Available Positions

Agency Positions for the Spring 2020 Team

TGC is hiring for the positions listed below. We encourage applicants to apply for more than one position, just indicate your preferences on the application.

TGC Staff

The entire staff attends weekly agency meetings, client meetings and team meetings. Individually, each member is required to hold office hours and be a present and contributing member of the staff. All PR staffers focus on social media, editing and writing.

Account Executive

AEs work directly with clients to solve real-world communication challenges. Each AE leads one client account and serves as PR staff on another client account. Two broad skill set areas are vital for AEs:

    • 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.

Qualifications include:

    • Completion of JOUR 344: PR Strategy
    • Strong writing and editing skills
    • Excellent time management
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Interest in leadership

The exact nature of the work varies by client but is likely to include:

    • Multiplatform storytelling: writing client content for a wide variety of needs including blogs, features, brochures, news releases, website content, etc.
    • Conducting research and first-person interviews to develop written materials
    • Working with news organizations to secure coverage of clients’ news, events and activities
    • Planning and implementing special events, strategic communications plans, social media programs, etc.
    • Working with the Creative Services Team to design organizational media such as newsletters, brochures and special event collateral material
    • Account management: professional communication and project management to successfully meet clients’ needs

Assistant Account Executives

AAEs tend to be journalism students who have not yet completed JOUR 344 but have strong writing ability. These students work as support on two accounts. Common tasks include:

    • Writing feature stories, news releases or other media materials
    • Conducting research and first-person interviews to develop media materials
    • Planning and implementing special events, strategic communications plans, social media programs, etc.
    • Media pitching
    • Working with creative staff to design organizational media such as newsletters, brochures, etc.

Qualifications include:

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

Editing Team

TGC’s editing team consists of an editorial director and editorial assistants. These members proofread all of the agency’s work and act as writing coaches to help produce stronger content. As a team they maintain the integrity of the agency’s writing and final product development.

Editorial Director:

The editorial director is the leader of the editing team and is the point of contact for editing needs. Common tasks include:

    • Coaching
    • Editing
    • Leading editorial meetings
    • Agency presentations

Qualifications include:

    • Successful completion of JOUR 327: Media Editing, Proofreading and Entry-level Layout
    • At least one semester of copy editing experience with The Orion or another news media outlet
    • Excellence with copy editing and AP Style

Editorial Assistants:

The editorial team includes three to four editorial assistants that serve as editors on each client-facing team.

    • Work under the direction of the editorial director
    • Fact checking, proofreading for client, University Editing and AP Style and reviewing work for visual presentation
    • Writing coaches for account teams
    • Completion of, or concurrently enrolled in JOUR 327: Media Editing, Proofreading and Entry-level Layout

Social Media Team

TGC’s social media team consists of a social media director and social media assistants. Together, they manage all TGC social media channels, maintain a social media presence that represents TGC and engage with audiences across all platforms.

Social Media Director

The director is the leader of the social media team and the point person for all agency social media. Tasks include:

    • Manage team in dynamic written, photographic and video content
    • Collaborate with TGC management to create campaigns
    • Communicate agency objectives

Qualifications include:

    • Experience with social analytics tools
    • Prior TGC experience

Social Media Assistants

The social media assistants are in charge of different social media channels for all TGC platforms. Tasks include:

    • Work on social media campaigns
    • Schedule content to align with agency objectives
    • Keep posts up to date with schedule

Qualifications include:

    • Knowledge of social networking channels
    • Detail oriented

Creative Services Team

This team consists of graphic designers, photographers and videographers including creative students who major in graphic design, media arts, computer science or minor in photography.

Art Director

    • 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
    • Maintains the TGC brand in all agency material

Qualifications include:

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

Graphic Designers

    • Work directly with clients on print and digital media projects
    • Collaborate with TGC staff on visual storytelling

Common design projects include:

    • Special event materials: invitations, posters, signs and advertisements
    • Organizational branding elements: logos, brand guidelines, brochures, etc.
    • Social media design elements and infographics
    • Website design: creating new site design, modifying existing format and creating layouts for multimedia newsletters

Qualifications include:

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

Web Designers

    • 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


    • 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 an expertise on how to convey a concept through multimedia storytelling

Qualifications include:

    • 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

TGC’s Management Team

The management team consists of the general manager and directors of: public relations, digital media, editorial and creative.

The General Manager

The General Manager is responsible for the overall direction of the agency. The GM and adviser work together to create an effective strategy that will ensure smooth agency operations. Additionally, the GM plans and runs weekly meetings, serves as a resource for agency members and enforces policies. S/he helps manage deadlines, track projects, assist with personnel issues and spearheads the hiring process. Responsibilities include:

    • Serves on two accounts, the TGC PR team and a client account
    • Facilitates effective client-facing communication
    • Coaches AEs on team management

Qualifications include:

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

Public Relations Director & Assistant

The PR Director is the second-in-command of the agency. The director supports the work of the general manager and leads the agency’s awareness efforts while being supported by the PR assistant. The specific tasks for these positions often change based on the individuals handling the jobs. Ideal candidates are those who have prior experience with TGC or other public relations internships.

Tasks often include:

    • 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 fall
    • Create and order TGC branded materials
    • Support the adviser with alumni relations
    • Plan and execute TGC recruitment efforts

Online Communication Director

The Online Communications Director oversees TGC’s owned public relations channels, including the website and the blog. The specific tasks for this positions often change based on the individual’s interest and skills. At minimum, tasks include:

    • 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