eBay PR and Communications Intern, Sydney CBD in Sydney, Australia

eBay’s entire business model in Australia is about helping sellers of all sizes (from stay at home mums shifting arts and crafts to multimillion dollar household names selling consumer electronics) to connect with more than 160 million buyers in Australia and around the world.

eBay is in the game of creating opportunity for everyone (buyers and sellers) but it cannot realise its full potential without powerful communications.

This role will work directly with the existing communications team (who look after PR and Internal Comms,) as they work to shift perceptions of eBay the second hand auction house to eBay the best place in the world for brand new products from trusted sellers.

You will be a self-motivated and proactive communicator, who is eager to learn and have some fun along the way. You will believe in the power of a good story and take pride in shaping not only the way people think, but the way they feel.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with the team and agency to execute the PR Strategy to support business objectives and key messages

  • Research and recommend profile raising and speaking opportunities for key executives, managing calendar and necessary approvals

  • Widely read on industry issues to speak knowledgably on eBay’s position

  • Edit press materials including releases, Q&A’s and statements

  • Work closely with the PR agency to distribute press materials in a timely manner

  • Filing press materials, media coverage etc.

  • Vet the charity auction requests received by eBay and develop a monthly calendar of activity Manage external suppliers responsible for the technical management of charity auctions

  • Proactively communicate newsworthy auctions to the press

  • Be responsible for co-ordination of ‘on-site support’ for appropriate charity auctions

Skills

  • Strong networking and relationship building skills, quickly able to gain trust and confidence with people at all levels

  • Confident speaker, presenting clearly to all levels of audience

  • Exceptional editorial skills with the ability to review work quickly and accurately

  • Attention to detail planning skills

  • Well honed listening skills with an inquisitive and analytical mind

  • Ability to translate complex information into simple messages using ‘everyday’ language and to tailor these according to audience culture and understanding

  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects on a broad range of topics

  • Ability to step back from an issue and see the bigger picture

Ideal Candidate

  • University student or recent graduate from a media, communications, public relations or journalism focused degree

  • Savvy online shopper!

  • Drive, customer focus and achievement oriented

  • Naturally inclined to be operationally active as well as strategically focussed

  • Self-starter, able to operate with minimal guidance

  • Discretion and integrity

  • Able to handle high workload and cope well with pressure

  • Organised approach to work with flexibility to change tack at short notice

  • A team player with the ability to work alongside others and share best practice

  • Proactively keep up-to-date on best practice communication tools and techniques from inside and outside eBay

  • Fun, hard working, innovative, original and personable

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