PR Student Intern

Location: Albuquerque, NM — Uptown

Company Description:

The Waite Company is a results-driven, Albuquerque-based strategic communications and marketing firm that has been recently ranked as New Mexico’s #1 public relations firm for the second year in a row by Albuquerque Business First. The firm, established in 2012, is growing rapidly and specializes in developing and executing cutting-edge strategies for business-to-business development and public opinion campaigns. The Waite Company is currently seeking talented individuals to join its team to serve its diverse group of clients.

Position Summary:

As the PR Intern you will assist on client marketing and public relations campaigns with a primary focus on earned media and grass roots outreach. In addition, other tasks may include developing and implementing social media strategies, creating media lists and media kits, and writing press releases and pitches to the media.  Waite Company internships are unpaid and can be taken for school credit.

Job Requirements:

  • Must be a junior or senior working towards a Marketing or Communications degree
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 8-10 hours a week
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and social media platforms
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, work under pressure, and adhere to deadlines
  • Must have an eye for detail and strong writing skills
  • Able to speak comfortably on the phone in a professional manner
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable working in teams as well as on individual projects
  • Must have a valid drivers license

For Consideration:
For best consideration, please email a cover letter, writing samples and resume to Marissa@waitecompany.com.

Taos PR Student Intern

Location: The Waite Company – Taos, NM

Company Description:

The Waite Company is a results-driven, Albuquerque-based strategic communications and public relations firm that has been ranked as the number one public relations firm in New Mexico for two years in a row.  The firm, established in 2012, is growing rapidly and specializes in developing and executing cutting-edge strategies for business-to-business development and public opinion campaigns. The Waite Company is currently seeking talented individuals to join its team to assist in our public relations campaign for the Town of Taos Tourism Department.

Position Summary:

As the Taos PR Intern you will assist on the Town of Taos tourism marketing and public relations campaigns with a primary focus on earned media. Duties include: gathering content for social media posts, developing media & contact lists, research tasks, writing press releases and blog posts, developing a bi-weekly e-newsletter and drafting and sending out pitches to travel media. Weekly check-ins with the internship supervisor are required and will be done over phone, email, or Skype. Waite Company internships are unpaid and can be taken for school credit. A small stipend will be presented at the end of the school semester.

Job Requirements:

  • Must be a high school or college student
  • Must be able to work a maximum of 8-10 hours a week (Monday and Tuesday availability is strongly preferred)
  • Must have an eye for detail and strong writing skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and social media platforms
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, work under pressure, and adhere to deadlines
  • Able to speak comfortably on the phone in a professional manner
  • Able to efficiently complete tasks and take direction with minimal direct supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively
  • Comfortable working in teams as well as on individual projects
  • Must have a valid drivers license

For Consideration:
For best consideration, please email a cover letter, three writing samples and resume to Marissa@waitecompany.com.