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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Marketing/Communications Intern - Media Relations (ETS) | Temporary in Atlanta, Georgia

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


As a Media Relations Intern in Emory University’s Department of Communications and Marketing for Summer 2024, you’ll become part of a select intern cohort at the forefront of advancing the university's brand evolution. As an integral member of the Media Relations team, your role will involve engaging in all facets of media communication, from crafting and disseminating press materials and managing media lists to supporting event publicity and contributing to strategic communication planning. This unique internship experience isn't just about supporting day-to-day tasks; it's about immersing yourself in a collaborative environment, actively participating in campaigns with real-world implications and seizing professional development opportunities designed to empower your career ambitions.

Job Description:

  • Develop and manage media contact lists to ensure efficient communication channels are in place for sharing university news and events.

  • Draft and distribute media pitches and materials, engaging with journalists and media outlets to promote university stories and achievements.

  • Write comprehensive media backgrounder documents, providing essential information on university experts to support their media appearances.

  • Maintain a detailed record of the university’s media presence by monitoring Google Alerts and tracking press coverage and clippings.

  • Create a variety of written content including articles, press releases, strategic communications plans, and digital content to support the university's communication efforts.

  • Assist with coordinating media visits to campus to ensure a smooth and productive experience for visiting journalists.

  • Update websites and online calendars with the latest events and news, keeping the university community and the public informed.

  • Contribute to Emory’s campus by helping organize memorable university events.

  • Dive into a wealth of professional development opportunities, broadening your horizons and building your network.

  • Collaborate on a campaign project from conception to execution.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Available for 20 hours each week during the summer 2024 semester.

  • Pursuing or recently completed a degree (B.S., B.A., M.A., or M.S.) with a GPA of 3.0 or above.

  • Demonstrated excellence in writing and presenting.

  • Strong relationship-building and client service skills.

  • A detail-oriented and organized approach to tasks.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.

  • A positive and professional attitude.

  • Experience with social and earned media, as well as an ability to monitor both.

  • Experience with digital platforms and tools such as Cascade and Adobe Creative Cloud.

  • Experience with media monitoring tools such as Cision, Meltwater and/or MuckRack.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs. Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines of department. This role requires residency in the state of GA. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

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Job Number 126618

Job Type Temporary Part-Time

Division Communications and Marketing

Department Communications & Marketing

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Business Operations

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor