Overview

A prestigious PR agency based in beautiful offices in Holborn are looking for a bright graduate to join their award-winning graduate scheme.

Salary: circa £25,000

The Role

  • Develop effective media pitches on timely news issues; send pitches to journalists and follow up to secure opportunities
  • Compile and maintain targeted media lists to be used for pitching
  • Monitor for client placements and proactively alert team when articles have run
  • Liaise with journalists and client team to schedule media interviews and/or confirm deadlines.
  • Draft error-free client communication on behalf of manager(s)
  • Monitor the news and alert team members to timely issues that may be leveraged for clients and prospects
  • Write press releases on behalf of clients; distribute over newswires and pitch to relevant media
  • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and/or annual reports on PR activity for clients
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key journalists in person and via phone and email
  • Conduct background research on journalists in advance of interviews and/or meetings
  • Assist in the development of collateral materials for clients, such as website content and bylined articles

Key Skills/Experience

  • Degree educated (minimum 2:1)
  • Superior critical thinking, communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Be intellectually curious, dependable, self-motivated, creative, highly detail-oriented and results-driven
  • Possess a keen interest in media relations and journalism, and be active consumers of various forms of news on a daily basis
  • Thrive in a dynamic, creative and fast-paced atmosphere

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