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Corporate Communications and Public Policy Extern

Duties

  • Facebook is seeking a highly organized, motivated and detail oriented college graduate to join our Communications team as a paid Extern at Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park, CA. The 6 month program provides a hands-on immersive work experience that will provide a solid foundation for a career in communications.
  • The Facebook Communications team helps inform consumers, the media, policy makers and other Facebook stakeholders about diverse issues that affect Facebook as a company and a platform for businesses, public figures, advertisers and people. The ideal candidate will possess a keen eye for detail, strong writing skills, and a solid understanding of media and what constitutes newsworthiness. It is essential that candidates possess stellar written and verbal communication skills as well as the ability to ruthlessly prioritize and work on a large number of projects.

Responsibilities

  • Supports Facebook's communications activities
  • Monitor and analyze new clips
  • Research and compile findings on areas of interest to the company
  • Assist with the development and writing of a wide range of materials such as press releases, blog posts, briefing sheets, Q&A's and talking points
  • Track and compile relevant data and information
  • Create media lists, reference grids and other supporting documents
  • Collaborate with fellow externs and members of the Communications team on a variety of projects and tasks
  • Assist with organizing events including trainings and campus tours
  • Learn quickly in a fast paced ever changing environment
  • Support outreach to media

Skills

  • BA or graduate degree in communications, marketing, business, law, political science, public policy, international relations, journalism or equivalent preferred
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to think, plan and execute resourcefully
  • Ability to suggest new ideas and take initiative
  • Experience in the Internet technology industry a plus
  • Passion for Facebook and online communication a plus
  • Previous intern/externship experience in communications, media, journalism or marketing

Education

BA or graduate degree in communications, marketing, business, law, political science, public policy, international relations, journalism or equivalent preferred

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