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Location: Sparkill, NY
Application Deadline: None
Type: Internship
Career Level: Internship
Salary Range: Not specified
Number of Jobs: 1
Relocation Available: No




Seeking enthusiastic Communications Intern with a desire to gain public relations and marketing skills while helping people, through an internationally syndicated radio show. Under the supervision of the Director of Communications and the Director of New Media, the Communications Intern provides assistance in writing press releases, media outreach, and general communications tasks as well as booking celebrities, sports figures, rock stars, etc. and guests on the radio show, working on our Facebook and Twitter accounts, and our blog, and pitching story ideas to media outlets. We are seeking someone who is not afraid of the phones, and who is not meek. This position is not for the timid and not for someone who shirks from making calls, sending e-mails, etc. in this face-paced environment.

Specific responsibilities include:
Compiling and maintaining a comprehensive media list for various markets in the NY metropolitan area, and nationwide
Seeking out and collecting news stories about substance abuse and recovery, the Veterans and Armed Forces, and stories of inspiration and transformation
Getting review copies of books, magazines, etc. pertinent to show topics
Writing, proofreading and scheduling press releases for dissemination; follow up with relevant media
Providing website support by updating events on the radio stations website, Facebook, Twitter, Linked-in, etc. accounts, which will include updating content, publishing news stories and other tasks as needed
Booking guest speakers, celebrity speakers, sports figures, authors, experts, etc. on the radio show
Maintaining and administrating social networking site
Providing administrative, graphics, and production support for marketing materials
Searching for online articles and content containing information related to substance abuse, recovery, mental health, and stories of inspiration from people who have overcome adversity in their lives
Collaborating with staff on creative new directions and venues for marketing and communications
Assisting with outreach or information distribution to individuals listening to the radio show
Assist in writing the weekly Newsletter
Assisting with other event-related details as needed

Additional qualifications for this position:
Strong writing and general communication skills, media outreach experience a plus
Cannot be timid when contacting media outlets; must be comfortable on the phones, and not afraid of rejection
Proficient in google and internet searches
Team player with attention to detail
Excellent computer skills, including working knowledge of social media

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