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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

American Academy of Neurology - Intern, Communications and Public Relations

Basic Purpose
To gain valuable experience as contributing member of the AAN Communications and Public Relations team.

Primary Duties
  • Deepen your understanding of media relations as you assist in the implementation of the AAN’s Annual Meeting press release program
  • Develop skills in the handling of national and international media inquiries
  • Assist the team by maintaining and updating the internal tracking system for media inquiries
  • Learn to develop and maintain media pitch lists
  • Organize and monitor print, video, online and social media clips on weekly basis
  • Be trained in and create monthly and annual media coverage reports
  • Employ social media tactics for media relations
  • Gain writing skills in producing copy for press materials and websites
  • Assist the AAN Communications and Public Relations team with additional projects as assigned
Education: High School diploma or equivalent
Experience: 0-2 years of related experience
Knowledge, Skill and Abilities
  • Must be proficient in MS Word and Excel
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Strong interest in healthcare public relations
  • Interest in communications and marketing
  • Ability to excel and stay organized in a fast-paced environment with daily deadlines
  • Understanding of A/P style
  • Understanding of media clipping services, such as Cision, Burrelles Luce, and/or Vocus a plus