PR & Communications Intern (Food & Drink PR) 

Job Reference: SS2022FFMR1

  • Start date: July 4th (but can start earlier if you wish!)
  • Salary: London living wage 
  • Type of intern: Graduate
  • Duration of internship: 6 months 
  • Number of opportunities available: 1
  • Internship format: Hybrid  
  • Office location: London

    This Agency has an opening for a driven, creative and enthusiastic graduate to join the agency for a 6 month internship. The internship will provide an opportunity to get stuck into the world of PR and communications, supporting the agency on key accounts across restaurants & bars, food &beverage brands, alcohol, festivals, events and venues.

    What you will do:

    • Press office support
      • Organisation of assets
      • Coverage saving, i.e. scanning, screen grabbing or audio recording
      • Media monitoring, i.e. reading the daily newspapers to look for client
      • coverage, scanning our media monitoring service for coverage
      • Creating and maintaining mailing lists and contact databases
      • Drafting press releases and copy
    • Media liaison
      • Developing contacts across consumer and trade media
      • Media meets and attending media workshops
      • Pitching into journalists via the phone and on email for campaign sell ins
      • Issuing and managing press and influencer invitations for events
      • Supporting media promotional activity, such as competitions, sampling offers
    • Agency support
      • Research and audience insight
      • Participation in internal creative meetings for clients and new business
      • Writing newsletters and blogs
    • Events
      • Support for event preparation including accreditation, interviews, immersions
      • On-site presence supporting team and liaising with media including occasional weekends and evenings
    • Administration
      • Answering incoming calls and taking messages where required
      • Office admin duties when/where required

    The skills they are looking for: 

    • An interest in the sectors in which the agency works
    • A basic understanding of the media
    • A competent writer - this should come easy to the right candidate
    • Good spelling, punctuation and grammar across all written work
    • A good communicator - confident in presenting, conversing and listening
    • Organised - can prioritise, work efficiently and productively, and manage time well
    • Ability to work in a fast paced and pressured environment
    • Computer savvy

    NOTE: You must be a registered Summer Stars candidate to apply for this role.

    If you are not a registered Summer Stars candidate but wish to apply for this role, please email [email protected] directly before submitting an application. You would also need to confirm that you are eligible to work within the UK.   

    Applications that are from a non Summer Stars registered candidate will not be accepted. 

    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: S2022TCUK1

    Roles will remain open until Sunday, May 22nd (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.