Internship: Weber Shandwick

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Weber Shandwick is more than a leading global communications agency – we’re an Engagement Agency. In a world where information comes at us from endless sources, it’s no longer just about engaging people with a story. Today, we engage people IN the story. We push ourselves and our clients to do our best work, and we have fun doing it!

We are a creative studio of writers, designers, builders, strategists, conversation-starters, storytellers. We are passionate about our clients and through our dedicated Practice Groups, we are deeply knowledgeable about their businesses. And while we are a big, global Public Relations organization, we believe that collaboration is the best way to succeed.

The Engagement Era is new to some, but not to us. We’re the kind of marketing company built for today. Because we didn’t start building yesterday.

Learning opportunities, responsibilities and expectations:
If you’re looking for an internship with a different type of communications agency, we’re looking for you. As an intern, you will work closely with our team and support multiple client accounts within the Canadian network. A successful candidate must have a positive attitude and excellent multi-tasking skills. If you’re ready to learn and gain hands-on experience, you’re right for this role.

Required:

  • Highly attentive to details
  • Passion for content in whatever format
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong interest in the clients we serve
  • Bilingualism (English-French)

Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Support daily operations of the office (orders, reception, organizing and preparing meetings, etc.)
  • Understanding of social media platforms and potentially support with social monitoring and content development/ideation
  • Scan daily, weekly, monthly and on-line publications to identify client-relevant media coverage, including competitive market and industry information
  • Media list development and maintenance
  • Building relationships with members of the media, influencers, partners
  • Creating monthly or weekly reports
  • Occasional event support
  • Draft basic materials and briefing documents
  • Continually update manager on progress of activities
  • Balance workload between accounts and account staff to ensure that all work is accurate and completed within established deadlines

Skills and abilities required:

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • Public Relations certificate

General

  • The successful candidate will possess:
    •  An interest in, and enthusiasm for, marketing public relations
    •  A desire to work in a dynamic and fast-paced agency environment
    •  Strong writing skills, with a creative flair
    •  Strong attention to detail
    •  Excellent time management skills
    •  A willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done

Days and times student must be available:
Our internships are 16 weeks long and 5 days per week.

Beginning of internship
May 9, 2016

Deadline for submission
April 15, 2016

Accessible by public transportation: yes/no
Yes

Additional information:
We provide a monthly honorarium of $1,000.00

How to apply:
Please send CVs and cover letters to internshipscanada@webershandwick.com. If selected for an interview, you may be asked to conduct a writing test as well.

 

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