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Junior Associate

London, England, United Kingdom

Who is Weber Shandwick ?

We create cultural value and help brands navigate the ever-changing age of earned: an age where consumers actively say no to advertising; an age where everyone is an influencer that can make or break your brand; an age where content can be turned into commercial opportunity. Our talented team build brands by finding connection points in the real works. We energise the right mix of talent, using the right platforms and latest technology to choreography stories that make a real and meaningful impact for some of the world’s leading brands and businesses eg HSBC, Iceland, Amazon Prime , Unilever  , Ebay, Tinder and Pintrest to name a few.

We earn affection, attention, affinity and purchase by delivering value to people around the works, with deep specialisms across food & drink, travel & tourism, consumer tech, consumer health, automotive, sports sponsorship, entertainment & lifestyle and energy. We are known for:

  • Developing data driven insights and strategy to drive measurable impact
  • Creating impact creative that taps into culture
  • Creating channel and platform agnostic campaigns that grow organically
  • Delivering integrated campaigns that are earned-first but deliver for paid and owned

What’s Happening?

The Consumer Practice at Weber Shandwick create world-class work and words got out…Our reputation for delivering engaging communications that strike up conversations between consumer and brands means we're working with an enviable client list across a diverse range of sectors including; entertainment, travel, food & drink and beauty.

But we won't stop there! The team is growing and we're looking to bring two Junior Associates on our journey and kick-start their career in PR and Communications. As a leading global PR firm we can offer you real opportunities for development and somewhere to cultivate your passion.

What will you be doing?

  • Build an understanding of and relationships with the key publications, journalists, sites and influencers for your clients.
  • Participate in over the phone sell-ins of client stories and campaigns.
  • Meet with key media contacts face to face to form relationships and your little black book and feedback key information.
  • Attend daily paper meetings and flagging / distribution of relevant stories.
  • Prepare press materials and press packs.
  • Draft press releases and media alerts; researching and writing copy for media pitches; writing and following up photo-call notices; and assisting the team to ensure copy is prepared, approved and submitted in line with deadlines.
  • Contribute to creative brainstorms for clients.
  • Manage status reports on a weekly basis to share with the client.
  • Coverage reporting to sell back key achievements to the client.
  • Support the team with general organisation and account admin, including ensuring you and the wider team are fully prepped for all internal and external meetings.

Industry and Market Knowledge

  • Client market understanding – knowing the client’s business through reading publications pertinent to accounts
  • Using technology – using the internet and research facilities to obtain relevant information.
  • Taking an active interest in current affairs, subscribing to news groups to keep updated on areas that effect the client.

Who are you?

You are at the start of your career; full of hunger and determination to forge a name for yourself in the world of PR.

We're not asking for loads of experience but your application needs to demonstrate that this industry is your passion either through your personal pursuits, studies or work experience.

Other personal attributes;

  • A phenomenal teammate– ensuring team involvement and communication at all times.
  • Motivated – demonstrating energy and enthusiasm to ongoing workload and projects.
  • Proactive – identifying opportunities for clients on an ongoing basis.
  • Organised and diligent – planning, preparation and attention to detail are key in this role.
  • Positive – contributing a positive energy to the team and prevailing optimism when working to tight deadlines and under pressure.

What’s in it for you:

  • JUICE – Our flexible working model
  • 25 days annual leave + Birthday & x-mas period off
  • Personal pension plan
  • Early finish Fridays
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Private dental insurance
  • Gym discounts
  • Heath cash plan
  • Group life assurance
  • Group income protection
  • Flexible life insurance
  • Critical illness insurance
  • Buy & Sell Holiday
  • Private pension plan
  • Travel Insurance
  • Private medical

The office:

We are super excited to show off our new agile office with:

  • Range of small, medium and large meeting rooms whether you are taking an important call or working on need a war room for that big pitch
  • Hot desk with duel screens in your team section or with the project team
  • Join us in the library for a bit of peace and quiet
  • Use our break-out areas for an informal meeting or just to catch up
  • Take advantage of our café and the great hall to grab a bite to eat with your favorite people
  • Get some fresh air and some Vitamin D on our roof terrace
  • Leave your stuff in your personalized digital locker….with charger
  • Give in to your hunger and explore Eataly on the ground floor or venture to the amazing Spitafields market where you are spoilt for choice!

Useful links:

UK Website

LinkedIn Life Page

Office Video

LinkedIn Company Page


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