Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Office Manager Position

Intrepid is looking for a full time office manager. This new position will be responsible for general office management, overseeing front office staff, troubleshooting systems, production, managing relationships with vendors and coordinating office events and activities. 

Intrepid offers competitive compensation, an extensive benefits package (including 401k) and the opportunity to work with interesting clients in a dynamic environment. Intrepid, founded in 1995, has 20 professionals who service a diverse clientele representing several industries, including general consumer, technology, transportation and travel and tourism. The majority of agency’s clients are in Utah with a handful in other western states and Hawaii.

Desired Skills and Experience:
·         Office management or equivalent
·         Strong Microsoft Office –other IT and software skills are a plus
·         High-level of professionalism
·         Resourcefulness and an ability to meet tight deadlines
·         Communications industry knowledge is a plus

·         Requires 5+ years professional experience and a college degree
·         Excellent communication and organizational skills as well as the ability to prioritize and manage complex assignments.
·         Ability to assimilate quickly and work with a diversity of personalities

Interested parties should email a cover letter and resume to Cheryl Andrus, candrus@intrepidagency.com (no phone calls please).

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Congrats to Finalists for PR Students of the Year

Congratulation to the four finalists for the 2011 PRSA Utah PR Student of the Year competition:
Hal Waldo - University of Utah
Emily Allen - Brigham Young University
Randee Jensen - Weber State University
Stacy McCaig - Weber State University

These students recently competed for the title of “Utah PR Student of the Year” during an all-day competition which involved presenting a PR plan to a board of Salt Lake PR professionals, writing a timed press release, pitching an event to KSL TV’s Rich Piatt and managing a mock crisis situation.

This year’s competition focused on Salt Lake Head Start. The organization provides childhood development programs to low-income families and their children aged from birth to five years old. Students responded to an RFP regarding how they would employ public relations to gain more volunteers and raise money for the organization.

More than 20 responses were received from Utah universities and colleges and four finalists were selected. This year’s entries and finalists were strong and an improvement from past years. It’s encouraging to see that students are continuing to get better in the PR field each year.

The 2011 Utah PR Student of the Year will be announced tomorrow at PRSA’s annual Golden Spikes Awards Luncheon. Best of luck to the finalists and congratulations to all of the students who participated.   

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Call for Entries: PRSA Student of the Year

For those who have seen me speak, you know that I am passionate about the PRSA Student of the Year competition. The 2011 competition will feature another deserving nonprofit organization, Head Start, and the top prize is a $1,000 scholarship. The deadline for submissions is Oct. 7.  You may download the call for entries at http://www.slcprsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/2011_PRSA_SOTY_Call_for_Entries-FINAL.pdf

The Student of the Year competition is a tremendous opportunity to apply many of the things you have learned in the classroom as well as to network with influential professionals. I believe those who are selected as finalists are offered an experience equivalent to an internship.

The past winners have all aspired to positions with prominent agencies and companies, including my colleague Britnee Nguyen, who was Student of the Year in 2008. Britnee made such as strong impression on me during the competition that when a position opened the following year, she was on the top of my list.

If you are serious about a career in the communication industry, make the time to submit a solid entry.

Good luck.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

PR Internship Available Immediately at Intrepid

Intrepid has an immediate opening for a public relations intern. The optimal candidate will possess strong organization, research and writing skills and have a basic understanding of local and national media. In addition, applicants should be self starters with aggressive follow up skills and the ability to learn and execute quickly.

Responsibilities will be determined according to the successful candidate’s skill level and ability to assimilate. This position will assist the agency’s communication executives in managing clients. This will include research (Internet, Lexis Nexis, phone, etc.), some administrative duties, preliminary media relations and basic writing and event organization and management.

The internship will start in early August through October with the possibility of extending. The position can be reasonably flexible, but requires 20-25 hours per week and pays $10 per hour.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Anne Williams, awilliams@intrepidagency.com. No phone calls please.

Monday, July 18, 2011

The Road Home Apple Tree Launches Today!

Today, Intrepid officially launched a campaign to collect new back-to-school clothing and supplies for more than 80 children living in the Road Home, a Salt Lake family homeless shelter.

The Road Home Apple Tree campaign is available in 37 locations at DownEast, Payless ShoeSource, Salt Lake Area Staples, Sanctuary Day Spa and Intrepid, to provide an opportunity for the public to select an apple with the name of a child and purchase a needed item for back-to-school. The items, which should be new and unused, can be donated at any of the campaign partner locations from Provo to Ogden.

At the completion of the campaign, which runs through Aug. 15, Intrepid will deliver the clothing and school supplies to the Road Home before the school year begins.

During the six-year history of the Road Home Apple Tree, more than 11,000 articles of clothing and school supplies have been donated, benefitting more than 300 children living in the Road Home shelter.

From July 18 - Aug. 15, you can pick an apple at the following locations:

375 West 200 South, Ste 275, Salt Lake City

Payless ShoeSource
11511 Parkway Plaza Dr, South Jordan
5670 W 3500 S, West Valley
Jordan Landing-7083 S. Plaza Center Drive, West Jordan
522 S. 1750 W., Springville
495 N. State Street, Orem
484 N. 950 W. Space A, American Fork
1917 W. 1800 N. Clinton
7015 S. 1300 E., Midvale
729 King Street, Layton
Layton Hills Mall-1038 N. Hillfield Rd, Layton
2274 S. 1300 E. STE G1, Sugarhouse
312 N. MarketPlace, Centerville
9179 Village Shop Dr (#2400), Sandy

DownEast Basics – Fashion Place Mall, 6191 South State Street, Murray
DownEast Basics – 1076 Layton Hills Mall, Layton
DownEast Basics – Newgate Mall, 36th Street Wall Avenue, Ogden
DownEast Basics – 1200 Towne Center Blvd, Provo
DownEast Basics – South Town Center, 10010 South State Street, Sandy
DownEast Basics – The District, 11400 Bangerter Highway, South Jordan
DownEast Basics - University Mall, 575 East University Parkway, Orem
DownEast Home & Clothing – 152 E. 12300 S., Draper
DownEast Home & Clothing – 411 W. 1425 N., Layton
DownEast Home & Clothing – 79 N. State Street, Orem
DownEast Home & Clothing – 7880 S. 1300 E., Sandy
DownEast Home & Clothing – 1170 E. 2100 S., Sugarhouse
DownEast Outfitters – 34 W. 600 N., American Fork
DownEast Outfitters – 2255 N. University Parkway, Provo
DownEast Outfitters – 1400 Foothill Dr., Salt Lake City
DownEast Basics – 170 South Rio Grande Street, Suite A., Salt Lake City
DownEast Basics 7119 south plaza center drive West Jordan

10355 South State Street, Sandy
3560 South 2700 West, West Valley City
624 East 400 South, Salt Lake City

Sanctuary Day Spa
Gateway Mall-42 South Rio Grande, Salt Lake City
Fashion Place - 6191 South State St #202 - Murray
South Towne Mall - 10450 South State St #1406 Sandy

Friday, June 17, 2011


I played competitive basketball growing up and learned at an early age that summer was the most critical time of the year. While most of my teammates and the competition were taking a break and enjoying rollercoasters and water parks, I was working hard to improve my game and get ahead. After high school, I applied the same lessons to communications.

While I don’t recommend sacrificing all forms of fun and recreation, it is imperative that you look for opportunities to get experience. Set a goal to have three new portfolio pieces by the end of the summer. These could be as involved as a dedicated internship, as low-key as a pet project surrounding your interests and activities or as stimulating as a combination of both. The important thing is to not let the summer pass without doing something meaningful both personally and professionally.

If you are looking for a quick and interesting project in the Salt Lake area, the Save the Sugar House Fireworks organization is in need of some help with a press conference during the week of June 27. Please contact Britnee Nguyen, bnguyen@intrepidagency.com, for more information. This is a volunteer opportunity that will require 10-20 hours.