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Public Relations Intern

PRIMARY PURPOSEResponsible for administrative duties to proactively help execute all activities that support a favorable public image for the company and its brands.  The position reports to the Director of Public Relations.                                            

Job DescriptionStraight Arrow Products is seeking a highly-motivated individual who is smart, organized, and well-spoken to join us as a PR Intern.  As the PR intern, you will gain valuable, on-the-job experience with a well-known consumer products manufacturer.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with event support, including communicating with guests and sponsors
  • Draft press releases, media alerts, and other stories
  • Assists in fielding and directing responses to all media-related inquiries.
  • Collaborating with staff on new ideas, directions, & venues for marketing & communications
  • Provide support on special projects and initiatives
  • Assist with general office tasks Assists in implementing organization’s public relations strategies, policies, and procedures.
  • Assists in researching and writing copy for corporate promotional materials, social media venues, etc.
  • Helps to maintain contacts and relationships with media representatives to assist PR Director in creating opportunities for keeping the company and its products in front of public and trade.
  • Maintains an UPDATED electronic database of public relations contacts.
  • Assists, when needed, any PR related functions for the preparation and presentation of product information at trade shows, displays, and exhibits.
  • Helps to develops ideas and opportunities for feature articles, interviews, presentations, and other public relations activities that promote company awareness.
  • Assists in working with marketing and advertising personnel to coordinate public relations activities with promotional and sales activities.
  • Helps select community relations projects and activities and advise management on.
  • Helps to schedule PR related activities, including company and plant tours. Helps develop and conduct customer opinion surveys.
  • Various Administrative duties: scanning, filing, crafting presentations,

Requirements:

  • Pursuing Bachelor’s degree in journalism, public relations, or communications.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to cultivate, develops, and maintains relationships with company staff.
  • Strong demonstrated analytical and written communication skills.
  • Accurate proofreading skills.
  • Professional appearance
  • Completion of two full years of undergraduate studies and attending school on a full-time basis before/following this internship.
  • Knowledge of some website maintenance, social media savvy, project management, spreadsheet and word processing software.
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Availability to work three days a week/12 hours a week