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Public Relations & Communications Intern

Meet Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN 55425
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  • Job Code
    188045644

ABOUT MEET MINNEAPOLIS

At Meet Minneapolis, our mission is to positively impact the economic and social prosperity of our Minneapolis community by attracting visitors, meetings and events that directly support jobs and local businesses, generating critical revenues.

We believe in our shared passion to support the community of Minneapolis through our work and have a culture of high collaboration. We recognize it's the unique contributions of all of us at Meet Minneapolis that drives our success, and we're committed to building a culture where everyone can thrive and find meaning in their work.

Meet Minneapolis HIGHLY encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds, particularly BIPOC candidates, to apply.

POSITION SUMMARY

Meet Minneapolis, a not-for-profit organization contracted to market the City of Minneapolis as a destination for conventions and leisure travel, is looking for a highly motivated journalism, public relations or communications student to work with our PR and Communications team as a paid intern for the school year (September - May).

An ideal candidate will be someone knowledgeable of the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area, including downtown Minneapolis, events, arts, entertainment and culinary offerings. She/he/they will work closely with the Senior PR and Communications Manager, and should also be able to work independently, think creatively and demonstrate strong writing skills.

This individual will assist the PR and Communications team as they work directly with journalists, bloggers and Meet Minneapolis partners such as restaurants, hotels, entertainment venues and more to ensure Minneapolis is seen as a premiere travel and convention destination by media, as well as event and convention planners and the general public.

JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

This individual will assist the PR and Communications team in many aspects of work, including, but not limited to the following:

  • Write, edit and post Meet Minneapolis news releases;
  • Write content regarding Minneapolis as needed;
  • Organize media lists and list distributions in Cision;
  • Respond to media requests as directed;
  • Post Meet Minneapolis and accolades to website, and assist in updating media kit;
  • Gather news clips and impressions pertinent to the Meet Minneapolis audience;
  • Assist in coordinating press conferences (as needed);
  • Research area events;
  • Research media coverage and industry trends;
  • Identify content for media pitches and web or social needs;
  • Work within photo library;
  • Other duties, as assigned.

EDUCATION

Actively pursuing a degree in Public Relations, Journalism or Communications with an emphasis in public relations. Candidate must be in school during the full term of the internship.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Interested in furthering his/her/their knowledge of the public relations and communications field
  • Selected based on resume, interview and a short writing evaluation

SKILLS

Writing & Editing

  • Articulate messages using appropriate grammar, usage and vocabulary;
  • Attention to detail and proofreading;
  • Knowledge of Associated Press style preferred.

Organization

  • Prioritize tasks and organize workload for efficient time-management.

COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE

Must be proficient in:

  • PC computers
  • Microsoft Office

Beginner knowledge of:

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Social Media Channels

TIMING

  • School year (September-May);
  • Hours are flexible based on schedule, approximately 15 hours per week;
  • A hybrid schedule with some in-office and remote work will be available.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to:

  • Walk, sit, bend and squat
  • Talk and hear
  • Grab, pull or bend items
  • Lift and/or carry up to 10 lbs.
  • View items at a close and distant range
  • Sit, stand and walk for extended periods of time
  • Use computers for extended periods of time

WORKING CONDITIONS

Hybrid office/remote environment

SALARY

  • This is a paid Internship.

BENEFITS

  • Meet Minneapolis offers a benefits package to interns including: STD/LTD, Life Insurance, 401(k), sick time and personal time.

Note: Job Descriptions are not exhaustive lists of all skills, responsibilities, or efforts associated with a job. They reflect principal job elements essential for performing the job and evaluating performance. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than as at will relationship.

Meet Minneapolis is an equal opportunity employer.





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Posted: 2022-08-05 Expires: 2022-09-06

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