Requirements/Necessary Skills for Recruitment:
You must be in your 2nd+ year of school; you must have some writing experience and have lots of solid work experience. You must be organized and passionate, and willing to dig in and commit your time and energy to learning the necessary skills to be a media relations expert. PR and writing experience is a plus. We seek polite, kind, organized and motivated individuals who love a challenge, are interested in research, love working online, and have some social media experience too. You must be someone who stands by your commitments, completes taks and takes your work seriously. You will need to provide us with three work references.
Internship Description of Duties:
Astonish Media Group hires 2-3 virtual interns every semester to work from anywhere on a variety of public relations, marketing and media related tasks. We are a strategic media company located in New York City with a mostly virtual staff of highly skilled and experienced individuals throughout the country. Our agency represents a wide variety of clients from large corporations to early stage startups. Our job? To get them in the media, build their brands, create awareness. We seek very organized, well recommended interns who want to learn the nuts and bolts of public relations, communications, journalism and media from a well known Manhattan media agency. Day to day tasks include: online research (lots of research!), using the public relations data base systems, sending out press releases and tip sheets, following up with journalists, learning how to pitch and place news stories, brainstorming and coming to the team with creative ideas, coordinating conference calls, organizing meetings, creating media lists, and doing social media. This is by no means an easy internship because it is virtual. Our interns have told us that they have learned more from this virtual internship than nearly every internship they have had where they have worked in an office. We teach you many skills, including great language, communication, and journalism skills; we go well beyond the typical public relations firm and expect THE BEST from our interns. You will hit the ground running, so apply willing and wanting to roll up your sleeves and work!