Prosek Post-Graduate Apprentice Program

Employer Prosek
Location Fairfield, CT; Boston, MA; New York, NY
Type Internship
Apply by Not specified
More details https://www.prosek.com/join-our-team/post-graduate-apprentices/
Posted on January 25, 2021

Description

At Prosek Partners, the stories we tell impact the global economy.

Prosek’s PR Development Program offers post graduate students the opportunity to launch their careers in financial communications. Our 4-month program is designed to train the next generation of PR agency professionals.

In this program, you’ll get the chance to work in a fast-paced environment alongside some of the biggest household financial services names in the world. You’ll develop your media relations and writing skills while learning the intricacies of Wall Street, financial technology, B2B, and professional services.

Program Overview and Responsibilities

Real Work Experience

Prosek Apprentices will:

  • Develop a strong knowledge of the media landscape by building media lists, pitching and establishing relationships with journalists.
  • Become an expert in reading and analyzing news trends and developing timely pitch angles
  • Write content (messaging, press releases and pitches) to propel your clients’ brands.
  • Take an owner’s role in every element of account execution by keeping track of action items, taking thorough notes during internal and client calls and tracking the team’s progress as it relates to media opportunities and progress across projects.
  • Become a master researcher by participating in the business development process.

Professional Development and Training

Prosek’s Boot Camp program is a curriculum curated and taught by top leaders across the firm on a weekly basis throughout the program. Our Boot Camps are designed to educate Apprentices on both PR and our client sectors. Topics of education include:

  • Capital Markets and Asset Management
  • Professional Services and Financial Technology
  • Media Training and Reporter Relationship Building
  • Crisis Communications and Special Situations
  • Wealth Management and Banking
  • Client Readiness

Internal Network and Support

We invest heavily into the growth and support for our Prosek Apprentices, pairing each Apprentice with a manager, a media buddy and a mentor.

  • Managers are responsible for identifying their Apprentice’s strengths, areas for development and interests to ensure they’re given the right tools to succeed.
  • Media buddies help Apprentices navigate the financial media landscape and develop their media relations skills.
  • Mentors provide support to Apprentices as they acclimate to a new environment and corporate culture.

The goal of Prosek’s PR Development Program is to develop Apprentices into Assistant Account Executives by the end of the program.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Completed BS/BA degree by the start of the program.
  • Strong interest in financial services, professional services, technology and B2B communications.
  • Possess a team player mindset and willingness to work collaboratively
  • Have solid research and critical thinking skills along with strong time management and prioritization skills.
  • Extreme attention to detail is a must.
  • Strongly encouraged (but not required) to have prior PR internship(s).