Chicago’s Fast Tracking Millennials in PR

BPRS Chicago invites you to join us for a panel with Chicago’s Fast Tracking Millennials in PR, marketing, and communications.When: February 28th, 2017
Where: Early Society, 77 W Wacker, Chicago IL
Time: 6-8 pmregisternowOur panel is talking careers, misconceptions, and driving change in an industry struggling with diversity on every level. If you’re looking for motivation, advice, inspiration, and real-talk you need to be part of this discussion.Are you thinking I’m not a millennial so this isn’t for me? Think again! There is a lot that veteran professionals can learn from millennials, but there is an even bigger need for the two groups to come together to impact our future visibility in this industry.  We want you in the room and hope to see you there.Our speakers include:L’Oreal Payton (@LTintheCity) – Media Relations Manager, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago & Northwest Indiana
Brian J. Packer, M.A. (@BPack2) – Account Supervisor, Flowers Communications Group
Martina L. Smith (@MartinaLSmith) – Marketing Manager, The Alumni Society & Founder, Social PixPod
Paul M. Patterson (@MrPaulPR) – Marketing and Communications Manager, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, American Bar Association
Kiera S. Ellis (@KieraEllis) – Deputy Press Secretary, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

$20 Members (All 2016 memberships expired Dec 31st, 2016)
$30 Non-Members
$15 Students

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BPRS Chicago Digital Internship

BPRS Chicago is seeking an intern to serve as a social media coordinator for our digital and social properties. This coordinator will serve as the front and back end of our brand voice, creating and curating content and updating it on the various platforms.

On-the-job training with the BPRS Chicago board members will help this intern to master the skills of coordinating social media properties in one brand voice. At the end of this 12-week internship, the intern will have learned and developed social media management skills integral to his or her career in PR.

An ideal candidate will be a current student majoring in marketing, journalism or public relations who is adept at social media and passionate about staying up-to-date on industry news and views.

You Must:

  • Be passionate about digital media  (a strong digital presence is preferred)
  • Possess outstanding interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Have technical proficiency in social media platforms, content management and website maintenance – or be willing to learn quickly
  • Be organized, paying strong attention to detail
  • Have your own computer and reliable internet connection
  • Be able to work autonomously
  • Spend at least five hours each work week (M-F) managing the BPRS Chicago digital communities
  • Be available for 30 minutes to one hour each week to check in with board members

What you’ll do:

  •  Draft and edit digital content including Tweets, Facebook posts, LinkedIn blurbs and discussions, and website articles and blogs
  • Provide suggestions of news and content to Retweet, post to Twitter and Facebook and post on the BPRS Chicago website
  • Update and maintain the BPRS digital and social properties including, but not limited to website, Facebook group, LinkedIn group and Twitter
  • Spend 5 hour each week managing the BPRS digital communities
  • Check in with appointed BPRS board members at least once per week

Please send resumes to Tiasha Stevenson: