Matalan are looking for a confident and engaging individual to join the business as a PR Assistant to supporting our PR team in the delivery of our strategy.
As a PR Assistant, you'll participate and contribute in planning sessions to support the creation, development and implementation of PR campaigns and will assist with the organisation of media related launches, as well as organising and attending regular journalist meetings to develop strong, working relationships.
Through writing briefs and organising shoots, you'll support with the production of photography and video assets and will have complete ownership of the ‘hands on' day to day sample send outs to press, responding quickly to requests for images, product loans and information when required. You'll help to secure positive coverage for the Matalan brand across national, consumer and online titles and will support at Press Shows and Platform Events, assisting with invitations and guest list management.
You'll contribute to writing and editing press releases, presentations and speeches, ensuring a consistent use of brand tone of voice and will be responsible for managing the Press Office web galleries, an up-to-the-minute press sample database and well-ordered Press Room. You'll compile daily press coverage and reports and will produce monthly media coverage reports to be shared with key stakeholders across the wider business.
Educated to degree level, the successful candidate will have proven experience within a similar role, preferably within a retail environment, and a thorough understanding of PR and marketing concepts and practices. You'll demonstrate knowledge of video production and editing and be computer literate, with experience of working with database and design software.
We're looking for someone with excellent communication and organisation skills, a high level of attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines. If you think you'll thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment and are operating at a similar level and looking for a new challenge, we'd love to hear from you.
In the event that a high volume of suitable applications are received, the post may close prior to the specified closing date. Please apply as soon as possible if interested.