We're hiring! PR & Social Media Assistant Job Opportunity

by Emma McSweeney on 19th Oct 2017

Our Berkshire-based company is expanding which means we have a fantastic opportunity for a full time PR & Social Media Assistant to join our great team and start their career in PR, Social Media and Digital Marketing. We work with global and household name brands developing and executing their PR strategies - with exceptional results we are proud to say! The successful candidate will work on an exciting variety of product launches, events and trade shows and will also liaise directly with press and bloggers on a daily basis to help communicate clients’ key messages.

This role is ideal for a recent graduate looking to start their PR and Social Media career, ideally bringing some PR and social media experience to the job. We nurture our staff and give them the training required to become fantastic PR people. We are a great team to work with and have a reputation as one of the best PR agencies in the homes interiors and KBB (kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms) industries.

If you’re a recent (or about to be) graduate, love writing, and have a passion for communication – apply within!

Role: PR & Social Media Assistant

Start Date: 1st December 2017

Hours: FULL time – 8 hours per day

Location: Arborfield, Berkshire (20 minutes from the University of Reading)

The location of our countryside office provides an easy commute from most of Berkshire, Surrey and Hampshire by car.

Reports to: PR Account Executives and Account Manager

Overall Purpose: To provide PR Executive and Management team support in running of day to day press office enquiries and support with PR projects and product launches.

About DMC PR

DMC PR has an excellent reputation for quick response times, for meeting deadlines with the correct information and as a reliable source of information. The company is proactive and trusted by journalists who know it. Building a strong working relationship with editorial teams and freelancers is one of the keys to success: we are first place journalists come if they need product information, market comment and images for any feature they are working on. Every request should be responded to straight away, even if it is just to acknowledge receipt and to promise requested information will be delivered within the deadline set. Information is not always at our finger tips and being tenacious in tracking down this info – usually from an elusive client – is vital! With all this in mind:

Main Responsibilities:

  • Dealing with all enquiries received from media
  • Copywriting : The ideal candidate will have a flair for writing which is crucial in this industry.
  • Monitor media coverage on a daily basis using tools such as Meltwater and Kantar for certain clients.
  • Social Media: ontent planning and scheduling using tools such as Facelift, TweetDeck and Facebook. Experience with social media management software and Facebook advertising is beneficial, but not essential.
  • Pro-active generation of coverage: To come up with fresh ideas and angles for maximising coverage opportunities for clients. As a part of the DMC team your ideas count!
  • Assisting in press event planning and management: Planning, promoting, attending and following up on events, from issuing invitations to sourcing venues, arranging transport/accommodation and preparing press materials.
  • Shows & Exhibitions : Promoting client activity at shows or exhibitions and attendance for press liaison as required.
  • PR Updates and Reporting: Prepare monthly PR updates and PR plans using Microsoft PowerPoint for clients.

Apply now if:

  • You are a university graduate
  • You want to pursue a career in PR, Social Media and Digital Marketing.
  • You have excellent organisation skills and understand the need to respond to enquires and clients with lightning speed.
  • You keep up to date on the latest bloggers.
  • You enjoy writing
  • You are fluent in written and spoken English.
  • You can work under pressure.

How to apply:

Please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you would like to work in PR & Social Media and what makes you the right candidate for this role by 6th November 2017 to susan@dmcpr.co.uk. Interviews for those successful in the first stage of application will take place on mutually convenient dates