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Communications Intern -General Services/Detroit Parks and Recreation

The communications/public relations intern will work as a member of a team and report directly to the Chief of Policy and Engagement under the supervision of the Communications and Marketing Manager or the Digital Media Manager . The ideal candidate will be working towards a degree in Marketing, Advertising, Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Photography, Videography or related field. The scope of work may include, but not be limited to:  
 
  • Draft and distribute press releases, media advisories, and other related material  
  • Develop flyers, invitations, and other collateral  
  • Prepare reports and announcements to share with stakeholders and community partners  
  • Prepare email blasts and eNewsletter  
  • Assist in communicating proposed and/or approved departmental initiatives, policies and/or events 
  • Supporting office efforts to increase community presence and engagement   
  • Supporting the department with planning, scheduling, organizing and attending community meetings, community outreaches, special events and press conferences  
  • Attend community meetings, community outreaches, special events and press conferences 
  • Working with diverse constituents in various areas of Detroit 
  • Extensive use of various social media tools such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok 
  • Creating digital content  
  • Daily monitoring of social media  
  • Ability to research, design and implement social media strategies  
  • Daily reporting and escalation of applicable community activity  
  • Regularly finessing messaging for the community.  
  • Engage regularly with online audience within determined channels  
  • Leverage performance data and metrics to optimize content.  
  • Require excellent written and verbal communications skills  
  • Pay strong attention to detail and organizational skills   
  • Prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines  
  • Show initiative and work collaboratively  
  • Perform other duties as assigned