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Internship Opportunities July 25 - July 29

PRODUCTIVITY PR, INC.
Public Relations Internship
Fall 2016 

Are you considering a career in public relations or marketing and looking for practical experience or ways to apply your coursework in the real world? Based in Woodland Hills, Productivity PR's internship program offers college students and recent graduates the opportunity to learn and develop the skills necessary for a successful career in the public relations field. 

Internship Description: 
As an intern, you will have the opportunity to gain practical hands-on experience researching and building media lists using Cision, learning to comfortably and proactively pitch reporters, coordinating editorial coverage results, writing press releases and editorial pitch letters, social media marketing for consumer products, brainstorming, planning, etc. Roughly 15-20 hours a week. Internship is unpaid, for course credit only.

Qualifications:

  • Must have good communication/people skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Be comfortable speaking on the phone 
  • Be creative
  • Have a genuine interest in public relations
  • Must be a recent graduate (with a degree in PR, communications, marketing) OR current students studying PR, journalism, marketing communications are preferred
  • Only local candidates, please.
Please email your resume and cover letter to pr@productivitypr.com



MGA ENTERTAINMENT 
Fall 2016 Internship 
Public Relations/Social Media
Unpaid/For Credit Only

MGA Entertainment, a consumer entertainment Products Company headquartered in Van Nuys, California, manufacturers innovative lines of propriety products for the toy and consumer electronics market. The company also licenses its IP in such areas as home decor, stationery, and sporting goods. The MGA family includes award-winning brands such as Little Tikes, Lalaloopsy, Moxie Girlz, Mooshka, Bratz, and Zapf Creation.

Position Requirements:

Education/Experience:

  • Recently graduated or working on their Bachelor's Degree, preferably in social media, marketing, or communications
  • Understanding of COPPA is a pplus
Skills/Knowledge/Ability
  • Broad and deep understanding of social media, how to leverage and integrate it across a portfolio of brands, and how to harness it to drive brand awareness, engagement, and purchase intent
  • Knowledge of social media platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube
  • Familiarity with social media analytics platforms
  • Enthusiastic self-starter who loves to write 
  • Ability to switch between voices of various brand personalities, brand characters, corporate spokesperson, and consumer targets
  • Understanding of writing and generating content for both mother and chil audiences
  • Ability to generate and manipulate visuals a plus 
  • Good communication, decision making, and relationship-building skills
  • Team player willing to absorb, enhance, and execute brand direction 
  • Love of popular culture 
  • Understanding of SEO and keywords
  • Innovative thinker, has ideas, likes to develop new ones
Authority:
  • This role reports to the Social Media Manager
Key Result Areas and Activities:
  • Support plans that leverage social media for MGA and Little Tikes and enhance traditional marketing tactics
  • Support the development and upkeep of social media content plans and calendars for all brands
  • Support and update all social media accounts
  • Help create, post, and publicize written content
  • Work with Social Media Manager to post, refresh and Publicize all photographic, app, game, and video content available
  • Monitor, respond to, and moderate community across all social media platforms
  • Develop and execute tactics that integrate social media sites
  • Feedback data (both quantitative and qualitative) to help inform future marketing and product direction
  • Experience with social media, up to date on current trends
  • Contribute ideas in brainstorming sessions
  • Participate in planning and initial project conception
  • Perform other assignments as requested
To apply, please email your resume to Social Media Manager, Monique Abrahamsen, at mabrahamsen@mgae.com.



JOB OPPORTUNITIES


PRODUCTIVITY PR, INC.
Junior Account Executive
Full-time Job


Productivity PR Inc, a Woodland Hills-based boutique public relations agency specializing in consumer electronics, housewares, accessories, and juvenile/toy products, is seeking a public relations junior account executive (or account executive) with 1-3 years of PR agency or in-house experience (internship experience is acceptable). Responsibilities will include pitching media via phone and e-mail, press release development, maintaining media contacts, social media marketing, celebrity gifting, and new business outreach.

Applicants with the following background will be considered:
* PR agency or in-house PR department experience preferred
* College degree in public relations, journalism or marketing communications
* Comfortable and experienced with pitching media (phone and email)
* Strong writing skills (must be familiar with AP Style)
* Experience writing about and publicizing consumer products
* Strong organization skills
* 1-3 years experience in Public Relations publicizing consumer products at an agency or corporate/in-house
* A strong understanding of the relationship between traditional public relations and the use of current online/digital technology and social media
* Great attention to detail, enthusiasm, organization, multi-tasking and desire to be a team player.
* Experience using Cision or Vocus

Only local candidates in the Los Angeles area please. This is for an immediate opening.

Please e-mail your resume, cover letter, press release writing sample and salary history to tracey@productivitypr.com



THE ACORN NEWSPAPER
Full-time position 

Job Description:
  • News beat would cover local schools, park district, etc.
  • Some evening and weekend work
  • Vacation, medical, 401k benefits

Requirements: 
  • Journalism degree and experience required
  • InDesign experience a plus
Fax resume with 2-3 published articles to (818)706-8942
Email to: simi@theacorn.com, 
Or mail resume to: 30423 Canwood St., Suite. 108, Agoura Hills, CA 91301