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Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars, as well as a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.
Sony Music 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.
Sony Music Entertainment is seeking an Intern Program Representative/Recruiter to create a College Intern Center of Excellence model for Sony Music. In doing so, this individual will develop and lead a variety of innovative initiatives focused on Intern recruitment, development, engagement and conversion of a diverse pool of entry level talent. This is a unique opportunity to improve existing programs and build new content and experiences for a dynamic, creative, iconic and world class organization. The successful candidate will be responsible for a program which substantially differentiates Sony Music from our competitors as an exceptional place to work giving interns the edge in their careers.
Primarily, this role will support the end-to-end planning, recruitment, and execution of internship programming in our U.S. offices.
College Intern PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
Assess current internship program to determine gaps based on research of best in class companies as well as data gathered from a broad range of internal stakeholders on effectiveness of current internship program.
Strategically determine the short and long range plan for the program and present to executives for buy in and support
Owning project plan and communications for capturing participant requests, posting applications, organizing HR and supervisor activities/meetings through interviewing process, confirming intern selections and coordinating onboarding and orientation activities
Maintaining accurate records and providing ongoing updates for HR leads on selection progress and participant experience across U.S. offices and businesses
Maintain and consistently refresh participant experience programming and content
Leverage learning platforms to maintain calendar of live events, manage registration, push digital content, surveying for experience feedback and tracking participation/engagement metrics
Managing event planning, setup, execution (i.e., room booking, catering, signage/materials, managing attendance) and overseeing the support from internal teams (i.e., IT, facilities, security, volunteers) and external vendors (i.e., photographers, design & production companies, furniture rentals, etc)
Coach and lead interns as part of their professional development
Manage sensitive intern matters including performance issues and complaints on an as needed basis and escalate as appropriate
Cultivate relationships with interns post departure with an eye toward converting exceptional interns into hires
College Intern Recruitment
Screen resumes for Intern Candidates-conducting video screenings for further assessment.
Foster recruiting relationships with Interns; continuing to build a pipeline for entry level roles
Coordinate and facilitate all logistics associated with hosting intern activities, including scheduling and conducting interviews, arranging receptions, activities, and presentations
Coordinate all logistics surrounding the interviewing process, including final round interview days
Build and maintain relationships with target candidates as well as business partners, including all levels of employees and leadership as well as university officials, clubs and organizations, faculty members, department heads, recruiting team, etc.
Provide weekly reporting and status updates on the progress of intern recruitment
Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict confidentiality in matters that require discretion.
Facilitate an intern matching process with the appropriate business unit based on internship specifications.
Review and approve student eligibility to take part in our internship program
Source and review college student resumes from various resources including internal ATS, local colleges and universities.
Manage existing relationships with local schools and Career Centers to leverage a broader range of qualified applicants.
Manage existing relationships with Intern Supervisors throughout all of Sony Music Labels and corporate functions to fulfill high volume requests.
Handle internal referral process for employees and executives including frequent status updates.
Ability to handle high volume administrative tasks to ensure accurate tracking and a seamless onboarding experience for Interns and Intern Supervisors.
Plan and execute ongoing intern events to boost networking attendance throughout out each semester
THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THIS ROLE WILL HAVE STRENGTHS IN THE FOLLOWING AREA:
RELEVANT EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 5 years of Intern program recruitment, and experience with supporting event related to intern programming
DETAIL ORIENTATION: Relentless about accuracy, quality and design (branding, style aesthetics); Thinking ahead several steps to contingency plan and avoid missing anything
PROJECT EXECUTION: Can autonomously plan and deliver projects – preferably multiple projects and moving parts and experience with both long term planning and short term action/status updates
COMMUNICATION & PACKAGING: Can both market activities to a broad audience including senior executives and communicate updates at the appropriate level of detail to involve peers and manage senior leader expectations
TECHNOLOGY SAAVY: Comfort with productivity software (MS Office, especially PPT & Excel), Learning Management Systems (we use Bridge) and quickly picks up digital technology (online, mobile, social, etc)
COLLABORATION & EXPECTATION SETTING: Proactively builds relationships and reaches out; Escalate when appropriate. Comfortable providing updates at appropriate detail for difference level audiences
SELF MANAGEMENT: Driven and motivated self-starter who can work both autonomously and collaboratively; Ability to manage both up and down as well as build and maintain strong relationships
PASSION & CURIOSITY: A habit of self-development through reading, networking and participating in local events with providers and peers; Interest in music and learning about our business and artists
Communication and presentation skills
Ability to influence