Communications Intern – Paid


The Communications Intern will work as a paid member of the Marketing & Communications team on a variety of projects that involve public affairs, media relations, social media, brand development and more. The Marketing & Communications team cuts across the entire WBC organization, allowing this internship to interact with public sector leaders, civic organizations, Chicagoland media, and WBC senior management.

Responsibilities

  • Monitoring and reporting of traditional and digital media
  • Curating and scheduling social media content
  • Proactive research of strategic media opportunities
  • Development and maintenance of media lists
  • Development and distribution of pitch letters, press releases, fact sheets, bios, newsletters, etc.
  • Relationship building and collaboration with relevant stakeholders on a diverse set of projects (city officials, business leaders, media, others)
  • Use and maintenance of research and project management tools (Dropbox, Sprout, Basecamp)

Qualifications

  • Previous internship experience is required
  • Previous experience with media relations and/or marketing preferred, but not required
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and drafting quality content
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Professional and pleasant interpersonal communications skills
  • Ability to work on a team and handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to handle high priority and pressure situations
  • Experience with WordPress and/or other web content management systems is a plus
  • Experience with SEO a plus

This position is paid a stipend and college credit is also available based on university/institution. Scheduling is very flexible.

To Apply

Please send a resume and 2 of the 3: cover letter, sample social media posts, or a writing sample.

Sean Anderson

SAnderson@WorldBusinessChicago.com

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Chaired by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, World Business Chicago drives regional economic growth. WBC collaborates to create jobs, cultivate talent, and put Chicago at the forefront of the global economy. A unique public-private partnership, WBC engages business and community leaders to advance Chicago’s Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs.