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Public Relations Intern at UPS in San Diego, California

Posted in Transportation 30+ days ago.

Job Description:

The UPS Store, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of UPS, is the world's largest franchisor of retail shipping, postal, printing and business service centers. The UPS Store has more than 5,000 independently owned locations in the U.S. and Canada. If you're looking for an exciting and dynamic internship opportunity in public relations and social media, we want to hear from you!

The Public Relations and Social Media Intern is responsible for assisting The UPS Store with managing the development and publishing of social media content at the national and local levels; engaging with our nationwide franchise network to provide timely public relations and social media support; and assisting with writing and editing external-facing content to promote brand awareness and affinity.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assists with planning, developing and publishing social media content across the franchise network on a weekly basis
  • Corresponds with the franchise network on general PR and social media questions and requests
  • Educates the franchise network about new and current PR support tools and content available for use on the intranet
  • Assists with writing franchisee and customer stories, conducting interviews and preparing editorial content for external release
  • Researches new PR tactics and competitor trends using informal and formal research techniques

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge and experience with developing a social media calendar, creating social content and working with a social posting tool to program content for distribution
  • Knowledge of public relations skills to include writing press releases, responding to media queries, writing media pitches and public speaking
  • Ability to balance multiple projects and expectations, while meeting all deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize work as changes occur
  • Ability to professionally communicate verbally and in writing to a variety of audiences (internal, external, franchisee, etc.)
  • Understanding of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn) and how they are used for business purposes
  • 2 years of undergraduate education in Public Relations, Marketing Communication, Digital Engagement and/or a related area of study - Preferred
  • Experience using Adobe Photoshop - Preferred
  • Ability to synthesize large amounts of information, think critically, ask questions, and provide creative ideas and feedback - Preferred

UPS is an equal opportunity employer. UPS does not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law