Communications Intern - Community & Public Relations

Last Updated:Dec 7th, 2021

City of Fishers

Communications Intern - Community & Public Relations

Type: In Person
Location: Fishers
Application Due Date: Dec. 10, 2021
Starts: Dec. 13, 2021
Structure: Standard
$Paid
Full Time
Part Time

Description

The City of Fishers Community & Public Relations Department is seeking a college intern majoring in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing, or a related field for an internship during the 2021-2022 academic year. This internship is scheduled for October 2021 – May 2022 but the schedule can be flexible based on the student's class schedule ending/beginning. There is an opportunity for this internship to extend through August 2022. This would be a part time internship, aiming for 20-25 hours a week, with occasional special events, including nights and weekends, throughout the internship.

Responsibilities

  • Execute communications strategies for the department, including:
    1. Drafting and scheduling posts for the City of Fishers' social media accounts
    2. Researching, interviewing, and authoring blog posts for the City’s This Is Fishers blog
    3. Draft communications and marketing materials using the City of Fishers' digital software tools including Delivra, Sprout Social, Canva, and others
    4. Proactively seek digital marketing assets to include in communications and assist with creating assets if needed, including graphics, photography, and video
    5. Actively contributing ideas to reach new audiences and strengthen community engagement
  • Support media relations functions, including drafting press releases and media advisories and assisting with media interviews as needed
  • Collaborate with local businesses and nonprofit organizations on community engagement initiatives such as Shop Fishers, Keep Fishers Beautiful, Fishers Sesquicentennial Celebration, and Spark!Fishers
  • Help to coordinate and execute community engagement initiatives and special events, sometimes requiring onsite attendance
  • Perform special projects and other duties as assigned or required

Qualifications

  • Must be enrolled in college, sophomore or above preferred, pursuing a degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing, or a related degree;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Highly self-motivated and detail-oriented. Ability to organize and prioritize projects efficiently with tight deadlines;
  • Experience with using social media platforms in a professional setting, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (i.e. managing school club or brand accounts);
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite a plus;
  • Basic knowledge of SEO best practices and terminology (content marketing, link building, technical audits, etc.);
  • Knowledge of content management systems like WordPress, SharePoint, etc. is a plus, but not required;
  • Basic knowledge of email marketing best practices is required;
  • Knowledge of web technologies (such as HTML, databases, etc.) is a bonus but not required;
  • Awareness of emerging web technologies;
  • Computer proficiency: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint);
  • Creative, flexible, self-directed, problem solver with an attention to detail and strong communication skills;
  • Ability to take and apply project feedback quickly;
  • Vehicle to travel during work hours for photo and video shoots or to pick up/drop off promotional materials;
  • Ability to attend some events outside of work hours (nights and weekends) for onsite video and photography.

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