Sunday, January 07, 2007

Interested in PR? Marketing? A great internship?

This just in from the marketing director of the Ithaca Downtown Partnership, which is looking for an intern to do ...well, all things marketing and PR!

Internship with the Marketing Director for the Ithaca Downtown Partnership.

As marketing director, I am responsible for everything related to our downtown merchants, retailers, restaurants, etc. (businesses within the BID boundaries... about 22 square blocks). Considering not everyone has email, just keeping everyone informed and involved can be a full-time job in itself. From employee discount cards, to newsletters, to meeting schedules, there is a lot to circulate at any given time. I am also responsible for general marketing and advertising. These three little words cover a universe of line items! These include (and are in no way limited to) student marketing, a regional "targeted marketing campaign", marketing to residents/locals, website maintenance and design, newsletters, brochures and distribution, informational and support collateral for various projects and initiatives (like Downtown Dollars), ribbon cuttings, press releases... I will run out of room soon, but you get the idea! Oh, and did I mention GRANTS???

Why intern at IDP:
Downtown Ithaca is growing. 22 new businesses opened this past year and there are multi-million dollar projects in the works right now. Downtown is exciting. There is no such thing as boredom in our office! We offer an opportunity to explore and understand how non-profit organizations (read: understaffed but passionate!) function; how communities work to position themselves as tourist destinations; how to collaborate with lots of entities on lots of levels (political, economic, social); and we need people who can contribute creatively to the "whole picture" of what we would like to accomplish as far as branding and identity for Downtown Ithaca. We are getting there, but we need more co-pilots!

If you are interested, contact:
Stephanie W. Vann
Marketing Director
Ithaca Downtown Partnership
Center Ithaca - 171 E. State St.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-277-8679
Fax: 607-277-8691


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