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Public Relations Intern
Fashion Industry
Type of Employment: Part-Time/Full-Time
Reports To: Director of PR

Description
Mud Pie is looking for qualified interns interested in learning all aspects of the fashion public relations field. The intern who fills this position should expect to gain real world experience in the fashion industry and should be committed to high standards.  It's essential that applicants to this position have excellent written communication skills, demonstrate creativity, and understand the current media environment.

Responsibilities
  • Monitor all forms of media
  • Write press releases and other materials
  • Assist with mailings, print production
  • Create interview preparation materials
  • Compile contact lists
  • Search for press clippings and create clipping reports
  • Create or update online content
  • Coordinate events
  • Screen phone calls
  • Create and post to social media outlets
Requirements
Students applying for this internship must have strong communication skills and should be majoring in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing or Journalism. Applicants should also have strong writing skills, as well as a solid understanding of social media and online blogging. Only candidates proficient with Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office applications should apply. Experience with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator a plus. 

Majors 
Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, Journalism

Please email resume and cover letter to efruchtman@mud-pie.com. 

Job Title:  Sales Coordinator - Fashion 
Type of Employment: Full Time
Reports To: Vice President of Sales


POSITION OVERVIEW: The Sales Fashion Coordinator will report to the Executive Vice President of Sales.  Responsibilities will include building our Fashion business by researching new Fashion markets, developing marketing communication tools for a team of national sales reps, overseeing sales incentive programs, developing sales tools to help sell our fashion line, completing special projects and building relationships with key customers.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
  • 2-3 years of job experience preferred – wholesale, retail sales or field experience a plus in the Fashion industry
  • College degree required
  • Excellent written skills required -- creative marketing or copywriting experience a plus
  • Graphic Design capabilities – working knowledge of Illustrator or InDesign
  • Good organization and communication skills
  • Excellent people skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and set priorities
  • Computer knowledge including Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook

Interested candidates should send a letter expressing their interest and qualifications along with a resume to: aboyer@mud-pie.com
Job Title: Senior Product Designer -Decorative Home Accessories and Seasonal Products
Type of Employment: Full Time
Reports To: President

POSITION OVERVIEW: Are you passionate about following design trends?  Do you want the opportunity to create distinctive product at real world price points?  Mud Pie is looking for a Sr. Product Designer to join our award winning design team. Mud Pie creates innovatively designed and affordably priced gifts. Based in Stone Mountain, Georgia, the company is comprised of 3 divisions--Mud Pie Baby, Mud Pie Living and Mud Pie Fashion.  Mud Pie is a favorite brand of style-conscious consumers and is available in over 16,000 specialty retailers and department stores around the world.

The Sr. Product Designer will create exclusive designs for the Mud Pie Living Collection with an emphasis on home entertaining and gifts. You will be responsible for developing original concepts and guiding them through execution, including flat mechanical sketches for design development; material and trim selections, and product review and approval.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 
  • Gather market data on key fashion and home trends
  • Translate trends into concepts that fit the Mud Pie brand
  • Identify piece types and products for development
  • Keen creative vision including style, color and pattern direction
  • Prepare presentation materials for line previews
  • Responsible for sample review and approval
  • Develop SKU-level designs with a proven ability to build an assortment
REQUIRED SKILLS
  • Education/Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Design or Fine Arts
    • Minimum 5 years design background --Dec Home and/or Holiday experience preferred
    • Proficient in Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Other Skills:
    • Strong verbal and written skills.  Must be comfortable presenting ideas to Sr. Management
    • Team player with the ability to work independently on tight deadlines
    • Knowledge of giftware manufacturing processes a plus
COMPENSATION: 
Compensation commensurate with capabilities and experience; competitive benefits package.

To apply submit resume and cover letter to mhenderson@mud-pie.com.

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