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Public Relations Intern Officer

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Huki an IT and Marketing Company is looking for a Public relations intern who will be responsible for handling all aspects of planned publicity campaigns and PR activities. We are seeking to hire a Public Relations specialist intern who will be responsible for building and maintaining a positive image for our company. You will be in charge of establishing and maintaining relationships with consumer, community, employee, and public interest groups by writing press releases and other media communications, responding to requests for information and press conferences, and coaching client representatives in the correct way of communicating with the public and with clients.

To be successful in this role, you will need a deep understanding of consumer marketing. You will also need excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Other responsibilities

  • planning, developing and implementing PR strategies
  • Planning publicity strategies and campaigns
  • Writing and producing presentations and press releases
  • Dealing with enquiries from the public, the press, and related organizations
  • organizing and attending promotional events such as press conferences, open days, exhibitions, tours and visits
  • Speaking publicly at interviews, press conferences and presentations
  • Providing clients with information about new promotional opportunities and current PR campaigns progress
  • Analyzing media coverage
  • Commissioning or undertaking relevant market research
  • Liaising with clients, managerial and journalistic staff about budgets, timescales and objectives
  • Working on websites and social media and writing and/or producing presentations, reports, articles, leaflets, journals and brochures for both external and internal distribution.
  • preparing and supervising the production of publicity brochures, handouts, direct mail leaflets, promotional videos, photographs, films and multimedia programmed
  • devising and coordinating photo opportunities
  • organizing events including press conferences, exhibitions, open days and press tours
  • fostering community relations through events such as open days and through involvement in community initiatives
  • managing the PR aspect of a potential crisis situation.

Key skills

  • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Good IT skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Initiative
  • Ability to prioritise and plan effectively
  • Awareness of different media agendas
  • Creativity

Public Relations Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree in journalism, PR, marketing or related field.
  • Experience handling a press conference.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to pitch to media.
  • Knowledge of consumer marketing.
  • An ability to work on big strategy plans as well as day-to-day tasks.
  • Ability to think both creatively and strategically.
  • Ability to run PR campaigns that deliver measurable results and meet objectives.
  • Deadline-oriented, inquisitive, with great follow-up and reporting skills.
  • Creativity in securing coverage and buzz with traditional outlets.
  • Understanding of social media and solid experience working with bloggers.
  • Project and budget management skills.
  • Responds well under pressure with strict time limit.
  • Quick and enthusiastic learner.
Job Category: Full-time Internship Part-time
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Nairobi

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