Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

Urban Counties Management Corporation, Internship (Media Relations), Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 11592

Mon, February 29, 2016

20 hours a week, must be available from 8:30 am – 12:00 Monday through Friday 

The Intern provides administrative and communication support to the Executive Administrators and to Program Administrators. Duties range from clerical tasks to special projects. Candidates must be tech savvy and have excellent computer skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. 

Basic Duties and Responsibilities: 
• Develop a thorough knowledge of all association programs and projects 
• Conduct research on legislative issues 
• Compile contact information of potential clients and vendors 
• Appropriately handle company files and data 
• Assist in scheduling and orchestrating company events  
• Answer and appropriately direct phone calls 
• Receive and announce visitors 
• Photocopy, fax and mail documents 
• Update and organize contact database 

Media Monitoring Duties and Responsibilities: 
• Print and broadcast media administration including the monitoring, summarizing, storing and distribution of items of interest to counties 
• Online media monitoring and link distribution 
• Collation and administration of daily "Clips" service 

The Candidate: 
• Has a good understanding of, and a keen interest in, the media and journalism 
• Is confident and can make decisions 
• Has experience of working in a fast-paced environment and meeting deadlines 
• Has some experience in an administrative / supportive role 
• Is a good listener 
• Is a fast learner 
• Is able to work quickly and accurately under pressure 
• Pays close attention to detail and is extremely organized and efficient 
• Is an excellent communicator, verbally and in writing 
• Is proficient in Microsoft Office 

Physical Requirements: 
• Ability to operate computer through keyboard and mouse. 
• Ability to operate standard office equipment. 
• Ability to lift 10 pounds. 
• Visual acuity required to view computer screen, and to read documents. 

Education and Work Experience: 
• Experience in an office environment is desired, but not required.

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