PUBLIC RELATIONS INTERN

 

We are looking for individuals who are passionate about communications, eager to learn and as committed to doing great work as we are. The JWA experience provides the opportunity to grow personally and professionally through exposure to client service and the inner workings of a Dallas-based communications firm. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the fast-paced world of political/lifestyle public relations. We are looking for individuals who are driven, creative, and hard-working with excellent communication skills.

 

As part of our team, the PR Intern will assist in the creation and dissemination of news and announcements to the media, public, and other internal and external stakeholders through press releases, blog posts, and social media. This support will include researching industry topics, writing, editing, and creative thinking in the creation of a wide variety of targeted messages.

 

 

Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will have completed at least their junior year of college and will be available part time. Basic job requirements for interns include excellent written and oral communications skills, an innate curiosity, and desire to learn in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment. Interns have the opportunity to assist with media campaigns, developing media materials, conducting account research, and other account-related activities. All candidates must also exhibit a desire and motivation to learn and the ability to work as part of a team.

 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Researching and writing
  • Media tracking
  • Managing CSR databases
  • Tracking and monitoring social channels and engagements
  • Contributing to creative brainstorms and strategy building
  • Track non-billable and client billable time daily
  • General administrative work

 

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Previous PR, marketing, or communications experience (preferred)

 

The job functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist in the creation and editing of written communications related to public relations, including blog posts, press releases, and slide presentations for webinars
    • Conduct research that will help contribute to such communications including research on industry news and events
  • Support internal communications including maintenance of an internal bank of SAGE collateral and an internal news reporting blog
  • Through regular research, help maintian a database of media, reviewers, influencers, and other stakeholders
  • Support the US PR department in growing corporate social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube
  • Other administrative support for the PR & Public Affairs team, in discussion with the PR, Public Affairs and Conventions Manager

Desired Skills and Experience

Any combination equivalent to, but not limited to, the following:

 

Required:

  • Must be working toward a bachelor’s degree in communications, English, or related course of study
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Experience with basic social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and wordpress

Preferred:

  • Experience writing press releases and other public communications
  • Experience interpreting data and creating graphs
  • Experience using social media for business (e.g. working knowledge of Hootsuite)
  • Knowledge of AP style of writing

Experience using multimedia production and design packages (e.g. canva, prezi)

Please submit writing samples and your resume to begin@jwaylon.com

 

 

PR SPECIALIST

Job brief: We are looking for a competent Public Relations (PR) Specialist to shape and protect our corporate image in ways that promote our business, values and mission. You’ll be responsible for maintaining media relations and collaborating with marketing teams in promotional activities.

We expect to see candidates who can impress us with their copywriting and presentation skills. We’ll be on the lookout for experience in corporate communications, project management and social media. Throw a lot of enthusiasm and a pleasant personality into the mix and you’ll be our ideal candidate.

The goal is to maintain positive public awareness of the company and its brand.

 

Responsibilities

  • Formulate PR plans and strategies
  • Enhance the company’s voice and presence through online and offline channels
  • Manage media relations and requests
  • Write press releases, speeches and other PR copy
  • Plan and supervise events, fairs, conferences etc.
  • Support the implementation of promotional plans
  • Present solutions in times of PR crisis
  • Facilitate the resolution of disputes with the public or external vendors
  • Lead survey initiatives and analyze public opinion

 

Requirements

  • Proven experience as public relations specialist or similar position
  • Experience in project management and execution of PR campaigns and/or initiatives
  • Experience in copywriting and editing
  • Working knowledge of MS Office; photo and video-editing software is an asset
  • Familiarity with social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook etc.)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Aptitude in presentation and public speaking
  • Proficiency in English
  • A creative yet practical mind
  • Preferable to a BSc/BA in PR, communications, journalism or relevant field

Please submit writing samples and your resume to begin@jwaylon.com