Posted On: February 1, 2016
Media Organization: Corkery Group Unlimited
Corkery Group Unlimited is a full-service strategic consulting firm specializing in issue-oriented health and medical communications. We are internationally recognized for our work with some of the world’s most influential health organizations and corporations. We help our clients build their reputations and mobilize support for their priorities among policymakers, the media and the public.
The Junior Associate is an intelligent and capable entry-level communications professional with passion for global health issues, policy, advocacy and/or media. The Junior Associate is the most junior member of the account team and participates in a wide range of communications/public relations tasks including conducting research, performing social and traditional media monitoring, developing presentations and other communications materials, analyzing media coverage and online coverage, and conducting outreach to reporters.
The Junior Associate reports to an Associate. This is a learning position, enabling the individual to develop the professional skills to actively contribute to client deliverables.
Account & General Support
-Effectively utilizes both internal and external research capabilities – including use of the web, media monitoring services, media databases and other communications resources in order to monitor and analyze media coverage for clients
-Evaluates and analyzes information and data (including media coverage) in the development of succinct and accurate summaries
-Develops media lists and other reports
-Arranges meetings and events
-Monitors social media and proposes relevant social media tactics
-Drafts client emails, article summaries, case histories and reports
Team Development & Initiative
-Develops personal judgement and knows when to seek advice from others
-Participates actively in team and staff meetings
-Takes initiative in setting career path and learning professional skills
-Works with manager to identify and address training, education and skill building needs
-Proactively seeks and shares information with colleagues
-Effectively uses talents of colleagues in own problem solving
Financial & Administrative
-Develops and applies understanding of billing and budgeting processes
-Prepares well-documented and thorough activity reports
-Completes timesheets and other administrative reports in a timely manner
Skills and Qualifications
-0-1 years full time work experience in a PR, health, science, advocacy, global health, or journalism setting preferred
-Excellent research and writing skills
-Intelligent, strategic and creative thinker
-Passion for understanding and/or demonstrated interested in public health issues and trends
-Exceptional interpersonal skills, a collaborative style and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels
-Positive, energetic attitude; enthusiasm and dedication to exceptional work products; sense of humor
-Experience with digital and social media tactics a plus
Corkery Group Unlimited is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people of diverse backgrounds to apply.