Public relations Toronto, Ontario


Position at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Are you looking to kick start your career in communications by working with some of the smartest, most creative minds in the business? Hill + Knowlton Strategies is looking for an intern to join our team in Toronto. The successful candidate would join us in working with clients from a range of sectors including energy, financial services and technology.

Our internships are designed to give you a hands-on experience working in an agency setting.  You’ll have the chance to work on client files, access senior talent and participate in internal training programs.

In this role, the intern will be responsible mainly for traditional and social media monitoring, media relations, research projects, creating and editing content and providing support to the team on various client programs.

Our employees' health and wellbeing are a priority, we currently work remotely with a plan to return to office when healthcare authorities feel that it is safe to do so.


Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Monitors traditional and social media using Cision, Meltwater, Factiva, Eureka and other sources and prepares reports using MRP or customized tools for clients
  • Drafts a wide range of written materials (press releases, articles, media and executive briefing documents, social media content and coverage reports)
  • Assists in the coordination of events (press conferences, media briefings, analyst meetings, media tours, and the like)
  • Establishes media contacts and drafts pitches for targeted media
  • Researches client and competitor products and services
  • Interfaces with potential client contacts, vendors, and internal teams
  • Serves as a reliable team member and provides support to peers
  • Completes work product, timesheets and billing reports accurately and in accordance with deadlines
  • Proactively works with supervisor to establish and track career goals, training and skill-building needs
  • Participates in available company training programs
  • Exemplifies the company’s ethics, vision and values in daily work
  • Provides sound judgment and problem-solving skills
  • Proactively seeks and shares relevant information with colleagues and clients
  • Actively participates in team, staff and client meetings
  • Assists team members as needed

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Enrolled in a communications, public relations, journalism, or related program where placements are required as part of the educational curriculum
  • Previous PR internship or relevant leadership role at college/university
  • Excellent communication, organizational and writing skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a dynamic, creative and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work well with others and independently as needed
  • Positive attitude with a proactive approach
  • Required proficiency with Microsoft Office, social media; PR & media monitoring software (Cision, Meltwater, Factiva, Eureka) a plus


Hill+Knowlton Strategies is dedicated to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified applicants. If you require any accommodation needs during the recruitment process, please reach out to us.

We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


About Us:

Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada (H+K) is a public relations and public affairs consultancy providing services to local, multinational and global clients from its eight offices across the country.

The firm works with clients to solve complex communications challenges and deliver award winning campaigns and is focused on continued innovation for the industry. H+K offers deep sector knowledge and breadth of public relations and public affairs expertise including specialists in health + wellness, technology, government + public sector, energy + industrials, consumer packaged goods, financial + professional services, food + drink, retail + leisure and sports.

Globally, Hill+Knowlton Strategies Inc., has offices in more than 40 countries as well as an extensive associate network; and it is a member of WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY), one of the world’s largest communications services groups