What We Do
The Corporate Reputation team is focused on developing and executing communications strategies for clients who are interested in elevating their corporate brand, strengthening stakeholder relationships and/or are navigating reputational challenges. Our clients look to our Corporate Reputation team to provide thoughtful and strategic advice, provide recommendations on how to promote the organization and elevate corporate values all while mitigating any risk.
Our team work on a multitude of projects focused on protecting client reputation and navigating current or anticipated challenges. Although there is no real “set” of projects we work on, we frequently help clients build and maintain media relations, build and execute successful thought leadership and ESG programs and communicate significant organizational changes and updates (e.g. executive transitions, bankruptcy/restructurings, financial reporting, etc.). We also provide media and presentation trainings for our clients ahead of major announcements and opportunities. Team members have the opportunity to work across the client spectrum alongside custom-assembled account teams with members from across the FTI network.
- Communications Strategy: Assist in developing comprehensive communications strategy for client; leverage data, media relationships and crisis planning to develop a focused list of recommendations and timeline for execution.
- Media Research/Audit: Audit organization’s media presence and external activity over a certain timeframe and summarize findings, identify gaps, potential opportunities, etc.
- Stakeholder Materials: Draft client materials, including press releases, fact sheets, question-and-answer documents, letters and executive scripts.
- Media Clips: Summarize media, investment community and social activity and mentions for a client, industry, specific topic, etc.
- New Business Research: Research potential new clients and support new client pursuits alongside senior leaders.
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What You Will Do
As a Corporate Reputation Intern or Consultant, you’ll play an active role in assisting client account teams, supporting the broader day-to-day Strat Comm activities, assisting in research or administrative projects. Tasks can range from identifying media targets, research analysis, developing tactical toolkits (conference lists, timeline for announcements, potential award opportunities), analysis/audit of digital or traditional media footprint, drafting communications materials (press releases, FAQ materials). This role will present you with an opportunity to work on a variety of projects and deliverables.
What We Offer You
FTI Strategic Communications interns and consultants are an immediate member of the team, and are viewed as key players in our ability to service clients. Upon starting, you will participate in a training program, which includes an introduction to FTI’s business offerings, as well as more functional trainings on the databases and processes we utilize to service clients each day. Our training program is designed to introduce entry-level candidates to the inner workings of an international communications firm and to help develop essential written and oral communication skills required for this industry. We also utilize in-house and third-party learning platforms to offer ongoing training sessions to ensure that you continue to build on your analytical, writing and management skills as you continue to grow at FTI.
FTI is prides itself on teaching, growing and building talent internally and is repeatedly recognized as a Top Place to Work in PR in part because we take the time to understand individual career goals, train you to achieve them and provide opportunities to do so.
Given how we staff accounts, we also offer early and direct exposure to a wide array of senior level leadership and clients, opportunities to work across the business and flexible work schedules.
The Corporate Reputation team has teams in New York City, Chicago, Washington D.C. but we proudly deliver unmatched breadth and depth of expertise across our worldwide network. We often collaborate with engagement teams across North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East & Africa.
How to apply
Initial phone interview with one or more team members (consists of both behavioral and case-based interview questions).*
Super Day: The interview day consists of 3-4 individual interviews.*
*Due to the current environment, to keep everyone safe and healthy, all interviews for fall 2020 will be conducted virtually.
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field
At this time our Spring recruiting efforts have concluded. We will update this site with our available positions in August of 2021.