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PR Executive

Job Description:

A major social enterprise directed at promoting London as a city - through key focus areas such as attracting international business & tourism, higher education, major sports and cultural events - is looking for an enthusiastic PR Executive to provide support to the wider PR Team in activities across all its audiences. Principal duties include proactive and reactive media engagement and systems management responsibilities (such as media monitoring, evaluation and media centre operation). Working closely with external partners, this role represents a fantastic opportunity to build and develop a strong network within the PR arena.

 

Key Responsibilities

Support PR Managers with handling of all media activities, including:

  • Managing the press inbox, triaging, and responding in a timely manner to media enquiries
  • Organise media interviews, briefing materials and support the briefing of spokespeople
  • Build and monitor media databases and update these contact lists regularly to ensure press materials reach target audiences
  • Oversee the effective running of the public facing media centre, including an out of hours rota
  • Create daily news bulletins for internal stakeholders
  • Support in pitching individual stories over the phone, email and in person to journalists from domestic and international markets to achieve high quality press coverage
  • Monitor media coverage and compile monthly analysis reports with input across team to measure success against company metrics
  • Write and develop PR newsletters to engage target media
  • Undertake research to assist with the development and implementation of team projects as required
  • Support the PR Team in the creation and implementation of PR moments providing creative input and ideas
  • Support the team with financial systems, raising PO’s and keeping commitment records up to date
  • Help maintain relationships with key external PR agencies and stakeholders
  • Help maintain relationships with key internal departments
  • Other reasonable duties as required

 

Key Requirements

  • Minimum of one year’s experience in PR (or a closely related industry)
  • Excellent communication skills - verbal & written - with the ability to engage credible journalists
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • Strong digital and IT skills
  • Creative thinker and problem-solver
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Articulate, dynamic and enthusiastic
  • Self-motivator who seeks opportunities to develop to full potential
  • Knowledge and understanding of media landscape

 

Benefits Package

  • 30 day annual holiday + additional days off schemes including 'faith day leave', 'moving day leave’, 'first day of school leave’, 'additional wedding day leave’, 'compassionate leave’
  • Flexible working
  • Group pension scheme
  • Learning & development opportunities (including professional qualifications support)
  • Discounts at over 3,000 major retailers including Tesco, M&S, Sainsbury’s, Boots, Currys, PC World, Debenhams)
  • Medical cash plan: claim back costs of dental and optical purchases/treatments, health screenings, diagnostics, consultations, prescriptions and therapies for you and your family
  • Ride to work scheme: get a tax-free bike with Evans Cycles and save up to 50% on the retail price
  • Discount gym membership: corporate rates with fitness first for single gym and multi-site memberships
  • Interest-free season ticket loans: up to £5,000 per annum for transport to and from work
  • Personal accident cover: up to £5,000 with the client’s +Medicash proactive plan
  • Life insurance: 4 x basic salary
  • Volunteer leave scheme: give something back to the London community with up to 2 days paid annual volunteer leave
  • Give as you earn - Make tax-free donations to any UK registered charity

 

VMAGROUP is a leading international interim and permanent communications, digital and marketing recruitment and executive search specialist. Specialist practices cover corporate communications, internal communications, change communications, PR, media relations, CSR, public affairs, marketing, digital and agency services.

We have a reputation for providing leading consultancy services and advice supported by in-depth knowledge of the professions we recruit for. Our thought leadership and benchmarking studies have become go-to resources for the communications and marketing industry supporting planning and decision-making.

VMAGROUP has offices in London, Manchester, Amsterdam, and Brussels, but we work with organisations and individuals on a global basis.

VMAGROUP is committed to equal opportunities and is a Diversity Pledged Recruiter.

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VMAGROUP is a leading international interim, contract, temporary and permanent recruitment and executive search specialist. We are specifically focused on providing support to the communications, digital and marketing communities.

Our specialist practice areas cover: communications, corporate communications, internal communications, change communications, PR, media relations, financial communications, CSR, public affairs, investor relations, marketing, digital marketing and agency services.

We have a reputation for providing expert consultancy services and advice, supported by in-depth knowledge of the professions we recruit for. Our thought leadership and benchmarking studies have become go-to resources for the communications and marketing industry, supporting planning and decision-making for organisations of all shapes and sizes.

In the UK, VMAGROUP has offices in London and Manchester and in Europe, VMAGROUP has offices in Amsterdam and Brussels, but we work with organisations and individuals on a global basis.

VMAGROUP is committed to equal opportunities and is a Diversity Pledged Recruiter.

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