Intern, Communications - LES (Posted 4/9/19)

Starting Pay Range: $16.01

This position works in customer and corporate communication support while learning about the utility industry. Specific duties may include assisting with marketing support, marketing and advertising writing, graphic layout and design, publicizing events, research, and communication projects.

CORE COMPETENCIES & PRIMARY DUTIES

Initiative – The ideal candidate will proactively seek opportunities and find ways to overcome barriers.

Assists with the scheduling, placement, and timing of communications and marketing messages, working with internal staff, external agencies, and local and regional media.
Assists with the planning, coordination, and execution of news conferences and other media.
When directed, serves as department liaison with internal customers, external entities, professional organizations, etc.
Assists with videography and photography as directed.
Assists with publicizing events or programs, identifying content for employee information pieces, and ensuring publicity for employee recognition activities.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to work independently in deadline-sensitive environment.
Ability to organize work tasks and handle multiple task projects.

Creativity and Innovation – This position will be exposed to a large volume of diverse information in order to help generate new thoughts. Tools used are Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator.

Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office. Experience with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign preferred.
Assists with creating materials for project-specific public outreach.
When directed, works with external LES advertising and marketing agency relationships to obtain operational products.
Under direct supervision, assists with utilizing social media to benefit the organization.

Basic Business Writing/Advanced Professional Writing – Seeking a candidate capable of ensuring that written communications or documents sent outside the organization are professional, follow organization standards, and do not in any way jeopardize the organization or its image.

Under direct supervision, writes and designs a variety of advertisements and collateral materials for LES events, initiatives, and projects.
Formulates appropriate messaging to be communicated to internal and external audiences, when directed.
Researches news releases, articles, editorials, publications and other written communications products to assist with development.
Excellent attention to detail and excellent proofreading skills.
Basic written and oral communication skills.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Working on a degree in graphic design, communications, advertising or related field.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

None

Please apply online at www.LES.com/careers

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