More information: https://jobs.theguardian.com/job/6532310/paid-internship-8-12-weeks-relations-group-radio-tv-and-digital-pr-agency-graduate-placement/?TrackID=1227198&BatchID=988&utm_source=eml&utm_medium=sygntd&utm_campaign=jobalert&utm_content=text_link&CMP_TU=jbsr&CMP_BUNIT=jobs&CMP=ema_jobalert
Wednesday, 7 June 2017
Paid Internship (8-12 Weeks) Relations Group (Radio, TV and Digital PR Agency) Graduate Placement
The Relations Group team are so busy right now we are drowning in radio, TV and online campaigns; we are looking to recruit a few enthusiastic and creative interns to join our team for the summer! Our paid internships adopt a hands-on approach allowing you to tip your toes in a variety of tasks - the responsibilities range from liaising with the media, generating ideas and research for large UK brands and researching opportunities for future campaigns. You will also be writing blog posts and using social media. Those paid interns that get results, are driven and demonstrate a positive work ethic will be offered full-time employment within the company as either a Junior Account Executive or a Media Executive!
The candidate should embody the following attributes:
Personality: You will need to stand out of the crowd and put your personality in everything you do whether it is talking to clients, the media or holding brainstorms with other colleagues.
A Natural Communicator: You will be spending a lot of time talking to PR managers or potential clients and marketing teams so the ability to be articulate and eloquent is very important.
Phone Friendly: This is no place for anyone with a fear of the phones, it is a busy environment and may require patching in on conference calls, networking and building rapport to influence broadcast journalists and radio presenters.
Enthusiasm: Since your role is to build relationships and communicate new ideas you will need to be enthusiastic - especially about your own ideas. We want someone who has a fresh perspective and is creative and eager to learn and develop new skills.
Tenacious: In the early days you may spend lots of time researching, generating leads or booking coverage and not all ideas and content will generate interest, therefore you need to be adaptable and tenacious – maintaining focus and drive.
Creativity: You will need to identify what makes a story interesting for different radio presenters, brands, TV newsrooms or websites. Identify the hook and make it relevant for their audience and your ideas will turn into stories that will be broadcast to millions of people throughout the UK - week in week out!
Calm Under-Pressure: This is a role where you need to influence people every day! You will have targets and deadlines so if you are easily stressed then please don't apply.
Research: You will be researching many brands and relevant content ideas for campaigns; this involves a logical approach with an inquisitive mindset.
Writing: There will be opportunities to write content for the company websites, blog and media property platforms. You must have a keen eye to detail and a fresh outlook.
As a growing agency we like to nurture exceptional talent. Some of our best staff became full time employees after an initial internship. As an intern you can expect to spend time in both our media department and our client teams. You will see first-hand a radio day from start to finish, write engaging blogs for our sites and social media, brainstorm ideas for upcoming campaigns, the filming of a video podcast, be sent on a mission to record B-Roll using a broadcast quality camera, need to research celebrity spokespeople, brainstorm ideas for new clients as well as spend some time trialling the role of a junior account executive and media liaison executive.
It will be a steep learning curve in the world of broadcast PR with a genuine opportunity to impress to be offered a full-time position. Please only apply if you have a good degree (2:1 or higher) and have an interest in developing a career in PR or Marketing.
A bit about us...
We are the UK’s leading Radio PR specialists and one of the UK’s fastest growing PR agencies. Through our sister company IMN we provide content for radio, TV and online media outlets.
The Location: We are based in Elstree, Zone 6 London *(20 minutes from King’s Cross). Elstree & Borehamwood is known as the British Hollywood and is home to the BBC and Elstree studios. We're located inbetween both these studios.
Salary: Paid Internship (Unpaid internships are illegal, please report any company offering unpaid internships to the HMRC)
Start Date: ASAP
Hours: 8:30am - 5:30 pm Monday to Thursday with a 5pm finish on Friday's
For further details on The Relations Group, Radio Relations and what we do visit our website to see the type of content we produce.
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