The Orchard is a pioneering music, film and video distribution company operating in more than 30 global markets. With a holistic approach to sales and marketing combined with industry-leading technology and operations, The Orchard amplifies reach and revenue across hundreds of digital, physical and mobile outlets around the world. The Orchard streamlines content owners' business complexity with an intuitive client dashboard, comprehensive rights management and tailored client support. Founded in 1997, The Orchard empowers businesses and creators in the entertainment industry. For further information, please visit www.theorchard.com.
An internship at The Orchard offers students a unique hands-on experience in the exciting and fast-growing field of media distribution. We are currently seeking interns who are bright, creative, ambitious, self-starters with a winning attitude. Interns must be willing to dedicate 16-30 hours per week any time during the semester and must receive credit from an accredited university in exchange for completing the internship.
Internship positions are available in the following departments:
Sync & Licensing- NY
Retail Marketing- NY
Interactive Marketing- NY
Client Relations- Label Management-NY
Performance Rights Services-NY
College & Lifestyle Marketing-NY
North America Sales - NY
Legal - NY
Interactive Design - NY
Digital Operations- NY
Film & TV Operations- NY
Sales & Marketing -LA
Please see below for information regarding each of our open internship positions for the Summer 2018 semester:
Sync & Licensing Internship - New York, NY
As a Sync Intern you will learn how to submit music for pitches in Film, TV, Advertising and Video Games. You’ll help complete submissions while learning about different facets of music licensing including publishing, performance Rights Organizations, and proper negotiation techniques, while bearing business objectives in mind. You’ll learn how to identify, investigate, and validate opportunities and ultimately assist in pitching music tracks to music supervisors, Broadcast networks, Film companies and Video Games.
Based in our New York office, you’ll learn how music pitches are received, processed and submitted, while still respecting individual branding requirements. You’ll be paired with a mentor, who will work closely with you to give detailed guidance on a number of projects, and help you develop business skills.
Retail Marketing Internship - New York, NY
Aa a Retail Marketing Intern you will learn how to generate awareness and demand in the online retail space for The Orchard's top artists and labels. In addition to advising our labels and artist representatives on a release - by - release basis, we also work with our expansive catalog to promote and sell our releases through creative marketing opportunities. Based in our New York office, you will be paired with a mentor, who will work closely with you to give detailed guidance on projects.
Interactive Marketing Internship - New York, NY
As an Interactive Marketing Intern you will learn how to generate awareness and demand in the online space for The Orchard's top artists and labels. This team works directly with major online music portals and editorial outlets to secure features and promotions for some of The Orchard's most recognizable names. Working on a release-by-release basis, you will learn how the team advises labels and artist representatives on social media best practices, applies fan-engagement tools, and directs overall representation of the artist and/or release across the web, with a mind toward harnessing audiences and empowering and rewarding fans. You will gain hands-on experience in research, analytics and social networking activity, as well as enjoy the opportunity to contribute to campaigns based on experience and quality of work. Projects will include spearheading audience-building initiatives on Spotify through playlist curation and outreach for high-priority artists, which will require editorial prowess and analytical skills. Candidates should be competent writers, avid blog readers, social media trend-watchers, and responsible over-achievers.
Client Relations- Label Management - Frontline Internship - New York, NY
As a Label Management Intern you will learn how to create marketing reports for priority releases, analyze sales and implement technical release changes using The Orchard's system.
The label management team is an important team as they are the main conduit between our labels and the different services that The Orchard offers. This is a well-rounded group who manages a variety of relationships by working with every department.
As an intern, you'll have the opportunity to sit on weekly calls with our labels, as well as other department meetings to help help solve problems and build marketing campaigns by collecting information and using data. You'll also learn the ins and outs of the music industry, as well as music distribution as a whole by interacting with other departments to see how their work directly impacts each release.
Based in our New York office, you’ll be paired with a mentor, who will work closely with you to give detailed guidance on projects
Video Services- Rights Management Internship - New York, NY
As a Rights Management Intern in the Video Services department you will learn about YouTube’s Content Management System (CMS), Content ID, and The Orchard’s internal tools, as well as the ways that a YouTube partner like The Orchard manages its clients’ rights and grows revenue. The Rights team is focused on managing The Orchard’s digital audio and video assets on YouTube and other short-form video platforms. Projects include assisting the team with quality assurance for The Orchard’s assets within YouTube’s CMS, in addition to researching and resolving issues related to master rights on YouTube and at performance rights societies. You will be paired with a supervisor who will help you learn how the platform works as well as the skills needed for each project.
Performance Rights Services Internship - New York, NY
As an Operations Intern in the Performance Rights Services department you will gain hands-on experience in the delivery, registration and collection of our client’s royalty revenue globally. You will also learn and apply the knowledge gained from studies related to the rapidly growing world of performance rights! Based in our New York office, you will be paired with a mentor, who will work closely with you to give detailed guidance on projects.
Candidates should be problem solvers who are very curious and eager to identify and tackle any challenge put in front of you. In addition, candidates should also be excellent communicators who enjoy a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
College & Lifestyle Marketing Internship - New York, NY
The Orchard’s College & Lifestyle Marketing Department works with our Interactive Marketing, Label Management, and Sales teams to create engaging campaigns for album releases and tours. We have 15 College Marketing Reps across the US that implement these campaigns by targeting students on campus, as well as lifestyle accounts and record stores around their cities. As a College & Lifestyle Marketing Intern you’ll be learning how to brainstorm marketing campaign ideas and creative physical promotional tools by assisting with the final reports that are sent to the Record Label, Artist Management, and Orchard teams. You will also learn how to analyze the College Rep’s social accounts and provide important feedback. You’ll be paired with a mentor who will guide you on the inner workings of managing a team that is made up of remotely located employees, selecting the releases we work, and sitting in on Marketing Meetings.
North America Sales - New York, NY
As a North America Sales Intern you will learn about the current retail structure of the music industry, with a concentration on digital/Apple Sales. You will learn about the Apple pitch process for release works, and how to report and forecast. You will gain hands on experience with iTunes Connect and work closely with an Apple Manager while attending North American Retail Team calls, meetings, and discussions. Based in our New York office, you will be paired with a mentor who will work closely with you on projects and pitches.
Legal Internship - New York, NY
*Must be enrolled in a Juris Doctor program at an accredited law school with a GPA of 3.0 or above (preferred 2L ranking or higher)*
An internship at The Orchard offers students a unique hands-on experience in the exciting and fast-growing field of media distribution and intellectual property management. Projects will include reviewing and drafting various legal agreements and amendments, including master use and synchronization licenses, and YouTube channel administration amendments. You will also assist in creating deal memos, including summaries of contractual licensing terms and restrictions. Your mentor will help you learn how to conduct legal and factual research and analysis on matters concerning Orchard, its affiliates, its licensees and its label clients.
Candidates must possess excellent legal writing, research, computer literacy, and verbal communication skills. In addition, candidates should be well organized, detail-oriented, enthusiastic and able to flourish in a fast-paced environment while being a self-starter that possesses a strong work ethic. A demonstrated interest in entertainment and intellectual property law through academic involvement beyond coursework (e.g., academic organizations, Moot Court, law review, etc.) or prior experience in related field is a must.
Interactive Design Internship - New York, NY
Digital Operations Internship - New York, NY
As a Digital Operations Intern you will work closely with department coordinators in order to learn how digital products are ingested, stored, processed and transmitted to global retailers. You will learn how to assist the team by handling storage, encoding, and transmission of digital assets, as well as working with international partners to establish and maintain delivery feeds. Based in our New York office, you will be paired with a mentor, who will work closely with you to give detailed guidance on projects.
Candidates should have basic knowledge of Excel, SQL, and XML.
Film & TV Operations Internship - New York, NY
As a Film & TV Operations Intern you will gain insight into the life of a film within a distribution company's supply chain while learning how to deliver our film and TV catalog to our partners, specifically Amazon Prime. Projects include creating custom artwork, delivering audio/visual assets, and setting up pages that will ultimately be seen by consumers.
Based in our New York office, you’ll learn the technical knowledge required to distribute content across an array of platforms. You’ll be part of a team distributing content and troubleshooting issues that arise within that process. You will be paired with a mentor, who will work closely with you to give detailed guidance on projects.
Candidates should be proficient in Adobe Photoshop.
Sales & Marketing Internship - Los Angeles, CA
As a Sales & Marketing Intern you will learn how to brainstorm on marketing and social media plans, conduct research on trends, and track social support of titles on key social media platforms. Based in LA, you will be paired with a mentor, who will work closely with you to give detailed guidance on projects. Under the mentorship of your supervisor, you will gain hands-on experience tracking competitive landscape on digital and cable platforms, as well as creating and distributing screening links for press, marketers, etc. Candidates should have basic knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and Photoshop, along with a passion for film!
You must be a college student enrolled in a class and receiving credit specifically for this internship. Interns will need to provide documentation verifying enrollment prior to their start date.
The Orchard is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of age, disability, national origin, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.