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We are looking for an Intern to join WildKat PR in London for a month, starting as soon as possible.

Do you think you would be suitable for this position? Have a read through our job description below.

WildKat PR
WildKat PR is a creative agency for classical music and the arts. We are a dynamic, forward thinking agency offering full services for public relations, marketing, artistic consultancy, event management, social media, and creative campaigns, specialising in both classical and contemporary music. We are a young, enthusiastic, creative, and music-loving company and our expertise and creativity allows us to devise innovative campaigns tailored to individual artists’ needs. With offices currently established in London, Berlin, and New York, and clients including the Ancient Academy of Music, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Dartington International Summer School, Gstaad Menuhin Festival, and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, our reach extends internationally to offer professional PR support worldwide.

Job Description
WildKat PR is offering an exceptional opportunity for a motivated, intelligent, and confident individual to join our London team. Working with the Director, Head of Creative & Marketing, and fellow Account Managers on creative PR campaigns across the classical music and cultural industries, they will be expected to assist their colleagues in all aspects of the campaigns, to quickly establish an understanding of the industry and begin to build working relationships with press to generate media coverage for our clients.  This position will provide an overview of all clients, demonstrating the different stages of PR campaigns, along with a range of different styles and approaches to press. Through assisting all account managers in an array of different tasks, the intern will acquire the core skills and abilities of a publicist.  

Key duties
As an Intern your role will be:
– Summarising classical music and industry news on the WildKat PR blog each day and posting to social media
– Research-based tasks to assist Account Managers
– Updating social media for WildKat PR and our clients, e.g. Facebook, Twitter, websites
– Uploading listings to websites for clients’ upcoming concerts
– Writing blogs for our website and for clients’ websites or newsletters
– Writing and proofreading press releases for clients
– Creating and uploading interesting and new content for our social media platforms
– Recording and producing video blogs of our clients for WildKat PR YouTube
– Inviting critics, journalists, and industry contacts to concerts
– Contacting critics, journalists, bloggers, and radio or TV producers to gain features or reviews for clients
– Attending events of our clients, and possibly helping out at the events, such as selling CDs or page turning
– Daily maintenance and upkeep of the office
– Buying flowers, office stationery, kitchen supplies, etc., via petty cash
– Tidying the office before/after meetings and at end of the week
– Filing daily newspapers in storage
– Organising large CD/DVD collections

Opportunities of working with WildKat PR:
– Friendly, open-plan office
– Chance to do diverse things within the role, and expand your skill set quickly
– Gain wider industry experience, not just PR
– Supportive colleagues and management welcoming your fresh ideas
– Personalised creative skills training and coaching
– Collaboration with mainstream brands and projects
– Office yoga, Friday drinks, the offer of several 6-hour working days per month

Person Specification
Essential
– A keen interest and passion in classical music
– Strong written and verbal communication skills
– Feel they will improve quickly and efficiently throughout the internship
– A creative mind
– An interest in new media
– Confidence and enthusiasm to share new ideas
– Self-motivated and keen to use initiative
– Sense of urgency, with skills to prioritise effectively
– Strong organisation skills

Desirable
– Previous experience in our industry
– Speak another language
– Study music, English or marketing/PR

Expenses: £400 per month

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to james@wildkatpr.com with the subject title ‘WildKat PR Intern application’.

(Written on May 16, 2017 )

WildKat PR is delighted to say we will be working with Dartington again on its International Summer School & Festival 2017.

After last year’s successes, it is an enormous pleasure to welcome back Dartington International Summer School & Festival, who has just launched its 2017 season. Dartington is a place of shimmering beauty, and its world- famous Summer School is for everyone: for professional musicians and music students, for people who love to listen, and for people who want to debate ideas. The 2017 programme engages with music reflecting migration and exile, ancient and new; and complexities of identity, nation and revolution.

Dartington International Summer School has expanded into a fully-fledged, exuberant festival, and gets more action-packed every year. The festival, which will run between 29 July and 26 August 2017, features over 90 public concerts and events. Classical Music Magazine has outlined the highlights for 2017:

Titled Stories in Transit, the first week (29 July – 5 August) will explore migration and exile. Focused on early music, it includes classes for viol players, lutenists, harpsichordists, reeds and recorders; improvisation courses led by Stevie Wishart and Huw Warren; Middle Eastern music and song classes; and a premiere of Dowland’s Lachrimae with words by refugee poets. Emma Kirkby and Nicholas Clapton will teach vocalists, Andrew Griffiths will lead Florentine Intermedi, and William Lyons and the City Musick will direct the advanced renaissance wind band.

The second week (5-12 August) will focus on English identity in Baroque music, folk music and creative writing. Repertoire will include Handel’s Samson and Purcell’s King Arthur, and Eliza and Martin Carthy will lead the folk music strand. Coaches include Carolyn Sampson, Steven Devine and Adrian Butterfield; Joanna MacGregor will run a Baroque piano music course, and Robert Howarth will teach advanced opera and baroque opera students.

The third week (12-19 August) has rich offerings for pianists, with lectures from Alfred Brendel, classes with Pascal Rogé and Florian Mitrea, and a new piano concerto competition with artistic directorJoanna MacGregor. It also offers a Latin music strand, vocal masterclasses led by Paul Nilon, a production of Sweeney Todd and the launch of the advanced conducting course.

Peter Grimes is the focus of the fourth and final week, which will also see Michael Finnissy direct the advanced composition course with the Gildas Quartet. The jazz course will be led by Andy Sheppard, Steve Lodder and Martin France; trumpeter Eric Vloeimans will lead classes, and the Fournier Trio and the Atéa Wind Quintet will offer chamber tuition. Neil Brand will lead a course on film and music, and Paul Morley will teach a course on music writing.

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We will be providing press and promotion services to Dartington. For the latest news and updates, keep visiting the WildKat PR Blog, as well as Dartington’s website, Facebook and Twitter.

(Written on December 5, 2016 )

Are you a creative, dynamic and enthusiastic arts-lover? WildKat PR are looking for an Account Manager to join their London team

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WildKat PR is a game-changer in the classical music industry, and constantly seeks to challenge the status quo, embrace creative values and be on the cutting-edge of digital and online developments. With offices in London, Berlin and New York, we have a diverse international outlook and offer bespoke campaigns that are tailored to individual artists’ needs. Our clients include Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Tête à Tête Opera Festival, Matthew Sharp and Dartington International Summer School.

Our London office is looking for an experienced Account Manager to work on imaginative PR campaigns across the classical music and cultural industries, alongside the Director, Office Manager and Junior and Senior Account Managers. They will be expected to quickly establish and build strong working relationships with press, in order to generate a variety of media coverage for our clients.

Our small, open plan office has a sociable atmosphere, in which our supportive team always welcomes fresh ideas. We provide personalised creative skills training and coaching, and offer the chance to expand your skill-set through diverse opportunities and collaboration with mainstream brands and projects. On top of gaining wider industry experience – not just PR – there are also opportunities for travel and to attend concerts and events. As if you needed more incentive – we also have an annual ski trip to Austria, weekly yoga in the office, frequent team lunches and afternoon drinks.

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Key duties

As an account manager your role will be:

  • To manage your set of clients and work with them to help achieve their PR goals. This includes: gaining press, attracting new audiences, helping to improve their brand, organising events
  • To think creatively about how you (and your colleagues) approach campaigns. You will be asked to continually make new connections and think differently in your work. You will be expected to challenge how we, and the industry, are doing things
  • To use social media as a way of generating exposure for clients. This includes: analyzing existing channels, advising on strategy, setting up and managing accounts, creating content, scheduling posts, engaging with online community
  • To integrate digital media into campaigns. This means exploring new technology and developing ways to include it client campaigns. This includes: using video technology, new apps and software, latest gadgets (such as Google Glass, Apple Watch etc.)
  • To take a leading role in the development and execution of unique, creative campaigns to promote your clients and the company
  • To write copy in relation to your client needs, including: fact sheets, bios, blogposts, newsletters, brochures
  • To liaise with journalists to generate and secure media coverage for clients
  • To organize client events, as needed. This includes: concerts, VIP receptions, industry networking events
  • To attend all relevant artists’ events (which regularly occur outside of office hours) including meetings and performances
  • To network with Industry to build your reputation and that of the company.
  • To oversee the work of junior Account Managers and Interns when required, and be willing to grow into a senior management role
  • Person Specification

    Essential

  • 1-2 years’ relevant experience in either PR or the classical music industry
  • Ability to remain calm when working under pressure and to manage conflicting deadlines
  • Knowledge of classical music, the arts, culture and PR
  • Proven administrative and organisational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative and responsibility when working alone
  • Confidence and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • A strong interest in online media
  • Self-motivated
  • Good standard of computer literacy (Word, Excel, WordPress)
  • Desirable

  • Marketing experience
  •  Fluency in another language, preferably German or French
  • Educated to degree level in an arts subject
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    To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to fleur@wildkatpr.com with the subject title ‘WildKat PR Account Manager application’ by 5pm on Friday 27th November 2015

    Interviews will take place 2nd/3rd December 2015

    Salary: Competitive – dependent upon experience

    (Written on November 4, 2015 )

    Our WildKat Berlin office is looking for an intern to join us soon!

    WildKat PR sucht ab sofort eine Praktikantin/einen Praktikanten zur Unterstützung der Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit mit Schwerpunkt Musik am Standort Berlin. In dieser Position assistieren Sie den Account Managers bei der Entwicklung und Umsetzung kreativer PR-Kampagnen für Kunden aus der klassischen wie zeitgenössischen Musik. Sie sollten daher eine große Begeisterung für Kultur, klassische Musik und die darstellenden Künste mitbringen und Spaß an kreativen Herausforderungen haben. Eine Affinität zu Online-Medien ist ebenfalls wünschenswert.

    Ihre Aufgaben:
    – Assistenz der Account Manager bei der Umsetzung internationaler PR-Kampagnen
    – Pflege des Agentur-Blogs und der Social Media-Auftritte (u.a. Facebook und Twitter)
    – Übernahme von Rechercheaufgaben
    – Unterstützung bei der Erstellung von Pressetexten
    – Instandhaltung der Kontaktdatenbank
    – Unterstützung bei der effizienten Verbreitung von Pressematerialien
    – Recherche und Reporting neuer Entwicklungen und Trends in den Bereichen Musikindustrie und Kultur
    – Teilnahme an Kundenveranstaltungen während und außerhalb der Bürozeiten
    – Assistenz täglicher Agenturabläufe des Berliner Büros

    Ihr Profil:
    – Sehr gute Kenntnisse und Begeisterung für klassische Musik, Kunst, Kultur und PR
    – Erste praktische Erfahrungen im Bereich Kulturmanagement und/oder Presse-und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
    – Sehr gute administrative und organisatorische Fähigkeiten
    – Hervorragende mündliche und schriftliche Kommunikationsfähigkeit (auf deutsch und englisch)
    – Hohe Teamfähigkeit
    – Sorgfältige Arbeitsweise
    – Affinität zu Online-Medien
    – Fähigkeit zu selbstmotiviertem Arbeiten
    – Sicheres und selbstbewusstes Auftreten
    – Stressresistentes Arbeiten
    – Sicherer Umgang mit gängigen Internet- und MS-Office-Anwendungen
    – Sehr gute Englischkenntnisse, weitere Fremdsprachenkenntnisse von Vorteil

    Zeitraum: ab sofort für 3 Monate, Vollzeit

    Vergütung: 400€ monatlich

    Bitte senden Sie Ihre Bewerbung mit Lebenslauf und einem aussagekräftigen Anschreiben bis zum 20. September 2015 mit dem Betreff „Praktikum” per E-Mail an Carolin Denz (carolin@wildkatpr.com).

    (Written on September 10, 2015 )

    We are very excited to welcome Musical Orbit as our newest client here at WildKat PR. Officially launching in April 2015, this brand new website offers music lessons, masterclasses and webinars online from the very best musicians in the business. A portal into the classical music profession, Musical Orbit enables you to connect with leading musicians from the finest orchestras across the globe to receive artistic appraisal and tailored, professional analysis of your playing.

    Whether you have an important audition coming up or if you have a concert to practise for or if you simply need some expert advice on your technique, Musical Orbit connects you with leading experts in the field. This service also allows you to connect to musicians on a more personal level, opening up the orchestral world by building relationships and seeking advice.

    Since professional musicians have such tightly packed schedules, with an abundance of rehearsals, tours and lots of travel, Musical Orbit allows you to book time in their busy timetables for a one-to-one music lesson.

    To find out more about Musical Orbit and to check out the impressive roster of musicians offering lessons, visit the website here.

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    Keep up to date with news, top tips and a range of different offers and competitions, through Facebook and Twitter.

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    (Written on January 19, 2015 )

    WildKat PR caught up with marketing, press and events manager Sarah Hewson at Docklands exciting arts quarter Trinity Buoy Wharf, to find out about how it came to be and the events and exhibitions they are currently hosting.

    Take a look at our video blog to hear what Sarah had to say about this artistic hub in East London.

     

    (Written on February 25, 2014 )

    The boss of WildKat PR appeared in this quarter’s Hospital Club magazine. Kathleen was featured in the member’s profiles section. Take a look to find out she what she said!

    (Written on October 8, 2010 )