Public Relations internship

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Vitabyte Inc
3013 Steinway St
Astoria, NY
Posted: August 17 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 2 Full-time, Paid

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Description

Under the direction and general supervision of the CEO, the Public Relations & Communications Coordinator will assist with communicating all organizational related information.

Key Responsibilities Include:

Work both inside AND outside the office environment promoting the goals and mission of the company;

Attends and/or arranges for public-contact programs (networking events) designed to meet the organization's objectives, utilizing knowledge of changing attitudes and opinions of consumers, clients, employees, etc;

Write a variety of communications materials: press releases, newsletters, website content, fact sheets, news articles, media pitches, employee messages, PowerPoint slides, speeches, letters, customer communications;

Oversees the company's branding through logo use and print materials;

Assist with fundraising, and plans, organizes and holds events for the organization;

Arranges speaking engagements; plans and presents meetings, conventions, and fundraising initiatives as needed;

Promotes goodwill through such publicity efforts as speeches, exhibits, tours, and/or questions-answer sessions with interested third party vendors;

Researches data, create ideas, write copy, lay out artwork, contact media representatives, and/or represent CEO and/or organization directly before general public or businesses;

Requirements

*IMPORTANT*
Skills needed to perform the duties of Public Relations Coordinator:
Excellent writing and speaking skills, strong communication and interpersonal skills, organized, deadline-oriented, creative, persuasive, social perceptiveness, critical thinking, judgment and decision making, active learning, monitoring, negotiation, complex problem solving, and management of personnel resources.

Additional Qualifications:

Experience:
Minimum two years of PR experience working in communications, public relations; background in print or broadcast journalism, speechwriter, graphic design and/or desktop publishing is highly desirable, including contact with the public or large businesses.


Education:
College degree from a college/university (OR equivalent education experience) in communications, public relations, journalism or marketing; a strong background in the liberal arts is desirable, but college courses in business, public speaking, psychology and/or advertising are also beneficial.


Desired Attributes:
- Inquisitive, disciplined, intelligent, creative, confident and flexible
- Affinity for developing relationship with various types and levels of professionals
- A can-do attitude
-Ability to stay calm under pressure and work with many different personalities!

Licenses/Certificates/Special Requirements: Valid NYS Driver's License

Working Conditions: Complex office environment; subject to frequent interruptions and continual deadlines; must be willing to handle calmly and collectively.

Compensation: Competitive, based on education and experience. Ideal position for entry level!

Skills

Required - Public Relations
Preferred - Bilingual Communications

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