A list of full-time and internship positions available for PR professionals and students is below.

Help out your fellow PR professionals and students! If you know of a public relations-related opening, please send the position description, contact information and web link OR the contact info for the recruiting organization to Leah Harms at harmsl@shands.ufl.edu.


 

Internship available immediately – Summer 2018 (with likely potential for further work): 

Social Media Intern for the Avnee Foundation. Individual needs to be facile and able to navigate Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Hootsuite and other social media outlets.  Time estimation is 8-15 hrs a week dependent on certain ongoing projects.  This time will be a combination of meetings (both in person and remote), posts, marketing outreach, and communications.  A monthly stipend is included with this internship with conversion to hourly rate on an ongoing basis if desired.  Preferably an individual with marketing or public relations major or experience via projects, classes, etc. Individual must be interested in starting social media for the foundation from the ground up and helping to maintain and grow all social media outlets for the duration of the internship.

 

The mission of the Avnee Foundation is to beat Meningitis B through education, advocacy, and increased vaccination among adolescents and young adults.

 

The Avnee Foundation is made up of physicians, health care professionals, researchers, parents, students, and educators that share a passion for preventing the devastating consequences of meningococcal disease. To achieve its mission, the Foundation develops and supports programs that promote education about, advocacy for, and uptake of vaccines for meningococcal disease. The Foundation also supports community programs designed to enhance pediatric health and community wellness.  The Avnee Foundation has a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation designation in partnership with the Community Foundation of North Central Florida.

 

If interested please submit resume and contact information via email to Melissa Rawal (Founder of the Avnee Foundation) no later than December 4th, 2017

Email:  avneefoundation@gmail.com


Communications Specialist

Organization: Central Florida Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Summary of Position

 Responsible for developing and maintaining effective education and information programs with members and the public to promote the goals and objectives of Central Florida Electric Cooperative, Inc., including designing, writing and printing publications and marketing materials.

 

Minimum Job Specifications

A Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or similar field from an accredited university or college is required.

Prefer three to five years experience and/or training in communications or equivalent combination of education and experience.  However, will consider a recent college graduate.  Internship experience with an electric utility is a plus.

Prefer Certified Cooperative Communicator (CCC) certification from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) or ability to obtain certification within a reasonable period after hire.

Must have strong written and oral communication skills, to include the ability to effectively and tactfully communicate with the Cooperative’s members, employees and the public.

Must be able to read and comprehend pertinent written business and government publications, policies, reports, etc. Must be able to write grammatically correct business letters, articles, reports, press releases, etc., with the proper use of punctuation.

Must have proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office related to the position and have the aptitude to learn other software applications as needed.

Must have the ability to work with and consistently meet deadlines under pressure while working on several projects simultaneously.

Must be proficient with 35mm photography, photo composition, photo layout, and/or digital photography.

Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver license.

Must maintain discretion and confidentiality with all work-related projects.

 

Working Conditions

 Position requires the individual to work primarily in an office environment, however, outside work will be required for special job assignments or during emergency conditions.  Regular work hours with some extended days and weekends will be required. Overnight travel required periodically. Must always be prepared for involvement with crisis management when necessary. This individual will be expected to work and provide updates to members during extreme weather conditions.

 

Physical Requirements

 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.  Some lifting may be periodically required up to 40 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision, distance vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

Prepares, publishes and distributes news releases, material for social media, print and broadcast ads, web site content, reader board content, bill stuffers, poster, brochures, customer lobby and other promotional materials. Ensures materials are refreshed and updated regularly, to include website.

Researches, develops, and prepares educational programs for local schools and civic organizations.

Assists in the planning and coordination of the Cooperative’s Annual Membership Meeting, including drafting various notices for the newspapers and radio.

 Serves as the official spokesperson for the Cooperative and acts as the media liaison to all media outlets within the CFEC service territory and North Central Florida area.

Provides or assists with photographic services for all Cooperative functions or events, internal and external publications, news releases and civic, community or charitable events, etc.

Develops advertising and promotion campaigns for existing and/or new products and services.

Drafts speeches and creates presentations for all areas of CFEC.

Maintains messaging on safety sign.

Coordinates member surveys and polls as needed.

Ensures lobby monitors are kept up to date with current information.

Publishes monthly member newsletter and/or prepares monthly material for member magazine.
Publishes monthly employee newsletter for internal use.
Provides administrative assistant to the Member Services Manager.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Statements included in this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the employee assigned to the job.  The statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required.  The scope and duties of this position may change or be temporarily altered based on the business need of the Cooperative.  This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.

 

POSTED: November 15, 2017

 

Please send resumes to:

hr@cfec.com

 



Communications Coordinator

Organization: Florida Farm Bureau Federation

Summary: Success in this full-time position requires that the employee must be a self-motivated individual who possesses the ability to write clear prose, excellent computer skills, a mastery of desktop publishing software and a sound understanding of contemporary news media. The employee must also be able to perform well within a dynamic professional office environment. The Communications Coordinator reports to the Director of Public Relations.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the lead staff member supporting county Farm Bureau electronic communications platforms
  • Serves as the primary guide for county Farm Bureau employees and volunteers involved in developing local Farm Bureau electronic communications platforms
  • Creates layout designs for county Farm Bureau publications
  • Serves as the lead consultant and designer for various publications issued by all Florida Farm Bureau divisions
  • Assists in proofreading a range of products created by the Public Relations Division
  • Serves as a staff photographer
  • Serves as a staff videographer
  • Prepares articles, infographics and photographs for use on various FFBF communications platforms

 

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares articles and photographs for FloridAgriculture magazine
  • Prepares items for the Florida Farm Bureau Federation website, a monthly e-newsletter and other media produced or managed by the Public Relations Division
  • Provides research assistance on assigned topics
  • Assists in selecting new communication tools as they become available
  • Performs other duties, as assigned

Qualification Requirements:

  • A college degree in a relevant discipline
  • Ability to use the tools of Microsoft Office suite, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to represent Florida Farm Bureau Federation in sales calls and other work to secure advertising in FloridAgriculture magazine
  • Ability to write clear prose for publication
  • Superior interpersonal relationship skills
  • A working knowledge of emerging media
  • A willingness to build upon existing skills and develop new ones in the position
  • A basic knowledge of Florida agriculture

 

Travel Requirements:

Must be able to travel within the state or elsewhere.

Language Skills:

Must be able to read and interpret documents. Proficiency in writing letters, news articles and press releases must be demonstrated with completed work. Must be able to make presentations before both professional and non-professional audiences.

Mathematical Skills:

Must have a knowledge of basic mathematical concepts and be able to apply them in various tasks of calculation and computation.

Reasoning Ability:

Must be able to solve practical problems and operate with a number of variables in situations that are not determined by standard, repetitive arrangements. Must possess the ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Physical Demands:

The physical actions expressly stated or implied above are representative of the kinds of demands that must be met by the employee to perform in this position successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made so that individuals with disabilities may be enabled to carry out the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools and controls and see, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands or arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch and/or crawl. The employee must use a computer keyboard and view a screen.

The employee must frequently lift or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision requirements required by this job include close-up vision and the ability to adjust focus.

POSTED: November 15, 2017

Florida Farm Bureau
Human Resources Department – 2nd Floor
5700 SW 34th St
Gainesville, FL 32608

Florida Farm Bureau is an equal opportunity employer
and a drug free workplace.

Employment questions or resume’s may be emailed to:
ffbhumanresources@ffbic.com

 

 

 

 


Tourist Program Coordinator

Organization: Alachua County, County Manager’s Office, Tourist Development

Position Summary:

Bachelor’s degree in tourism, public relations, business administration, hotel/restaurant management, marketing, journalism, or a related program and one year of experience in a tourist development setting such as a visitors and convention bureau or a destination management organization; or any equivalent combination of related training and experience. Successful completion of a criminal history background investigation is required prior to employment. Applicants within six months of meeting the minimum education/experience requirement may be considered for trainee status.
Position Summary: This is responsible administrative work coordinating a program in tourist development to ensure that implementation and prescribed activities are carried out in accordance with specified county objectives.

An employee assigned to this classification coordinates tourist development program activities to bring new dollars to the county by generating leads for group travel, conferences, events and individual travel in the county while ensuring efficiency and compliance with state, county and Tourist Development Council (TDC) standards.

Work is performed under the direction of a higher level supervisor or manager and is reviewed through conferences, reports, and observation of results obtained.

General:

Confers with staff to explain tourist development program and individual responsibilities for functions and phases of that program.

Prepares program reports for higher level supervisors.

Reviews reports and records of program activity to ensure progress is being accomplished toward specified program objective.

Develops policies and procedures for the program’s operation in conjunction with tourist development director.

Coordinates all activities dealing with federal, state and local agencies.

Ensures efficient and effective daily operations of the program.

Performs related work as required.

Content Marketing: (Includes General Essential Job Functions listed above)

Develops and/or assists in the development, implementation and maintenance of related computer programs.

Develops, manages, and maintains current information for the tourist development program local web page site known as Visitgainesville.com and social media channels.

Maintains local digital photo library for use in advertising and press opportunities.

Works with TV and motion picture site scouts utilizing an inventory of a vast variety of area sites.

Assists in developing and updating social media strategy.

Generates reports specifically from website analytics to determine success of advertising efforts.

Leverages social media to extend and support marketing and communication initiatives.

Sales: (Includes General Essential Job Functions listed above)

Implements direct mail and telemarketing to tour operators, travel writers, travel agents and other sellers / promoters of travel.

Conducts sales blitzes with sales and marketing people from area hotel / attractions for travel agents and other sellers of travel in potential feeder cities.

Participates in travel / trade shows meeting with travel packagers.

NOTE: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various kinds of work performed in positions allocated to this class. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of current practices and principles of the tourist development program.

Knowledge of federal, state and local regulations related to the program.

Considerable knowledge of marketing, advertising and communication techniques and methods.

Ability to develop and implement operating policies and procedures.

Ability to establish and maintain a good working relationship with the public, contractors local business owners and Constitutional Officers.

Ability to attain proficiency in the operation of computer hardware, software and related programs.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and to prepare and organize written reports.

Ability to generate necessary paperwork in accordance with state and local ordinances.

Ability to plan and organize work and manage time.

 

Apply here.

POSTED: November 6, 2017


Communications Director

Organization: LeadingAge Florida

LeadingAge Florida, is a 501(c)(3) organization representing communities of continuing long-term care for Florida’s aging population. This trade association is seeking a communications professional to manage all aspects of the organization’s communications planning, message development, social media platforms, and message delivery to internal and external audiences. This position reports to the President and CEO of LeadingAge Florida.

Summary: This highly responsible position serves as one of the primary contacts with LeadingAge Florida’s constituents, including members (life plan communities, nursing homes, assisted living, affordable housing, home and community based care services, and business members), allied associations, legislators and staff, executive agency staff, media, and the public.

Job Qualifications: The Communications Director will have the ability to think and work independently and in a team setting to implement the communications plan of the Association. This person must possess excellent writing, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. Social media strategy and execution experience required. Association and database experience a plus. Some travel will accompany responsibilities. Knowledge of Microsoft Windows, WORD, and EXCEL and other computer software as needed. This position requires an extremely well-organized, detail-oriented, highly motivated and dependable person who will represent the Association.

Applicants should have:

  • At least three to five years of professional communications experience.
  • Data to show how their previous appointments and assignments benefitted their former association employers.
  • A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism, communications, marketing, public relations or related field.

The above information is intended to describe the general nature and level of responsibility required. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the duties and skills required to perform the job.

To be considered for this position, please email a copy of your resume, a cover letter, and salary expectations to: sbahmer@leadingageflorida.org.

POSTED: August 30, 2017


Communications Specialist

Organization: Curley & Pynn

Summary: It’s time to stop “working” and start getting paid to do what you love.  At Curley & Pynn – The Strategic Firm®, our award-winning team of creative thinkers is excited to offer you this opportunity.  As a communications specialist, you can do big things in an environment that will challenge you to contribute 100 percent every day, while empowering you to succeed.

Our specialists play a critical role in the implementation of communications strategies for clients from varied industries.  No two days are the same at Curley & Pynn, but there are several things you can expect to do:

  • Research, research, research.  It’s the bedrock of every communications plan.
  • Write compelling stories about our clients, their products and services for news releases, blogs, social media posts and more.
  • Publicize those stories by pitching them to news media, developing eye-catching collateral, planning and executing events, and more.
  • Brainstorm new and innovative ideas that bring our strategies to life.

What you need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, public relations, journalism or a related field.
  • Overwhelming desire to grow your career.
  • Writing skills stronger than the Hulk.
  • Annoying obsession with details.
  • No fear to call a reporter, get rejected and call again.
  • Confidence to raise your hand and take responsibility for new projects.
  • Penchant for to-do lists and ability to juggle.

Ideally, you’ve had some on-the-job experience and are ready for the next step in your career.  Solid internships and a high level of maturity go a long way, too.  Experience with graphic design and digital marketing will earn you bonus points.

What we have:

  • Experienced, friendly and enthusiastic mentors who will always have your back and are invested in helping you grow.
  • Long-standing relationships with some of Florida’s most well-respected organizations, including globally recognized brands.
  • Generous benefits:  a competitive salary, health benefits, three weeks of paid vacation time, financial support for professional development activities and reimbursement for continuing education.
  • Work-hard, play-hard mentality, which often leads to cookie breaks, birthday celebrations, happy hour and more.

Interested?  Email your resume, writing samples and a meaningful cover letter to Dan Ward at dward@thestrategicfirm.com. In your cover letter, tell us which of the Five Steps to Professional Success you have applied on the job.

POSTED: August 29, 2017


Communications Coordinator

Organization: Florida Farm Bureau Federation

Summary: Success in this full-time position requires that the employee must be a self-motivated individual who possesses the ability to write clear prose, excellent computer skills, a mastery of desktop publishing software and a sound understanding of contemporary news media. The employee must also be able to perform well within a dynamic professional office environment. The Communications Coordinator reports to the Director of Public Relations.

Primary Duties:

  • Creates and posts items daily to Florida Farm Bureau Federation’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest accounts
  • Coordinates FFBF’s social media platforms
  • Regularly creates original materials for the FFBF website (this responsibility involves research and development of original items for these platforms) and posts other items provided by PR Division personnel
  • Develops the layout and design of FFBF’s e-newsletter; completes the production and distribution of the newsletter
  • Monitors innovations in electronic communications and reports on these developments to the Director and the PR staff
  • Compiles and designs material created by PR staff members for use by county Farm Bureau volunteers, such as tool kits for event promotions
  • Serves as a staff photographer
  • Serves as a staff videographer

Apply here.

POSTED: August 14, 2017

 


UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA COMMUNICATIONS POSITIONS

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