Intern, Communications

    • Job Tracking ID: 512905-613581
    • Job Location: St. Petersburg, FL
    • Job Level: Student/Internship
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: April 06, 2018
    • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • Starting Date: 06/01/2018
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Job Description:

The Communications Intern assists the Communications department for either the spring semester (January - May) or fall semester (June - December) with a variety of administrative tasks. Candidates must be available to be present in the designated area(s) during the entirety of the internship.

Reports to: Assistant Director, Corporate Communications
Senior Director, Communications
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Work Hours: Up to 30 hours a week

Essential Functions:
* Assist in writing and editing press releases, letters, newsletters, scripts, website stories and other company collateral, as assigned
* Proofread departmental, company-wide and/or partner materials for consistency, grammatical errors and formatting
* Research topics, when necessary, for inquiries and projects
* Assist and support other company departments, as requested by supervisor(s)
* Support baseball communications functions
* Perform other departmental and company-wide tasks and projects as assigned by the Assistant Director, Corporate Communications and Senior Director, Communications

Experience and Skills:

Education & Experience:
* Possess or be in the process of completing a bachelor’s degree in a communications or related area of study with a current GPA of 3.0 or higher
* Knowledge of Adobe systems and Microsoft Office preferred

Skills & Attributes:
* Organizational, professional, interpersonal, multi-tasking, creative and big picture thinking
* Oral and written communication skills required
* Experience with AP Style writing and using The Associated Press Stylebook
* Proofreading skills
* Must be detail-oriented with a high degree of accuracy
* Ability to work autonomously, as well as part of a team
* Spanish (written and verbal) skills are a plus, but not required

Additional Notes:
* Must provide at least 3-5 writing samples (e.g., press release for a class, story for student newspaper or magazine, media advisory about a campus-wide event, article about an extracurricular activity on campus) to show scope of work
* If selected as a finalist candidate, applicant must complete a timed writing test (online or in-person)
* Limited to no travel is expected in this position; internship may provide the opportunity to attend the annual Baseball Winter Meetings (fall semester intern only)
* Professional office environment; this position uses standard office equipment
* Must be able to successfully pass a background screening and social security verification