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PR Assistant

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to be a PR Assistant for a leading high street retailer with the role based in London.

Reporting to a Senior PR Manager you will work with teams including Marketing and Trading, as well our external PR agency to develop and execute world class communications.

About the role:

• Manage the sampling office, ensuring the highest quality samples are delivered to key media within the time scales required.

• Work with the PR team on the updating and administration of its media database.

• Support the PR team with relevant administrative duties, plus support, where agreed, for our external PR agency.

• Develop an understanding of commercial priorities and support the PR team with drafting written materials such as emails, letters, basic press releases, contact reports, and biographies.

• Work with the external PR agency to drive PR through the most appropriate channels, ensuring that business needs are delivered.

• Develop and maintain a knowledge of consumer and trade media, offline and online, to ensure all opportunities are optimised.

• Develop and own relationships with internal colleagues, including Group Communications, Marketing and Category teams, plus our external PR agency.

What we want from you:

We are looking for someone who has learned the verbal and written skills to influence stakeholders at all levels, internally and externally.

The successful candidate will be able to manage a busy workload, dealing with a range of priorities through effective time management.

Excellent attention to detail is an essential given the nature of the role.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking for their first role in PR with A levels or equivalents, who is IT literate with experience of Microsoft Office including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

What we will give you:

As well as the challenge and responsibility of an exciting new role in a fast-paced environment, you’ll find opportunities for considerable development and progression.  In addition to a competitive salary, other benefits include:

• Annual bonus plan – linked to both personal and company performance

• Contributory pension scheme

• 25 days holiday per year

• Discounted BUPA and dental plans

• Generous staff discount



PR Assistant

Full Time

Published on 23 Jul 2019