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Violet PR is seeking an Intern to support our growing boutique PR firm based in Montclair, NJ. We’re looking for an energetic go-getter who’s passionate about news, social media, writing and learning the PR business from the ground up.  You will report directly to agency Account Managers to support a diverse range of clients in fields including real estate, economic development, entertainment and business. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Researching and drafting news releases, media advisories, social media content and pitches, with direction.

  • Researching target media lists using Cision and the Internet; working with the team to come up with new ideas to reach targeted media outlets.

  • Social media management, including implementation of social media schedules for multiple clients on platforms including Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

  • Compiling and preparing client reports, includes merchandising and quantifying media placements for clients.

  • Researching speaking opportunities and editorial calendars for client opportunities.

  • Planning itineraries for media tours and press trips.

  • Updating Violet PR website and client websites as needed.

  • Maintaining / updating account files electronically and tracking projects underway.

  • Management of select clients at Violet PR, including professional day-to-day phone and email communication.

  • Responding to requests for information from clients and the agency team in a professional and timely manner; participating in conference calls and meetings with clients as needed.

Job Requirements:

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills (dynamic personality a plus!)

  • Detail oriented and able to coordinate/participate in numerous projects in an organized manner.

  • Social media savvy, with experience using Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, etc.

  • Genuine interest in reading news and learning how to work with journalists effectively.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; knowledge of PR tools including Cision and PR Newswire a plus.

  • Ability to understand editorial calendars, identify relevant media opportunities for clients and schedule pitches accordingly, with direction.

  • Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing, Political Science or a related field course work.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Flexible work from home policy

  • Professional development opportunities

The Intern will work from our Montclair, NJ, office. Interested candidates should send an email with a detailed cover letter explaining why you’d be an ideal candidate for this opportunity to Christina Forrest at Please include your resume and relevant news writing samples for review.