Marketing and Communications Agency Fellow

19 Ideas and Say Yes Buffalo have partnered to launch an exciting fellowship initiative. The program provides an immersive, hands-on experience for a Say Yes Buffalo scholar, who will spend a full year learning the different facets of a marketing agency. The position connects with all departments within 19 Ideas and reports to the PR & Communications Director. This individual will learn about, and assist in, marketing and communications projects for 19 Ideas and its clients, and will culminate in an end-of-year presentation to the staff.

  • Complete marketing courses and achieve certifications for industry-standard platform and measurement tools.
  • Participate in strategy development for social, paid search, and search engine optimization (SEO).
  • Assist with SEO audits and recommendations.
  • Acquire skills in data reporting, literacy, and analysis.
  • Learn social media strategy, content development and scheduling, and calendar management.
  • Assist with and develop coverage and impact reports connected to social media, public relations and influencer marketing.
  • Build and maintain earned media and influencer target lists.
  • Draft public-facing materials such as press releases, media advisories, and short-form content (e.g., blogs).
  • Observe and participate in agency primary research projects to aid in brand or plan development exercises.
  • Conduct cross-industry secondary research that informs strategic direction and plan development for client and agency work.
  • Develop content and copy across print and online platforms, targeting internal and external audiences.
  • Assist in review and assessment for website performance.
  • Assist with new business development activities for 19 Ideas, including proposal writing and Request for Proposal (RFP) responses.
  • Assist with content strategy for agency social media channels.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

  • Enrolled in college full-time and in good academic standing – must be at least a rising Sophomore. Recent college graduates may also apply.
  • Must have an interest in advertising, branding, public relations, web design, or related career path.
  • Demonstrate comfort with multiple simultaneous projects and teams that vary in size and scope in a fast-paced, collaborative, team environment while meeting deadlines and staying on budget.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, as well as project management and hours-tracking databases.
  • Ability to participate in-person and remotely, as needed.
  • Ability to work with individuals external to the organization, including clients, as directed.
  • Ability to work with individuals internal to the organization, including all departments to leverage resources and ensure that activities are complementary and focused on the customer.
  • Ability to operate a mobile phone, computer, printer, copier, audio/visual equipment, and other office equipment.
  • Ability to climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, sit, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, grasp, talk, hear, and perform repetitive motions.

  • Enrolled in college full-time and in good academic standing – must be at least a rising Sophomore. Recent college graduates may also apply.
  • Must have an interest in advertising, branding, public relations, web design, or related career path.
  • Demonstrate comfort with multiple simultaneous projects and teams that vary in size and scope in a fast-paced, collaborative, team environment while meeting deadlines and staying on budget.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, as well as project management and hours-tracking databases.
  • Ability to participate in-person and remotely, as needed.
  • Ability to work with individuals external to the organization, including clients, as directed.
  • Ability to work with individuals internal to the organization, including all departments to leverage resources and ensure that activities are complementary and focused on the customer.
  • Ability to operate a mobile phone, computer, printer, copier, audio/visual equipment, and other office equipment.
  • Ability to climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, sit, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, grasp, talk, hear, and perform repetitive motions.

  • Attention to detail and sharp problem-solving skills are critical for this position.
  • Dependability, resourcefulness, and ability to meet hard deadlines.
  • Work with purpose, and help communicate this company motto to clients, partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Passion for your work and your career, and a demonstrated commitment to quality.
  • Enthusiasm for innovation and creating new products, and a willingness to learn.
  • Strong self-discipline with the ability and desire to work with a team and/or independently on multiple tasks across multiple projects.
  • Personable and customer-service oriented at all times.
  • Stable under pressure, reacts well to change and stays positive.
  • Excellent organization and written/verbal communication skills.
  • Participate on company teams and committees as appropriate to ensure integration of activities.
  • Must have a positive attitude and good work ethic.
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