Media Relations Internship in Germany 2015

Media Relations Internship

Application deadline: Ongoing
Ecosia, or as we like to call it, the search engine that plants trees, is one of the leading social businesses and the first B Corporation in Germany. As part of our mission to cultivate a more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable world, we want to reverse the tide of deforestation by planting a billion native trees by 2020. With 2 million users, 20 million searches, and more than 1,000 user evangelists, we are now looking for a passionate Media Relations Intern to join our ambitious team of nine based in Berlin for a paid internship.

What you’ll be doing

  • Own all facets of Ecosia’s English and German-language media relations
  • Build and maintain relationships with international journalists & bloggers
  • Routinely cold-call and pitch stories to relevant outlets and writers
  • Routinely draft and distribute information to the media
  • Manage social media channels and field feedback
  • Build and maintain a database of media contacts
  • Build and maintain media kits
  • Field all media requests
  • Monitor media coverage
  • Possibly co-ordinate events or promotions

What you bring

  • Fluent spoken and written English and German (native language skills a bonus)
  • Exceptional people skills
  • Fearless persistence in cold-calling
  • Propensity for relationship building via phone and e-mail
  • ‘Can-do’ attitude and readiness to roll up your sleeves
  • Readiness to work closely with the communications team

What we offer you

  • Fair compensation package (1000-1500 EUR depending on experience)
  • Opportunity to promote a product used by millions of users
  • Fun and friendly atmosphere (smart colleagues and a supportive team included)
  • Chance to be part of a meaningful challenge
  • Great place to grow and break out of your comfort zone
  • Oh, and coffee, and organic apples, we have plenty of both

How to Apply:

Please send your resume along with a brief cover letter (in English) topiotr.drozd@ecosia.org.

We encourage you to apply even if you have less experience of some of the essential criteria. We recognise that you may need further experience and development in some areas.

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