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Zapwater Communications
520 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA
Posted: September 24 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

Zapwater Communications has an opportunity in Los Angeles for a paid internship on its lifestyle team. Our clients include a cross-variety of disciplines including consumer, hospitality, travel, education, design, lifestyle (fashion/beauty) and wellness. The role provides the opportunity to gain experience working with high-profile brands and programs across public relations and social media.
The intern will support accounts including events, media and blogger outreach, writing and monitoring.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidate will have an interest in public relations and/or marketing and prior internship experience.
RESPONSIBILITIES
· Become familiar with local and national publications
· Monitor client coverage and industry news/trends
· Draft basic public relations materials including news releases, media alerts, fact sheets, client meeting summaries, status reports and other materials as directed
· Pitch stories to media
· Distribute news releases and other client materials
· Attend and assist in arranging special, media and client events
· Monitor client social media outlets
· Compile targeted media lists and editorial calendars
· Attend and participate in internal client meetings, training presentations and brainstorming sessions
· Perform research activities
· Assist with administrative duties including fax processing, sorting, collating, stuffing envelopes, mailings and other administrative functions as assigned
· Complete time sheets weekly

ABOUT ZAPWATER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
Zapwater is a Chicago-based, award-winning boutique public relations agency. Described by a leading journalist as a “go-to agency,” Zapwater is an aggressive, full-service communications agency with the experience, connections and media savvy our clients expect from a top-tier agency. Zapwater recently opened a satellite office in Los Angeles.
Zapwater is retained to raise the profile of our clients and show a return on investment. The agency creates customized campaigns based on individual client objectives that often integrate social media, events and experiential tactics with traditional media relations. Known for its creativity, Zapwater uses an array of innovative methods and services to deliver award-winning campaigns.
In 2013 and 2014, Zapwater was recognized among the Best Places to Work by The Holmes Report, and in 2013, by PRNews.

Responsibilities

RESPONSIBILITIES
· Become familiar with local and national publications
· Monitor client coverage and industry news/trends
· Draft basic public relations materials including news releases, media alerts, fact sheets, client meeting summaries, status reports and other materials as directed
· Pitch stories to media
· Distribute news releases and other client materials
· Attend and assist in arranging special, media and client events
· Monitor client social media outlets
· Compile targeted media lists and editorial calendars
· Attend and participate in internal client meetings, training presentations and brainstorming sessions
· Perform research activities
· Assist with administrative duties including fax processing, sorting, collating, stuffing envelopes, mailings and other administrative functions as assigned
· Complete time sheets weekly

Requirements

The ideal candidate will have an interest in public relations and/or marketing and prior internship experience.

How To Apply

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