PR Coordinator

PR Coordinator

Job Title: PR Coordinator
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Corby, Northamptonshire
Salary: £21,000
REF: 897675
Contact Name: Ben Young
Job Published: 15 days ago

Job Description

Looking for the chance to further develop your career in PR? We're currently supporting the recruitment of an enterprising and conscientious PR Coordinator on behalf of a well-established and internationally recognised health and lifestyle brand.

Applicants must have significant prior experience in a PR environment, as well as demonstrating a flair for creatively increasing brand awareness both in print and online.

This is an exciting business to be part of; as well as offering an industry-leading range of products and services, the company have recently won a prestigious award for their dedication to empowering employees. They are also proudly ecologically minded and, through a number of innovative initiatives, have now achieved zero-landfill status.

Don't miss the opportunity to join this forward-thinking organisation and play a key part in creatively delivering positive, supportive and often life-changing content and communications.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Sourcing, organising and managing day-to-day media opportunities to grow product coverage
  • Building media relations - locally, regionally and nationally, in print and online
  • Writing press releases and features
  • Advising colleagues on their press releases and features as required
  • Project managing an annual awards competition, ensuring a detailed plan is in place and it is executed in a timely manner
  • Visiting and interviewing customers about their experiences; identifying topical and appropriate angles for the media
  • Assisting the internal team in the delivery of the awards competition at the Annual Convention, and providing support to award nominees at the event
  • Planning and managing customer photo-shoots; sourcing locations, engaging with customers, briefing photographers, stylists and make-up artists and working with internal teams to maximise the opportunity
  • Supporting the development of the company blog by planning, writing and publishing content
  • Edit and project manage the bi-annual consumer magazine
  • Collating and analysing media coverage for internal reports
  • Attending external events which require PR engagement as required, such as the awards winners' trip, press party and photo shoots
  • Establishing and maintaining a database of stories
  • Managing relevant agencies
  • Monitoring and reporting on budgets for each of your projects

Skills and experience required:

  • Equipped with at least three years in a consumer PR role; preferably client side
  • Has experience of successfully forming relationships and engaging with key journalists
  • Produces clear, concise, well-written and grammatically accurate press releases, magazine articles and blog posts
  • Possesses strong interpersonal skills, with an approachable and helpful manner
  • Communicates effectively and builds positive rapport with a wide range of stakeholders both internally and externally
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, creative environment, with the ability to move comfortably and quickly between multiple projects in order to meet tight deadlines
  • Demonstrates excellent attention to detail and an understanding that every word matters
  • Enjoys working collaboratively in a team, but is also self-motivated when working independently
  • Manages their time and workload effectively, with a structured and disciplined approach

Hours of work:

  • Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Salary and benefits:

  • £21,000 per annum
  • 25 days annual holiday plus bank holidays
  • Excellent company-funded training and development opportunities
  • Discretionary Profit Share Scheme
  • Company pension

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