Public Relations Coordinator


The opportunity: The Communications Team at Huntington is looking for a rising star to join us ...

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Director of Public Relations

Central State University

Job Summary:The Director of University Public Relations (DPR) will create efficient systems to enabl...

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Client Engagement Intern

Fahlgren Mortine

Client Engagement Intern Fahlgren Mortine is seeking part-time marketing (advertising) and communic...

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Client Engagement Intern

Fahlgren Mortine is seeking part-time marketing (advertising) and communications (public relations) interns for its Columbus, Cleveland and Dayton, Ohio offices. The selected candidates will gain experience working in an integrated marketing and communications firm, as well as have the chance to learn about the intersection of paid, earned, owned and shared media channels.

College juniors and seniors with marketing and communications experience are encouraged to apply for the paid 10-week internship, which will begin in January 2019. Submissions received by Friday, November 9, 2018 will receive first consideration.

Potential responsibilities may include:

  • Conducts new business and client/competitor research and analysis
  • Develops media lists, blogger lists, editorial calendars and media results reports
  • Participates in both internal team and client meetings
  • Writes news releases, website copy, fact sheets, collateral copy, social media content and other materials, and may support the development of integrated campaign materials including case studies, e-books, etc.
  • Conducts social media and brand research, as well as audits
  • Interacts with local, trade and national media, as well as bloggers, when appropriate
  • May assist with planning and onsite execution of client events, conferences, meetings and booths
  • Other duties, as assigned

Other opportunities for professional growth

  • Exposure to a broad agency setting with communications, marketing, strategic planning, media, creative and digital disciplines
  • Opportunity to tailor existing internship program to meet individual needs
  • Opportunity to develop proficiencies with leading-edge communications technology research tools, including CisionPoint and Critical Mention
  • Opportunity to write creative and media briefs, and blog posts
  • One-on-one mentoring with designated individuals
  • Ability to cultivate diverse skills through a well-rounded experience by working in a variety of industries, including consumer, non-profit, business-to-business, education, healthcare, retail, technology and tourism accounts
  • Exposure to a variety of marketing and communications focus areas, including media relations, internal communications, investor relations, industry analyst relations, public affairs, strategic research, branding, crisis communications, social media, media planning and buying, paid search, brand planning and more


To apply, you must be a full-time undergraduate student. While preference is given to public relations, communications, marketing, advertising and journalism majors, all applicants will be considered.

Ideal applicants possess:

  • Strong research, organizational and writing skills
  • A proven understanding of marketing and communications, social media and online and traditional media
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficiency using AP Style is preferred
  • Solid critical thinking skills
  • Ability to take initiative and assume responsibility
  • Ability to work independently and in team settings
  • Excellent attention to detail, including proofreading
  • A positive attitude and drive
  • Strong Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Prior internship experience in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing, advertising, and/or business is also a plus 

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume for this internship position here:

Please, no phone calls. Relocation assistance will not be provided.

Fahlgren Mortine is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Job Summary:
The Director of University Public Relations (DPR) will create efficient systems to enable the Office of Public relations to serve the Office of the President, academic departments, divisions and special projects in fulfilling major communication initiatives. The Director of University Public Relations is responsible for the overall marketing and communication of those programs that interpret the mission of the University to its multiple constituencies, both internal and external, in order to create a climate of public and private support for the fulfillment of that mission.
The DPR provides recommendations on policy and action in the management of issues and crises affecting the university, including media relations. He/she provides oversight and coordination for the offices within the area of University Relations, including Public Information and Publications.

General duties will include:
1. Serves as the University spokesperson on University-wide concerns at the request of the President and provides counsel and advice on major public relations issues;
2. Oversees the operations of the offices of Public Information and Publications;
3. Develops a public relations and marketing program which supports and advances the comprehensive University constituencies among its various constituents.
4. Provides direction and counsel for the administration of the University’s graphics and communications program, and oversees an external communication program to ensure that standards of high quality are maintained;
5. Develops and implements the campus’s media relations for print and broadcast media at the local, state and national levels;
6. Working with deans, faculty and administration, assess their public relations needs and develops and implements programs accordingly to meet those needs;
7. Develop and implement a strategic marketing program; 
8. Coordinates media strategy in support of the University’s development efforts;
9. Counsels the University on issues management and media relations;
10. Develops and oversees the actions of the institution’s crisis management plan;
11. Develops a program of internal communication for the University.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A demonstrated track record of preparing and placing news stories or features in local, state and national media.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work with multiple constituencies both internal and external to the organization.
  • Thorough knowledge of principles and methods of planning and conducting a comprehensive public relations program, including the development and implementation of a strategic marketing plan;
  • Previous supervisory experience, preferably in the area of public relations, public information, communications or publications.

A bachelor’s degree in mass communication, journalism or an appropriate related field.
Graduated degree preferred

A minimum of 5 to 10 years of experience in journalism or public relations

Central State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking candidates committed to working in a diverse environment.


The opportunity: The Communications Team at Huntington is looking for a rising star to join us as we proactively care for our brand and reputation. This budding PR pro will assist with corporate and regional external media and public relations activities, as well as internal communications.

Reporting to the Vice President of PR and Media Relations, this professional is a creative storyteller with a can-do attitude. Ready to lend a hand and eager to learn, this go-getter is committed to our purpose-driven brand and seeks out opportunities to remind people of the connections we share as humans. As hectic as the world gets, we’re all in this together. 

We’re a high-touch company that looks out for people – even handing out lollipops, dog biscuits and our famous untethered green pens because small moments of kindness matter. We’re focused on the common ground we share with our current and future customer: that we all want to make the world a better place – Welcoming for all. We’re rolling up our sleeves and striving to do even more to make life better for others. That’s a bold ambition and if you’re up to the task, we want to meet you.   

About Huntington: Over the past 152 years, Huntington has grown into one of the largest and most respected regional banks in the Midwest providing consumer, small business, commercial, treasury management, wealth management, brokerage, trust, and insurance services. With $104 billion in assets and a network of 966 branches and 1,848 ATMs across eight states, Huntington also provides auto dealer, equipment finance, national settlement and capital market services that extend beyond its core states.

Our purpose is to help make people’s lives better and we do this by looking out for each other. We notice when our customers are facing a challenge and we step in to help. We anticipate road blocks - or opportunities – and we show them the path forward. That’s why we created products like 24-Hour Grace® and ASTERISK-FREE checking®.  We’re deeply committed to strengthening the communities we serve and we see our role as bigger than banking.

Job Summary

  • Protect our brand reputation fiercely.
  • Build and enhance our reputation passionately.
  • Monitor press coverage, file and update press database, digital library, and press clippings. Create and maintain comprehensive media lists because at Huntington, we care about the small details. 
  • Assist with new release writing, briefs and media kit preparation.  
  • Participate in brainstorming, pitch sessions and brand building opportunities. 
  • Assist with event planning because at Huntington, we’re committed to creating fun, meaningful experiences for our communities and our colleagues.
  • Assist with speech writing and executive communications because words are a powerful engagement tool.
  • Serve as a project manager to write, produce or facilitate the development of multiple internal communication vehicles including articles for company intranet, announcements, talking points, Q&As and other Huntington communications.
  • Travel to key markets across our eight state footprint as needed. 


Required Skills

  • People-first, enthusiastic personality
  • Unquestioned ethics
  • Healthy respect for the news industry and journalists
  • Passionate storyteller with natural curiosity
  • Superb written and verbal communications skills with working knowledge of AP writing style
  • Strong interpersonal, networking and presentation skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Speed, flexibility, adaptability and ability to work under pressure
  • Outstanding judgment, problem-solving ability and resourcefulness
  • Degree in Public Relations, Journalism or Communications required with preference to public relations
  • Experience in financial services or other highly-regulated industry is a plus. 
  • 2-4 years of experience in a combination of public relations, media relations and executive communications. 


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