Public Relations Internship @ Seattle’s Convention and Visitors Bureau

PUBLIC RELATIONS INTERN

 Hours:                                  20 hours per week

Timeline:                            Spring 2012; Fall 2012-Winter 2013 (3- and 6-month internships)

Compensation:                 Bus pass

Public Relations:

The primary function of the SCVB Public Relations/Communications department is to increase the economic impact of tourism in the city and county through coverage by the media.  The department also oversees organizational and tourism industry communications.

 Job description:              

The Public Relations/Communications Internship allows college students to become involved in, and learn about, both the tourism industry and professional public relations.

 Scope of work:

Intern will participate in a number of projects, including but not limited to:

  • Assisting visiting journalists: This may require fact checking of stories, coordinating photos, arranging interviews and working with local hotels, restaurants and attractions
  • Assisting with web site posting, editing and photo procurement
  • Writing, editing and researching for press releases, newsletters, reports, publications and other organizational documents
  • Photo library maintenance and development; storing and organizing new and existing photos
  • Developing media lists and editorial calendars
  • Responding to media requests for in-depth information
  • Assembling press kits, maintaining photo/video library and general office coordination and assistance.
  • Tracking media coverage through the department’s clipping service and compiling reports
  • Assisting with publications, website postings and other organizational communication projects such as annual reports, organizational newsletters and more
  • Assisting with social media posting, tracking and planning

 Learning objectives:

This position is open to a Junior or Senior communications student interested in gaining real world experience working in an in-house PR and communications department.

 

 

 

Desired Skills:

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Senior undergraduate standing (junior, graduate students and recent graduates considered)
  • Excellent research, writing and communication skills
  • Social media understanding, experience preferred
  • Graphic design, HTML knowledge/experience/interest preferred 

 

To apply:  Submit cover letter and resume to PR@visitseattle.org.

 

Deadline to apply: 

Spring: March 27, 2012

Fall: Sept. 1, 2012

Winter: December 1, 2012

 

 

 

 

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Seattle’s Convention and Visitors Bureau, a private, nonprofit marketing organization, has served as Seattle/King County’s official destination marketing organization (DMO) for more than 50 years. The goal of these marketing efforts is to enhance the employment opportunities and economic prosperity of the region.

 

Some 9.3 million visitors spend $5.5 billion in Seattleand KingCountyannually, contributing $440 million in state and local tax revenues.  Direct visitor spending benefits hotels, retailers, restaurants, attractions, transportation services and other businesses, and supports jobs for more than 49,000 people in the Seattle region.

 

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