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Siena Media Group
DescriptionSIENA MEDIA GROUP is a multifaceted boutique communications firm which goes beyond traditional public relations by providing one-on-one, client specific services to the companies we represent. We are insightful brand strategists with high-quality communications talents that include trend story development, media relations, social media & social networking planning and industry expert establishment.
We are looking for an intern (or 2) who are interested in gaining valuable hands on experience from a seasoned PR professional. This is an unpaid internship and would be for credit only. The prospective intern would be learning the ins and outs of public relations (including writing a press release, pulling editorial opportunities for clients, how to construct a pitch and how to put together a clip report…among other things) as well as event planning and production. Please note that SMG based in New York and though the intern(s) would be able to telecommute, must be within a reasonable traveling distance for weekly meetings, clients, events, etc. Ideally candidates would be able to dedicate 10-15 hours per week to this internship.
SMG is searching for someone who is calm under pressure, and is willing to learn from and to give feedback. The candidate needs to be someone who is willing to take initiative and is not afraid to ask questions. He or she needs to be someone who is a strong, creative writer and has an interest in high fashion (someone who reads Vogue, Elle. Bazaar, etc. on a regular basis and is familiar with the quality and types of designers featured in these publications) beauty, entertainment and the non-profit worlds. There is also a strong social media component to SMG’s business and we are looking for someone who is savvy in that arena.
Interested candidates, please send a writing sample, resume and a cover letter answering why you are interested in event planning, public relations and social media to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put *** PR INTERNSHIP *** in the subject line. Serious inquiries only please.
Responsibilities- Assist in developing and contributing to public relations and marketing activities
- Interact directly with clients and staff to carry out client requirements such as scheduling advertising; monitoring account activities; and managing production activities
- Coordinate with news media as assigned, in development of appropriate news stories
- Maintain up-to-date customer and prospect records
Requirements- Excellent communication skills and the ability to inform and entertain via written, oral and visual media.
- Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods ideal but not required
- An innovative self-starter with problem solving skills, creativity, ambition, and a strong work ethic.