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Have a passion for the food industry? Bakery Seeks Intern.

Award-winning business owner of Russian Doll Bakery and Catering is seeking an unpaid intern(s) for Public Relations with social media experience. The business is located in a professional Riverside event venue. This is a position that provides the intern with a broad range of experience. The ideal candidate has a passion for the food industry and is a public relations student who is pursuing a degree in communications.
The intern works closely with the business owner to plan and execute key public relations initiatives for the business. A midterm start date is okay and intern may start immediately. 

You will help us increase our social media presence among new audiences. This is the perfect position for someone who enjoys social media and writing, and is creative and analytical. You will help us strategically grow and engage our community through various digital channels.

This opportunity provides you with a meaningful hands-on experience. You have the opportunity to apply core PR competencies and assist with several endeavors to showcase your talent. There is the possible freelance opportunity for maintaining the public relations effort after the internship.

You have access to over 150 professional digital photographs available to use in your efforts and the business logo is established. The business has an existing online presence with a website, along with various common social media platforms. The business owner seeks a consistent approach to graphic usage across platforms and the development of templates.

  • Work with the business owner to develop a public relations plan.
  • Review, edit, and rewrite text for a uniform style and graphic presence
  • to the public. For example, press releases, newsletters, blog posts,
  • Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.
  • Review existing social media platforms with the primary purpose to develop consistent graphic usage and format.
  • Write and submit press releases to local media channels.
  • Assist with the writing of digital material for communication campaigns.
  • Revise existing e-newsletter and rewrite text written by business owner.
  • Plan and create videos for online usage.
  • Develop a press kit for print and digital submission.
  • Other communications and social media projects as assigned. 

Overall, you assist with the development, maintenance, and update of content placed on the business web site and social media channels to enhance the branding effort. You assist to ensure quality control and brand compliance and that content is user-friendly, simple, accurate, and clear.

Contact: Chef Fenya Konovaloff
(951) 660-2893

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The Communications Manager leads and organizes the Chamber's communication and marketing efforts through various publications and media outlets, as well as works to establish a robust and cohesive brand for the organization.

Essential Functions/Objectives

  • Publications: write, edit, and manage the production of the Chamber's monthly publication, Greater Riverside Business (GRB), and weekly e-newsletter, Chamber Communicator. Coordinate production of regular and special publications, including annual Membership Directory and Community Map.
  • Website and Social Media: oversee the design, implementation, and update of the Chamber's website and social network presence, including Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts. Develop monthly calendar and oversee staff efforts to distribute informational and promotional information via email distribution network.
  • Media & Public Relations: coordinate development of press releases for special events and Chamber activities and ensure distribution to relevant news media. Establish and maintain professional relationships with local media contacts.
  • Event Presentation: develop and implement audio/visual presentations for regular and special Chamber events and activities. Assists Special Events Manager with coordination of annual events, including the Mayor's State of the City Address, Inaugural, and Board of Directors Retreat.
  • Corporate & Member Benefits: manage corporate and member benefits programs, of which duties include: reviewing potential programs, marketing programs to membership, reviewing member participation, and collecting royalties.
  • Committee Liaison: serve as staff coordinator and liaison for the Chamber's Marketing Committee. Lead the development of the Chamber's annual marketing plans in support of strategic planning objectives.
  • Perform various office duties: filing, answering phones, etc.
  • Assume additional responsibilities and assignments as requested by the President/CEO.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

 

  • Excellent oral and written communication and customer service skills.
  • Ability to multi-task concurrent projects and perform effectively in a fast-paced office environment.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team or independently with limited supervision.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency with Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office design and publishing applications, Adobe design and publishing applications, social media networks, and audio/visual equipment.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Preferred bachelor's degree OR equivalent experience in a professional environment.
  • Able to lift 25 lbs without difficulty.
  • Must have reliable transportation.

Compensation

  • $18.00 - $20.00/hour 
  • Medical, dental and vision benefits offered after ninety (90) day introductory period.

To Apply

  • Submit cover letter and resume to Administrative Assistant/Office Manager Rebekah Cloud at rcloud@riverside-chamber.com.
  • Seeking applicants until position filled. Qualified applicants will be invited for an interview on first-come first-serve basis.
  • No phone calls please.

 Founded in 1900, the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce represents the interests of business in the greater Riverside area by providing members with networking opportunities, promoting the community, and engaging federal, state, and local officials in order to improve the economic prosperity of the Inland region. Visit our website at www.riverside-chamber.com.

2014-01-08:

PRSA-IE Management Services  

The Public Relations Society of America Inland Empire Chapter (PRSA-IE) seeks reliable and professional, part-time (10 hours per month) management services for its chapter.  Roughly four hours per month will take place at a physical location while all other monthly duties may be handled at the discretion of the service provider.

Services are contracted at $20 per hour with a 10 hour maximum per month. Approved expenses for office supplies will be reimbursed by PRSA-IE with accompanying receipt(s). The following skills and traits are required:

  • Organized
  • Professional
  • Detail oriented
  • Computer, internet connection, and home printer required
  • Experience with minor bookkeeping
  • Social media savvy
  • Technically savvy (ability to set up and break down audio and video equipment at meetings)

Duties

General Organization

  • Organize online storage and meeting notes in designated locations
  • Follow and/or help create consistent templates for all documents
  • Manage general office and mail
  • Provide a monthly written report to the board

Board meetings

  • Arrange board meeting locations and food
  • Work with treasurer to scan, organize, and store receipts
  • Collect and assemble all meeting notes and place in appropriate folders online after meeting

Luncheons and Special events

  • Coordinate with meeting location for food, space, A/V equipment, as needed to assist Education Chair
  • Help with Special Events as requested by Special Events Chair
  • Review event contracts as needed
  • Review sponsorships for consistency
  • Coordinate final details with guest speakers, as needed
  • Prepare name tags and registration lists
  • Handle registrations at the door and collect payments

Marketing

  • Coordinate with Events and Marketing Chairs to ensure all meetings online and marketed properly according to chapter marketing template.
  • Press release to local media and send to President for questions
  • Input messaging created by the Communications Chair into the chapter’s website with Star Chapter, as needed.
  • Coordinate and assist in social media push of event with Communication Chair, as needed.

Membership

  • Update Star Chapter Membership Roster monthly before board meeting
  • Prepare list of new, expiring and prospect list for board to review (board to follow up or designate action)
  • Serve as Liaison with PRSA National regarding to individual membership issues.
  • Research potential candidates for membership

Awards & Polaris

  • Assist Polaris and Awards chair as necessary to arrange collection, preparing and shipping of Polaris entry judging

Sponsorship

  • Organize and update sponsors in database for annual letter campaign
  • Research potential vendors for sponsorship opportunities and present at monthly board meeting

Please send application to president [@] prsaie.org. 

2014-03-12:

Community Affairs Representative I II and Sr. with 
Western Municpial Water District

Individuals within the Community Affairs Representative series can expect to perform routine to complex duties related to District outreach, messaging, legislative, and community engagement.

District employees are expected to work overtime, weekends, evenings and holidays as required to accommodate the District needs, in addition to responding as a Disaster Emergency Service Worker.

See Job Flyer for more details.

Job Details

Job ID: 14-05
Category: Community Affairs
Salary
Full Time, Classified, Non-Exempt
Hourly Rate: Range 33, 37, 40
$25.66 - $33.69, $31.20 - $40.95, $37.86 - $52.06
Published: Mar 11, 2014
Closing: Open Until Filled

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Dr. Annie Hough-Everage Joins us for First PRSA-IE luncheon of 2014

Dr. Hough-Everage, Professor at Brandman University joins us January 15th as we explore building a brand through community engagement. Dr. Hough-Everage mentors students in credential, MAE and MAT degree programs. She'll be sharing her experience, creative ideas, and successes in establishing community engagement over the last four year between Brandman University and its local community. 

Register online before Janruary 13th for the early-bird rate.