Intern - Public Relations

  • Job Reference: 949478206-2
  • Date Posted: 18 March 2023
  • Recruiter: VMLY&R
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Creative, Events & Experiential, Marketing, Media
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

About Us: VMLY&R VMLY&R is a global brand and customer experience agency that harnesses creativity, technology, and culture to create connected brands. But what does that mean? It means we're a creative agency that is built on the promise of collaboration and human connection. Creating connected brands isn't just what we do - it's what we're known for and who we are. We empower our clients to excel at the intersection of "brand" and "customer experience," starting with simple goals: Create work that becomes part of people's lives; promote value for our clients; and, in the best of cases, help the world.

We're committed to building a united global network of creators and thinkers, regardless of their age, race, skin color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. With over 12,000 employees across the globe, our influence is made stronger by applying our collective experiences to tell stories that not only sell products and experiences, but also guarantee positive representations of all communities.

Our unique culture is rooted in a great deal of care for you and your success. Above all else, we are committed to strengthening your experience by ensuring your inner potential continues to be discovered.

We also offer about a dozen employee resource groups (ERGs) that allow you to tap into your personal identities, interests and passions. Our ERGs celebrate ethnic diversity, life as a working parent or caregiver, neurodiversity, the LGBTQ+ community, wellbeing, and more. Regardless of your interests, there is no shortage of opportunities to get involved, so tap into our global network and find where you can make your ideas come to life.

As a public relations/communications intern, you'll jump right in, contributing great work from day one. You'll work alongside our talented marketing and communications team, helping with both internal and external marketing activities. You'll learn what it takes to plan events, develop content, and more for one of the biggest and best global agency networks in the world.

What You'll Be Doing
  • Helping create integrated activation plans for clients
  • Conducting research to create messaging strategies
  • Assisting in creating and managing media and influencer lists
  • Creating editorial calendars and managing workflows
  • Developing news releases and other content for campaign activations
  • Communicating with reporters/editors/influencers to place stories
  • Monitoring news coverage and preparing earned media reports
  • Assisting the VMLY&R corporate communications team with external marketing projects, including survey submissions, writing content for events, media briefings, special projects, content planning, etc.
Required Skills & Experience
  • Junior, senior, or nontraditional student in college or recent graduate with coursework or experience in a related field (marketing, communications, journalism)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Extreme attention to detail, willingness to ask questions and ability to follow up
  • Someone who embraces change
  • Passion for learning and ability to follow directions
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Highly collaborative team member
VMLY&R is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or physical or mental disability. We believe in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion and strives to recruit a diverse slate of candidates to help us achieve that goal.