November 30, 2018 admin

Work Experience Placement: January 2019 (Duration: 9-12 months)

We are looking for a passionate undergraduate student to support our busy client services team on a sandwich year work experience placement. The chosen candidate will have the opportunity to get involved with a wide variety of activities to support their studies within a creative and award-winning team.

You will get involved in a wide range of activities to support the client services team, including:

  • Monitoring of client media coverage
  • Administrative elements of client accounts – including media and social media coverage charts, blogger and media lists, call log updates etc
  • Keeping abreast of industry news and updates
  • Market research for existing client campaigns
  • Assisting the team with managing events / photo shoots and press trips
  • Supporting the team with editorial outreach
  • Participation in internal team creative meetings and training sessions
  • General office admin support, including answering the phone, handling enquiries, greeting visitors and filing etc

WE ARE LOOKING FOR

  • A keen interest and ambition in all aspects of brand communications as well as a solid understanding of PR, digital and social media
  • A knowledge of industry trends and UK media landscape (print and online)
  • A strong teamwork ethic
  • Confident self-starter with a proactive approach
  • Excellent communications skills (both written and verbal)
  • Good writing skills
  • The desire to learn quickly and the ability to maintain a positive attitude
  • Proactivity and initiative
  • Self-assured, tenacious and supportive
  • Strong multi-tasking and prioritising skills
  • Digitally savvy, with a good knowledge of digital and social media
  • Commitment to a full-time placement
  • This post is for an undergraduate student looking for a structured work placement as part of a related degree qualification – applicants should be studying a BA Hons degree level and have an interest in business and marketing.

WHAT WE WILL OFFER YOU

  • The opportunity to develop your PR and Digital skills in practice under the guidance of some of the best in the industry whilst you study
  • The chance to gain first-hand experience in brand communications
  • Ongoing and structured training and support, including the opportunity to join sessions as part of our in-house training school, The Ocademy
  • The opportunity to work alongside a passionate and supportive team

Interested? Drop us a line on opportunities@opr.co.uk – we can’t wait to hear from you!