Friday, November 20, 2009

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Media Relations Internship

Salary: Commission-based
Education: No requirement
Location: New York, New York, 10001, United States
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Job Category: Communications, Editing & Writing , Media relations
Last day to apply: November 30, 2009
Type: Seasonal
Language(s): English
Area of Focus: Media and Journalism, Social Networking
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Media Relations Internship (Temp to Perm Position)

The Future Forward

New York, NY 10001

Description: The Future Forward is an organization founded by Nathan Seven Scott, Cornelius Jones, Jr., Dwight Allen O'Neal and Richard E. Pelzer, II, to create innovative and powerful media outlets using social media.

The Future Forward is looking for an energetic Media Relations Intern for its New York City office starting immediately. We are looking for someone who is an excellent writer, extremely organized, detail-oriented, media savvy, and a team player to assist the team in building relationships with press, media tracking, and coordinating The Future Forward's media programs. This position combines publicity tasks with general communications work in a progressive, positive, creative environment.

Job Responsibilities
• Outreach to media professionals including print, broadcast and online reporters, editors and producers
• Assist team to draft and/or edit site content, press releases and other materials
• Provide research support on deadline for breaking stories (news contacts, past stories, transcripts, video clips)
• Media tracking and updates
• Provide support to team through fielding media requests, maintaining databases, organizing materials, and other tasks as assigned
• Assist with blog and other web management, including content updates and basic editing

• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Demonstrated success in writing, editing or reporting
• At least one year of work in communications or public relations
• Excellent relationship-building skills and extremely positive attitude required
• Strong organizational skills, ability to manage multiple tasks to meet deadlines
• Strong research skills
• Knowledge of, and commitment to, the LGBT community and progressive movements
• Demonstrated commitment to team work among staff and volunteers
• Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, internet research
• Strong media rolodex a plus


The Media Relations Internship is an excellent opportunity for a young and budding publicist.  This internship will expose the candidate to over 25 years of collective knowledge and leadership in communications and entertainment.  It is not a staff position, and no benefits are included.

Based in New York City, The Future is a new multi-media company targeting the LGBT consumer. The Future’s mission is to be leaders in the community by informing people around the world about whom we are and then empowering, entertaining, and engaging these people so that they may face the challenges of today’s society. We do this by reflecting a spotlight on stories about us that will encourage others to seek respect from a diverse and complex world. We are targeting the diverse interests within LGBT culture spanning entertainment, news, social networking, business, travel, fashion and sports.

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