Consumer PR and Social Media Intern – Splendid (4 months FTC) 

Splendid is looking for a Consumer PR and Social Media Intern to join its successful team on the “Splendid Futures” programme. This four-month paid internship will provide the successful applicant with the opportunity to work on some of the world’s most iconic brands as well as getting hands-on experience at one of London’s most respected communications agencies.

Splendid has adapted its office environment and ways of working to keep staff and clients safe and follow government advice around Coronavirus. This role will therefore include the option for combining remote working with working in the office (or where government advice permits, all weekdays may be spent in the office), which is located in East London and has Covid-secure measures in place. While working remotely, video conferencing tools enable us to collaborate and coach team members in an uninterrupted way.

The successful candidate will be provided with a laptop and full home working IT setup for the duration of the internship to ensure their workspace is appropriate and fit for purpose.

Required skills and experience

  • Strong interest in pursuing a career in Consumer PR and Social Media and a good understanding of what both involve
  • Passion for reading a range of print and online editorial media, social and digital news updates and following content from lifestyle influencers
  • Understanding and enthusiasm for how the most popular social media channels work, with some knowledge of how brands use them
  • Strong skills in written and spoken English communication as well as listening
  • Good attention to detail and a commitment to producing high quality work
  • Ability to work in a team with others in a professional and mature way as well as take on tasks individually
  • Ability to manage time, prioritise and multi-task whilst remaining calm and focused
  • Able to take responsibility for actions and meeting deadlines with a can-do attitude
  • A genuine passion for food, drink and other lifestyle/cultural areas like music, art and entertainment
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) would help but is not essential
  • This role is open to those with and without previous experience in media relations, social media, content creation, events and/or production (experience is useful but not essential)

You will need to be available to start this role within three to four weeks of making your application, although the exact start date will be agreed during your interview process.

Many of our interns have been successful in securing a permanent role with Splendid after the initial internship period. For this reason, we only accept applications from those who have finished studying or are not committed to another job and are therefore able to consider a potential role directly after the internship.

Responsibilities

You will engage in a structured induction process to ensure we give you exposure to every aspect of the role. This will include but not be limited to:

  • Daily digesting of a broad range of national, consumer and industry media titles and online/social content and trends so you learn to recognise opportunities for clients and build your knowledge and contacts
  • Drafting copy for team communications, shorter press materials and social content
  • Picking up the phone and selling stories and content ideas for your clients to journalists and influencers
  • Logging media coverage, image rights and where relevant, social analytics and helping your team to report back on results
  • Organising and helping to deliver media and influencer mailers including going out to shops in London to buy samples, managing sample deliveries and liaising with couriers

Benefits

  • Pro-rata allocation of 25 annual days holiday
  • Early finish on Friday (4:30pm)
  • Late start or early finish on your Birthday (11am or 3.30pm)
  • Training plan tailored to your role as an intern
  • Access to WeCare, a 24/7 online GP, mental health support service, get fit programme and more
  • Access to support from our in-house Head of Wellbeing
  • Monthly all-agency social activity (remotely via Zoom at the current time)
  • Laptop and home working IT setup for duration of Internship
  • Pension scheme (subject to age eligibility)
  • Ride to Work scheme
  • Interest free travel card loan

How to apply

To learn more about the internship (including full responsibilities) then please click here. To apply, please click here

Please include in your application that you heard about this opportunity through the Taylor Bennett Foundation.