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Product Manager / Marketing

Job Description:

  • Oversee day to day aspects of marketing campaigns for Hopeless Records artists.

  • Act as main point of contact for artists, managers, agents and PR teams.

  • Create and execute marketing plans & budgets.

  • Work with promotion, sales, and international teams to ensure success of marketing campaigns.

  • Work with A&R and production teams to ensure on time delivery of albums and marketing materials.

    Role reports to the VP of Marketing.

    Job Requirements:

  • Responsible, trustworthy, friendly and able to uphold our company principles at all times.

  • At least 18 years old and a high school graduate.

  • Detail oriented and a strong communicator.

  • Proficient in all basic office computer skills (email, google suite, excel, etc.)

  • Live in and able to work in Los Angeles, CA.

  • Bachelors degree and 2-3 years music marketing experience.

Please email resume and cover letter to



So you wanna intern do ya?

Yup, we do that. Our intern spots are pretty competitive and our interns often go on to working in the music business, including at Hopeless Records. No guarantees of course, but if you are seriously interested in a career in music, this is the place for you. Please read the below in full and make sure you meet all requirements before applying!


  • Must be over 18 years old.

  • Must be eligible to receive college credit for your internship.

  • Available to work at least 2 full days a week. Ideally, our interns work about 15-20 hours a week. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:30am to 6:30pm. Intern schedules are flexible, but your availability will need to fit into that.

  • We are located in Van Nuys, CA, just outside of Los Angeles. We need you to be able to reliably commute for your internship. 

  • Really want to do this! Our interns get a lot of perks (tickets to shows! free CDs! being around us charming people every other day!) but that only comes with hard work and commitment. Our ideal candidate has a passion for the Hopeless roster and mission!

  • Meet the requirements! Obviously you are here to learn and we will help you, but they are there for a reason. Don’t apply to do design work if you don’t know how.

  • Be flexible. Our interns specialize in certain departments, but your job will be to assist the team as a whole. Be up front about your strengths and abilities, but also be willing to hop in on projects that may not be in your area of expertise.


  • Spring Intern: January - April

  • Summer Intern: May - August

  • Winter Intern (or Wintern): September - December


+ Creative Internships

We have two different types of creative internships:



You’ll help the Marketing Department create artist-related content for use on all our social media platforms. You’ll learn about graphic design, web design, social media strategy, and how to measure analytics on the things you make!


  • Be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
  • Attention to detail is a must
  • Basic photo editing
  • Basic web editing knowledge (HTML and CSS) is a plus
  • Up-to-date with current trends and formats of major social media platforms
  • Portfolios and examples of work are welcomed and encouraged

RECOMMENDED FOR : Anyone interested in a career in graphic design, social media, or advertising.



You’ll work with our in house content team to create and edit video and photo content for social media platforms. This may include assisting behind the scenes of music videos, in studio, and archiving video and photo content.


  • Be proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
    • Premiere
    • Aftereffects is a plus
  • Basic photo and video editing
  • Experience with filming using Canon cameras a plus
  • Attention to detail and organization is a must
  • Up-to-date with current trends and formats of major social media platforms

RECOMMENDED FOR : Anyone interested in a career in music video production, or music journalism.

+ Marketing Internship

You’ll help the Marketing and Sales departments in tracking artist development, updating databases and calendars, and general administrative responsibilities. You’ll learn about sales and promotions, social media, and analytics.


  • Strong proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, Google Sheets and Google Docs
  • Confidence making/receiving phone calls a must, as well as strong organizational skills
  • Have a passion for communicating with our audience in an engaging and unique way
  • Up-to-date with current trends of major social media platforms

RECOMMENDED FOR : Anyone interested in a career in sales, project management, general music industry administration, or social media marketing.

+ Merch Internship

You’ll help the Operations department in merchandise operations, managing and sorting inventory, creating and updating day-to-day systems, and more. You’ll learn inventory management, manufacturing processes, and all the behind-the-scenes info about how your favorite records get made.


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (especially Excel) and Google Drive/Apps.
  • Photoshop or Illustrator is a plus, but not a necessity
  • If you have prior experience in graphic design, please send along links or a portfolio
  • Recommended for anyone interested in a career in merchandising, production or digital operations

RECOMMENDED FOR : Anyone interested in a career in merchandising, music manufacturing, and creating systems.


Still interested? Apply by emailing us at <> with your resume and cover letter. Tell us your favorite band right now and what you want to learn while you’re here. Be sure to include which internship you are applying for in the title of your email! We will review all submissions and if we think you are a great fit we will be in touch.