Best Buy Public Relations Intern Opening

Position Description:

Join the energetic,
fast-paced external communications team at the Fortune 80 retailer as a
full-time, paid intern. In this role you will work with the communications team
to tell the story of Best Buy, including helping with proactive and reactive
media relations, content planning and creation, media monitoring and more.

Position Duration:

40 hours per week, Monday through Friday,for approximately 6 months with potential to be extended.

Core
responsibilities include:

Media
Relations

  • Assist in building
    media relationships, pitching, prepping spokespeople and managing internal
    relationships 
  • Research, compile and
    maintain ongoing media contact lists
  • Attend media interviews
    and events when applicable
  • Assist in building
    pitch materials to showcase key campaigns and drive times

Content
Creation

  • Interview employees and customers that help tell
    stories that support brand initiatives to be used across internal and
    external channels
  • Draft external communications materials for the Best
    Buy blog and communications team’s social media channels that support
    brand campaigns, key drive times and company announcements
  • Assist in writing internal communications materials for
    the company magazine

Monitoring
& Reporting

  • Use media monitoring
    tools to compile and categorize media coverage
  • Field incoming media
    requests
  • Monitor and report on news
    stories and pop culture trends to identify relevant proactive media outreach
    opportunities

Other

  • Assist in preparing
    communications materials for on-campus events and activities
  • Actively participate in
    weekly, monthly and quarterly meetings and brainstorms within the communications
    department

Skills/Requirements:

  • An associate’s or
    bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism or public relations preferred
  • Previous public
    relations internship experience preferred
  • Excellent verbal
    communication and writing skills
  • Ability to maintain
    professionalism and manage multiple different tasks in a collaborative and fast-paced
    environment
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How to Apply: 

Email [email protected] to share your resume
and why you’re interested in the position, and any other materials you’d like
to provide.