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Associate - L.A.

Associate - L.A.

Job ID 
2878
Location 
US-CA-Los Angeles
Experience (Years) 
..
Category 
Western Region

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Overview

MWWPR has an exciting opportunity available for an Associate in our Los Angeles office. This position is a full time (Monday through Friday, 9am - 6pm), paid internship for Fall/Winter 2017, with potential to be extended based on business needs.

The selected Associate will have the opportunity to learn how an agency operates while interacting with all levels of management. The Associate will help with all aspects of several accounts, but primarily be responsible for media monitoring, drafting pitches and news releases, compiling media lists, conducting media outreach, among other tasks as needed.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain media and/or analyst contact lists
  • Monitor media coverage for news of importance to clients & their industries
  • Prepare media clip books
  • Build editorial calendars and tradeshow/conference lists
  • Assemble briefing books and media kits
  • Pitch local and trade media as appropriate
  • Order media clips from vendors
  • Participate in account team strategy sessions
  • Contribute to development of communication plans for client accounts
  • Research peer companies to gather competitive intelligence
  • Develop story ideas
  • Support event logistics as needed
  • Succeed in a fast paced, challenging environment
  • Prepare daily and monthly media reports for distribution to client(s)
  • Perform ad hoc account management tasks as assigned
  • Capture time daily and enter it into the system weekly
 

Qualifications

  • Up to 1 year of recent experience serving in an internship role either in a public relations agency or the communications department of a company in a relevant industry
  • Bachelors degree in public relations, a related field or in the liberal arts
  • Experience working with or a passion for consumer brands is a plus
  • Superior oral and written communication skills; proofreading and editing ability
  • Maintain a professional, client-ready demeanor and presence; keep a high standard of etiquette in all communications and interactions
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite and Cision (or related PR software)

Success Factors and Other Details

  • Avid consumer of all forms of news, especially those related to your client industries
  • Develop an understanding of clients businesses, industries, products and services; hone the ability to demonstrate these products to media
  • Ability to think strategically, creatively and proactively; exhibit a facility for problem solving and close attention to detail
  • Desire to pursue knowledge and professional development
  • Cultivate and exhibit strong presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments and manage time in an organized manner while ensuring deadlines are met
  • Consistently strive for personal excellence with both client deliverables and within your team, enabling MWW to maintain competitive advantage by providing exceptional value and service

MWWPR is one of the world's top independent public relations agencies with a global network of eight offices across the US and Europe. A full-service firm that approaches communications without the boundaries of expected thinking, MWWPR's expertise spans Consumer Brands, Technology, Corporate Reputation Management, Public Affairs, Crisis Communications, Sports and Entertainment, Diversity, LGBT and Wellness & Nutrition.
 
With dedicated insights, strategy, data and analytics, social media and creative teams, MWWPR ensures that clients Matter More to the stakeholders who matter most. MWWPR Matter More approach has been recognized by numerous, top industry awards. In 2015, MWWPR was honored with a gold at the American Business Awards for Company of the Year, and 2014 accolades include the Global SABRE Award, "PR Agency of the Year" and Company of the Year by the International Business Awards, as well as "Top Places to Work in PR"
 
To learn more about MWWPR, visit http://www.mww.com or on Twitter at @MWW_PR.

 

MWW is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity. EOE/AA/M/F/V/D.