PR & Communications Intern (Paid Position) - Vancouver, BC | Laura Ballance Media Group | | 04/03/16
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PR & Communications Intern (Paid Position) Contract

Location: Vancouver, BC
Company Name: Laura Ballance Media Group ()
Category: Communications, Public / Investor Relations, Social Media

Laura Ballance Media Group (LBMG), a full service, integrated public relations and advertising agency based in Vancouver, has immediate openings for several key media and public relations positions as we look to grow our multi-faceted team.

Our firm is well known for working with many of Vancouver and Canada’s most dynamic events, and organizations - including the Forest Products Association of Canada; the Pacific National Exhibition; the Squamish Valley Music Festival; Vancouver International Airport Authority; Disney On Ice; and Community Futures, among others.

Reporting to the Account Manager, the PR intern position will be filled by a high-energy and driven individual who must have the ability to manage multiple tasks relating to a variety of client projects and meet deliverables in a dynamic, and ever-changing environment.

No two days are the same at LBMG – our staff do not work a standard 9-5 work week – so flexibility is a must, as is the ability to travel to event sites.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Assist and provide support to coordinators and managers.
  • Monitor blogs and social media for client related news.
  • Assist with on-site media relations at events (some weekends)
  • Assist with writing and/or research for brochures, news releases, newsletters, articles, blog postings, fact sheets, etc
  • Assist with writing and/or research for blogs, websites and social media sites
  • Various administrative tasks as required


  • Excellent computer skills, including some or all of: Mac OS platform, Internet, database, Microsoft Office suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Working towards or completed a University degree or diploma in PR, communications, or journalism
  • Demonstrated experience with social media tools
  • Working knowledge of media landscape in Canada
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communications skills
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as a team
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize and meet deadlines when faced with multiple requests for action from a variety of sources
  • Great people skills, on telephone and in person
  • Excellent English, both verbal and written
  • Flexible hours
  • Minimum class 5 driver’s license

Desired abilities that will push you to the top of the list:

  • Previous experience writing press releases; Please include a sample of your writing with your application.
  • Good verbal/communication skill to be able to learn/make media pitches.

Compensation/Work Term

  • 4 month work term; negotiable
  • Full time; 40hrs /week
  • Base pay
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