PR Intern

Company: 
Edelman
City: 
San Francisco
State: 
CA
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Edelman San Francisco is looking for an intern!

We are looking for an intern to work in our Edelman San Francisco office working with consumer accounts!

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

- The intern must be able to work effectively with a variety of account service staff within a specific set of accounts. - S/he must have good organizational skills and the ability to adapt to new conditions, assignments and deadlines. - S/he must have solid knowledge of MS Office Suite and superior verbal and written communication skills. - The Intern is generally someone who has recently graduated with a Bachelor’s degree and is looking for entry-level experience in Public Relations. - S/he must demonstrate the ability to become a strong writer. - Familiarity with the Public Relations discipline through past coursework or other internships is desirable.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Basic understanding of principles of PR · Basic understanding of clients’ business · Participation in brainstorms when invited by the supervisor · Read and identify media clips from clipping services and on-line resources · Assist with monitoring client competition coverage · Pitch the media under the direction of the supervisor · Assist with preparation of press kits for distribution · Update media lists · Assist with compilation of media coverage reports · Familiarity with AP style · Draft pitch letters and/or email pitch memos to vendors with the approval of the supervisor · Conduct and compile research · Basic understanding of key client information, including general business strategy, industry issues, products and services, key customers and competitors in the marketplace · Basic understanding of research and media list building tools (Factiva, Edge, etc.)

To tell you a little about our internship program:

· This is for a 3 month period.

· Interns are paid $14.00 per hour.

· Most of our interns are typically already post college graduates, and work a full-time schedule (Mon-Fri, 9:00-5:30, depending on coverage needed).

- Interns assist with Front Desk coverage during an agreed upon time with her/his client team and our receptionist (duty can be alternated with other interns employed at that time).

ABOUT EDELMAN:

Edelman is the world’s largest independent public relations firm, with wholly owned offices in 60 cities and 4,000 employees worldwide. Edelman was named Advertising Age’s top-ranked PR firm of the decade and one of its “2010 A-List Agencies” and “2010 Best Places to Work;” PRWeek’s “2011 Large PR Agency of the Year” and “2011 Large UK Consultancy of the Year;“ European Excellence Awards’ “2010 Agency of the Year;” Holmes Report’s “Agency of the Decade” and “2009 Asia Pacific Consultancy of the Year;” and among Glassdoor’s top five “2011 Best Places to Work.” Edelman owns specialty firms Blue (advertising), StrategyOne (research), Ruth (integrated marketing), DJE Science (medical education/publishing and science communications), and MATTER (sports, sponsorship, and entertainment). Visit http://www.edelman.com for more information.

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