Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Keller Group - 2013 Spring Internship

Good news! The Keller Group is looking for an intern to join our ranks for the next few months. If you think you've got what it takes or know someone who does, send your resume, writing samples and any references to Oliver McIntosh and he'll try to get back to you as soon as possible - check out all the details below!


The Keller Group Internship Program – Spring 2013

The Keller Group internship program is designed to give advanced college students and recent graduates the opportunity to experience the diverse and fast-paced world of the public relations and public affairs consulting business.

About The Keller Group
The Keller Group is a full service public relations and public affairs company with offices in Redmond, Washington. We offer a wide range of services to clients including general media relations, public affairs, crisis management, media training and other creative services. Our clients include The Museum of Flight, Overlake Medical Center, Turner Construction, The Medic One Foundation, WGU Washington and Charles Simonyi. For more information visit www.thekellergroup.com 

Internship job description
The intern will have the opportunity to work on a variety of public relations and public affairs projects. Some examples of regularly occurring tasks include:

·         Assist the account manager and president on a diverse array of marketing/social media/PR projects
·         Support the account manager and president in creating press releases, media advisories and news updates
·         Help draft story pitches and earn mentions in print, broadcast and online media outlets
·         Assist with the copywriting and editing of various clients’ Web sites, backgrounders, fact sheets and other collateral
·         Provide background research on potential new clients, current clients’ competitors and research media coverage and media trends for various industries relating to clients
·         Write blog entries, tweets, and Facebook updates for The Keller Group and various clients
·         Track media coverage and prepare media reports

The Keller Group internship is a part-time commitment that lasts approximately three months.

The intern is paid a monthly stipend and can receive academic credit.

Applicants should have the following basic skills and qualities:

·         A degree or degree in progress in public relations, communication, journalism or English
·         Strong verbal and written communication skills
·         An understanding of the social media universe (Facebook, Twitter, blogging, etc.)
·         Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, other general consumer PC applications and e-mail
·         Highly organized in juggling multiple projects simultaneously while on a deadline
·         Must be a self-starter who takes directions well and who is comfortable in a fast-paced and exciting work environment

Office location
The Keller Group office is located in Redmond, Washington approximately 15 miles east of downtown Seattle and only minutes from the campuses of Microsoft and Nintendo of America. The office is a block from a major bus terminal and parking around the building is free.

The Keller Group
8250 165th Avenue NE, Suite 208
Redmond, WA 98052
Phone: (425) 898-2700
Fax: (425) 898-2727

To apply
Please send your resume, writing samples and references to Oliver McIntosh.  

Please specify the dates you will be available.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Best of 425 - Vote now!

 Photo courtesy of 425magazine.com

For all you Eastside residents, here's a friendly reminder for you to cast your vote now for the Best of 425 from 425 Magazine. Voting is open now, just click here and fill out your ballot before polling closes on March 8th! We're voting, are you?

Keep some of our amazing current and past clients in mind when casting your vote! This includes: Overlake Medical Center, the Charles Simonyi Fund for Arts and Sciences, The Museum of Flight, the Medic One Foundation, Gene Juarez and Medical Teams International. 

Make your voice heard! Results will appear in the May/June issue of 425 Magazine.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Latest Coverage on the 56% Survival Rate

Check out this story from KIRO 7 News on the steadily improving statistics for survival of cardiac arrest in the Seattle region, thanks to the paramedics and community's commitment to the Medic One Foundation.
See this post for more information and to see Patti Payne's column on the survival rate.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Flu Vaccinations at Overlake Medical Center's Redmond Clinic

With the influenza epidemic on the rise, Dr. Kriseman of Overlake Medical Center assures that the vaccination is still available, and it's not too late to get it! Here is some of the latest coverage on the flu, including the story from KIRO News and KOMO News.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Survival Rate for Cardiac Arrest Rises in Seattle

Patti Payne's most recent column gives hopeful news that the Seattle area is the best place to be in the nation for surviving a heart attack, particularly as the survival rate continues to increase. The survival rate for ventricular fibrillation, a common form of heart arrest when the heart stops beating, is now up to 56 percent in the Seattle region. This is compared to between 2 and 25 percent nationally and is the highest reported survival rate in the world.

Medic One Foundation's Executive Director, Jan Sprake, said the increase in survival rates is in direct correlation to the Foundation's "commitment to constant medical review to ensure the quality of pre-hospital emergency care."

"Seattle Medic One is the gold standard for pre-hospital care," Sprake said.

The steadily improving statistics of survival are a testament to the paramedics and community's commitment  to the Medic One Foundation, which is solely funded by charitable donations to ensure life-saving, top-quality training in the region.

For more information on the Medic One Foundation, click here.