Career and Internship Opportunities

Farmers Insurance

Public Relations Associate

Woodland Hills, Calif.


From Farmers Insurance Media & Public Relations Manager Trevor Chapman.


Woodland Hills, Calif., is a community within the city limits of Los Angeles (and is located in the San Fernando Valley).

Job Number:



We are Farmers! 

Join a team of diverse professionals at Farmers to acquire skills on the job and apply your learned knowledge to future roles at Farmers. Farmers Insurance also offers extensive training opportunities through the award winning University of Farmers named by Training magazine amongst top 10 corporate training units in the world. Start your career at Farmers today! 


Job Summary 

  • Researches, writes and prepares external communication materials such as news releases, media advisories, reports, and speeches.
  • When conducting research, the Public Relations Associate will likely coordinate with members of the Enterprise Marketing teams, however, additional research and some coordination with other departments may be required.
  • When writing and preparing external communications, the Public Relations Associate will be expected to follow a set editorial schedules or develop a new editorial schedule with a manager if a current schedule does not exist. The Public Relations Associate is responsible for direct writing and drafting of content than project management or scoping of projects.
  • The Public Relations Associate is encouraged to strengthen his / her personal skill set by participating in in-house or outside industry related courses and seminars as deemed necessary to expand product and industry knowledge.


Essential Job Functions 

  • Research skills
  • Strong writing/editing skills
  • Coordination with external communications team and other partner business units
  • Project participant as Public Relations representative


Education Requirements 

  • Four year college degree, preferably with emphasis in journalism, English, writing or communications 


Experience Requirements 

  • 2 + years of experience preferred 


Special Skill Requirement 

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to complete independent research in a timely manner
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines
  • PC skills; knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and desktop publishing applications  


An Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Senior Product Manager – SMS Research

Minneapolis, Minn.


From Ms. Katina Shelton of PadillaCRT.


Essential Duties:


Develop Research Plan (Be The Expert):

  • Partner closely with account teams and clients and integrates themselves to provide meaningful strategic guidance in the creation of data-driven strategies and objectives alignment.
  • Work with SMS Senior staff to provide input during the preparation of the proposal to ensure the proposed research is methodologically sound, executable and can be completed within given budget [oversees project estimating] and time parameters. 


Execute Research:

  • Overall project management including designing and coordinating multiple customer research projects, both qualitative and quantitative from design and programming through to reporting under the guidance of senior staff using the SMS approach. As such, responsibilities would include through personal production and internal support teams:
    • Design survey research instruments that will answer the research and business objectives as defined in the proposal stage. 
    • Data collection (includes focus group moderation)
    • Sampling
    • Vendor management
    • Banner/tabulation design/Ad-hoc data analysis
    • Production of research reports that are 90%+ ready for Senior Consultant final review and edits.
    • Synthesizing analyzed data into actionable insights and present to leadership
  • Effectively copes with change and shifts gears comfortably


Effective Communicator:

  • Updating clients regularly on project progress (Commits to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external stakeholders).
  • Provides purpose, direction and motivation to project teams. Clarifies and communicates project objectives and success criteria, as well as team roles and responsibilities. Ensures the use of best practices and applies lessons learned from previous projects.
  • Contributes to a positive, collaborative work environment for the team. Mentors and coaches project team members as appropriate.
  • Prepare and present status at weekly checkpoint meeting.
  • Communicate verbal and written escalations and concerns to any level within the organization in a timely manner and for appropriate issues.


Continuous Organizational Capability Development:

  • Contributes to development of the Project Management practice: Participates in practice development efforts and facilitates project quality reviews and lessons learned meetings. Actively shares knowledge and learning from project experiences.
  • Embraces our core market research values:
    • Work together as ‘one team’ – shares ideas, knowledge and talents
    • Play to win – ambitious, acts with a sense of urgency and makes the most of their abilities 
    • Deliver the highest quality – puts quality at the heart of all of their activities
    • Continuously improve
    • Have fun and enjoys the journey
    • Do the right thing, even when the right thing is hard
    • Take accountability for their actions
    • Build trusting relationships – internally and externally
    • Give back – committed to making a positive difference


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Statistics or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in the market research industry; related graduate work or degree in lieu of some experience will be considered
  • Experience with crafting and defining a strategic business solutions based on broad client goals preferred
  • Experience and interest in supporting new business initiatives preferred
  • A thorough understanding of research methodology encompassing both qualitative and quantitative techniques, including survey design, data collection, advanced statistical approaches, report generation and consulting on outcomes
  • Professional demeanor, high level of integrity and ability to manage positive working relationships across all areas of the company
  • Research supplier/vendor/budget management experience preferred
    Supervisory experience with excellent written and verbal interpersonal skills as a team coach and member to coordinate and manage multiple tasks
  • Strong presentation and relationship development skills
  • Proficient with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • SPSS experience a plus
  • Focus group facilitation a plus
  • Global research experiences a plus


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Account Supervisor – Corporate Communications

Minneapolis Minn.


From Ms. Katina Shelton of PadillaCRT.


If you're passionate about driving communication results for clients and experienced in corporate communications, PadillaCRT wants to hear from you!  


We're an integrated communications firm that's ready to add an experienced account supervisor to our corporate communications team. The ideal candidate will possess broad-based corporate communications experience, solid business acumen, as well as a familiarity with the financial services industry and/or a solid grasp of financial/accounting concepts. Strong project management and presentation skills are a must.

PadillaCRT is looking for poised and knowledgeable professional with 7+ years of public relations experience in corporate communications, prior agency experience is preferred.


Excellent writing, client/team management and leadership skills are critical. The ideal candidate will bring communications planning, program implementation and management, and a record of delivering superior program results for clients.


Think you're a fit? Come be a part of PadillaCRT, one of the largest employee-owned communications agencies in North America.



  • Spearhead strategic communication campaigns
  • Implement client initiatives, including development and execution of public relations programs, budgets, and timelines
  • Effectively manage team to produce high quality work that meets client objectives and budgets
  • Establish and build strong relationships across multiple industries, including financial services
  • Identify prospective clients and develop new business individually and as a member of designated teams
  • Drive projects with plans that include timelines, task assignments and budgets
  • Ability to effectively present and lead client and new business meetings
  • Travel as needed for client meetings and special events  


Requirements and skills:

  • Bachelor degree in communications, public relations, business, journalism or related field
  • Seven or more years of progressive professional experience
  • Excellent writing and media relations skills
  • Strong verbal and presentation skills
  • Computer proficiency and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Database management proficiency
  • On- and off-line research proficiency, including use of popular search engines and proprietary research tools
  • Effective time management skills
  • Demonstrated desire for continuous learning


Our clients span various industries, including technology, food/beverage/consumer products, agriculture, manufacturing, health care, retail, financial and more. Our staff includes experts in marketing communications, crisis/critical issues management, employee communications, investor relations, market/opinion research, digital media, creative design, media relations and public affairs.


Excellence. Integrity & Truthfulness. Generosity. Innovation & Creativity. Service & Servant Leadership. Inclusion. That's who we strive to be. And we're seeking entrepreneurial individuals who want to grow with us.


Thanks for considering PadillaCRT. We encourage you to visit us at to learn more.




Senior Director – Health

Minneapolis, Minn.


From Ms. Katina Shelton of PadillaCRT.


Position Summary

The Senior Director is responsible for the day-to-day leadership of a variety of health care accounts, managing account teams, and driving revenue-producing growth (existing and new accounts).  He/she serves as a principal client contact (in absence of a director or account supervisor) and assumes greater responsibility for leading program planning, budgeting and staffing/billability of accounts.


 New Business Development

  • Grow business by providing leadership, direction and strategic guidance to colleagues, day-to-day teams and senior level clients
  • Responsible for organic growth of client fees/revenues with existing clients as well as for leveraging resources across practice areas to ensure cross-sector growth
  • Identify new business opportunities and contribute to overall business development planning and new client acquisitions
  • Participate in new business presentation development and pitch team
  • Help achieve practice’s revenue growth by aggressively participating in proactive new business development, including new client prospecting, content marketing development/strategies and other marketing opportunities


Client Service

  • Lead, nurture and maintain strong client relationships, providing day-to-day client support and strategic and tactical counsel
  • Direct, develop and execute communications programs to ensure they strategically achieve client’s business goals, within budget and on deadline
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively around complex health care client opportunities and challenges
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of all clients’ business and the health care industry
  • Research and counsel account teams and clients on competitive analysis on behalf of clients’ business; supports implementation and analysis of strategic research for all clients
  • Assess business landscape and provide insights to account teams to drive appropriate recommendations/actions for client needs
  • Differentiate the Padilla brand positively through agency, industry, profession or community leadership activity


Team Management 

  • Lead management of account team members, establishing meaningful goals to ensure team member(s) satisfaction and retention
  • Demonstrate superior level of teamwork and client relationship-building skills
  • Educate client teams to deliver strategical professional counsel and content
  • Stay abreast of health care environment shifts, provide guidance to teams and clients
  • Develop professional and management skills of account teams; provide ongoing performance review and training opportunities
  • Lend skills, capabilities or knowledge to assist team members in problem solving on behalf of clients, teams or general management



  • Lead, manage overall financial performance of accounts, including oversight of account staffing and financial process, including forecasting, budgeting, estimates, invoicing and collections
  • Successfully manage and grow a minimum of $750,000+ of fee income
  • Lead efforts to achieve company revenue and profitability projections
  • Oversee, plan, manage budgets and allocation of timelines and people resources to meet aggressive client growth goals



  • Minimum of 10+ years of relevant health care communications experience, preferably in pharmaceutical and device communications
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field including but not limited to communications, public relations, marketing, advertising, journalism or business
  • Must have a minimum of five (5) years management experience that includes financial, profitability oversight and extensive new business development
  • Expertise in research-based strategic program development and execution
  • Ability to maintain and expand successful client relationships
  • Proven experience hiring, motivating, growing and managing a professional communications team
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Professional presence with well-developed presentation skills
  • Ability to travel (regionally and nationally) approximately 20%


To apply, visit:




Vice President, Human Resources

Arlington, Va.


Human Resources



Full-time, Regular, Exempt

* A staffing firm has been retained to facilitate this search. 

PBS is a private, nonprofit corporation, founded in 1969, whose nearly 350 members are America’s public TV stations: noncommercial, educational licensees that serve all 50 states, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa. PBS reaches nearly 100 million people through television and nearly 33 million people online each month; its broad array of programs has been consistently honored by the industry’s highest awards.

A key strategic leader, the Vice President, Human Resources will partner with the CEO, COO, and the senior leadership team to champion a culture of innovation and creativity at PBS, identify and communicate the HR implications in business plans, and align business and HR strategies to proactively support the organization’s strategy, goals, mission and values. The incumbent plays an essential role in change leadership by collaborating with and guiding the senior team in alignment on values and priorities, and in leading initiatives that will create new ways of working -- while preserving and reinforcing core values.

As an experienced and accomplished executive, the VP, HR is responsible for developing, delivering and promoting best practices in human resources management and operations, organizational development, talent management and development, talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, and HR analytics.



  • HR Department Leadership and Management
    • Redefine the role of HR in the organization as business partners to provide PBS with strategic thinking, proactive support, as well as reactive problem solving. Ensure the team receives regular coaching and development, information and tools to effectively perform their roles.
    • Strategically direct and oversee day-to-day management of the HR operation to efficiently meet the needs of PBS and create a great employee experience.
  • Executive Team Member
    • Be the HR business partner and trusted advisor to the senior team. Support the CEO, COO and senior team members with HR expertise, guidance, customized solutions, crisp decision-making and information.
  • Organization Development
    • In partnership with the senior team, plan and implement systematic change through identification of values, communication, strategy, learning & development, systems and structure to enable PBS to continue to thrive as a trusted leader in the media industry, fulfilling its mission for decades to come.
    • Working together with the CEO and COO, develop the capabilities of the senior team to enhance skills in leading change.


  • Talent Management and Development
    • Advise and partner with businesses leaders in the acquisition, assessment and development of current talent, succession planning, and the strategic forecasting of future talent needs. Collaborate with the senior team and key stakeholders to identify critical positions and core competencies. Design and implement programs and processes to develop needed skills, knowledge and experience, and plan for successors to key roles.
    • Continually assess the effectiveness of the performance management program. Ensure the alignment of the program with the business’s natural cycles and talent development programs.
  • Employee Relations
    • Communicate a philosophy and ensure consistent practices for managing employee relations. Provide effective leadership over PBS’s employee policies and procedures, performance management program, and discipline process. Identify legally sensitive issues and work collaboratively with the office of the General Counsel.
  • Talent Acquisition
    • Expand and enhance recruiting capabilities, and redesign the flow of talent to meet current and future hiring needs. Ensure integration with talent management programs.
    • Enrich and maintain an employment brand that attracts sought-after talent to PBS, and reflects the PBS experience as a great place to work.
  • Data Analytics and Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
    • Lead and support the development of a data-driven decision making philosophy and process within PBS, working in partnership with other senior stakeholders. Link organizational effectiveness to business results.
    • Ensure capability and resources within HR to provide regular, meaningful reporting and analysis to enable decision-making and track progress and trends. Oversee the implementation of technology solutions that enhance the use of HR tools and programs.
  • Compensation and Benefits/Total Rewards
    • Lead a total rewards strategy that closely integrates competitive compensation and benefits programs to motivate, recognize and reward effective performance. Ensure alignment of compensation with talent management programs. Ensure a benefit program that reinforces and reflects the PBS culture.


Fifteen years of experience in progressive HR leadership positions with knowledge of business strategy. Brings best-in-class HR practices gained from a company recognized for excellence in this function.



  • BA degree in social science, or business with emphasis in Human Resources preferred; MBA and SPHR a plus.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.



  • A champion of HR. Brings a track record of developing and structuring strong HR teams and an excellent manager of people, and a creator of a great employee experiences.
  • Experience leading and managing large-scale change initiatives. A change leader who has thoughtfully designed and implemented change and communications strategies and tools to enable business or functional transformation.
  • Strong business and financial acumen and the ability to direct functional efforts based on business direction and needs.
  • Experience in successfully promoting a culture of Diversity and Inclusion, and managing D&I initiatives.
  • Knowledgeable about current HR technology and what various systems can do to enhance the efficiency, effectiveness, and experience with and within HR.
  • Exposure to and understanding of Labor Relations, union environments and relationships preferred.
  • Experience working with, liaising with, and providing guidance to boards of directors.
  • Experience on a non-profit leadership team or board is helpful.



  • A trusted advisor, partner and a strategic thinker. A collaborative leader, with the ability to maneuver from big picture strategic thinking to the tactical implementation of human resource services.
  • An influencer who inspires credibility. Able to cultivate support and inspire enthusiasm for vision and strategy. Has the energy, motivation, and change management skills to influence in an environment that is changing, but with many legacy values and systems.
  • An excellent communicator, able to negotiate, persuade, and influence others in both written and verbal communication; able to explain complicated concepts simply and clearly; and can deliver a delicate or difficult message effectively, appropriately, and with sensitivity.
  • Approachable, open, and visible. A relationship builder, who creates positive energy. Self-aware, a learner, and a good listener. Shows high emotional intelligence.
  • A professional who possesses an unquestioned reputation for integrity and ethics; a strong ability to quickly gain the trust of others.
  • A creative problem solver: demonstrates intuitive judgment. Takes risks, tries things. Nimble, flexible, and open minded. Adept at implementing innovative programs that result in high levels of employee engagement.
  • Demonstrates a deep commitment to the mission of public media.


PBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Women, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.


For more information and to apply, visit:




Summer Internships - Paid

Arlington, Va. (with some in Alexandria, Va.)


Each summer, PBS welcomes more than two dozen interns to offices in Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia.


The goal of PBS’ internship program is to provide a valuable, educational experience for students interested in the world of public media. These interns will work on key projects and be actively involved in meaningful work, and they’ll gain a global view of PBS by working collaboratively within their teams and across departments.


  •          Creative Services Intern
  •          Digital Experience Producer Intern
  •          Digital Fundraising and Core Strategies Intern
  •          Film Festival Intern
  •          General Counsel Intern
  •          Government Affairs Intern
  •          Learning and Development Intern
  •          Media Production Intern
  •          PBS Education Event Intern
  •          PBS KIDS Social Media and Marketing Intern
  •          PBS Parents Intern
  •          Programming Intern
  •          Relational Fundraising Intern
  •          Software Development Intern
  •          Web Development Intern


For more information about PBS and these internships, please visit:




Entertainment Trainee

Los Angeles


Job Number:



Octagon is looking for energetic and motivated individuals to join our Entertainment Division. Candidates will mainly support Senior Management in the division and provide general administrative assistance and client support.  In addition Entertainment Trainees work closely within the division on a variety of challenging and interesting projects, including assisting with the creation of marketing materials for business proposals, participating in the creative process of developing client marketing strategies, interfacing with buyers, executives, talent, producers and agents. This is a great opportunity for a candidate who is looking to advance within the entertainment industry and wants to get exposure to the production, representation and creative side of television, film and digital media. The position requires the ability to prioritize assignments, multi task, and work under pressure in a friendly but fast paced environment. Successful trainees will be eligible for promotion within the division after 1-year in the position.


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Answer and screen supervisors’ telephone calls (high volume);
  • Arrange meetings and conference calls as requested;
  • Manage calendars and electronic contacts lists; 
  • Prepare, file, proofread, and send general correspondence;
  • Schedule travel arrangements for team members and clients;  monitor and bill related travel expenses by preparing and tracking expense reports;
  • Respond timely to internal and external inquiries;
  • Organize and maintain filing systems;
  • Provide general administrative support to specific projects
  • Interact with clients and handle requests on their behalf
  • Maintain client materials and files
  • Other reasonably related duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • One to two years of relevant experience or internships
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Strong organizational skills to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to deal with internal and external clients at all levels articulately and with courtesy and diplomacy;
  • Significant interest in developing a career in the field of entertainment talent representation


This position is located in our Los Angeles office.  To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume on-line at in the “Careers” section.


Octagon is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.




Account Coordinator – Celebrity and Influencer Strategy

New York


Job Number:




Are you interested in entertainment and popular culture?  Octagon is seeking a motivated and creative individual, passionate about the world of celebrity influencers, to join our team. We advise leading consumer brands, corporations, non-profit organizations and their marketing agencies by assessing the value of a celebrity, negotiating partnerships and activating the program. Octagon works with some of the world’s most prominent actors, directors, films, production companies, television properties, musicians, authors and content creators, and prestigious special events. For more information, please go to


The Account Coordinator will support the team by managing existing account relationships and assisting in the development and execution of new marketing programs. This position will be based in New York or Los Angeles. 


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Tracking industry trends, celebrities, and popular culture trends
  • Monitor the celebrity/brand landscape to determine industry direction and  competitive positioning
  • Maintaining and updating current programs in internal CRM database
  • Leverage talent relationships to benefit client programs
  • Utilize research and knowledge of celebrities/pop culture to assist account team in supporting client’s marketing objectives (including and not limited to chefs, actors, musicians, directors, athletes, designers, social stars, etc.)
  • Act as point of contact for the talent agency; work with agency to implement marketing programs
  • Complete monthly and wrap-up reports
  • Maintaining and updating industry contacts in Microsoft Outlook and media lists
  • Liaise with internal departments including finance, legal, travel and creative
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • 1-3 years agency/or related experience (preference from a lifestyle/celebrity-focused public relations agency and/or marketing agency)
  • Internet and social media savvy; knowledge of social media trends, blogging, Instagram/Snapchat/Twitter/Facebook, etc.
  • Well-developed research capability with understanding of Google search and other research tools
  • Strong organization and time management skills to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent organization/research skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated understanding of the marketing business; promotions, public relations and advertising
  • Strong pop-culture knowledge across all industries (music, entertainment, digital, chef, fashion, sports, etc.)
  • Knowledge of current events (award shows, film festivals, major sporting events, etc.) as well as different types of celebrity-driven marketing programs (PR, endorsement, advertising, seeding, product placement, gifting suites, etc.)
  • Exceptional people skills, able to gain and maintain the trust and confidence of individuals within and outside Octagon
  • Analytical thinker, able to problem solve multi variable tasks
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


For consideration please submit your cover letter and resume on-line at in the “Careers” section. 


Octagon is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.



Coca-Cola Company

Senior Manager, Corporate Communications

Mexico City, México


Position Overview:

The Corporate Communications Sr Manager will lead the Corporate Communication strategy (CORA) and advice regarding the communication objectives of the organization and in its subsequent strategy. Ensure consistency and relevance of all the corporate communication narrative and messages of the organization; manage corporate identity, organizational image and brand architecture (organization, visual identity, reach, relationships). Manage and implement the communications in the institutional and corporate scope in the company and collaborate within the system.



·         Create/implement strategic and comprehensive CORA strategy to protect and support the continuous improvement of IMCC reputation (Coca-Cola Foundations and its diverse programs, Sustainability efforts, Environmental Footprint, ONG’s, among others)

·         Coordinate CORA’s different events (prices, forums, foundation)

·         Lead and coordinate different reports on CORA (sustainability yearly inform, Foundation, etc)

·         Coordinate systems narrative with bottlers on CORA and management of data

·         Anticipate trends and potential issues by monitoring stakeholders on environment and provide regular communications identifying the key impacts and solutions

·         Project Management

·         Coordinate the transparency efforts within the company and manage reactive crisis management on CORA issues

·         Manage area budget, contracts, ensuring correct application of opex/DME

·         This position will lead the corporate communications strategy. This position will streamline and coordinate any communication strategy in order to forge a strong relationship and increase CORA.

·         The position needs to be able to make decisions on corporate reputation strategy. It also does much of the interactions with key stakeholders with all levels of the company and the system.

·         High complexity in communications in several mediums. Contacts and subject negotiations with multiple parties internally and externally and need to craft the narrative and disseminate information within the Mexico System (IMCC) as well as at group and global level. Need to handle different projects at a time.



·         Strategic Thinking

·         Communicating Effectively

·         Delivers Results

·         Balance immediate & long-term priorities

·         Building value based-relationship & networks

·         Drives innovative business improvements

·         Develops and Inspires Others

·         Influences The System / Negotiation

·         Tolerating Stress, Working Under Pressure

·         Change Management

·         Demonstrating Judgment in Decision-Making

·         Project Management

·         Professional writing & communications skills

·         Ability to interact with senior levels and knows how to be persuasive


At least 7 years of professional experience in corporate communications, developing strategy and having worked in a consumer/service company in a communications/PR function at least 4 of those years. Journalist experience is a plus.

MA in Communications or similar. International Relations. MBA preferred

At The Coca-Cola Company you can cultivate your career in a challenging and dynamic environment. We are the largest manufacturer and distributor of nonalcoholic drinks in the world-selling more than 1 billion drinks a day. Unlock your full potential with a future-focused company that is known and respected throughout the world. 


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