Public Relations (PR) and Communications Intern

Marketing Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Description

Job Title:  Public Relations and Communications Intern

Location(s): Pittsburgh, PA

About Edward Marc

Edward Marc (www.edwardmarc.com) is a Pittsburgh-based, rapidly expanding manufacturer, wholesaler, and retailer of chocolate and caramel products. A family business since 1914, the company was rebranded in 2007 when the fourth-generation of chocolatier siblings assumed management. Under their leadership, the company has launched national and global brands including Edward Marc Chocolatier, The Milk Shake Factory, and Snappers. The management team values sustainable innovation, aggressive sales growth, and maintaining the company’s foundation as a family-owned enterprise.

Position Overview

As a full time member of the Communications and Marketing team, the PR/Communications Intern will assume a critical role in driving and enhancing the company brand by generating a social media and public relations presence.   The Intern will assume day-to-day responsibilities that focus around PR and communications functions, including but not limited to email marketing, launching social media content, strategic communication, advertising, and campaign generation.  The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, great attention to detail, and be interested in pursuing a career in PR, Communications, or Strategic Communications.  Experience with strategic communications and utilization of metrics is a plus.  This position has the possibility of being transitioned into an entry level full time position at the conclusion of the internship in August.

Essential Functions

  • Assist with the integration and advancement of the company’s strategic communication processes and social media platforms
  • Collaborate to strengthen and expand a social media presence, including through Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter
  • Generate and implement new content to Edward Marc’s websites
  • Assist with the building of email campaigns and social media sharing
  • Co-Lead projects that pertain to signage, special promotions, and event planning
  • Establish a company presence on LinkedIn and Snapchat
  • Work Safety – Ensures that all tasks and functions of position are performed in a safe manner at all times and that all procedures and requirements are properly followed to accomplish assigned tasks
  • Food Safety/Quality – Responsible for food safety and quality as well as reporting food safety and quality problems to personnel with authority to initiate action

Requirements

  • B.A. in Communications, Public Relations, or related field from a 4-year accredited university
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and with the ability to create written content
  • Organized and great attention to detail
  • Ability to think creatively and proactively
  • Experience using metrics as it pertains to strategic communication is a plus
  • Experience utilizing social media and email campaign platforms (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Mailchimp)
  • Experience with web development and Wordpress is not required, but preferred

Edward Marc provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Edward Marc complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.