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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Beehive PR Internship (March – September 2012)

Responsibilities

  • Compile/update regular status reports; contribute to client brainstorming sessions
  • Draft news releases; develop and maintain media lists; proof media materials
  • Develop and pitch stories to media; research story angles/trends
  • Update monthly coverage reports; monitor digital and traditional media and analyze results
  • Blog writing, social media research
  • Assist with event planning and production
  • Conduct competitive and secondary research
  • Pitch agency stories to the news media
  • Daily news monitoring for client mentions
  • Assist with general office duties like answering phones, meeting set up, errands, etc.

Core Competencies

  • Has superior verbal and written communication skills; proven understanding of AP Style
  • Manages time effectively; prioritizes appropriately; produces work efficiently and accurately; stays focused and productive during business hours
  • Shows urgency for work; follows up promptly to requests; available when needed
  • Demonstrates flexibility; deals effectively with a variety of tasks; adapts to changing priorities; demonstrates tolerance for risk and stress; works effectively under pressure
  • Demonstrates an eagerness to learn, set goals, accept feedback and grow
  • Strong desire to achieve
  • Has a good sense of humor and a consistently positive attitude
  • Has an understanding of the Twin Cities media landscape – publications, news stations, etc.
  • Shows general business acumen; news consciousness, cultural consciousness; social consciousness

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, journalism, marketing or related field of study (ONLY GRADUATES CONSIDERED – this is not a summer internship)
  • Long-term desire to work in an agency setting
  • Prior internships preferred, but not mandatory
  • Ability to work weekday evenings, if needed
  • Reliable transportation for running errands, conducting research, etc.

Additional Details

  • Six-month, full-time commitment
  • Only candidates available to start in March 2012 will be considered
  • Option to leave internship if offered a permanent position
  • 40 hours per week
  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 5 PM
  • PTO days and paid company holidays

Contact
Please submit resume and one 1-2 page writing sample (titled with your last name) via e-mail to:
Rebecca Martin
Director of Marketing & Operations
rmartin@beehivepr.biz
651.789.2236