PR Assistant

Recruiter
ESA Group
Location
Bermuda Park
Salary
£18,000 per annum
Posted
07 Oct 2017
Closes
13 Nov 2017
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Full Time

We are pleased to be working alongside one of the UK’s most influential charities, to assist their recruitment needs for a PR Assistant based in Coventry.

Our client is one of the UK’s leading charities within its sector, focusing solely on its vision to protect & promote its 3.5 million users nationwide.

As a PR assistant, you will be dealing with journalists, so a confident, can do attitude is essential.

Responsibilities:

  • be responsible for the PR department’s processes and ensuring they work effectively for the wider marketing and communications team. This includes; media contacts, press cutting services, monitoring press coverage, PR calendar and planner. Working with several internal and external stakeholders to deliver this.
  • to help support the PR team with writing and issuing press releases
  • assist in researching and writing copy for a variety of press materials both internal and external including; speeches, publications, briefs and any ad-hoc activity
  • responding to press enquiries quickly and efficiently with the support of the PR team
  • work with the PR Executive on PR campaigns throughout the year
  • conduct research to support PR planning
  • assisting the wider Marketing and Communications team with ad -hoc duties as and when necessary in any task required
  • foster strong relationships with all internal departments ensuring all respective departments are engaged and approve all relevant PR activity
  • liaise with relevant agencies and key suppliers
  • build trust, communicate effectively, foster innovation, focus on delivery to customers, collaborate with others, solve problems creatively and demonstrate high integrity
  • attend marketing events where appropriate

Key Skills:

  • proven experience as PR Assistant or similar position or graduate level with a passion for PR and willing to learn
  • understanding of PR and marketing concepts and practices
  • excellent copy writing skills and the ability to write copy for a variety of PR channels and audiences
  • excellent attention to detail and proof reading skills
  • confident communicator; able to work with senior level managers, journalists and other stakeholders
  • excellent team work skills - happy to be part of a large marketing and communications team/small PR team of three
  • capable of working to tight deadlines, under pressure and managing a varied workload
  • exceptional organisation and planning skills
  • desirable to have knowledge of social media to help generate content if required at events or for specific occasions
  • drive, motivation and enthusiasm
  • ability to think on feet and problem solve

Desirables:

  • BSc/BA/CIPR in public relations, communications, journalism or relevant field
  • creative flair

If you are a fun, creative, organised with a passion for journalism, then please apply asap to be considered for this unique opportunity.