Communications Internships

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The City of Anaheim Communications Office is offering internships providing hands-on, real-world experience in Orange County's largest and most high-profile city. Our interns have the opportunity to do advanced communications work -- not just administrative tasks -- that will prepare them for careers in communications.
Anaheim is Orange County's largest city with more than 358,000 residents, 25 million annual visitors and is known globally for the Disneyland Resort, Angels Baseball and the Anaheim Ducks.
Anaheim Communications oversees media relations, 24-hour TV and YouTube channels, a quarterly magazine reaching nearly 120,000 homes and businesses, a monthly electronic newsletter, social media and collateral communications.
Based on ability and initiative, Anaheim Communications interns design and execute social media campaigns, create graphic designs, write press releases and feature and news stories and produce videos, among other duties.
Interns work on high-profile as well as everyday city projects. With each assignment, interns are given a comprehensive overview of why the work is important and the larger communications objective. They are overseen by a Chief Communications Officer with 20 years of experience as a business journalist and corporate communications professional and a Communications Specialist with nearly 10 years of communications experience with Anaheim.
Ideal Candidates Will:
Be currently enrolled in upper division or graduate classes at an accredited college or university.
Be a self-starter, detail-oriented and well-organized.
Possess an interest and desire to seek out interesting story themes, conduct research and produce informative and creative articles and other content.
Possess strong written and oral communication skills.
Possess strong proofreading and editing skills.
Be able to work independently, multitask and meet deadlines.
Be familiar with AP Style guidelines
Present oneself in a professional manner at all times.
Be competent in Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe systems.
Graphic design interest and experience a plus.
Essential Functions:
Public Relations/Communications Duties Include:
Conduct research and write articles for Anaheim magazine; the City's award-winning publication.
Draft press releases and media advisories.
Write feature releases for media and email marketing.
Assist with research and technical writing projects, with the purpose to inform residents of citywide department functions and personnel.
Assist in the creation of short-term and long-term proactive communications pieces.
Assist in researching and writing talking points and speeches for elected officials.
Update and maintain information on the City's website.
Maintain the City's database of media clips and photography.
Help enhance the City's graphic communications through fliers, logos, posters, emails and other collateral.
Update and maintain the City's social media calendar.
Conduct research for social media content.
Prepare clear and concise content for distribution on the City's social media platforms.
Analyze social media metrics and make recommendations on best practices.
Increase the amount of social media likes, followers, content reach, etc.
Utilize Adobe products to design graphics for social media campaigns and program flyers as needed.
Create graphic elements for fact sheets, event flyers and informational packets.
Create graphics for press releases on the city's website.
This position will require some administrative duties.
Supplemental Information:
Experience in all skills and tasks listed is not required. Interns will receive significant on-the-job training. Submit resumes and three writing samples to:
Resumes and writing samples will be accepted on a continuous basis until filled.

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