PR Executive

Location: London

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 03 July 2022

Salary: £30,600

PR Executive

Background

London & Partners is the business growth and destination agency for London. Our mission is to create economic growth that is resilient, sustainable and inclusive.

We are a social enterprise, combining purpose with commercial rigour. We are funded by grants, partners and our portfolio of commercial ventures.

We support high-growth businesses to scale – both international businesses expanding into the UK and London-based businesses growing internationally. We develop London as a destination and attract visitors and events. We grow London’s global reputation to support economic growth.

Our key performance indicators are the economic growth (gross value added) and jobs that we create, the satisfaction of our clients and partners, and our commercial performance.

Purpose of role

The PR Executive will help to support the PR Team in activities across all its audiences. Principal duties include proactive and reactive media engagement, plus systems management responsibilities such as media monitoring and evaluation and media centre operation.

Key tasks

Support PR Managers with handling of all media activities, including:

  • Managing the press inbox, triaging, and responding in a timely manner to media enquiries
  • Organise media interviews, briefing materials and support the briefing in of spokespeople to help build London & Partners’ reputation
  • Build and monitor media databases and update these contact lists regularly to ensure press materials reach target audiences
  • Oversee the effective running of the public facing media centre, including an out of hours rota
  • Create daily news bulletins for internal stakeholders
  • Support in pitching individual stories over the phone, email and in person to journalists from domestic and international markets to achieve high quality press coverage
  • Monitor media coverage and compile monthly analysis reports with input across team to measure success against company metrics
  • Write and develop PR newsletters to engage target media
  • Undertake research to assist with the development and implementation of team projects as required
  • Support the PR Team in the creation and implementation of PR moments providing creative input and ideas
  • Support the team with financial systems, raising PO’s and keeping commitment records up to date
  • Help maintain relationships with key external PR agencies and stakeholders
  • Help maintain relationships with key internal departments
  • Other reasonable duties as required

 

Person Specification

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

Skills & Competencies

  • Excellent communication skills – verbal & written - with the ability to engage credible journalists
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • Strong digital and IT skills
  • Creative thinker and problem-solver
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Articulate, dynamic and enthusiastic
  • Self-motivator who seeks opportunities to develop to full potential
  • Knowledge and understanding of media landscape

Our Values:

We are passionate about London ​

​We are enterprising​

We are inclusive​

 

 You’ll Get  

  • To join a Sunday Times Top 100 not-for-profit company and a fast paces, flexible and upbeat environment
  • To become part of the London Family and do great things for our City 
  • 30 days’ holiday in addition to UK public holidays 
  • Excellent employer pension contribution and private medical health insurance

  

The salary for this role has been approved as advertised in line with our pay structure.  We will not negotiate or vary this figure upon offer or appointment.   

London's diversity is its biggest asset. At London & Partners, we aim to ensure our workforce reflects the diversity of the city that we promote. We encourage applications from people of any age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation or assignment, faith or disability.  We also appreciate that many people require flexibility in their working patterns and encourage you to talk to us at interview about any flexibility you may need, be it full-time, job-share, or part-time.  

If you need to receive this information and/or apply in an alternative format, please contact London & Partners by emailing hr@londonandpartners.com to discuss how we can help.      

  

We encourage applications from all sections of the community.   

 

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