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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

American Public Media - Intern, Communications

The intern will support and work closely with APM|MPR’s Communications department. During the internship the intern would assist in daily tracking of media coverage for local services and national programs, help draft media releases, build media contact lists, promote in-studio performances and other duties as assigned.

Title: Intern, Communications
Position: Part-time winter internship
Hours: 20+ hours/week
Please specify your availability in your cover letter.
Timeframe: 6 months
Application deadline: November 22, 2013

Position Responsibility:

Monitor daily media and online social network posts for mentions of MPR|APM
Develop lists of traditional and non-traditional media contacts
Maintain database of media mentions of MPR|APM
Write press releases as needed
Write short summaries of videos of in-studio performances as needed
Write and research targeted pitches to niche blogs

Required Education and Experience:

At least three years of undergraduate study, preferably in public relations or marketing

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Understanding of media relations tactics and goals
Strong history in social media promotion
Strong research skills
Strong written communication skills
Knowledge of media coverage and skill to judge/rank coverage
Analytical knowledge and ability to turn data into information
Experience with Excel
Experience with online social networking
Interest in MPR|APM programming and mission
Excellent team member

Preferred Skills and Experience:

Public relations or marketing on-the-job experience

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
Physical Demands:
Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time
Reach with hands and arms
Balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch
Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping.
Working Conditions:
Moderate noise level
Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.

Parking or bus pass reimbursed. More information about American Public Media is available online:

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