Public Relations/Media Relations Intern

Posted: 09/11/2021

Saddleback's goal is this: To love people around the world by making excessively high-quality leather designs.
 
We’re looking to add you as the newest member of our Internship Program!
 
What’s in it for you? Our interns will earn practical experience as fully integrated members of our marketing team and will receive coaching from team members to help advance your career goals.
 
ABOUT THE POSITION
• Craft written communications including media materials and compelling social content.
• Analyze our customer, our brand, and our mission using various resources.
•Share big ideas in brainstorms and with teams.
• Assist in project coordination and marketing strategy.
• Pitch stories to media, develop media lists, and attend local chamber events.
 
REQUIREMENTS
• Student, recent grad, or related experience.
• Availability: 10-20 hours a week.
• Candidates are required to submit a resume and cover letter.
 
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU
• Knowledge of all the old school and the latest social media platforms, what brands are doing on them and what they should do next.
• Speak, write and edit succinctly and compellingly.
• Meet deadlines, put out fires and grow. Work fast and work well.
• Attention to detail and a commitment to delivering clear and precise work is a must.
• Know Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook. Familiarity with Hubspot is a plus.
 
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US
• All interns are paired with a teammate dedicated to making your time with us amazing.
• In-person mentoring and coaching.
• A possible full-time position.
• All interns are paid hourly.
 
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
• Ability to occasionally work extended hours and weekends as necessary. Availability for meetings and support during regular business hours.
 
BEHAVIORS THAT YOU MUST HAVE BECAUSE WE CAN’T TEACH THEM TO YOU
• Warmth and Humor: The ability to interact with team members and partners in friendly way.
• Verbal Communication: The ability to quickly assess the needs and communication style of a partner and speak to them in their “language.”
• Written Communication: An expert ability to use templates to personalize, matching your persona and the personality needs of each individual situation. The ability to convey warmth and tone through the written word. The ability to accurately and precisely convey the message the client needs to hear/see so there is no misunderstanding about what happens next.
• Problem Solving: The ability to look beyond the obvious and determine what things at a macro and micro level need to be addressed, fixed, changed or enhanced.
• Accountability: The ability to accept responsibility for what is yours, whether it is a heroic win or a mistake. The determination to find solutions rather than pointing blame at others. The ability to accept constructive feedback for improvement and positive feedback for recognition. The ability to do something you don’t like doing -- but is in the best interest of the client and company -- without complaining about it.
• Making others better. The giftedness to inspire your team to its highest level and create an environment where they thrive and perform to their maximum capability. Intimately know your team member’s unique individual personal style, passions, and proficiencies.
• Results Focus: The eagerness and drive to get things done without frequent reminders. Initiative.
• Detail Orientation: The ability to achieve a high level of accuracy regarding client data, communications, etc.
• High Integrity: The desire to do the right moral, ethical and honest thing especially when no one else is looking. Exhibit high character always, both in good and hard/stressful times.
 
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees so classified. Changes to duties and responsibilities, as well as changes to this job may be made at any time at the discretion of management. Saddleback Leather Company is an “at-will” employer; this job description is not a guarantee of continued employment. Saddleback Leather Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, physical or mental limitation, age, veteran status, ancestry, national origin, marital status or any other characteristic or classification protected by law. 
 

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