iRobot Corporation

Public Relations Intern

US-MA-Bedford
Marketing/Business Development
Requisition ID
3480
Job Post Information* : Posted Date
3 days ago

Summary

The iRobot Communications Internship program is designed for individuals considering a career in public relations, corporate communications and marketing. Interns are provided a real-life professional experience in which they can learn about public relations and internal communications, and gain hands-on knowledge of the basic communications skills and tools that are essential for a relevant career. We are currently seeking qualified candidates to join the communications team in Bedford, MA. 

 

You will assist in supporting the internal and external brand image of a public company and consumer facing technology leader. You will manage the iRobot editorial calendar, write internal communications, assist with managing internal and external events, field incoming media requests, draft reports, support the product reviews program, build and maintain media kits and media lists, and support media interviews. This role requires an experienced student that has a passion for public relations, internal communications and technology, is high‐ energy, organized, team driven, and detail oriented, with superior communication skills, both written and verbal.

 

This Co-op is from January-July 2018

Essential Functions/ Job Duties

  • Assist the public relations team in building longterm, trusted media relationships with producers, journalists and bloggers at the top national consumer, broadcast and vertical outlets as well as relevant international publications.
  • Assist the internal communications team with creating content for the company intranet and drafting announcements.
  • Support the communications team to execute on programs that build a favorable public and internal image for iRobot, company executives and key products including: Roomba, Braava, Mirra and Looj.
  • Help with the planning of internal and external events.
  • Daily Press Coverage Report Daily monitoring and reporting on iRobot coverage to iRobot employees.
  • Help manage logistics for the iRobot product reviews and awards programs to ensure fair and positive evaluations of iRobot Home products.
  • Daily and quarterly clip reporting for senior executives of each division.
  • Assisting with BRoll and Image Requests.
  • Perform administrative and various clerical duties.
  • Help maintain client media lists.
  • Package press kits, promotional mailings and giveaways.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be able to:

  • Communicate simply and effectively, pose excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Prioritize
  • Learn and adopt new corporate cultures and processes quickly while infusing their own relevant and effective experience and best practices
  • Have relentlessly high standards
  • Be comfortable in a professional work environment
  • Work with a sense of urgency
  • Follow through, follow through, follow through
  • Research media coverage trends
  • Telephone and email contact with members of the editorial community

Requirements:

  • Available for a fulltime, sixmonth commitment
  • Interest in public relations, internal communications and marketing
  • Interest in technology
  • Organize and prioritize tasks
  • Computer literate (Word, Excel, Internet Explorer and PowerPoint)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team coordinating multiple tasks

 

iRobot is an “Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled”

 

About Us

We are the leading global consumer robot company, designing and building robots that empower people to do more, both inside and outside of the home. Founded by MIT roboticists who had the vision of making practical robots a reality. To date, we have sold over 20 million robots and globally employ more than 600 of the robot industry’s best and brightest. iRobot is committed to fostering invention, discovery and technological exploration in the pursuit of practical and valuable robot products for the home. iRobot stock trades on the NASDAQ stock market under the ticker symbol IRBT.

 

iRobot is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts, accessible by our corporate shuttle directly from Alewife Station. We also have offices in California, Europe, Japan, China & Hong Kong. Imagine the future you could help us build as a fellow iRoboteer! Check out #LifeAtiRobot and follow us on Instagram: @irobotcareers

 

iRobot is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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