Public Relations Intern
Zehnder Communications Baton Rouge, LA

PR Intern

Do great work.  Make a difference.  Have fun.  Earn a fair profit.  That’s Zehnder’s mission, and we’re inviting you to join us.  We have an opening for a Public Relations Intern in our Baton Rouge office and are seeking  someone who wants to obtain invaluable experience being an important member of our PR team.  Think you’ve got what it takes? Read the details below and let us know why you’re the best person for the job.

About Zehnder:

We’re one of the largest full-service advertising agencies in the Southeast, with offices in Baton Rouge, Nashville, and New Orleans.  After being in business for more than 20 years, we know a thing or two about marketing.  Our agency is comprised of seven individual departments – account services, creative, digital, media, project management, public relations, and social media --- and we integrate these different skillsets to create amazing, multifaceted campaigns for our clients.


Support Zehnder’s Public Relations Department by assisting with day-to-day projects for clients and handling organizational and general administrative office tasks.


Duties & Responsibilities:

Work on top platforms like Cision, Klear and TV Eyes

Monitor media daily, track client and competitor press coverage

Secure press clips for clients and maintain client clip reports

Assist with annual planning, which includes updating editorial calendar and media research

Assist with the planning and execution of special events and press conferences

Develop and update media lists

Assist with the development and distribution of press releases

Assist with developing pitches and pitching stories to media locally, regionally and nationally

Monitor media outlets and HARO queries for potential media opportunities

Assist with various research and client writing projects as needed

Maintain client website content and social media channels as client needs dictate

Handle administrative needs as they arise, including ordering supplies

Run errands as needed


Performance Standards & Skills:

Client satisfaction ratings are high. No misunderstandings or problems exist between agency and client

Time sheets are completed daily

Work is on target, on time and within budget

Client and agency management express confidence in his/her service, initiative and follow-through

Displays good attitude in the workplace

Demonstrates the ability to learn new methods and business tools used by the agency

Works well with team members

Written work is grammatically correct and free of errors

Demonstrates the ability to manage time, prioritize projects and follow up with supervisor and client on status of projects

Responsive and prompt in providing updates and feedback


Additional Requirements:

·      Be organized, on time, and professional

·      Be patient, positive, and flexible

·      Be courteous and kind


 ·      Minimum four days weekly; five days preferred

·      Average of four hours per day

·      Minimum of two semesters remaining


Sound good to you?  Let us know why you’re fit for the job by applying with a resume at:

*And now for the fine print:  Writing samples will be requested prior to interviews.  No phone calls.  Local candidates only, please.  All submissions are confidential.  We are an EOE.    

Zehnder Communications is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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