Public Relations Assistant

Job details
Posting date: 08 April 2021
Salary: £20,452 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 08 May 2021
Location: EC1R 3AF
Company: Richmond & Towers
Job type: Permanent
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Richmond & Towers is an independent, forward-thinking and 100% employee-owned PR agency that prides itself on the calibre and personality of its people.

So, why Richmond & Towers? We’re an open and friendly bunch and we are dedicated to our people, providing extensive benefits to help you reach your potential and manage that all important work/life balance. Comprehensive training, flexible working, your birthday day off and a restaurant club, make up just a few of our unrivalled perks.

We specialise in all aspects of consumer, B2B and corporate communications, plus digital/social media; issues, crisis and reputation management, and media coaching – and we’re currently enjoying rapid business growth. That’s where you come in!

Food & Drink Account Assistant – You:

We’re looking for a positive, enthusiastic and personable graduate with a passion for all types of media* and strong communications skills to join our thriving Food & Drink team as an Account Assistant.

You’ll be supporting your account teams to execute PR programmes for some of the UK’s best-known food and drink brands. You’ll be getting involved in everything from writing news releases for media, drafting blog posts and creating social media content, to working with influencers, managing social media communities and running events.

We’re looking for a team player who’s able to establish strong relationships with media, influencers and your clients.

Food & Drink Account Assistant – Responsibilities:

These will vary according to client programmes, but you can expect your role to include:

- Client Relations - Working with the team to provide best in class service and deliver innovative communications solutions to support clients’ business objectives.
- Media Relations – All aspects of media relations, including writing news releases, features and briefing sheets to specified formats, styles and deadlines; organising interviews, liaising with journalists; identifying and maximising opportunities for coverage, ensuring up-to-date feature opportunity lists, gaining an in-depth knowledge of target media and understanding of their needs/how they work – including use of all available tools
- Social Media – Day-to-day community management of social media accounts. Delivering analytics reports, reporting on traffic, engagement and follower figures
- Writing - Other aspects of copywriting including literature, newsletters, social media, reports, etc.
- Influencer engagement – Understanding how to scope out potential influencers and engage with them to secure opportunities on an earned and paid-for basis
- Events – Organising press events which get your clients noticed
- New Business - Undertaking research projects as required and, where appropriate, taking part in new business presentations
- Supplier Liaison - Briefing, negotiating and liaising with suppliers (printers, photographers, designers etc) and managing the resulting work to appropriate time, financial quality and creative standards and parameters.

*From traditional media to influencers and social media

Please send your CV and a covering letter for consideration.

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