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Internship, Media and Public Relations (Summer 2018) (004667)
Job Number: 004667
Job Title: Internship, Media and Public Relations (Summer 2018)
Number of Openings: 1
Job Type (Employment Type): Internship
Salary Interval: Per Hour
Job Schedule: Part Time
Job Category: Media & Public Relations
Position Description

The NYRR Media and Public Relations department crafts and executes the organization’s media and public relations strategies and manages all PR initiatives on behalf of NYRR. The team works to gain visibility and appreciation for NYRR’s brand image, flagship races, community events, youth programs, and instructional and training programs, all with the aim of helping and inspiring people through running. We are seeking a spring intern who is self-motivated with strong organizational skills and pays attention to detail.


Job Responsibilities:


  • Draft media materials including press releases, media alerts, media recaps, fact sheets, and identify topics in a variety of media outlet editorial calendars that are relevant to NYRR races, programs and initiatives
  • Assist with press operations for NYRR events and races throughout the summer, including Global Running Day and the NYRR New York Mini 10K, as well as long-term planning for the TCS New York City Marathon
  • Monitor NYRR’s Online Media Center, managing content updates and uploading media materials
  • Assist with posting NYRR’s media coverage on the media Twitter handle (@nyrrnews) and continue to grow the team’s social media footprint
  • Assist in updating media contact lists
  • Monitor and organize weekly press clippings, looking through NYRR’s media monitoring database, as well as magazines and daily newspapers for NYRR and running industry news
  • Serve as administrative contact for the media team including processing invoices, ordering 
Position Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree—or in the process of earning a Bachelor’s degree—from an accredited college in PR, communications, journalism or related field
  • Minimum 1-3 years’ media experience, including internships
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills; experience in writing press releases and pitch letters a plus
  • Self-motivated with strong organizational skills, analytical talent, and attention to detail
  • Ability to meet and perform under tight deadlines,  think clearly under pressure, and exercise good judgment
  • Understanding of the digital environment including website content management systems and social media
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook); experience with Meltwater or other public relations software/services a plus
  • Ability to work weekends as needed for race assistance
  • Passion for NYRR and our mission
Application Instructions

If you meet the required qualifications and feel you are a good fit for this role, please apply online and include a cover letter. Thank you for your interest in NYRR!