[Hiring] Public Relations HBCU Fellowship (July

March 18, 2024

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Job Description


We are looking for enthusiastic and ambitious Public Relations Fellows to gain hands-on experience across all aspects of the agency business while providing invaluable support to our public relations team. Taylor’s Public Relations HBCU Fellowship is a paid post-undergraduate, six-month, remote fellowship program.  

Taylor provides real-world professional experience, development, and career-readiness fellowships to post-undergraduates and master’s students from accredited historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

As a Taylor Fellow, you are open minded, ready to learn, and motivated to start your career in the PR, social, and digital marketing industry.  You’re excited to join a multifaceted group of colleagues that embrace diversity of thought as a means to enhance innovation and collaboration in all we do.

 

Details: 

  • Paid fellowship: $4,166.68 per each month worked, less applicable deductions and withholdings (based on an annual equivalent salary of $50k)
  • Includes Paid Time Off, Holidays, and additional perks
  • Fellowship begins 7/11/2024, and will go through 12/20/2024
  • Full-time (35-40hrs/week) 
  • Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET 
  • Remote position 
  • Must be a recent college graduate, a graduate school student, and/or a student who has recently completed a master’s program at an accredited HBCU

 

Responsibilities and learning opportunities: 

As a Taylor Fellow, you will gain hands-on agency experience through an in-depth training program, a dedicated manager, professional development and networking opportunities, and the day-to-day responsibilities and learning opportunities outlined below. 

  • Research and prepare reports on client business information, industry trends, media coverage, and competitive set 
  • Learn and understand the agency business model, structure, and offerings 
  • Research and draft press materials such as media lists, fact sheets, pitch notes, and message points 
  • Conduct basic media outreach 
  • Write, coordinate, and distribute press materials, press kits, fact sheets, and mailings 
  • Participate in program ideation and planning 
  • Assist with tactical elements of program activation such as scheduling, status reports, travel coordination, mailings, etc. (May attend events and assist with on-site event coordination, as needed.) 
  • Assist with community management across all relevant digital platforms (Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) 
  • Conduct daily, weekly, and monthly cross-channel monitoring and reporting, learning basic KPI’s across channels 
  • Assist with team meeting coordination including scheduling, agendas, materials preparation, note taking, etc. 
  • May assist with client billing and/or program budget/expense reconciliation, as needed 

 

Requirements of this fellowship program: 

  • This is a post-undergraduate opportunity open to: 
    • Recent graduates who hold an undergraduate degree from an accredited HBCU
    • Those who are currently completing a master’s program or hold a master’s degree from an accredited HBCU
  • Prior internship in PR and/or Digital/Social agencies or related course work 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 
  • Strong attention to detail, organization, multitasking, and time-management 
  • Write, present, and communicate in a persuasive manner, across a variety of platforms, including social media 
  • Team player who enjoys working with and helping others in a collaborative environment 
  • Curious and open to others’ ideas and viewpoints with a willingness to learn and take constructive feedback 
  • A good problem solver who seeks to make improvements and learns from mistakes 

 

About Taylor 

Taylor is a purpose-led marketing communications agency that has shaped possibilities for the world’s leading brands for four decades. Our heritage in public relations and deep sports & entertainment expertise fuels breakthrough creativity across the entire media ecosystem.



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