The Sextant Group
Days/hours & duration of job: weekdays, 20 - 30 hrs/wk
Start Date: TBD
End Date: TBD
If you like to write and would enjoy working in an informal but professional setting, this internship may be a good fit for you. We have openings in our Pittsburgh headquarters for 3-month positions throughout 2014 and early 2015 assisting a four-person national marketing team.
Your primary assignment would be to talk with our project managers to learn about our most interesting projects, and then writing short and medium-length descriptions that best highlight the "cool factor." Other assignments might include assisting with our social media program, tailoring promotional materials for clients, or researching the national Architectural/Engineering market for intelligence in the form of leads and contacts.
Additional functions may include:
•Locating archival information from company files
•On-line research of potential new projects
•Special projects or assignments
We envision the ideal candidate as a 3rd-year student working toward a Degree in Writing, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, or related discipline, and are able to demonstrate
•Strong and natural writing skills, with an interest in grammar, proofreading, and editing
•Good organization, proactive thinking, and self-starting capabilities
•A professional image and demeanor, with demonstrated ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization
•The ability to manage multiple project deadlines and deliverables with accuracy and attention to detail
•Familiarity with various forms of social media for business
•Comfort working both sides of the brain, and have fun doing it
Cover Letter Required: Yes
Writing Samples Required: Yes
**Please send writing samples between 500 and 1000 words (at least one creative, one that is more technical in nature) that best present your professional writing strengths, particularly in a business-to-business environment to Terry Caywood at tcaywood@TheSextantGroup.com
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