Northeastern University

Examples of Co-op Positions

The following descriptions represent actual positions that NU Co-op Students currently hold. Click on the links below to learn more.

Editorial Assistant - Textbook Publishing
Public Relations Assistant
Documentation Specialist

Editorial Assistant - Textbook Publishing

Provides administrative, clerical and editorial support to editors and project managers to ensure timely delivery of materials to clients, writers, editors, and vendors. Entry level position often used as the first point on a professional career path in Editorial production:

Qualifications:

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Public Relations Assistant

Assisting six Account Executives in the day-to-day operations of a busy, fast paced public relations department.

Daily duties include:

  1. Scanning newspapers for articles pertaining to our clients.
  2. Photocopy and fax to clients.
  3. Distribute press materials via mailings, messenger service and overnight delivery services.
  4. Maintain promotions storage area.
  5. Log in all incoming publicity and promotional materials, coordinating outgoing shipments, updating Account Executives on status.
  6. Market research through phone calls and internet searches to locate upcoming events and/or organizations that could be utilized for promotional activities.
  7. Provide general office support including phone work, faxing, and filing.

Qualifications:

You should be a responsible and self-motivated person with a genuine interest in the fields of advertising, public relations, marketing and entertainment. You should have excellent communication skills, be able to get along well with others, work well in group settings and demonstrate an ability to manage multiple tasks. You should be confident in your abilities and not afraid to ask questions!!

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Documentation Specialist

The Documentation Team Co-op/Intern researches, writes, and updates hardcopy and online content. Aimed at enhancing the usability of company documents and training, the co-op/intern divides time between individual and team projects using:

Position Responsibilites
This position primarily involves creating content for a variety of documentation and training projects, including:

The Co-op/Intern regularly attends team meetings, and interacts daily within a friendly and professional team environment.

Position Requirements
The Co-op/Intern must write clearly and concisely, have strong communication skills, and the ability to interact with all levels of the company. The Co-op/Intern must have experience with Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The Co-op/Intern must be responsible, professional, and respond well to deadlines.

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