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Junior Associate, Client Experience, Technology
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Interpublic Group | New York, NY
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Job Description

Are you a big thinker? A skilled storyteller? A great writer? Weber Shandwick wants to see your resume for an intern position in our Technology team. We're passionate about expanding the boundaries of what we offer our clients - and we're looking for candidates with the creative daring and digital savvy to join that effort.

From creative ideation to execution, this Intern plays a key role on a talented team that generates groundbreaking, award-winning programs.


We are looking for a star intern to work across technology accounts and work streams in our New York technology team. At Weber Shandwick, you'll get to work with some of the coolest emerging technology startups and biggest consumer technology and B2B companies in the world. The position is based in our NYC office and we are looking for someone to start immediately (November 2017.) This is a full-time (40 hours/week) hourly paid role with a potential to convert to a full-time salaried Junior Associate role after 90 days.

The ideal candidate will have experience working with Technology or Corporate PR, with the ability to provide thorough research and reporting, feel comfortable pitching broadcast, print and online media, and create written media materials.

The Essentials

* Thinking: Intellectual curiosity and creativity is a must.
* Storytelling: Understand the elements that make a story exciting and how to highlight them in what you read in the press and what you see on social media
* Communication: Speak, write and edit succinctly and compellingly.
* Management: Meet deadlines, put out fires and multi-task. Work fast, and work well.
* Interpersonal: Play nice, whether it's in a team, with a team or independently.
* Technical: Know Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook. Media databases and social tracking tools are a bonus.
* Detail-Oriented: Whether it's a media list or a recap report, attention to detail and a commitment to delivering clear and precise work is essential.
* Spark: Understand what sets you apart.


Client and Team Engagement

* Serve as key team member and engage in client / team meetings and brainstorms
* Proactively generate new ideas and opportunities to ensure client program success
* Provide thoughts and suggestions on tactical matters, linked to strategic plans

Media and Writing

* Brainstorm and pitch compelling ideas for media and influencer pitch efforts
* Draft media relations materials including media lists and qualify media inquires
* Develop deep knowledge of industry events and conduct outreach for client speaker's bureau
* Proof and edit client related documents as needed
* Contribute to the development of strategic client plans

Administrative Support

* Track brands in traditional and social media and report results
* Assist in event coordination and logistics
* Track/enter time with precision and on a day-to-day basis
* Perform other administrative tasks as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

* Bachelors degree
* some related professional experience, PR agency preferred
* Available to work full-time, 40 hrs/week in our NYC office starting in February 2018 for 3 months (no May 2018 grads please)

Additional Qualifications:

* Strong oral and written communication skills
* Strong time management skills and attention to detail
* Familiarity with Cision and other PR tools
* Passion for tech industry and tech media (as well as the B2B space)
* Results-oriented
* Team player
* Self-starter who accepts "ownership" of his/her own work but can also take direction

About Weber Shandwick

Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications and engagement firm in 78 cities across 34 countries and operations extending to 126 cities in 81 countries. The firm's diverse team of strategists, analysts, producers, designers, developers and campaign activators has won the most prestigious awards in the world for innovative, creative approaches and impactful work, including being honored as an Ad Age A-List Agency in 2014 and 2015, The Holmes Report's Global Agency of the Year in 2014 and 2015 and PRWeek's 2015 Global Agency of the Year. Weber Shandwick and its Prime unit have won a combined 25 Cannes Lions since 2009. Weber Shandwick was also named a Best Place to Work by Ad Age in 2014 and 2015 and PRWeek in 2013 and 2014. The firm deploys deep expertise across sectors and specialty areas, including consumer marketing, corporate reputation, healthcare, technology, public affairs, financial services, corporate social responsibility, financial communications and crisis management, using proprietary social, digital and analytics methodologies. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit http://www.webershandwick.com.

Weber Shandwick is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Weber Shandwick recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

About Interpublic Group

Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. is a worldwide provider of advertising agency and related services. The Company conducts business through its subsidiaries, which include McCann-Erickson WorldGroup, The Lowe Group, DraftWorldwide, Initiative Media Worldwide, Weber Shandwick Worldwide, Golin/Harris International, Octagon, NFO WorldGroup, Jack Morton Worldwide and other related companies. The Company also has arrangements through association with local agencies in various parts of the world. Other specialized marketing and communications services conducted by the Company include media buying, market research, relationship (direct) marketing, public relations, sports and event marketing, healthcare marketing and e-consultancy and services. Interpublic's agencies and allied companies operate in more than 650 offices in 127. (Source: 10-K)