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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Olson - Public Relations intern

Position Summary:  Assists Olson PR teams in coordinating campaigns for blue-chip clients.
Connection Is All That Counts.

Essential Functions:
• Assist Public Relations team in developing, writing, and distributing media materials and pitches
• Build comprehensive and carefully planned media lists
• Actively pitch and secure media coverage on behalf of clients
• Monitor print and online news for client opportunities
• Assist with and manage client and target market research
• Assist in the planning and execution of promotional events
• Research trends and seek opportunities where our clients may find increased visibility
• Track clients’ media coverage
• Collaborate with the PR team and all disciplines within the agency to produce effective and results-oriented campaigns
• Assist in preparation of campaign proposals and budgets
• Build and nurture productive business relationships
• Demonstrate ability to effectively organize and manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
• Effectively and efficiently leverage PR tools, including Burrelles, Cision, PR Newswire
• Proactively develop ideas to support account teams and client needs

Knowledge and Skills:
• Impeccable time management and prioritization skills
• Ability to coordinate projects from inception to completion and meet demanding deadlines
• Excellent verbal and written skills
• Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
• Thirst to learn, grow and go above the call of duty

Education & Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism or related field
• Public Relations experience preferred (internship experience is acceptable)
• Previous agency experience is desired

Apply online.