Public Relations & Event Management

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Media Relations – Work with Marketing Coordinator to build strong relationships with media, including:
o Developing a current press list.
o Developing news releases and alerts for to announce news and events.
o Creating new opportunities for editorial placement in local and regional publications.
o Meeting with media sales representatives to identify appropriate avenues for advertising and marketing the industry.

Consumer Relations – Work with Marketing Coordinator to manage consumer relations, including:
o Writing numerous monthly articles about Maryland wine, grapes, beer, brewing, distilling and industry issues for a variety of publications.
o Developing new content for monthly e-newsletter distributed to 15,000+ fans.

Event Management – Work with Event Coordinator to plan and manage festivals and events, including:
o Festival management – Assist in managing G&F’s weekend festivals throughout the internship.
o Special events – Assist in planning and management of special events sponsored by G&F clients.

Additional Experience the Interns May Gain
• Governmental Relations – managing relationship between G&F and elected officials through strategic communication and meetings.
• Association Management – attend client meetings and manage internal communications.

Due to the G&F’s promotion of the state’s alcohol producer industries, interns must be at least 21 years old.

Students interested in applying should send resume and cover letter via e-mail to:

Kevin Atticks, Founder/CEO
Grow & Fortify, LLC.


Successful candidates will have willingness to learn public relations professional skills and strategies, and:
• Have excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills;
• Be punctual;
• Respect deadlines;
• Be a self starter and be proactive;
• Be able to work in a goal-oriented environment;
• Thrive in a high pressure environment;
• Be a strategic and creative thinker;
• Have extreme attention to detail.

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