Intern - PR & Media Relations firm

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 Virtual
Posted: March 11 2015
Company Location: Chicago, IL
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 3 Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

Are you an excellent communicator and and a picky proofreader?
Are you creative, innovative, and resourceful?
Are you fearless about talking to people you've never met in person?
Do you have some experience in the PR, marketing, media relations, or social media marketing?
Are you a self-disciplined, self-motivated person who accomplishes tasks on time without much hand-holding or micro-managing?
Do you value opportunities to learn new skills by working in your chosen profession field?

If you answered 'YES' to all of the above, then this internship position may be for you.

An innovative PR firm is looking for a responsible intern who has a strong understanding of media relations. Knowledge of social media platforms, marketing, and PR is a plus. This unique internship offers a detail-oriented, responsible person the opportunity to work closely with the company’s top executive on public relations & marketing for the firm and its clients.

The ideal intern for this position is a self-starter who takes initiative, has strong time management skills, and has an enthusiastic can-do attitude.

Responsibilities

- Tasks will be assigned by PR Executive (can include media relations, research, brainstorming sessions, drafting press releases, proofreading, etc)

- Monitor and post on blogs, forums, and social networks

- Contribute to company’s social media strategy planning with Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and more

- Assist with Social Media analysis reports

- Must have access to internet and personal computer as most of our internships include "Virtual" or work-from-home options

Requirements

Students applying for this internship should be at least in their 2nd year of college and majoring in Media Relations, Marketing or similar Communications majors, and have a minimum of 1-2 years of experience with social media, marketing, media, and/or PR.
- Must have 3.0 GPA or higher.
- Must have internet access and computer.
- Ideal candidate will have some experience with "pitching" stories to media outlets

Skills

Required - Media Relations, Strategic Media Relations, Pitching Media
Preferred - Strategic Media Relations, Public Relations Skills, Strategic Public Relations Planning, News, Social Media Communications, Website Copy

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