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PR Assistant
England, Warwickshire, Kenilworth - £18,000 per annum

Posted: 04/10/17


Our client is seeking a enthusiastic individual at a entry level to join their Marketing Team.

PR Assistant

Hours of work
35 hours per week. Normal working hours are 08.35-17.00 Monday to Thursday and 08.35-15.00 Friday. Occasional weekend and evening work will be required and a flexible approach to working hours is expected.

Job purpose
To join the in-house PR and communications team, reporting into the PR & Communications Manager. Your role will help support a busy and varied press office, as well as supporting the wider marketing and communications team. The role will play a key part in delivering the Society's brand values through a variety of PR activities, press and stakeholder relations.
As PR Assistant, you will be responsible for supporting the PR team ensuring the department's processes work efficiently and effectively. Your responsibilities will also include writing and editing copy for press releases, speeches, publications and ad-hoc materials.
Key Responsibilities
"Be responsible for the PR department's processes and ensuring they work effectively for the wider marketing and communications team. This includes; media contacts, press cutting services, monitoring press coverage, PR calendar and planner. Working with a number of internal and external stakeholders to deliver this.
"To help support the PR team with writing and issuing press releases
"Assist in researching and writing copy for a variety of press materials both internal and external including; speeches, publications, briefs and any ad-hoc activity
"Responding to press enquiries quickly and efficiently with the support of the PR team
"Work with the PR Executive on PR campaigns throughout the year
"Conduct research to support PR planning
"Brand Guardian
"Foster strong relationships with all internal departments ensuring all respective departments are engaged and approve all relevant PR activity
"Liaise with relevant agencies and key suppliers
"Build trust, communicate effectively, foster innovation, focus on delivery to customers, collaborate with others, solve problems creatively and demonstrate high integrity
"Attend marketing events where appropriate
"Assisting the wider Marketing and Communications team with ad -hoc duties as and when necessary in any task required

Person Specification
"Proven experience as PR Assistant or similar position or graduate level with a passion for PR and willing to learn
"Desirable: BSc/BA/CIPR in public relations, communications, journalism or relevant field
"Creative flair
"Understanding of PR and marketing concepts and practices
"Excellent copy writing skills and the ability to write copy for a variety of PR channels and audiences
"Excellent attention to detail and proof reading skills
"Confident communicator; able to work with senior level managers, journalists and other stakeholders
"Excellent team work skills - happy to be part of a large marketing and communications team/small PR team of three
"Capable of working to tight deadlines, under pressure and managing a varied workload
"Exceptional organisation and planning skills
"Desirable to have knowledge of social media to help generate content if required at events or for specific occasions
"Drive, motivation and enthusiasm
"Ability to think on feet and problem solve
"Must work with integrity and have the desire to provide quality outputs
"Strong IT skills across all the core MS office products
"Full UK driving licence required

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