Agency Positions

Account Executive

 What they need: 

  • Completion of JOUR 344: PR Strategy
  • Excellent time management
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Interest in leadership
  • Ability to manage and motivate peers to form high functioning teams
  • Ability to plan and direct complex communication projects to ensure budgets and deadlines are met

What they do: 

  • Multiplatform storytelling: writing client content for a wide variety of needs including blogs, features, brochures, news releases, website content, etc.
  • Conduct research and first-person interviews to develop written materials
  • Work with news organizations to secure coverage of clients’ news, events and activities
  • Plan and implement special events, strategic communications plans, social media programs, etc.

Assistant Account Executive 

What they need: 

  • Completion of, or concurrently enrolled in, JOUR 344: PR Strategy
  • Good time management
  • Strong interpersonal skills

What they do: 

  • Write feature stories, news releases or other media materials.
  • Conduct research and first-person interviews to develop media materials
  • Plan and implement special events, strategic communications plans, social media programs, etc.
  • Media pitching
  • Work with creative staff to design organizational media such as newsletters, brochures, etc.

Editorial Director 

What they need: 

  • Successful completion of JOUR 327: Media Editing, Proofreading and Entry-level Layout
  • Excellence with copy editing and AP Style

What they do: 

  • Lead editorial meetings 
  • Coach editing team 
  • Edit agency material 
  • Present at agency meetings 

Editorial Assistant 

What they need:

  • Completion of, or concurrently enrolled in JOUR 327: Media Editing, Proofreading and Entry-level Layout

What they do: 

  • Work under the direction of the editorial director
  • Fact check, proofread for client, University Editing and AP Style and review work for visual presentation

Social Media Director 

What they need: 

  • Prior social media experience 
  • Ability to be creative while planning post 

What they do: 

  • Lead the social media team 
  • Create and plan content for all TGC social media platforms 

Social Media Team 

What they do:

  • Post and create content for all TGC social media platforms 
  • Come up with social media strategies 
  • Track analytics 

Art Director 

What they need: 

  • Prior TGC experience
  • Prior leadership with visual communications internship required

What they do: 

  • Leads the creative team: graphic designers, photographers and videographers
  • Facilitates critique: reviews the work of the design staff and helps them interpret client needs
  • Works directly with clients to solve their visual communication needs

Graphic Designers 

What they need: 

  • Ability to work with professional printers, web developers or hosting services
  • MADT portfolio review

What they do: 

  • Work directly with clients on print and digital media projects
  • Create special event materials: invitations, posters, signs and advertisements
  • Collaborate with TGC staff on visual storytelling
  • Create social media design elements and infographics
  • Create organizational branding elements: logos, brand guidelines, brochures, etc.

Web Designers

What they do: 

  • Work directly with clients to improve the look, feel and usability of their web materials
  • May work with web contractors to hand design off for coding
  • Collaborate with journalism and media arts students who typically generate written, photographic and video aspects of client projects
  • Work with respective account teams to meet deadlines

Photographers/Videographers 

What they need: 

  • Preferred applicants are media arts majors
  • Completion of JOUR 353: Photojournalism, for J&PR majors
  • Extensive experience shooting photo and video outside of classroom exercises

What they do: 

  • Meet with clients to determine artistic needs.
  • Attend events and orchestrate photo shoots
  • Contribute to creative photos/videos
  • Work with the respective account teams to meet deadlines
  • Source legal music and art for client video projects
  • Demonstrate an artistic eye and expertise on how to convey a concept through multimedia storytelling

General Manager 

What they need: 

  • Prior TGC or other PR leadership experience
  • Superior writing and editing skills
  • Faculty recommendations

What they do: 

  • Serve on two accounts, the TGC PR team and a client account
  • Facilitate effective client-facing communication
  • Coach AEs on team management

Public Relations Director 

What they do: 

  • Support the general manager in leading the agency and serving our client’s needs
  • Create and execute a plan to raise the agency’s visibility both on and off-campus
  • Manage a Giving Tuesday fundraiser campaign in the spring 
  • Create and order TGC branded materials
  • Support the adviser with alumni relations
  • Plan and execute TGC recruitment efforts

PR Assistant

What they do: 

  • Plan site visit 
  • Plan socials for TGC staff 
  • Support the PR director in raising brand visibility 

Online Communication Director 

What they do: 

  • Review and update the TGC website to ensure content is accurate and current
  • Review and post blog entries
  • Analyze and recommend website readability and navigation
  • Update web images, including staff profiles