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8232 / Marketing Intern
Charleston County Parks & Recreation Commission

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Hourly Wage
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Example of Duties:
• Conduct photo shoots of various parks and events throughout internship
• Conduct market research and development of annual Marketing Plan
• Develop a publicity plan for a TBD topic and work with the PIC in its execution
• Work with marketing team on developing a PR campaign
• Support public relations duties by writing press releases, blogs, scripts and articles
• Assist with T.V./radio interview preparation with potential to contribute to conducting an interview
• Research and write talking points
• Track media coverage on a weekly basis
• Seek out new media and publicity opportunities not currently being pursued
• Act as a backup/support for media inquiries, fact checking, and fulfilling other media needs
• Manage online event listings during course of internship
• Seek out newsworthy stories within the agency and assist in story pitching
• Assist with engagement of potential new partnership opportunities and fulfillment of current partnership agreements
• Contribute to social media content
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Ability to follow instructions effectively and to work with supervision in a responsible and competent manner.
• Ability to accept directions from those in a supervisory capacity; to be able to accept constructive criticism and to project good public relations.
• Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with fellow employees
• Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, in oral and written form.
• Ability to generate required work on a timely basis, with a high degree of accuracy, in proper format.
• Knowledge of social media practices.
• Ability to generate and research sponsorship sales leads
• Shall possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Minimum Training and Experience
A high school diploma and currently pursuing a four year college degree in marketing, communication, journalism, English or related field is required. Some marketing experience preferred but not required.

Working Conditions and Physical Abilities
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee:
• Work is of an administrative nature and is performed indoors, with prolonged periods of sitting and fine manipulation skills required for computer use.
• Work is of a combination of office and outdoor environments.
• This position requires a professional demeanor and an orientation towards customer service.
• Work is performed in a fast-paced office setting with frequent interruptions
• Requires the occasional need to pick up or deliver items in the community and to other County departments.
• Must be able to operate standard office equipment including personal computer, multi-line phone system, fax machine, and copier.
• Hand-eye coordination and fine manipulation skills are necessary to operate computers and other office machinery.
• This position also requires good listening skills.
• Must possess a clear speaking voice and the ability to communicate fluently ithe English language.

Posting Information

Eligible to work WITHOUT employer visa sponsorship (i.e. U.S. Citizen/Perm. Resident)
August 2019
May 2021
Sophomore, Junior

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