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Public Relations Intern

ABOUT THE COMPANY (NASDAQ: ICON)

Iconix Brand Group Inc., is the world’s premier brand management company and owner of a diversified portfolio of strong global consumer brands across fashion, sports, and home industry segments. Iconix specializes in marketing, merchandising and licensing its brand portfolio and has over 1,100 licenses with leading retailers and manufacturers worldwide that sell across various distribution channels from the mass tier to the luxury market, as well as through various media outlets.

 

RESPONSIBILTIES:

            • Assist in producing recaps providing measurable results reflecting the company and individual brands’ communications objectives on an ongoing basis, including but not limited to:
              • Monthly press coverage reports
              • Individual Event/Project PR recaps
              • Iconix in The News monthly recaps
            • Assist in the creation and maintenance of press sites for key brands, projects and collaborations.
            • Coordinate editorial sample and image requests and logistics with editors and stylists, ensuring samples are sent out and returned in a timely matter.  
            • Work with licensees and partners to secure PR samples and imagery for press outreach.
            • Ongoing monitoring of Iconix press coverage and brand press coverage using Cision and Burrelles.
            • Compile weekly industry news to know newsletter for internal distribution.
            • Maintain and update media, stylist, influencer and industry contact database.
            • Assist on special projects as necessary such as influencer partnerships, celebrity and VIP relations and product placement opportunities.
            • Fulfill credit requests for media outlets.
            • Assist in the creation and distribution of seasonal product pitches for key events including Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, holiday gift guides, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS:

            • High School Diploma required, Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred
            • Previous internship experience in public relations a plus
            • Experience using Cision program a plus
            • Writing sample enclosed with resume and cover letter

 

Sharing & Learning Broadcasts

Our ‘Sharing and Learning’ sessions are monthly broadcasts for Iconix Employees created by Iconix Employees. They last 15-30 minutes.

 

You are invited to join our second ‘Sharing and Learning’ Broadcast, on Wednesday 3rd April @ 11am GMT, Daisy Laramy-Binks Manager of Iconix Europe and Daisy Hollingdale, Commercial Brand Director, Iconix Europe will run their ‘Sharing and Learning’ Broadcast on the subject of Co-branded Collaborations.

TO JOIN THE BROADCAST ON WEDNEDSAY 3RD APRIL PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW

Co-Branded Collaborations in Iconix Europe

When asked to sign in please enter your work email address and password. When you have logged in you will see a screen like the one below – please wait for the broadcast to start.

Audio will be through your computer, not via telephone. To ask questions during the broadcast please use the Q+A box on the top right hand side of your screen.

Any tech issues on the day please email John Smith IT Manager for International.

 

In case you missed it, please see the link below to our first broadcast with Wayne Bebb from Lee Cooper as he discusses E-Commerce in Lee Cooper!

‘E-commerce in Lee Cooper’ – Wayne Bebb – 12/02/2019

We hope you will enjoy this new resource to share experiences and learn more about our business.

If you have a topic you want to share with the team in a future broadcast please do let us know.

HR Team

2019 Annual Incentive Plan

The 2019 Annual Incentive Plan (AIP) rewards both individual and company-wide performance.  You will be rewarded when the company achieves its financial objectives and when you achieve your individual objectives. Our goal is for all employees to share in the success of the company.  

ELIGIBILITY 

  • All full-time employees in the US and International locations are eligible to participate in the plan.   
  • An employee must be on the payroll by October 1 of the performance year to be eligible to participate in the plan. 
  • An employee must be on the payroll at the time of payment of the incentive award to receive it. The payment date is generally no later than March 15th of the year following the performance year.   
  • An employee who is on the payroll as of December 31 of the performance year, but is involuntarily terminated prior to the payout date for other than cause, will receive the annual incentive payment on the same day the incentive is paid to other employees. 
  • If an employee receives an unsatisfactory performance rating, he/she is not eligible for payout of any portion of the incentive award, including those components calculated on the achievement of company financial results. 

Annual Incentive Plan Forms:

How to Request Time Off – TimeStar

Dear Iconix NY Team,

 Below please find Insperity TimeStar InstructionsThis outlines how to request time off, view accrued PTO, and supervisor instructions on responding to requests. The system also allows teams to view their colleagues’ scheduled time off.

 Please be sure when taking days off to utilize the Insperity Timestar system. The following instructions will be located on our intranet.

Insperity TimeStar Instructions

 Thank you.

Human Resources

Notice for Engaging Contract/Temp/Freelancers

Iconix NY Team:

Before any temporary/freelancer/contractor, etc. can be engaged, please submit the Temp Help Freelance Request Form to Irene Scanlon for approval.   Please submit at least 1 week prior to the anticipated start date.  Human Resources, Finance and Legal will evaluate the need and cost.   If acceptable, the Request will be approved and returned to the requestor.  This new process is as a result of an audit by the NY Department of Labor. 

For arrangements with an LLC, a Consulting Contract must be drawn.  Below is the consulting agreement template that must be filled in by a business/marketing/creative manager. This must be completed and include the name of the brand the consultant is assigned to and sent to Legal for final review.  Once reviewed by Legal, the following agreement can be sent to the consultant for their signature.

After the manager has received the consultant’s signed agreement, please return back to HR for final approval.

If the case involves an individual, who is not an LLC, they will be placed on our Insperity payroll system and timesheets may be required.    

Payment will not be made to anyone who begins work prior to approval. 

Independent Contractor/Freelance/Temp Form

Consulting Agreement Template

 

If you have any questions, please advise HR on the following.

Human Resources

 

 

Company Culture isn’t what you do, it’s how you do it

 

I have an issue with “company culture” discussions.

The popular definition of “company culture” is how many ping-pong tables you have, how many beer garden outings you take as a team, how comfortable the chairs are in the entryway, whether you get 10 days of paid vacation time or 15 days of paid vacation time, how good your 401k plan is, how many weird fun facts you know about your employees, etc. etc. etc.

A perfect example of this is the tech start-up world

“Company culture,” as it is formally defined, is immediately followed up with descriptions of the office, how much time you get off for lunch, the fact that you can write on the walls in Crayola marker because it’s “more creative.” And to a lot of people, these environments seem like dreams.

They are the David of the working world, slinging rocks at corporate Goliath.

But I’ll say for me, the above has nothing to do with how I define company culture.

For me, company culture comes down to one thing and one thing only:

How you treat what it is you’re doing for eight plus hours a day, five (sometimes six or seven) days a week.

If I don’t feel good about how the work gets done, if I’m not enjoying the process with my team, then no amount of rock climbing expeditions or expensed dinners or Friday margaritas are going to change that.

Sure, they might give me a fleeting sense of “fun,” but that does very little to impact the way the work (the thing we spend far more time doing) gets done.

Company culture has to do with the people, not the things you have your people doing — or the amenities you provide your people to leisure themselves.

Having said that, let me tell you my definition of company culture:

  • Culture is how people handle a disagreement.
  • Culture is how teams communicate, the language they use, the way they share their ideas and feedback.
  • Culture is whether or not people talk badly about others behind their backs.
  • Culture is the meticulousness that goes into even the most mind numbing of tasks.
  • Culture is whether your title defines your role, or your role defines your title.
  • Culture is everyone’s willingness to listen.
  • Culture is showing up on time, prepared, with a positive attitude.
  • Culture is the way you approach your work, day in and day out, with an insatiable hunger to learn and grow and build.

That’s company culture, and that’s what’s actually fun.

Getting stuff done, is fun.

Getting it done really well, is fun.

Getting it done with people you enjoy being around, is fun.

And feeling really good about your work, is fun.

Everything else is secondary.

Article sourced from: (https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/company-culture-isnt-what-you-do-its-how-you-do-it)