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Monday, February 20, 2012

Minnesota State Fair - Public Relations Intern

Reports to: Communications Supervisor

Timeframe: Late May/early June through September 3, 2012

Pay Rate: $10/hour (most weeks will be 40 hours, more during peak activity times)

Job Summary: Support State Fair public relations, marketing and media relations efforts

Essential Functions:
·         Assist with generating story ideas, scheduling interviews, conducting research and answering questions for media.
·         Monitor broadcast and print media coverage of the State Fair.
·         Assist in producing media kit and other miscellaneous publications.
·         Assist with media credentials and parking database program.
·         Support vendors, exhibitors and other fair stakeholders with media relations.
·         Assist with proofreading and editing written materials.
·         Assist in the organization, inventory and maintenance of press clippings and database.
·         Respond to guest inquiries via Fair Info e-mail.
·         Complete numerous writing projects as assigned.
·         Work extra daily hours and periods with no days off during peak activity times (must be available to work Aug. 18 through Sept. 3).

Additional Responsibilities
·         Complete special projects as assigned.
·         Assist in other areas of marketing division as needed.
·         Assist with tasks as assigned by immediate supervisor or deputy general manager.

·         High school graduate and have or are working toward a bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, marketing, business communications or a related area of study.
·         Computer skills and writing experience.
·         Excellent oral and written communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
·         Customer service skills.
·         Valid driver’s license.

Application Process
·         Send a cover letter, resume, references and three writing samples in a Microsoft Word, PDF or web link format to
·         No phone calls or walk-in inquiries will be accepted.
·         We will only respond to applicants who are interviewed for the position.
·         Deadline: Monday, March 12, 2012