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Corporate Communications Extern

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 six 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, analyze and collate 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 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 activities including trainings and campus tours
Learn quickly in a fast paced ever changing environment
Conducts outreach to media

 

Requirements

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

 

 

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