University of Oregon

Professional PR Intern

Karbo Communications
San Francisco

Karbo Communications ( is a digital public relations agency serving some of the hottest technology companies in the world. 
We’re looking for a smart, enthusiastic self-starter that presents a mature, professional presence to join our team. We offer a friendly, fast-paced environment that gives you an opportunity to show your value and willingness to learn and grow while gaining hands-on experience in the industry. 
Karbo Com actively mentors and promotes from within. This internship offers an opportunity for advancement to the Account Coordinator position. It is a great way to get started or to advance your career in high-tech PR. This is a paid position and compensation will be based on experience and skill level. 
   • Preparation of complete and accurate and media and analyst briefing documents. 
   • Ownership of research, updating, potential pitching and management of the following documents for his/her accounts. This includes ongoing updates of all of these items to ensure clients are included in any appropriate opportunities, including: editorial calendars, speaking opportunities and awards. 
   • Provide general account support to account teams (research, reports, emails, etc.) 
   • Maintain and update infrastructure list database. Ensure the infrastructure list always reflects the latest data. 
   • Respond to ad hoc client requests, shared by supervisor. 
   • Distribute press releases (Business Wire, Marketwired and customized email lists). 
   • Arrange conference calls and meetings as needed. 
   • Maintain KC library of publications and periodically trash old pubs. 
   • Be able to maintain social media accounts for clients and KC. This includes the research and formatting of industry articles and targeted content. 
   • Read trade publications for clips and related client business. 
   • Flag relevant HARO opportunities for supervisor on appropriate client accounts. 
   • Provide research support for new business, press/analyst and client purposes. 
   • Assist in KC marketing efforts including dashboard maintenance, newsletters, etc. 
   • Assist in client reporting and time tracking. 
   • Administrative tasks such as keeping the office clean and organized, copying, filing, food and supply ordering, etc. 
   • Assist in planning company events and outings. 
Skill Set: 
   • Work efficiently on multiple tasks; effectively serve multiple account teams. 
   • Accuracy and attention to detail. 
   • Ability to effectively research using the Internet. 
   • Take initiative to offer ideas and successfully see tasks through to completion. 
   • Take responsibility for projects to successful conclusion. 
   • Solid understanding of all clients and the media and analyst organizations we are pitching them to. 
   • Computer skills (MS Office products, Cision). 
   • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
   • Social media knowledge and experience. 
   • Ability to effectively manage time, resources and abide by budget standards presented by KC management. 
   • Enthusiasm about working at KC and tech PR. 
   • At least one year of PR/marketing experience or internship (preferably in high tech) 
   • At least a four year degree from an accredited college/university, preferably in English, Communications or Public Relations. 
Karbo Communications is located in San Francisco two blocks from AT&T Park and one block from Caltrain. The Muni line stops across the street. For more information about Karbo Com please visit our website at

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Application Instructions: 
TO APPLY, INCLUDE EVERYTHING (INCLUDING COVER LETTER & RESUME) WITHIN THE TEXT OF YOUR EMAIL. For security reasons, attachments will not be opened. Online portfolio links will be accepted. If submitting an online portfolio, please still include a cover letter as the body of the email when applying. SEND TO INFO@KARBOCOM.COM.
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