Rackspace Public Relations Intern in San Antonio, Texas
Overview & Responsibilities
The PR internship is a perfect opportunity for students pursuing a career in public relations, communications or marketing to learn from a seasoned PR and analyst relations team about how to build and maintain a company’s brand reputation within local and national media, industry analysts and other key influencer audiences.
This intern will primarily support the Rackspace PR and AR teams with media relations and analyst relations activities, reporting, etc. Specifically, the intern will:
Track for Rackspace, competitor and industry coverage and flag relevant articles to the team
Compile comprehensive coverage reports for key corporate and product announcements
Develop weekly global communications highlights email that outlines key successes from the week and activities planned for the week ahead
Coordinate with the Rack Gives Back team to stay up to date on upcoming community events hosted by Rackspace; develop appropriate PR strategy to support event
Field and respond to incoming media requests from local business and tech reporters
Attend meetings with PR/AR team to learn about Rackspace’s various business units; look for proactive opportunities to highlight the work Rackspace is doing in these areas.
Coordinate internally with key Racker spokespeople to determine availability for analyst interactions.
Ensure spokespeople are prepared with analyst bios, backgrounds, and most recent interactions with Rackspace.
Currently pursuing a Bachelors in Communications, Public Relations, Mass Communications, Journalism or like field
Strong written (AP style and PR writing) and verbal communications skills
Experience developing press releases and media pitches
Experience pitching and interacting directly with media
Ability to own and successfully execute projects, while meeting deadlines
Ability to multi-task
Ability to work effectively across multiple teams
Passionate about technology and learning new things
Previous internship experience working with a technology company
Experience with PR monitoring and measurement tools (Meltwater, AirPR, etc.)
Req # 33509
Location(s) US-TX-San Antonio
Category Internships, Marketing