Communication Intern

Meet Minneapolis - Minneapolis, MN (30+ days ago)


JOB SUMMARY

Meet Minneapolis is a not-for-profit organization contracted to market the City of Minneapolis as a destination for conventions and leisure travel, is looking for a highly motivated journalism, public relations or communications student to work with our PR and Communications team as a paid intern for the Summer (late May - August) and/or school year (September - May).

An ideal candidate will be someone knowledgeable of the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area, including downtown Minneapolis, events, arts, entertainment and culinary offerings. She/he will work closely with the Senior PR and Communications Manager, and should also be able to work independently, think creatively and demonstrate strong writing skills.

This individual will assist the PR and Communications team as they work directly with journalists and Meet Minneapolis partners – such as restaurants, hotels, entertainment venues and more – to ensure Minneapolis is seen as a premiere travel and convention destination by media, as well as event and convention planners and the general public.

Inclusion is a core value of Meet Minneapolis and applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

This individual will assist the PR and Communications team in many aspects of work, including, but not limited to the following:

Write, edit and post Meet Minneapolis news releases;
Write content regarding Minneapolis as needed;
Organize media lists and list distributions in Cision;
Respond to media requests as directed;
Post Meet Minneapolis and partners' press releases and accolades to website;
Gather news clips and impressions pertinent to the Meet Minneapolis audience;
Assist in coordinating press conferences (as needed);
Research area events;
Research media coverage and industry trends;
Identify content for media pitches and web or social needs;
Work within photo library;
Other duties, as assigned.
EDUCATION

Actively pursuing a degree in Public Relations, Journalism or Communications with an emphasis in public relations. Candidate must be in school during the full term of the internship.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

Interested in furthering his or her knowledge of the public relations and communications field
Selected based on resume, interview and a short writing test
SKILLS

Writing & Editing

Articulate messages using appropriate grammar, usage and vocabulary;
Attention to detail and proofreading;
Knowledge of Associated Press style preferred.
Organization

Prioritize tasks and organize workload for efficient time-management.
COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE

Must be proficient in:
Mac and/or PC computers
Microsoft Office

Beginner knowledge of:
Adobe Creative Suite
Social Media Channels
TIMING

Summer (Late May –August) and/or school year (September-May);
Hours flexible based on schedule, approximately 15 hours per week.
PAY

This is a paid internship.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to:

Walk, sit, bend and squat
Talk and hear
Grab, pull or bend items
Lift and/or carry up to 10 lbs.
View items at a close and distant range
Sit for extended periods of time
Use computers for extended periods of time
General office environment.
Note: Job Descriptions are not exhaustive lists of all skills, responsibilities, or efforts associated with a job. They reflect principal job elements essential for performing the job and evaluating performance. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than as an “at will” relationship.

Meet Minneapolis’ culture is inclusive and encourages the positive and mutually-beneficial development of our organization, industry and individual staff members. Our core values are Accountability, Inclusion, Passion and Collaboration.

Meet Minneapolis an equal opportunity employer.