Public Relations Intern

International Speedway Corporation Talladega, AL
POSITION SUMMARY

The Public Relations Intern will learn the intricacies of Talladega Superspeedway's Public Relations Department, while strengthening their own professional attributes.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

* Write and edit official track press releases/announcements

* Research and develop story ideas for releases, souvenir event program

* Assist in maintaining strong ties to track community through charitable donations and events

* Analyze race statistics and track records for implementation into the Talladega Superspeedway media guide

* Strategize with PR team on ways to better engage with local and national media

* Plan and execute driver/personality appearances with PR/CM team in local markets

* File and build credential requests from media outlets, team PR representatives and track guests

* Prepare and maintain media center, credential office and press box for event weekend

* Other tasks as assigned by Public Relations leadership team

QUALIFICATIONS

* Create a mock AP style press release writing sample (writing assignment will be provided)

* Must be able to receive academic credit and provide paperwork (unless recently graduated)

* Self-motivated and committed

* Personable and articulate

* Available to work evenings and weekend events when necessary

* Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

DATES

* Flexible start/end dates, 24 plus hours per week, possibly some evenings and weekends

* Spring Internships - January through May | Fall Internships - August through November

* Summer internships are not available

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