Paid internship – Four-month fixed term contract, full-time based in Bethnal Green, London
Are you looking for your first step into the PR industry? Do you want to gain valuable insight and experience in public relations? Are you passionate about culture and entertainment? Riot Communications is seeking enthusiastic and energetic self-starters to assist our team.
About Riot Communications:
Riot specialises in culture and entertainment PR because, like our clients, we want to make a positive impact in the world. We are purpose and integrity driven: we passionately believe that both culture and entertainment help promote empathy, creativity, respect for others and joy. We are guided by the four principles of the Riot ethos: intelligence, passion, collaboration and disruption which drives everything we do: from the clients we choose to work with, how we deliver our work and who we hire.
We work with some of the best creatives in the world – writers, artists, actors and visionaries. Clients include Penguin Random House, Mammoth Screen, World Book Day, Gutsy Animation, Moomin Characters, The Astrid Lindgren Company, The Luna Cinema, William Hill, and the Royal Society. Recent work includes: a sell-out event with leading global thinker Yuval Noah Harari and Natalie Portman; throwing a party at Cannes for upcoming animated family drama, Moominvalley with Rosamund Pike; masterminding the launch of the new book by the legendary Philip Pullman; getting more kids into science promoting the annual Christmas Lectures on BBC TV; and finding the most exciting new fiction voice of the year. Our agency is growing, particularly in children’s entertainment brands, TV, events and design.
We actively support BME Pros, the Taylor Bennett Foundation and Women in PR because…well, if it needs to be explained, we are probably not the right agency for you.
About the role:
You will be assisting the team in general administrative duties to help support the smooth running of the office, as well as assisting the team on the execution of various PR campaigns as required. You will receive on-the-job training, the responsibility and opportunity to help run an office and deliver projects and a one-to-one line manager to help guide your development.
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You will have a clear idea of what PR is, why you want to work in this industry and what you can bring to it. You will be a highly motivated, passionate, curious and solutions oriented individual; have exceptional attention to detail; have outstanding multi-tasking skills; be super organised and dependable and have a proactive, can-do approach. You will be unafraid of hard work and mucking in and will enjoy the challenge of working in a fast-paced, creative environment. You will have a natural curiosity for the media and be interested in the ways brands harness consumer trends, culture and current affairs to communicate and influence customers. You will be a digital native and feel very comfortable running social media accounts, for example.
The selection process:
We are seeking creative individuals with an ambition to succeed in the PR industry. Your enthusiasm for working at Riot Communications, your flair, can-do attitude and strong work ethic will be evident in your application. You don’t have to have attended University but if you haven’t completed any higher education you will have at least two years of work experience in a professional setting.
Interviews will take place at our offices in Bethnal Green. Only candidates invited to interview will receive a reply.
To apply please send us 350 words about a recent PR campaign that has caught your attention and why you felt it was effective or not, along with your CV and a short covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include ‘Application for Internship’ in the subject header.
Deadline for applications is 5pm, Monday 11th March 2019. Applicants should be available to start the internship towards the end of March 2019.