Unpaid Communications Intern

 

Detroit Public Television is looking for an Unpaid Communications Intern to join our team.

Position Title:

Unpaid Communications Intern

Location:

Wixom, MI

Posting Date:

8/11/16

Apply to:

HumanResources@dptv.org

Human Resources
WTVS Detroit Public Television
1 Clover Court
Wixom, MI 48393-2247

 

No telephone calls or third parties please. 

 

Summary

Communications intern will work closely with the Communications department to support the marketing and promotion of various productions, events and initiatives via social media, public and media relations, as well as various writing and other engagement tools.

 

Essential Functions

  • Identify best practices by researching trends across local and national public media outlets.
  • Compile databases of various interest groups in order to maximize reach and expand audience
  • Write marketing copy for brochures and various collateral material
  • Write copy for DPTV’s magazine and other outlets
  • Research various marketing methods including, direct mail, print ads, networking, internet, social media, and develop new methods of marketing
  • Other duties as assigned
  • At the conclusion of the internship, a presentation will be prepared and delivered to DPTV staff regarding the key learning objectives that were achieved during the semester.

 

Outcomes:

At the conclusion of the internship, the intern will be able to:

  • Identify and apply best practices in marketing and social media
  • Write engaging marketing and journalistic copy
  • Learn about the role of broadcast media in educating and engaging viewers
  • Understand and use effective research and marketing techniques

 

Skills

  • Basic Microsoft Office skills required, including Excel

 

Qualifications

  • Must be currently enrolled in 4-year university, sophomore or higher status preferred
  • Pursuing business/marketing or communications/journalism degree
  • Able to work 16-30 hours per week for a maximum of 1 semester

 

What You’ll Get:

  • Opportunities to participate in personal and professional development programs.
  • Opportunities to serve our mission and community.
  • Great work environment.

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