Public Relations Intern

  • 3300 N University Dr, Coral Springs, FL 33065, USA
  • Intern

Company Description

We are in a fun industry and are known for being a great place to work. Sun Sentinel has awarded us the Top Workplaces 5 years in a row. We are looking for someone who is a strong storyteller, a self-starter, loves travel, works smart and would fit in very comfortably in our people-centered environment. The public relations intern is someone who contributes to the Cruise Planners company culture of Cruisitude® and is a positive team player with an optimistic, enthusiastic attitude towards life and, of course, travel.

 

This is an incredible opportunity for a rising star to make a big and lasting impact at a fast-paced and fast-growing travel franchise company.  We are looking for someone who is highly creative and comfortable in a public relations role with an overall focus on communications strategy. The Public Relations Intern is a position that will augment a 4-member corporate communications and digital strategy department, working closely with the Franchise Marketing Manager and SEO Specialist under the direction of the Director of Corporate Communications.

 

 

Job Description

Job Summary: Looking to dive into the travel and cruise industry and learn about public relations and media relations? Look no further than a public relations internship at Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative in Coral Springs, FL. The PR intern will assist the director of corporate communications with daily activities related to various projects with a major focus on Cruise Planners’ largest event, Convention. We are looking for an organized self-starter with a proven track record for flawless writing to join our team. This role will have a strong emphasis on copy and content creation as you will write and edit all the copy used in various digital and print publications, campaigns, advertisements and weekly emails.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Building media lists using Cision and researching editorial calendar opportunities for pitching purposes
  • Drafting press releases, announcements, bylines, editorial copy, advertorial copy, news pitches and articles
  • Maintain a social media content calendar and post regularly across channels
  • Write weekly blog posts and keep the blogs up to date
  • Copy editing press materials
  • Researching news outlets and journalists
  • Engaging on social media channels, participating in monthly travel chats
  • Proactively tracking and measuring the success of PR campaigns

The items listed above are intended to provide an overview of the essential functions of the job. This is not an exhaustive list of all functions and responsibilities that the position may be required to perform.

 

 

Qualifications

 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (writing samples and portfolio will be reviewed)
  • Knowledge of AP Style practices
  • Strong work ethic and a self-starter mentality
  • Organizational skills
  • Passion for the travel and cruise industry
  • Ability to commute to Coral Springs, Fla. office daily
  • Hours: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., 3 to 5 days a week
  • Start date of late June and end date after Dec.13

 We are looking for someone who works smart and would fit in very comfortably in our people-oriented environment. We are in a fun industry and are known for being a great place to work. At Cruise Planners, you are family; therefore, we take pride in taking good care of our family. 

 

Additional Information

About our Company:

At Cruise Planners, you will be joining a family; we take pride in taking good care of our family. Full-time team members at Cruise Planners enjoy: Competitive compensation packages; generous Paid Time Off (PTO); Health and dental insurance with different plan options available; Vision care plans; Basic and supplemental options of Life and AD&D Insurance; Disability insurance; Matching 401(k) plan and much more. If you are interested in joining the Cruise Planners team, please email your resume to us today.

Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative is the largest franchisor of home-based travel agencies across the United States. Cruise Planners positions franchise owners for success by providing them with innovative marketing, booking and lead-generating technology tools as well as professional development and hands-on training with the industry’s top executives. Our franchisees independently book cruises, tour, land vacations and other types of travel. Cruise Planners has achieved Top Producer status with virtually every cruise line, tour and resort company, is listed on South Florida Business Journal’s Fast 50 and continues to be a game changer. Cruise Planners been named the No.1 Cruise Tour / Travel Agency by Entrepreneur Magazine for the 11 consecutive years and recently featured in Entrepreneur as one of the top 30 franchise innovators in technology.

 

Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities or employees. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.