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New York Road Runners


The NYRR Media and Public Relations department crafts and executes the organization’s media and public relations strategies and manages all PR initiatives on behalf of NYRR. The team works to gain visibility and appreciation for NYRR’s brand image, flagship races, community events, youth programs, and instructional and training programs, all with the aim of helping and inspiring people through running. We are seeking a spring intern who is self-motivated with strong organizational skills and pays attention to detail.

Job Responsibilities:

-Draft media materials including press releases, media alerts, media recaps, fact sheets, and identify topics in a variety of media outlet editorial calendars that are relevant to NYRR races, programs and initiatives
-Assist with press operations for NYRR events and races throughout the spring, including NYRR five-borough series signature races such as United Airlines NYC Half and Airbnb Brooklyn Half
-Monitor NYRR’s Online Media Center, managing daily content updates to NYRR Media Coverage and uploading media materials such as press releases and media alerts
-Assist with posting NYRR’s media coverage on the media Twitter handle (@nyrrnews) and continue to grow the team’s social media footprint
-Assist in updating media contact lists
-Seek out new and distinct opportunities for NYRR to secure media coverage, keeping close attention to the running industry, news angles, and editorial calendar listings
-Monitor and organize press clippings, looking through magazines and daily newspapers for NYRR and running industry news
-Serve as administrative contact for the media team including processing invoices, ordering supplies, etc

Position Requirements

-Bachelor's degree—or in the process of earning a Bachelor’s degree—from an accredited college in PR, communications, journalism or related field
-Minimum 1-3 years’ media experience, including internships
-Exceptional written and verbal communications skills; experience in writing press releases and pitch letters a plus
-Self-motivated with strong organizational skills, analytical talent, and attention to detail
-Ability to meet and perform under tight deadlines, think clearly under pressure, and exercise good judgment
-Understanding of the digital environment including website content management systems and social media
-Must be proficient in Microsoft Applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook); experience with Vocus/Cision, or other public relations software/services a plus
-Ability to work weekends as needed for race assistance
-Passion for NYRR and our mission


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