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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

CenterPoint Energy - CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS SUMMER INTERN

Summary:
Provide support to the Corporate Communications group and gain experience working on a variety of projects, with an emphasis on writing and editing for a variety of styles, including news/editorial, promotion, advertising, employee communication, web-based and electronic communication.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
Write and edit copy that that supports Corporate Communications internal and external communication, including employee communications, marketing, advertising and media relations initiatives
Work with media relations manager on pitching story ideas
Draft stories and assist in the production of e-News, a bi-weekly company-wide electronic newsletter and CenterPoint Energy News, a quarterly company-wide printed publication
Publish and manage web content for internal and external audiences. May also work with SharePoint, a web-based collaboration tool
Provide general assistance to project managers
 
Qualifications
Education:
Currently enrolled and pursuing an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in the field of Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing Communications, Advertising, or another related field.
 
Experience:
No prior work experience required
Additional Knowledge, Skills, Licenses/Certifications, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics:
Able to demonstrate general knowledge of best practices in writing for a variety of styles
Able to demonstrate general knowledge of the Associated Press (AP) writing style
Able to develop Web content from print copy
Able to communicate effectively to a wide range of audiences in written and oral form
Able to work effectively in a team oriented environment
Able to work independently through the use of initiative and self-motivation
Physical Requirements:
Able to demonstrate the manual dexterity to operate a personal computer
Able to view personal computer monitor for long periods of time
Able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a minimal amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or
otherwise move objects
Able to operate a copy machine, fax machine, calculator, telephone, mobile phone and other office equipment
Working Conditions:
Able to work successfully in a fast paced office environment with a high volume workload and frequent short deadlines
Able to work indoors, in an office environment, regardless of whether cubicle, open office or private office

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