Public Relations Internship Program – Summer 2017

The Fearey Group, one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading independent public relations/public affairs agencies, is seeking to hire a full time public relations intern/production assistant for our growing agency. The Fearey Group’s mission is to build trusting and enduring relationships one conversation at a time.  Feel free to join us in conversation on any of our social media channels.

Experience

The intern/production assistant candidate is pursuing a degree or has a degree in public relations, marketing, advertising or other related program. The individual should possess the ability to hit the ground running in a fast-paced environment. The candidate should demonstrate a high level of personal initiative, integrity and responsibility.

General Requirements

  • Interest in media pitching
  • Must know how to proactively find the right reporter to tell a story
  • Candidate must have great writing skills with knowledge of AP style
  • Candidate must have an engaged social media persona
  • Self-starter – ability to work well alone and with others
  • Passionate about getting stuff done and making a difference
  • The chosen candidate will have the opportunity to work on a variety of local and national accounts. Responsibilities include:
  • Drafting basic public relations materials including media pitches, news releases, media alerts, fact sheets, client meeting summaries, status reports and other materials;
  • Assisting in the creation and management of social media accounts;
  • Assisting in media pitching, follow-up, coverage tracking, news clipping and summary reports;
  • Developing and updating of media lists and other databases;
  • Assisting with the management of newspaper and periodical inventories for easy access;
  • Assisting with event planning activities and arrangements; and
  • Responding to administrative duties and activities as assigned.

What We’re Looking For

  • Outgoing and enthusiastic personality. We need a go-getter!
  • Solutions-focused and driven by results
  • Excellent communication skills: solid grammar, ability to write concisely, great on the phone!
  • Eagerness to learn through first-hand experience in the industry

We strongly support employee involvement in the community through board appointments, non-profit involvement and civic participation. Our industries of focus include real estate, national consumer products, retail, life sciences, environmentally-friendly products, financial services, municipalities and non-profits.

Position reports to Marya Purrington, Senior Account Executive

Compensation

  • Internship program is a paid position for a three-month period
  • ORCA card, bike parking and showers are available
  • Paid holidays
  • Work in a supportive and positive environment

How to Apply

Email resume, cover letter and links to online portfolio to mpurrington@feareygroup.com by May 1st. No phone calls please.