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Public Relations Associate

Posted: 23 May 2021 Closes: 24 Jun 2021
London, United Kingdom Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PBM_https://jobs.smartrecruiters.com/PublicisGroupe/743999749726127

Company Description

Publicis Sapient is a digital transformation partner helping established organizations get to their future, digitally-enabled state, both in the way they work and the way they serve their customers. We help unlock value through a start-up mindset and modern methods, fusing strategy, consulting and customer experience with agile engineering and problem-solving creativity. United by our core values and our purpose of helping people thrive in the brave pursuit of next, our 20,000+ people in 53 offices around the world combine experience across technology, data sciences, consulting and customer obsession to accelerate our clients' businesses through designing the products and services their customers truly value.

Job Description

As a key member of the Global Communicationsteam based in London, you will work cross-functionally to help communicate with journalists; devise specific communications materials and campaigns; engage in virtual/face-to-face meetings with media contacts and commentators; and develop print and web-based material supporting these campaigns.

We're looking for great communicators with a skill for storytelling who can understand complex business issues and explain them in person, and also via well written copy. As an experienced and passionate PR & Communications professional, you will work closely with our London PR Lead, and key UK and Global thought leaders. As a Public Relations Associate, you will be an integral part of the global PR and Marketing team, involved in the proactive pitching of Publicis Sapient's business, capabilities and its senior leaders.

Responsibilities:
  • Serve as a daily contact with media and internal spokespeople
  • Actively pitch to target media to secure strategic press coverage in top national, regional and online media outlets
  • Cultivate and maintain media relationships
  • Support the PR/Communications team by researching, drafting and contributing to press releases and other announcements, distributing and publishing this news as needed.
  • Implement various public relations/communications initiatives designed to build the firm's brand in key practice areas and markets across global offices.
  • Support daily public relations functions and maintain the press office infrastructure such as updating media databases and pitch calendars, weekly and monthly reporting and media trends research
  • Write and edit media content and press releases

Qualifications

Your Skills & Experience
  • Ideally, a bachelor's degree in marketing, communications or related field
  • 2-4 years PR experience preferred, either in-house or agency, with established media relationships
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Excel and Word
  • Outstanding organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Excellent English writing skills

Set Yourself Apart With:
  • Good working relationships with UK media
  • Proven ability of turning an idea into a story
  • Being quick witted, enthusiastic and intellectually curious
  • Having an entreprenurial spirit
  • Embracing data-driven decisions
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