PR Intern, 4-Month Contract

  • 445 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1K4, Canada
  • Contract

Company Description

A three-time SABRE Canadian Agency of the Year winner (2015, 2016, 2019) North has achieved unprecedented success since launching in 2011. North disrupts the industry with its approach to PR, influencer, social and digital, establishing itself as a Canadian agency leader.

Where other agencies begin to stagnate, North has found the sweet spot between boutique and large agency: this ‘nine-year-old start-up’ is running on fresh momentum.

What’s the secret? While a slew of major new clients are tapping the team for their unique blend of expertise, many of North’s "OG" clients are expanding their work with the agency, fuelling organic growth.

We're an agency all about taking risks, thinking big and a true belief that good ideas can come from anywhere.

(And yes, the rumours are true: North is a "No timesheet agency.")

Job Description

We are seeking an eager, enthusiastic and highly collaborative individual with a strong interest in supporting our team and clients at North Strategic. If you are someone who loves to pitch in and help with whatever needs to be done in order to help our clients and teams succeed, then this role is for you!

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

PR and Social Media:

  • Developing and supporting PR and social media communication deliverables to meet client objectives, including pitching magazines, bloggers, online publications, newspapers, television, radio, etc.
  • Drafting and editing media materials including editorial pieces, media advisories, press releases, fact sheets and briefing books. Strong writing skills are required.
  • Building relationships with media contacts and management of media lists.
  • Written and verbal outreach with media contacts; strong relationships with media is an asset  
  • Strategic thinking capabilities to support the development of innovative campaigns; a creative thinker
  • Strong client management and leadership skills; ability to manage up and down
  • Providing timely feedback to management on progress against goals
  • Managing project budgets as required
  • Event planning and execution experience
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment
  • Ongoing tracking and knowledge of industry & brand best practices for PR and social media

Support and Administration:

  • Supporting PR and social team with media drops, running errands, sending couriers, etc.
  • Running multiple errands throughout the day while ensuring reception is simultaneously managed (when back in office)
  • Managing mail and courier packages for delivery and pick up, including signing for couriers, completing waybills and maintaining logs for tracking purposes
  • Performing various other administrative duties to assist the North team and partners, as required

Qualifications

Our successful candidate will possess some of the following attributes below. This is just a starting point – if you feel you don’t meet the suggested experience and/or skills, we still encourage you to apply!

Who You Are:

  • Post-graduate diploma, degree or certificate in Public Relations, Corporate Communications or related discipline
  • Excellent communication skills, dynamic, team player, excellent time management and organizational skills and is detail-oriented
  • Experience with social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. is a strong asset
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment
  • Event planning and execution experience is a plus
  • Strong client management and leadership skills; ability to manage up and down
  • Strategic thinking capabilities to support the development of innovative campaigns; a creative thinker

Additional Information

What We’re offering: 

  • Meaningful work where you can have a direct impact working on some of the biggest brands out there!
  • A culture of entrepreneurship, creativity, growth and collaboration.
  • Work with top talent at an award-winning agency on a serious growth trajectory.
  • A focused commitment to career development and personal success – let us help you!
  • Highly competitive compensation and benefits package including substantial time off policies (like really, it’s a big deal).
  • Oh, and did we mention the perks?! Work from home days; parental leave top-up program; annual summer offsites; regular social events; teams and clubs; weekly Pilates and discounted gym membership just to name a few #workperks.
  • All staff meetings so you’re always in the know.

To apply for this position, click "I'm Interested" and easily submit your resume. Note that only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

Thank you very much for your interest in working at North Strategic. We look forward to meeting you!

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