Spring is Calling for Fresh PR Interns

We may be knee deep in Halloween candy and costumes, but it’s time to begin our hunt for fresh, new interns to join the Dittoe PR team this spring semester.

If you’re interested in gaining real-world experience and working with professionals who are incredibly bright and talented then Dittoe Public Relations may be the place for you! Please read the internship description below.

internRequirements/Skills: Public relations interns will be actively enrolled in, or a recent graduate of, a university journalism, public relations, marketing, advertising or other related program. Current students will preferably have at least sophomore standing. The individual must demonstrate an understanding of basic media relations skills, solid writing skills, an ability to interact professionally with clients and good judgment.

A working knowledge of computers, as well as word processing and database management software is necessary. The public relations intern will be mentored by the intern director and will work closely with the firm’s account executives. The intern director will help the intern prioritize tasks and focus on multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously. Fall interns will work 20-40 hours per week. Prior relevant experience is preferred.

Responsibilities: We are looking for paid interns to work with us on a wide variety of client projects, including but not limited to:

  • Drafting basic public relations materials including news releases, fact sheets, client meeting summaries, status reports, social media posts and other materials as directed
  • Carrying out special event planning activities and arrangements as outlined by the intern director
  • Attending and participating in client meetings, media training sessions, presentations and brainstorming sessions as directed
  • Assisting with the development and updating of media lists and other databases. Other tasks include database creation, data entry and update additions and corrections
  • Assisting with administrative duties including sorting, collating, stuffing envelopes, mailings and other administrative functions as assigned
  • Supporting the firm’s efforts by drafting news releases and performing research activities
  • Assisting firm staff with other client, business development and firm management projects as needed

To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume and three varying writing samples to:

Britny Kalule, Account Executive
britny [at] dittoepr [dot] com

No phone calls please. The deadline to apply is 5:00 PM EST on Wednesday, November 25.

Eric Kokonas Named to TechPoint’s Tech 25 Inaugural Class

Innovative. Sarcastic. Dedicated.

These are all words we would use to describe our Vice President of Strategy, Eric Kokonas. After this week, we can add award-winner to the list.

Today, Dittoe PR is pleased to announce Eric has been selected to join the inaugural class of TechPoint’s Tech 25, a prestigious designation for 25 tech builders, creators and other individuals who are critical to building organizations in the local tech community, but very seldom get the recognition they deserve.

In true Eric fashion, his initial reaction to receiving the good news was filled with humility.

“Here I am, being acknowledged for an award that I never thought I had a chance at, and you know that’s not me
trying to be modest. I honestly didn’t think I would even be considered for this. But it really means a lot to me that you guys think I’m deserving of it.”

Eric KokonasEric will be recognized for his achievement at the 16th Annual Mira Awards on May 2 and featured on TechPoint.org prior to the awards ceremony.

As an agency that loves to support one another, we couldn’t be more proud of Eric. In his six years at Dittoe PR, Eric has worked diligently to secure powerful national media coverage for some of Indy’s biggest tech companies, most promising startups and other top marketing tech companies. We can say with certainty that Eric knows the tech media landscape better than anyone and consistently lands stories for clients in Mashable, TechCrunch, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and WIRED – just to name few.

In fact, his fervent fan base doesn’t stop within the walls of Dittoe PR. Taulbee Jackson, CEO of Rundown and former client of Eric’s, couldn’t say enough great things about his work ethic or efforts.
“Eric – you changed the course of Raidious, made the city of Indianapolis look amazing in the national spotlight, and you’ve made better lives for all of our employees and their families – along with influencing the thinking and approach of marketers across the globe. Eric made a mark on history, and the ripple effects will continue forever,” Taulbee said.

Tech 25_2015_FacebookCongratulations, Eric! We can’t wait to cheer you on next month when you accept your award and watch you continue to help many of our state’s best and brightest tech companies achieve greatness through your tireless PR efforts. Whether you are developing a strategic PR plan, crafting targeted media pitches or cooking gourmet waffles for us, your dedication to your craft, our clients and Dittoe PR fully demonstrates why you are so deserving of this award.

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