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Part-time PR Executive

Part-time PR Executive

Paddock Wood, Tonbridge| 2 days a week (flexible days and times) | Approx £400 per week

Fresh, creative and forward-thinking, this full-service PR and Marketing agency specialising in the new homes sector is looking to expand their team.

Based in Paddock Wood, they are seeking a talented and experience part-time PR Executive to join their ranks, you would be responsible for PR Account Management.

As a tight-knit team, their ethos is very much towards encouraging a positive work/life balance and rewarding hard work. This ensures staff produce their very best work in this supportive and friendly environment.

About the role:
  • You will be able to write engaging press releases, as well as identifying suitable imagery or videos to accompany them
  • You will run specific client accounts, managing and disseminating client’s needs
  • You will generate and pitch ideas, securing news coverage, features and product placement across a range of publications and media types
  • You will have creative ideas for bringing in new business and you will research and stay ahead of the trend for new PR ideas for clients
  • You will stay ahead of important industry and national news and find ways to relate these to your PRs
  • You will be comfortable maintaining relationships with journalists in local, national and trade press and creating new ones, updating our journalist contact databases
  • You will use your relationships to media relate stories when needed, as well as try and use your influence to the benefit of our clients
  • You will have an impeccable eye for detail and be able to spot and minimize mistakes in copy
  • You will be able to create PR reports for clients explaining the value of the work undertaken
  • You will work with the wider team on certain elements of your work and, where necessary, delegate to / receive work from others
About you:

You’ll be a proactive and creative thinker who isn’t afraid to champion your ideas through to implementation and completion. In addition, you will have:
  • A minimum of 5 year’s experience, either in a PR/communications, as a journalist or press officer role
  • Experience of defensive PR and crisis communications strategies
  • High-level English writer and speaker, ideally with a Grade B or above at A level or further qualifications. Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Creative mind-set and can-do attitude
  • Computer savvy (iMac, Photoshop, WordPress and all Microsoft Office programmes)
  • A thorough understanding of different media forms (print/online/social)
  • The ability to build relationships with a wide variety of people and to creatively “sell” a story
  • Strong project management skills – you can handle multiple projects at once in an organized manner and can structure your time given competing priorities
It would be a bonus if:
  • You have already established relationships with local/national journalists in Kent/London particularly in the housebuilding sectors
  • You have a specific qualification in PR such as Bachelor Degree in PR/Communications or CIPR
  • You have knowledge of the housebuilding and/or construction sectors
If this job is of interest to you please email your CV to quoting PR Executive 068 in the subject line.

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