Graduate PR Intern 

Job Reference: S2022FCMR3

  • Start date: June 30th 2022 
  • Salary: London living wage as a minimum
  • Type of intern: Graduate 
  • Duration of internship: 6 months 
  • Number of opportunities available: 3
  • Internship format: Hybrid
  • Office location: London

    This agency is one of the leading independent integrated communications agencies in the UK and the Middle East. At this company they drive positive outcomes by blending data-driven insight, creativity and deep sector knowledge, delivered through digital-first integrated marketing and communications services locally, nationally and internationally.

    They are known for in-depth industry knowledge and relationships in a range of key sectors. We have seven core business units: Corporate & financial, Health, Lifestyle including culture, retail and travel, MENA, PACE – performance, activation, creative, engagement, Property and Social purpose 

    What you will do:

    • Research
      • Carrying out desk research using the internet and on-line systems to support existing client and new business activities
    • Writing
      • Learning how to draft basic correspondence including e-mails and letters to clients and journalists
      • Learning how to draft basic press material including photcall notices, captions, press releases and background information
      • Contributing to the drafting and preparation of basic reports including meeting reports, client activity and media coverage reports
    • Media relations
      • Learning about the key media on specified client accounts and starting to develop contacts, by phone and e-mail communication
      • Producing and updating media lists
      • Assisting with media sell-ins and ring rounds
      • Maintaining and updating feature schedules
      • Providing support for events
    • Monitoring
      • Media monitoring of national/regional/local and trade/specialist press, TV and radio and web sites/blogs as required, to look for client and other relevant coverage
      • Monitoring related to new business activity and spotting opportunities
    • Client counsel
      • Development of client relationships via phone, e-mail and attendance at meetings, as required

    The skills they are looking for: 

    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills and ability to express ideas clearly
    • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team
    • Commercial awareness
    • Initiative and ability to identify issues and develop solutions
    • Creativity and ability to generate ideas
    • Good organisational skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Motivation, ambition and interest in current affairs, media and business issues
    • Desire to learn about all areas of the business and work across practices
    • Ability to handle a busy workload, prioritise and be flexible
    • Good level of proficiency with required IT packages: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access
    • Digital skills an advantage

    How to apply 

    Please apply with a CV and cover letter (no longer than 250 words) explaining your interest in the position, any relevant experience or transferable skills you may have that makes you suitable for the role. Please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

    Please add your full name and the job reference in the subject line. Applications submitted without a full name and job reference will not be considered. 

    Job Reference Number: S2022FCMR3

    Roles will remain open until Monday, May 23rd (11:59pm) so please be sure to apply as early as possible as strong candidates will be selected and interviewed on a rolling basis. Once the position has been filled, the role will be closed.

    For candidates shortlisted for an interview and moved on to the next stage of the recruitment process, if available, further information will be provided about the internship opportunity and the name of the employer will be revealed so further research and preparation can be done.