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Public Relations Counselor

Meridian Group is seeking a Public Relations Counselor who is passionate about clients and their business. We are looking for someone who has experience working within a collaborative environment and can build strong relationships. This person must be a strategic thinker who is analytical and presents insightful, well thought points of view.

What You’ll be Doing:

  • Research, develop, present and implement inventive PR campaigns and programs for existing clients and new business prospects;
  • Pitch traditional and social media contacts to ensure our client’s story is top of mind;
  • Research, write and edit content, and distribute via media alerts, fact sheets, pitches;
  • Nurture media contacts to deliver the client’s story in news releases, features and online placements;
  • Collate, analyze and evaluate media coverage and trends;
  • Build relationships with key social influencers;
  • Prepare regular client reports, status grids, and activity reports;
  • Monitor trends — including newspapers, magazines, journals, broadcasts, newswires, blogs and social— for client opportunities and challenges; and
  • Deliver accurate correspondence and creative material to client for review or final delivery.

What We’d Like to See:

  • At least three years of experience in consumer, B2B or not-for-profit public relations at an agency or in-house setting;
  • A strong understanding of the relationship between traditional public relations and the use of current online/digital technology and social media;
  • Solid media relations/publicist skills and excellent writing skills;
  • Understanding of social media best practices and trends;
  • Ability to be flexible and multi-task – managing multiple assignments with tight and evolving deadlines; and
  • Great attention to detail, enthusiasm and desire to be a team player.

If you think you have what it takes to join the dynamic team at Meridian Group, please send a resume and cover letter to Erin Brothers at erin.brothers@themeridiangroup.com and Anne Randolph Powell at annerandolph.powell@themeridiangroup.com.

Meridian Group is an advertising, public relations and digital marketing firm located in Virginia Beach, Va. specializing in building top brands through the Why ProcessTM. With more than 35 years of experience in guiding both small and large companies and organizations to become the leaders in their respective categories, the agency serves more than 25 clients including STIHL Inc., Wounded Warrior Project, The Roosevelt Hotel New York City, The Chrysler Museum and The Port of Virginia. For more information, visit themeridiangroup.com.


Internships Available for Fall 2018

Applications are no longer being accepted for summer internships, but we will accept fall applications until July 20, 2018.

Public Relations Intern

Meridian Group’s public relations team seeks a motivated team player with a flair for communications. Responsibilities may include: assisting public relations team with day-to-day account projects, monitoring trends, editing and writing press releases, media relations activities, developing editorial calendars, conducting basic research and contribute to brainstorming sessions. Opportunity to learn about public relations, advertising and interactive disciplines and attend professional development seminars. Internship is unpaid but can be used for school credit.

Applicant qualifications should include:

  • Excellent communications skills, writing ability and computer skills a MUST.
  • Prior internship experience preferred, but not required.
  • Understanding of AP style a plus.
  • Must be available 20 hours per week during the semester.

Email your resume with cover letter to amber@themeridiangroup.com. No phone calls please.

Account Coordinator Intern

Meridian Group’s account team seeks a motivated team player for an account coordinator internship. Responsibilities may include: assisting the client team with day-to-day account projects, monitoring trends, proofreading, editing, writing/content development, presentation building, quantitative and qualitative client research, conducting and contributing to brainstorming sessions, in-depth ROI analysis and reporting, along with day-to-day administrative duties. Opportunity to learn about marketing, advertising and interactive disciplines and attend professional development seminars. Internship is unpaid but can be used for school credit.

Applicant qualifications should include:

  • Excellent communications skills, writing ability and computer skills a MUST.
  • Knowledge of social media preferred.
  • Prior internship experience preferred, but not required.
  • Must be available 15-20 hours per week during the semester.

Email your resume with cover letter to amber@themeridiangroup.com. No phone calls please.

Marketing/Communications Intern

Meridian Group and Independent We Stand are seeking a motivated team player with a flair for communications. Responsibilities may include: assisting Independent We Stand team with day-to-day account projects, social media platforms, monitoring trends, editing, writing/content development, media relations activities, contributing in creative brainstorming sessions, developing editorial/social media calendars, performing data entry and conducting research. Opportunity to learn about cause marketing, public relations, advertising and interactive disciplines. Internship is unpaid but can be used for school credit.

Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent communications skills, writing ability and computer skills a MUST.
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple project priorities simultaneously and effectively
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Social media experience a plus
  • Must be available 15-20 hours per week during the semester

Desired Qualifications

  • Prior internship experience in Marketing, Communications or PR
  • Understanding of AP style
  • Experience or exposure to copywriting
  • Strong creative and research writing skills

Email your resume with cover letter to amber@themeridiangroup.com. No phone calls please.