The City of Lakeville is accepting applications for an intern to assist the Communications Manager and other department staff with the City’s communications activities. This position is responsible for communications-related functions with the goal of providing timely, accurate information to the public. This position will work full-time during the summer months, mid-May – August.
First review of applicants will be January 2nd 2020.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist with developing content and graphics for various City publications, electronic media and social media platforms.
Write and produce internal communications materials.
Provide support to City departments by writing/proofing/editing content to be posted on website, ensuring accurate, timely and engaging content.
Develop photo library content and maintain archival system.
Continue development on annual master calendar, and update as needed.
Work with City employees as directed to ensure accurate information is disseminated to the public (as well as media, when needed).
Other duties and activities as assigned.
Completion of at least two years of a journalism, English or communications program.
Knowledge of public relations and marketing techniques.
Skill in using Microsoft software and desktop publishing tools (Publisher or InDesign).
Skill in writing and editing, proper use of grammar, spelling, sentence structure.
Ability to work independently and provide self-direction.
Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with staff, contractors, public.
Experience or working knowledge of graphic design, photography, website design or video production is a plus.
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19950 Dodd Boulevard, Suite 101
Lakeville, MN 55044