The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
North America Communications Internship
The selected candidate must commit to working full-time (40 hours/week) during the summer and part-time (20-25 hours/week) during the semester.
Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. A Fortune 500 company, we employ approximately 69,000 people and manufacture our products in 52 facilities in 22 countries around the world. We have built our foundation on a commitment to forward-thinking innovation, and our industry-leading new product engine helps us bring new products to market that feature the latest advances in materials and technologies. At Goodyear, we embrace the diversity of our workforce and value the contribution of our associates. We strive to provide associates with a safe work environment, the resources they need to do their jobs and ample opportunities for growth. These objectives, coupled with competitive compensation and benefits, allow us to foster an environment where associates can work to achieve their full potential and contribute to the company's success. For more information, go to www.goodyear.com/ corporate.
The company, headquartered in Akron, Ohio, is looking for talented leaders to significantly strengthen its global leadership depth and play an integral role in the current and future success of the organization. The selected intern candidate will be expected to write creative and accurate business content for Goodyear's multi-media platforms, including websites, digital media, and print materials. This individual will also assist in event and/or special project coordination, as well as researching projects and interviewing associates for news content on the Goodyear intranet. Selected intern can expect to collaborate on campaigns with internal and external communicators and key Americas business clients and propose creative communications strategies to complement Americas campaigns, particularly for non-wired associates in Goodyear's manufacturing plants and retail service centers.
In addition to challenging, engaging and interesting work assignments, students have the opportunity to meet and interact with students from other universities at work and outside of work. Tours of Goodyear facilities are arranged to help students learn more about the business. Goodyear leaders make presentations to help students begin to think about significant business issues and career options. Students even have the opportunity to network with the Goodyear Senior Leadership Team.
Pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications or a related field.
Successful candidates should have at least a 3.0 GPA.
Superior writing and editing skills; strong knowledge of Associated Press Style.
Strong story-telling capabilities.
Completed upper-level writing courses.
Previous internship experience or a history of writing for a student newspaper or credible online publication (blog or social media site, etc.).
Excellent organization skills -- ability to multi-task, completing several projects and assignments simultaneously.
Helpful to have...
Creative design experience a plus in digital photography, Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
Understanding of the Goodyear business or an interest in the automotive or manufacturing industries.
Public relations or communications planning experience.
Experience preparing and posting content to SharePoint-based websites.
Graphic design capabilities
It is required that you go to goodyear.com/careers
to create your candidate profile in order to be eligible for this position. A separate profile must be created for each position applied. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. Goodyear is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Website : http://www.goodyear.com
Looking back, the founding of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in 1898 seems especially remarkable, for the beginning was anything but auspicious. The 38-year-old founder, Frank A. Seiberling, purchased the company’s first plant with a $3,500 down payment -- using money he borrowed from a brother-in-law Lucius C. Miles. The rubber and cotton that were the lifeblood of the industry had to be transported from halfway around the world, to a landlocked town that had only limited rail transportation. Even the man the company’s name memorialized, Charles Goodyear, had died penniless 30 years earlier despite his discovery of vulcanization after a long and courageous search.