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Visit Seattle is currently lookig for an exceptional student to fill the following Intern position:
  • Public Relations Intern - Fall
  • Seattle Sports Commission Intern - Fall

PUBLIC RELATIONS FALL INTERN


Public Relations:  The primary function of the Visit Seattle Relations/Communications department is to increase the economic impact of tourism in the city and county through coverage by the media. The department also oversees organizational and tourism industry communications.

Job description:
The Public Relations/Communications Internship allows college students to become involved in, and learn about, both the tourism industry and professional public relations.

Hours:              20 hours per week
Timeline:          Fall 2014; (3- and 6-month internships)
Compensation: $10/hr plus ORCA card for duration

Scope of Work:
Intern will participate in a number of projects, including but not limited to:

  • Assisting visiting journalists: This may require fact checking of stories, coordinating photos, arranging interviews and working with local hotels, restaurants and attractions
  • Assisting with web site posting, editing and photo procurement
  • Writing, editing and researching for press releases, newsletters, reports, publications and other organizational documents
  • Photo library maintenance and development; storing and organizing new and existing photos
  • Developing media lists and editorial calendars
  • Responding to media requests for in-depth information
  • Assembling press kits, maintaining photo/video library and general office coordination and assistance.
  • Tracking media coverage through the department’s clipping service and compiling reports
  • Assisting with publications, website postings and other organizational communication projects such as annual reports, organizational newsletters and more
  • Assisting with social media posting, tracking and planning
Learning objectives:
This position is open to a Junior or Senior communications student interested in gaining real world experience working in an in-house PR and communications department.

Desired Skills:
The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:
  • Senior undergraduate standing (junior, graduate students and recent graduates considered)
  • Excellent research, writing and communication skills
  • Social media understanding, experience preferred
  • Graphic design, HTML knowledge/experience/interest preferred
To apply: Submit cover letter and resume to PR@visitseattle.org.

Deadline to apply: July 15, 2014


SEATTLE SPORTS COMMISSION INTERN

The Seattle Sports Commission is seeking two interns this fall to assist the Executive Director of the Seattle Sports Commission with a wide variety of projects.  Successful candidates will have strong administrative and communication skills with the ability to multi-task. 

Schedule:   20-40 hours a week
Timeline:  Fall– 3 months
Hours: Earned hour will go toward college credit; internship is unpaid; hours will vary depending on number of credits desired.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Administrative
  • General Office:  copy, fax, mail, ship and file materials as needed.  Assist with coordinating meetings (venues, RSVPs, catering, etc.) documenting and managing Board and Executive Committee meetings, manage SSC emails, responding to all emails and organizing appropriately.
  • Event Management:  The SSC organizes several events each year including Board meetings, receptions, networking functions, golf outings and parties.  The intern will assist in coordinating and organizing some of these events.
  • Database Maintenance:  Input, update, manage and organize information into SSC database.  This may include venues, Partners, contacts, etc.
  • Research:  Utilize the internet and other sources to research specific sports events, etc.
  • Organization:  The intern will assist with maintaining an effective organized filing system that is easily accessible.
Marketing & Sales
  • Website Development:  Ensure content in Sports Commission website (www.seattlesports.org) is correct and updated.  Gather and/or provide new events and information as needed and build out the web site.
    • The intern will become familiar with the SSC web site and make recommendations for change to the site.
    • Research sports clubs and organizations, communicate with appropriate contacts; create links on site for access to specific clubs and organizations.
    • General reports on web activity to determine what sections in our site visitors are linking to, check banner reports, etc.
    • Become familiar with Adobe Photoshop to make changes to web site.
  • Write press releases for SSC events and projects.
  • Manage SSC logo and image folder; update regularly.
  • Generate and update weather reports for events and projects.
  • Collateral Materials: Assist Creative Services and SSC staff with developing, creating, distributing and updating informational and sales/marketing collateral.
  • Bid Coordination:  Assist in submitting bids for events.
Required Skills:
  • General Office:  Knowledge and ability to use general office machinery and procedures.  Strong computer and customer service skills required.  Ability to maintain manual filing and organizational systems.
  • Computer Skills:  Strong background with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher), Internet, MS Outlook.  Some desktop publishing skills preferred and some knowledge of HTML is helpful.
  • Communication Skills:  Ability to write and speak in a clear, professional manner for all business correspondence and presentation opportunities.
  • Organization:  Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities under tight deadlines.
To apply: Send cover letter and resume to resumes@visitseattle.org.

Deadline to apply: July 15, 2014

For more information about Seattle Sports Commission, a department of Visit Seattle, visit www.seattlesports.org.


                       
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT Visit Seattle is an equal opportunity employer. It is Visit Seattle's policy that employees and prospective employees be treated with respect and without discrimination because of their age, marital status, race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person, or any other legally-protected status. It is our policy to conform to all applicable laws and regulations affecting all protected classes. It is Visit Seattle’s policy to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other laws prohibiting discrimination against applicants or employees with disabilities. Visit Seattle will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with known physical or mental disabilities in all the terms and conditions of employment, including the recruitment and hiring process.