Media Relations Intern

TITLE: Media Relation Intern, Allstate Corporate Relations Department

LOCATION:  Northbrook, Illinois

DEPARTMENT  DESCRIPTION:    

Corporate Relations (CR) plays a vital role in Allstate’s success.  We advance the business priorities of the corporation through effective strategic communications and promote alignment and engagement with Allstate’s reputation-building strategies across the enterprise. We provide our leaders, our employees and our agency owners and their staffs with tools that help drive exceptional value for customers.  We drive business results through:

  • Improved external reputation with investors, policymakers, media, customers, consumers, engaged consumers and opinion-leaders
  • Improved Allstater engagement and accountability

We lead work that reassures our customers — and those who someday will be customers — that they are in Good Hands with Allstate. We help policymakers and regulators understand how we prepare and protect their constituents. We connect Allstate with communities around the country and deliver on our “good hands” promise to society.

 

 

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION:

The media relations and issues management functions are responsible for increasing the positive media stories and decreasing the negative stories about the company.

Throughout your Media Relations Internship, you will work side by side with experienced professionals to translate your classroom knowledge into real-world challenges in a dynamic business environment.  Specifically, you will assist the Media Relations team, specifically senior managers, with the following:

  • pitching news stories
  • responding to media inquiries
  • drafting press releases
  • assisting with compilation and distribution of daily news story (clips) compilation emails
  • identify proactive story ideas/opportunities that are news worthy

During your internship you will gain experience dealing with journalists.  We will also provide opportunities for you to participate in meetings with Corporate Relations leadership as well as client partners in various business units across the enterprise.

QUALIFICATIONS:                                                                                                

Candidates should have a deep interest and general understanding of media relations, demonstrate strong oral and excellent written communication skills, the ability to assume responsibility, prioritize their work, and think creatively.  Previous academic, extracurricular and/or work experience related to writing, media pitching, social media, and crisis communication is strongly preferred.  Prior public relations internship experience in a corporate environment is ideal.

EDUCATION:

We prefer candidates who are upper-level undergraduate students majoring in Public Relations, Communications, or Journalism or first year graduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

APPLY:  www.allstate.jobs and enter UNI02542 in the job number field.

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