Hello everyone! I’m excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for two summer internship positions. Click the links below to be directed to the applications:

Program Summary

The Myriad Mentorship is a three-month-long summer internship program designed to help college students increase their knowledge and experience in a real-world, creative business setting. Interns will have a mentor (a full-time Myriad employee) who will directly oversee their work on a day-to-day basis. The primary goals of the mentorship program are:

  • HELP PEOPLE: This is Myriad Way Number One. We want to give great opportunities to smart, talented, hardworking people. The folks at Myriad want to give back to the community that has helped them get to where they are today.
  • TEACH: We want our interns to be challenged every day. Our internship is centered around interactive education. Ensuring that every student comes away with knowledge, experience, and new skills in their field of interest is important to us. When students are not working on real-world assignments, they’ll have access to things like online training courses, reading materials, production gear and inspirational videos catered to their discipline. Many of the day-to-day projects and opportunities will be based on the student’s level of experience, skill set, career goals, and summer schedule (see the bottom of this post for examples of past projects completed by our interns).
  • INSPIRE: We want our interns to leave the program with the desire to keep growing. We want to show them what’s possible, as well as provide the encouragement and support for them to get there. We are passionate about what we do and we want to help students discover and pursue what they are passionate about.
  • BUILD RELATIONSHIPS: Working with students allows us to build relationships with them over time. Our goal is to find students who will work with our team over the years. We want to find interns who we can trust—and who can trust us. We want to work with people who share similar values and inspire us every day. We like working with people who challenge us to think and see things differently, and who are humble and willing to learn from others, too.

Interested in seeing some of the projects our amazingly talented interns have done in the past?

  • Sam was our 2014 Summer Production Intern. Read this blog post to learn more about his experience at Myriad, and take a look at his final video project below:

  • Todd was our 2013 Summer Production Intern. Read this blog post to learn how Todd approached his final video project below:

  • Luke was our 2013 Sumer Marketing Intern. He focused on improving our social media and digital strategy. For his final project, he researched and wrote all of the content in this white paper.

Shoot me an email at malia@myriadmedia.net if you have any questions. I am always looking for ways to improve our program, and would love any advice, tips, or inspiration you have to offer!

 

 

 

We are looking for an eager, hard-working, passionate summer intern with a desire to learn more about the video production industry. You must be a student enrolled in a university to be considered for the internship.

Additional requirements include:

  • Solid understanding of Mac OS
  • Solid understanding of Adobe CS Production Suite, especially Adobe Premiere and Photoshop.
  • Experience in field production, such as basic camera skills and general knowledge of lighting and audio equipment.

Job Description and Position Focus:

  • Education and skill development in the area of media production.
  • Production support throughout projects, including but not limited to: Preparing projects for post-production, rough-cut editing, management and archival of footage and masters, etc.
  • Performing field production duties such as shooting, gripping, audio, script supervision and production assistant responsibilities.
  • Assist in miscellaneous day-to-day activities and general administrative tasks such as scheduling, obtaining props, client deliveries, etc.
  • Educational projects and activities not related to client-specific work (video blog posts, online training classes).

Final Project: You will produce, shoot, and edit a 2-3 minute video during the course of your internship. Your production mentor will oversee your progress along the way. During your final week, you will present the video to our team during our bi-weekly Creative Lunch.

Position Length: We are looking to fill one part-time production intern position this summer. The start and end dates are flexible, depending on your school calendar. Tentative dates run from May 18 through August 14.

Hours: Ideally, 2-3 full days per week. Specific days are flexible; we’re just looking
for consistency.

Compensation: The intern will receive a stipend for this internship.

To Apply:

Please email the following to malia@myriadmedia.net:

  • Demo reel/work samples (please include these links in the body of your email and specify your role in each video sample)
  • Resume (attach as a .pdf)
  • Answers to the application questionnaire at the bottom of this page (attach as a .pdf)

 Instructions:

  • In the email subject line, please use the following format:

2015 Production Intern – First Name, Last Name

Example: 2015 Production Intern – Joe Smith

  • Cover letters are too formal for our taste. In the body of your email, just tell us about yourself – for example, what are you passionate about, what inspires you, why did you get involved in video production, why do you want to work at Myriad, or anything else you think we should know about.
  • Links to your demo reel/work samples are mandatory, but please feel free to include any other links you think might be helpful – your blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.

The deadline to apply is April 3, 2015. If your application does not include all of the mandatory items, it will not be considered. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

Application Questionnaire:

  1. Tell us about one of your sample video projects. What did you enjoy most about the project? What went well? What did you learn?
  2. Who are some of your role models?
  3. Do you have a favorite TV series, movie, or book? Pick one and tell us why you love it.

Hello, future Marketing Directors! We are seeking an intern who is interested in marketing and business development in a creative agency environment. We’re looking for someone who loves research and strategy, building relationships, branding, and digital marketing. Ideally, you will bring positive energy, a strong work ethic, and new business ideas to our fun group here in Raleigh, NC.

You must be a student enrolled in a university, working towards a degree in Marketing, Advertising, Business, Public Relations or other related discipline.

Additional Requirements Include:

  • Solid understanding of Mac OS.
  • Significant experience in social media and digital marketing.
  • Thorough knowledge of the marketing, sales, and public relations field.
  • You are a self-starter and can work at an unsupervised and self-directed pace.
  • You love strategy, technology, and helping people.
  • You are an excellent writer and communicator.

Job Description and Position Focus:

The intern will work directly with Myriad’s business development and marketing team. You will be given real-world assignments and projects that include:

  • Developing and writing new content for our social media platforms.
  • Participating in sales pushes (client research, market analysis, general strategy, assembling collateral packages).
  • Creating content for our blog and assisting with the creation of additional marketing materials.
  • Assisting with event planning.
  • Participating in client meetings and proposal generation.
  • Working with our Production Intern on specific educational assignments.

Position Length: We are looking to fill one part-time marketing intern position this summer. The start and end dates are flexible, depending on your school calendar. Tentative dates run from May 18 through August 14.

Hours: Ideally 2-3 full days per week. Specific days are flexible; we’re just looking for consistency.

Compensation: The intern will receive a stipend for this internship.

To Apply:

Please email the following to malia@myriadmedia.net:

  • Resume (attach as a .pdf)
  • Answers to the application questionnaire at the bottom of this page (attach as a .pdf)

Instructions:

  • In the email subject line, please use the following format:

2015 Marketing Intern – First Name, Last Name
Example: 2015 Marketing Intern – Joe Smith

  • Cover letters are too formal for our taste. In the body of your email, just tell us about yourself – for example, what are you passionate about, what inspires you, why do you want to intern at Myriad, or anything else you think we should know about.
  • While not mandatory, please include links to online portfolios, blogs, LinkedIn, or any other websites if you have them.

The deadline to apply is April 3, 2015. If your application does not include all of the mandatory items, it will not be considered. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

Application Questionnaire:

  1. Customer service is big here. Tell us about a time you provided or received excellent customer service. Why was it memorable?
  2. What is your favorite book, TV series, or movie? Why?
  3. If we update our website this year, what do you recommend we improve upon? Be ruthlessly honest.

Every once in awhile, I’m fortunate enough for someone like George Hage of Jack The Radio and New Reveille to approach me with an opportunity to stretch my legs in other areas of video production. Myriad Media understands the importance of stepping out the glow of the computer screen and in to the glow of production lights. So, we lucky employees are graciously offered access to company production equipment to do just that.

This video is a byproduct of one of those fortunate opportunities, Myriad Media’s good will, and the collaborative effort of a couple good friends.

Thanks to Brian Korff,  Marshal Alderman and Jack The Radio

 

O Christmas Three

December 22nd, 2014 by Tina

Three families, three years… three hours of wrapping! It’s become a Myriad Media tradition to adopt several families over the holidays and then shop, wrap, and deliver a collection of goodies to SAFE Child before we leave for our own celebrations.

In 2012, Myriad was a handful of employees typing and singing and stumbling over one another in a windowless room on Glenwood Avenue. To be honest, it was a bit of a scrappy operation, but there was a sense of humility and joy that came from working in what felt like a communal living room. We got to know each other the way siblings do, the way that exposes quirks and peculiarities and forges them into something that looks a lot like love.

We knew we had something special, and that we probably owed one to the universe. The presents we bought made it too crowded to work, so we spent the day wrapping, talking, and enjoying one another’s company. I was so excited that year, because we got the kids a freakin’ Playstation!

In 2013, we moved into our new office in downtown Raleigh, an expansive space filled with windows and light and fancy office chairs, and along with the move came a renewed sense of obligation. This hardworking group—which expanded considerably in 2013—certainly earned it, but it was hard not to feel like we might have a bit of luck on our side, too.

So, we repeated the process with more folks and more toys. That year, though, Playstation was OUT and Xbox was in.

And in 2014, Myriad’s joy only grew. We adopted 3 families, and gave each 3 gifts: A coat or sweater, plus toys, stuffed animals, Play-Doh… the fun stuff! My kid asked for a Nicholas Sparks book.

This year, as it does every year, our visit to SAFE Child reminds us: We’re so fortunate to have landed here, and we know that “here” only represents the latest bit in a long line of fortunate things all strung together. For that, we’re thankful.

From our place to yours, Happy Holidays.

Incomplete Manifesto for Growth

December 11th, 2014 by Tina

Seek growth, not greatness. Love the things you try, even if you don’t think they’re any good. If you don’t like the outcome, appreciate the process. It’s all about fostering growth, and it almost always takes a little growing pain to get anywhere worthwhile.

bruce-mau

Movement

November 20th, 2014 by Tony

I’ve been doing a lot of walking lately. My work requires a good bit of travel, and while I have managed to go to the gym, the pattern was easily broken. I started putting on weight and, as I’m turning 50 next May, I’m at the age where being still for a long period of time actually hurts.

I read a Huffington Post article about humans’ 90-minute mental cycle, which says that we can focus for 90 minutes at a time, but then our brains need a breather. It follows a similar pattern to sleep.

The problem is, this is not a natural work rhythm and not only is it ignored, it’s often discouraged. We tend to plow into projects for as long as we think necessary (often justified by available time on our calendars).

“Many of us unwittingly train ourselves to ignore signals from our body that we need a rest — difficulty concentrating, physical restlessness, irritability. Instead, we find ways to override this need with caffeine, sugar, and our own stress hormones — adrenalin, noradrenalin, and cortisol — all of which provide short bursts of energy but leave us over-aroused.” – Tony Swartz

As a culture, we’re incredibly sedentary. I read an opinion piece that laid it out this way: “Americans spend their lives in search of the next chair.” Align that with your own experience. Desk, conference room, car, recliner. Sitting is our lives.

My new iPhone automatically tracks my steps, and I was curious to see what results a typical day produced. I clocked 3500 steps, mostly in the morning and evening, and maybe some during the day because the restrooms are a decent ways from our office.

This motivated me to consider a different routine. Over the last 2 months, I’ve started walking after an intense or long meeting, when my laptop battery needs to be recharged, lunchtime… whenever feels right. The results so far have been amazing, and I average around 11,000 steps a day now.

I’m usually back within 15 or 20 minutes, and surprisingly enough, I rarely feel like I’ve missed anything. In fact, during the down time, my brain will usually start preparing for whatever is coming next, so I usually go into meetings or projects with a very good head start.

I walked 142 miles last month. I live in Apex, but work in Raleigh (13 miles each way), so that means I could’ve walked to work one full week last month, plus a little extra. If I feel the need, I go out and move a bit. Try it sometime, if you’re able to. It feels good!

We were happy to interview David Baldwin last week as part of our ongoing partnership with the Raleigh chapter of CreativeMornings.

One of the most awarded copywriters and creative directors working in advertising today, David Baldwin is the founder of Baldwin&, which was named Ad Age’s Small Agency of the Year after only three years in business.

So, how did he achieve such an accomplishment?? Watch the video below, and catch his lecture at CreativeMornings this Friday at CAM Raleigh, 9 a.m to find out. We’ll be the ones with the cameras, so come say hello. See you there!

November 12th, 2014 by Tina

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Myriad Way #6, and one of my personal favorites.

Here are seven of my favorite talks from a favorite source of knowledge and inspiration:

1) John Maeda:
How art, technology and design inform creative leaders
TEDGlobal 2012 · 16:41 · Filmed Jun 2012

2) David Kelley:
How to build your creative confidence
TED2012 · 11:46 · Filmed Mar 2012

3) Rory Sutherland:
Life lessons from an ad man
TEDGlobal 2009 · 16:39 · Filmed Jul 2009

4) Tim Brown:
Tales of creativity and play
Serious Play 2008 · 27:58 · Filmed May 2008

5) Andrew Stanton:
The clues to a great story
TED2012 · 19:16 · Filmed Feb 2012

6) Rob Legato:
The art of creating awe
TEDGlobal 2012 · 16:27 · Filmed Jun 2012

7) James Cameron:
Before Avatar … a curious boy
TED2010 · 17:08 · Filmed Feb 2010