Media/Public Relations Internship - Remote at Pearson (Indianapolis, IN)

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The GED test has opened doors to better jobs and college programs for more than 20 million graduates since 1942. The GED test is accepted by virtually all U.S. colleges and employers. As the creator of the official GED test, GED Testing Service has a responsibility to ensure that the program continues to be a reliable and valuable pathway to a better life for the millions of adults without a high school diploma. GED Testing Service is a joint venture between the American Council on Education and Pearson. For more information, visit ged.com.

Overview

GED Testing Service is seeking a digital media savvy intern to maintain and expand our PR/Communications and communications with key stakeholders. Our new team member will help craft and implement our communications plans and digital marketing campaigns. In addition, you can expect to help draft press releases, media statements, newsletters, social media content, as well as work on tracking and measuring social and traditional media coverage of the GED brand.

We are seeking someone who is a strong writer, detail-oriented, and knowledgeable about media trends. You should be a self-starter, creative thinker, and collaborative contributor.

This role will work closely with the Communications/PR and Marketing teams, interact with the organization's executive leaders, and report to the communications director and will last for 6 months.

Qualifications:

  • Currently a junior or senior in college, in pursuit of a bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or related field
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills and well versed in grammar. Must be able to write in both professional and conversational/personable tones.
  • Understand and be comfortable using the large social media platforms - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube
  • Interested and familiar with education, public relations/communications, and social media
  • Team player who works well with others and isn't afraid to ask questions
  • Detail-oriented, cares about how our communications will impact thousands of people
  • Can start around October.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop new content, including blog posts, emails, newsletter ideas
  • Support communications director with daily operations, including drafting press releases and statements, media outreach, pitching journalists, and creating educator-facing content
  • Work closely with State Relationship Managers and other teams to create one-pagers and fact sheets to support state-level and national work
  • Build and update media lists and databases; monitor daily news and mentions; create internal newsletters through media monitoring software
  • Plan, schedule, and upload content on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
  • Assist the marketing team with monitoring all social media channels to engage with users through Hootsuite
  • Assist with tracking analytics and developing reports related to media mentions, newsletter readership, and website traffic

As required by theColorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Pearson provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the starting pay for this role is $20.00/hr. This position is not bonus and benefit eligible.

Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose - to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world's leading learning company. Learn more at pearsonplc.com.

Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racistcompany in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.

To learn more about Pearson's commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here: http://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.

Job: COMMUNICATION

Organization: Workforce Skills

Schedule: PART_TIME

Req ID: 7685

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Pearson operates in the Edtech industry. The company is located in Chandler, AZ, Iowa City, IA, Minneapolis, MN, Tupelo, MS, Concord, NH, Hoboken, NJ, Albuquerque, NM and San Antonio, TX. Pearson was founded in 1871. It has 29811 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 97 open jobs at Pearson, click here.
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