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City Colleges of Chicago Apprenticeship Program

Chicago

Current Global is a global communications agency and creative powerhouse. Our footprint spans Asia, Europe, North and South America with strength and depth across corporate, consumer, health, and technology communications. Our dynamic team of brand marketing, public relations and digital veterans work with some of the world’s most iconic brands to develop highly strategic and creative campaigns, collaborating across our four talent communities: Client Experience, Insights, Content, and Integrated Media.

The best ideas come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds, and experiences, which is why we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are mission critical to building strong teams, cultivating great leaders, and creating an agency where everyone can do their best work. At Current Global, difference is valued, equality is a mandate, and inclusiveness is a reflex, not an initiative.  Our Accessible by Design commitment that every piece of communication we create will meet the highest accessibility standards to reach people with sight, hearing, speech, and cognitive impairments was recognized as a 2021 World Changing Idea by Fast Company.

We put humanity at the heart of everything we do, from our internal culture to the way we help clients understand that people want to connect with brands as real and human as they are. We offer exciting career opportunities for entrepreneurial leaders. Learn more at www.currentglobal.com.

POSITION PROFILE

This year, we are excited to partner with City Colleges of Chicago’s Apprenticeship program to expand our community at Current.  This program gives students not only the unique opportunity to learn in the classroom, but also on the job; gaining important professional skills and real-world experience while still enrolled in college. With support from other members of Chicago’s business and civic communities, City Colleges’ goal is to ensure that more than half of graduates participate in a work-based learning opportunity during or immediately, following their City Colleges experience. We are thrilled to participate and introduce what could be the next rising star to the world of Public Relations.

We are seeking someone who is an enthusiastic, self-starter who can multi-task effectively and is highly organized.  This role is hands-on and affords a unique opportunity to learn the ins and outs of PR.  As an integral part of the team, core responsibilities of this role include writing, researching, event planning, compiling media lists, pitching client stories to media, and participating in creative brainstorms.  This person must possess a high level of flexibility, technical capacity, and time management skills. Additionally, it is imperative that this person demonstrate a proactive approach and personal effectiveness, the ability to collaborate and to keep composure under pressure.

This exciting opportunity is available for those college students and recent college graduates who are available to work Monday through Friday from 9am until 6pm, for a total of 20 – 30 hours weekly. The apprenticeship is a year in duration and is paid at $17.00/hour.

To apply, please visit https://currentglobal.com/careers/.

Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and, if hired, present proof of vaccination prior to start date, unless eligible for a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation required under applicable law.

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