Portland. 

Ideal candidates will have the following interests and abilities:

  • Love the local Portland music scene, and the music industry at large.
  • Care about the handmade movement and the products we carry in our stores.
  • Have some basic knowledge of video editing and media editing skills.
  • Familiarity with online music and streaming platforms like Bandcamp, YouTube, Spotify and Discogs.
  • Be comfortable doing office related computer work and using spreadsheets.

In addition to the above, you’ll be involved with our new music releases and see how a record label releases a record. Other tasks will include projects like shipping out web orders, helping with promo mailings, making playlists and uploading content to various websites and partners. 

We are happy to work with your educational institution to offer school credit. In lieu of school credit, we offer a small stipend. 

Please send a letter of interest explaining why you want to be a TLE intern, and a resume if you have one, to by July 28th, 2017. Please also say if you will be seeking school credit, and the name of your educational institution. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. 


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