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The primary objective of a placement opportunity, for a student or young practitioner, is to gain experience and build your CV (resume). Pay should be a secondary consideration. That said, some placements do offer a salary.


  • Placements (sandwich year): Also known as industrial placements. These are part of the degree programme, are for a full year, are advertised nationally and pay a salary.
  • Placements: Term used to describe any informal agreement between a volunteer and a supervisor. Length of service is negotiable, to suit both parties (eg one day a week, one week during university vacation). A salary is not payable, but students can often claim back travel expenses.
  • Adoptions: Term we use to distinguish informal placements from the formal, contractual 'industrial placement' that is a part of the degree programme.
  • Internship: Term used in North America to describe the range of workplace learning opportunities listed above.


Useful links


Paid digital internship in London


For details of the competition for a month's paid internship, read Simon Collister's blog entry.


Closing date 30 May 2009.



Rugby League Volunteer Press Officers Required


The RFL is looking to recruit a number of volunteer press officers to assist with the promotion of the successful Co-operative Rugby League Conference and the Gillette National Youth League.


The roles are ideal for anyone seeking experience in PR or journalism and the RFL is looking for candidates who are enthusiastic, have excellent writing skills and a keen interest in Rugby League.


Craig Spence, RFL Communications Manager said: “This is a great opportunity for anybody interested in a career in media to get some real hands on experience.


“Due to the continued success and growth of these competitions we need a number of volunteers who are interested in Rugby League to help with match reports and stories which will be collated by the RFL’s media consultant.”


The Co-operative Rugby League Conference (RLC) is an ever expanding competition and due to significant growth in recent years the RFL is now looking to recruit 11 enthusiastic volunteer press officers to assist in the promotion of the competition.


The competition which runs from April through to October includes teams from all over England, Wales and Scotland and involves more than 90 teams competing across 11 different competitions.


Reporting to the RFL’s media consultant, each volunteer will be responsible for managing the PR for one of the competitions' 11 different leagues.


Primary responsibilities will include assisting RFL Media and RLS staff with content for the RLC website. Also volunteers will need to compile match reports, scores and league tables for supply to newspapers each weekend.


The volunteers will be required to undertake most of their duties on a Saturday evening following completion of the fixtures.


The Gillette National Youth League season runs from September to May and currently consists of 14 teams.


The RFL is looking to recruit up to three volunteers whose primary primary responsibilities will include compiling match reports, scores and league tables for supply to the media consultant.


To apply to become a volunteer please visit www.rfl.uk.com and click on the RFL careers tab.




Craig Spence

RFL Communications Manager



Red Hall, Red Hall Lane, Leeds, LS17 8NB

Phone - 0113 237 5581



Posted 16 April 2009


Habitat: 6 month internship


I have a six month internship position available, April until October (with the possibility of a three month extension), to support the Press Office and CASA (sample warehouse) on daily activities, including administrative support, logistical operations and special projects.


I am looking for a confident, proactive character who is keen to develop their PR skills within the interiors industry. The position will be spilt between our warehouse where samples will need to be prepared and dispatched and also our head office where responsibilities will involve supporting the press office and special retail projects.


This is a paid position. Please contact me for more details and a job description.


Claire Durkin

UK Public Relations Manager

T: +44(0)20 7614 5506

M: +44(0)7881 582 105


42-46 Princelet Street

London E1 5LP UK



Posted 20 March 2009

Internship at Allerton Communications


Allerton Communications Limited (www.allertoncomms.co.uk) is a young and growing company providing the highest levels of client service in financial and corporate public relations. Our team helps businesses establish and develop a regular dialogue with investors and other vital audiences. Our principal business sectors are Energy & Environmental; Financial & Professional Services, and Media & Technology.

We are looking for a bright, energetic graduate or undergraduate for work experience, to provide support and assistance to colleagues undertaking client work and business development. The successful candidate will either be studying for or have successfully completed a degree in a relevant area, e.g. PR and / or Marketing, business or finance, and show interpersonal and written communication skills, attention to detail and analytical skills.

The position will be either temporary or part-time depending on study commitments, and we are happy to work with course administrators to ensure applicants receive credit for work undertaken. A travel allowance will be paid depending on circumstances.


Peter Curtain, Allerton Communications Limited

2 Leathermarket Street, London SE1 3HN UK

+44 (0) 20 3137 2501 (d)

+44 (0) 20 3137 2500 (t)

+44 (0) 20 3137 2505 (f)

+44 (0) 7733 301 707 (m)






Posted 13 March 2009  


Shining stars of the future


If you're currently studying at university or college and think that a career in PR is for you then you might like to consider applying for the graduate scheme at one of the UK’s most fresh, smart and connected brand communication consultancies – Shine.


You will work as part of a dedicated team within Shine’s broad portfolio, including blue chip clients across youth and entertainment, and be mentored by some of the best young PR professionals in the business – ensuring you a great head start in this dynamic industry!


To be in with a chance of being one of our 2009 grads please send your CV and a covering letter for the attention of Lisa Rodgers to: graduates@shinecom.com


Within your covering letter we would definitely like you to tell us:

  • Why would you be suited to a job in PR? 
  • What it is that drew you to apply to Shine? 
  • Which recent PR story really caught your attention?


If you have the chance, we’d love it if you could let us know a little bit more about yourselves by telling us (in no more than 200 words each):

  • Three interesting little known facts about yourself

  • What your favourite book, album or film is – what do you like most about it?

  • And if you feel like it…anything else you think best represents you and shows off your creativity and enthusiasm – could be a photo, poem, piece of writing or presentation


Closing date for entries is the 3rd April 2009. If you are successful you will be notified by the 17th April ‘09 and will be invited to come and show us what you’re all about at Shine on 29th April ‘09. If you’re one of the chosen ones you will be invited to complete a two month paid placement during the summer months, with the possibility of more if you really shine…


Good Luck!


If you would like to come and experience working at Shine we also offer work experience placements throughout the year.  If you are interested please send your CV along with a covering letter and availability dates to lizzie.fee@shinecom.com




Posted 20 February 2009 


Events and PR Executive: The Tourism Society


The Tourism Society is looking for a new member of staff to help ensure the smooth running of this professional body which exists to raise the professional standards of all those working in travel and tourism. All applications are welcome, including those from graduates. Unfortunately this position is not available to placement students.

The position described below will support the Executive Director and Membership & Office Manager at the Society's offices in Sutton, Surrey SM1 1SH.


Applicants should note that they would be expected to attend Society events, which are usually held in the evening in London, occasionally in other parts of the UK, approximately twice a month.


Job Title: Events & PR Executive

Salary: £16,500- £18,000 depending on experience

Job Location: Sutton, Surrey , UK

Contract: Permanent

Start Date: Monday 9th or 16th March 2009


The aims of the Events & PR Executive are: To help the Society expand its membership through an interesting and stimulating networking events calendar and increased awareness of the Society and its aims through regular pro-active PR activity; To work with colleagues as required to ensure the smooth running of this small professional body which exists to raise the professionalism of all those working in travel and tourism; To organise all Society events which are usually held in the evening in London, occasionally in other parts of the UK, approximately once or twice a month; To implement the relevant sections of the Society Business Plan (objectives one and five).


The main roles of this position are as follows:

•  To coordinate with the Executive Director and Events board member champion and implement a full, relevant & exciting calendar of events (a minimum of 12 per year)

•  The financial management of those events, working to a surplus target of 25% of total events revenue

•  Obtaining sponsorship for those events, actively promoting the events & managing the events on-site

•  To increase overall awareness of the Society and its aims with the trade media and the trade in general

•  Press release writing

•  Website page updates

Applicants will need to have an outgoing and friendly personality and be willing to work in a small team sometimes under considerable pressure. Applicants also need to be comfortable with Microsoft Office programs and have an active interest in the tourism industry. Experience in event organisation and management, public relations and press release writing would be advantageous.


Application deadline: Friday 13th February 2009, 5pm

Applicants need to be available for interviews during the week beginning 16th February 2009. Start date of position: Monday 9th or 16th March 2009.

Click here for the full job description.

Email Flo Powell on flo@tourismsociety.org to apply.


About the Tourism Society


Posted 6 February 2009


Placement opportunity at Mulberry Marketing Communications


Mulberry Marketing Communications welcomes applications from students for placements in spring and summer 2009 in its London office.


Contact Chris Klopper

Tel: 020 7928 7676




Updated 20 January 2009

London consultancy seeks interns 


Jori White PR is currently looking for interns, one a short-term basis or longer. Clients include Ferrari, Westfield London, The Bombay Brasserie and London Smile Clinic.


Contact Debbie Schogger

Jori White Public Relations Ltd

Studio 2, 12 Bourchier Street, London W1D 4HZ

Tel: 020 7734 7001

Email: DebbieS@joriwhitepr.co.uk

Web: http://www.joriwhitepr.co.uk


Posted 16 January 2009


PR consultancy seeks French, German and Dutch students


Leeds-based Brahm needs the help of Dutch, German and French students to work on the launch of a new product in European markets in early 2009.


Contact Nina Hands (n.hands@brahm.com)


Posted 19 December 2008

Graduate trainees: professional headhunting


Sagar Wright Search and Selection is regarded as one of the best graduate employers in Yorkshire and the UK. Successful graduates earn over £40,000 in their second year following a 12-month training scheme.


This specialist niche search firm operates in the areas of professional services consulting, financial services consulting and investment consulting.


The firm is looking to recruit only the most ambitious, driven and dynamic graduates who possess the raw skills that can be developed to produce top performing professional headhunters.


Starting salary: £20,000 plus bonus


Visit www.professionalheadhunter.co.uk


Posted 11 December 2008

Lexis graduate scheme


Lexis PR is recruiting for its graduate scheme, starting September 2009.

The scheme has an initial 12 week rotation (2 weeks in each of the departments). Upon successful completion of the 3 month probation you would be promoted to Assistant Account Executive and be assigned a full portfolio of accounts.

Starting salary is £18,000.


Contact Vicky King at the CIPR in the first instance ( victoriak@cipr.co.uk )


Posted 5 December 2008



GREEN is hiring again


GREEN Communications is looking for a talented account manager.


Via Facebook group.


Posted 3 December 2008


Learn the art of public sector communications


Geronimo Communications, the UK's No. 1 public sector PR agency, are currently expanding their Leeds office and looking to appoint a dedicated work experience candidate who can offer their services for one or two days a week. We're ideally looking for a final year student who has previous PR experience.


The role includes:

  • Participating in brainstorming sessions
  • Working as part of the team and independently
  • Admin - creating media lists
  • Media relations
  • Writing press releases
  • Working alongside creatives and copywriters


Candidates will:

  • Have a good understanding of PR
  • Be dedicated and use their own initiative
  • Be enthusiastic and interested in learning
  • Support account managers and account executives
  • Be confident, hardworking and motivated
  • Have good writing and communication skills


If you're interested, please send your CV to sophie.beckingham@geronimocommunications.com




Posted: 14 November 2008

Yorkshire Cancer Research seeks PR assistant


Yorkshire Cancer Research is the largest regional medical research charity in the UK. We fund vital cancer research at universities and hospitals throughout Yorkshire.


We are looking for an exceptional person to fill an important role based in Harrogate.


  • PR assistant


Closing date 28 November 2008.


For job description and application procedure, go to www.ycr.org.uk/jobs or call 01423 877210.


YCR is an equal opportunities employer.


Posted 12 November 2008

Editorial Internship in Germany


No German skills required, but very good English skills essential.

You will be studying journalism, communications or media studies and you are looking for an interesting and challenging opportunity to gain some work experience abroad.


For our Amazing Capitals websites we are constantly recruiting young dynamic and independent individuals/students who would like to demonstrate their refreshing style of writing. Previous experience in similar fields of work appreciated.



Constantly recruiting, flexible entry, flexible period. 

Please apply with CV/résumé, cover letter and references.




+49 211 577 33 00 Philipp Schiwek

Amazing Concepts GmbH, Philipp Schiwek, Comeniusstraße 1, 40545 Düsseldorf, Germany


Posted 30 October 2008


PR intern required at Smith and Nephew


Based in Central London, UK, this internship will run over Christmas, Easter and Summer holidays 08/09.


They are looking for a 2nd/3rd year student currently reading Media Studies, Communications or strongly related subjects to assist the Group Director of Corporate Affairs to kick-start a reconfigured corporate public relations and media programme. With a wide range of responsibilities the role requires a confident, proactive and self-motivated candidate who is able to build strong relationships and has a genuine interest in PR. Writing ability and excellent communication skills are also essential.



To apply send a CV and a single page covering letter explaining why you would be suitable for a position in PR and why you would like to work at Smith & Nephew. Please send to peter.nind@smith-nephew.com (Corporate Affairs Manager)



Closing date for applications: 7th November 2008


Cross-posed from CIPR Student Facebook group on 30 October 2008

WANTED: PR Account Manager


If bars, bands, fashion and hair and beauty are your thing and you’re not afraid of long hours and hard work with great perks – then this could be your dream job. We need an incredible communicator with fantastic writing skills, brilliant ideas and the ability to mix with people on all levels – from the MD of an international corporate brand to the band booker at a local venue. Our clients include several national and international hair brands, national independent bars, a shopping destination and national computer support service.


You will have at least 18 months experience working in a high octane PR environment and the CV/References to prove it.


Email your CV to Sharon Brigden at sharon@clearsilver.co.uk


Posted 17 October 2008


PR assistant - internet startup


We're Benrik (www.benrik.co.uk). We're launching a new internet start-up called Thisadwillchangeyourlife.com, and we need a young, bright and thrusting PR assistant / community manager pretty much immediately, to help craft and execute our launch in November.


It's a full-time job, sitting right next to us for some good old offline communication.


Ben Carey ( ben@benrik.co.uk )

Benrik Limited / ThisAd Limited

81 Rivington St

London EC2A 3AY

020 3178 2319


Posted 24 September 2008


PR work experience, Manchester


If you are a PR student looking for work experience for your portfolio, Golley Slater in Manchester would like to hear from you.


They would welcome you either on a one-day-a-week basis, or for short blocks, to suit your needs. They're based in the centre of Manchester, very close to Manchester Piccadilly. All levels very welcome!


If interested, please contact Vicky Hodson: vicky.hodson@golleyslater.co.uk




Posted 2 September 2008


Client executive, technology team, London


Trimedia has a vacancy for a client executive in its technology team in London. Prior experience in the technology sector isn’t a requirement – but candidates must have a genuine interest in learning more about technology. Ideally this role would work on a mix of B2B and B2C clients, however at the moment the biggest need is to support a client on a pan-European basis.




If you are interested in applying for this position or you would like to be considered for future vacancies please email your CV with a covering note to charlotte.stubbington@trimediauk.com


Posted 1 September 2008


Placement opportunities, marketing agency


Perfect Marketing - the third fastest media-based company in Yorkshire - is seeking placement students. Previous students have headeded up small campaigns from concept to brodcast.


Fiona Patrick

Marketing Assistant

0845 680 1184; fiona@resultsbm.com



Posted 1 September 2008


PR Account Exec / Senior PR Account Executive


Are you looking for a new challenge?


Have you got an impressive track record in creative communications and 12-18 months of industry experience?


Do you want to work for the CIPR North East PR Agency of the Year, the Drum Magazine’s North East PR Agency of the year and one of PR Week’s Top 50 consultancies outside London?


What are you waiting for?


Send your CV to Judith Reynolds, HR Director, Gardiner Richardson on judithr@gardiner-richardson.com. Agency experience desirable.


Posted 14 August 2008


Two new hires needed in Hotwire digital team


From Drew B's take on tech PR blog


Posted 14 August 2008



Graduate vacancies at Diffusion


Graduate Executive; £20,000 + benefits, London. September 2008 Start


At Diffusion we naturally believe that Public Relations offers one of the most stimulating, rewarding and intellectually challenging career choices for graduates. We’ll be opening applications for our 2009 Graduate Programme in December, but due to impressive client growth we have an opportunity for two exceptional graduates to join the Diffusion team this September.


So what are we looking for? Well we’re not ashamed to say our standards are very high - you will need a First or 2:1 degree from a leading University. What’s more important than what you studied is a genuine interest in communication. That means a passion for the media, for writing, for speaking and a demonstrable understanding of the PR process in the 21st Century. As you’ll be joining an agency at the leading edge of innovation in digital communication, an enthusiastic and natural affinity to all things online is essential.


PR is an industry where people buy people, so as well as holding all these attributes you also need to be likeable, engaging, and credible, generate trust and ooze common sense and creativity. As we said, our standards are high. So what do we offer? Firstly a commitment to training and development. At Diffusion you won’t spend most your time scanning coverage and writing reports. We will ensure you receive intensive education in PR practice so you can also quickly start making a genuine and satisfying contribution to the success of client campaigns. As well as internal training from some of the leading PR practitioners in the UK, we also invest in external training in areas such as video production and web design, equipping you with the skills that are essential for pioneering PR today.


Our culture is supportive and open and we thrive on creative ideas, entrepreneurial spirit and humour. By joining a young and rapidly growing agency, you will be perfectly placed to enjoy rapid career and earnings growth. Do you think you measure up? Then please send your CV and a covering letter to Daljit Bhurji, Managing Director, Diffusion at daljit.bhurji@diffusionpr.com.


For more information on our Talent Management approach and benefits packages click here.


Closing date: 28 August 2008


Posted 12 August 2008


Strive PR is hiring


See Strive PR blog entry


Posted: 2 August 2008


Corporate Communications Officer, South Yorkshire Police


Reference: CC003


£25,248 - £29,112 pa


You will develop and lead marketing strategies and campaigns to support and deliver the force's key priorities and messages. Your role will also include providing specialist professional advice and guidance to districts and departments and being involved in leading the force's response to media interest following significant issues and major incidents.


To be considered you will need to be educated to degree level in a Media/PR related subject and have previous experience of a similar role working in a large complex organisation with a range of partnership agencies. You will be computer literate with extensive experience of Microsoft applications.


You will be required to be on call on a rota basis and be available to attend major incidents and scenes of crime at any time of night or day when on duty or on call. A full driving licence and access to a car would be an advantage. You should also be prepared to work outside normal office hours from time to time.


For further information about this post please contact Mark Thompson, Head of Corporate Communications on 0114 2523150. Please do not contact this number for an application form.


Post is vacant with effect from 3 October 2008


Cross-posted from South Yorkshire Police vacancies site.


Closing date: 11 August 2008


British Transport Police media and marketing vacancies


Media & Marketing Manager

Salary range: £24,000 - £29,000 + plus on call payment

Based in Manchester


We are looking for a creative and experienced media manager with the ability to successfully promote the work of the British Transport Police both externally and internally.


The right candidate will be a gifted communicator with the ability to develop communications strategies, negotiate and influence people at all levels and liaise effectively with national, regional and local media. Our dynamic team needs someone with demonstrated experience working in a busy press office who can act on their own initiative.


The Media & Marketing Manager will promote a proactive approach to media relations, ensuring a coordinated and consistent approach throughout the service by working closely with Media and Marketing Managers based around the country. Flexibility and willingness to travel is key.


Educated to degree level or equivalent, ideally with an understanding of policing or criminal justice issues, this is an outstanding opportunity to develop your career.


Media & Marketing Assistant

Salary range: £17,000 - £22,000 dependent on experience

Two temporary roles for up to 6 months.

One permanent role working for the British Transport Police Authority.

Based in London


We need talented Media & Marketing Assistants to join our fast-moving and dedicated team in the press office.


The successful candidates will have first-class written and verbal communication abilities, excellent interpersonal skills and experience working in a busy press office.


As creative self-starters, you will be required to manage busy workloads, liaise with media and stakeholders, draft press releases and provide general support to the Media & Marketing team and in return you will get the opportunity to engage on the issues at the top of the news agenda while building your portfolio.



BTP welcomes applications from all suitably qualified applicants regardless of religion, age, gender, disability or race.


For an informal discussion about the roles, please contact Head of Media & Marketing, Jake Trees on 0207 023 6907. Please send your CVs and covering letters to Marketing Manager, Alison Lock at alison.lock@btp.pnn.police.uk.


Closing date 1 August 2008.


Posted 24 July 2008


Wolfstar wants account directors, account managers and account executives


See Stuart Bruce's blog for details.


Posted 17 July 2008



Programme Manager and Programme Director opportunities – Hotwire, London


We are looking for talented individuals to join our team. Superb client service is top priority for us - and we aim to recruit bright, proactive people with the potential to develop rapidly and be future leaders of the business. We were recently voted International Consultancy of the Year at last autumn’s PR Week awards and won the award for Best Technology PR Campaign. We have an ethos of developing people fast and involving all team members in new business and challenging client situations. Our culture is about delivering results and developing great careers – we are driven but we enjoy ourselves too!


If you are looking for a new opportunity and would like to be part of one of the fastest growing technology agencies in Europe, please email your CV and a covering letter to Katy Burgess at katy (dot) burgess (at) hotwirepr (dot) com. We look forward to hearing from you.


Cross posted from Ben Matthews's blog, Pudding Relations


10 July 2008



Junior Account Executive, Livewire


Livewire Public Relations is an established and award-winning PR agency based in Surrey whose knowledge, experience and strategic insight into the technology sector and educational ICT market is unrivalled in the industry. Our reputation for delivering highly successful, targeted communications programmes has been built over 18 years.


We’re growing fast and want to add to our team, particularly seeking those with language skills who want to use them. We’re looking for a junior Account Executive who wants to build on their work experience and develop outstanding PR skills in a stimulating and creative environment.


Our AEs are the mainstay of our account teams. You will get the opportunity to build and develop truly excellent client, journalist and team relationships while working on creative media campaigns. We are looking for a bright individual with some relevant and proven agency experience to provide support across a broad range of clients within the b2b technology sector. An interest in the wider world of mobile/telco, electronic technologies and their application across business and consumer markets is important.


What you need

  • A record of high quality academic and work achievement
  • Broad knowledge of media: print, broadcast and online
  • An interest in technology markets, and the ability to write to a publishable standard
  • Good time management skills
  • Presentation and communication skills
  • Calmness under pressure and ability to achieve tight deadlines
  • Ability to interact with confidence with clients and journalists alike
  • A strong interest in current affairs
  • Fluency/or a good working knowledge of mainland European languages


What we offer

  • The chance to join an award-winning agency (CIPR Pride Awards Winner: Best Not-for- Profit, and Best Low Budget Campaigns 2007/08; Finalist in CNET Network Technology Awards 2004)
  • Rewarding work on a diverse range of accounts and campaigns
  • Creative freedom and an environment that encourages new ideas
  • The opportunity to work with and learn from senior consultants across the company.


COMPETITIVE SALARY DEPENDENT ON EXPERIENCE, plus training budget and other benefits.


Contact Liz Walkling on careers@livewirepr.com or 020 8339 7436. www.livewire.com


Posted 27 June 2008


Paid Summer Work Placement, Beattie Communications Leeds


We are looking for students with some experience (Ideally 2nd/3rd year) to support our team, working on B2B and B2C clients. Check out our website: www.beattiegroup.com and if you think you have got what it takes, send a cover letter and CV to:




or call 0113 213 0310 for more information.


Summer work placement opportunity, consultancy


Clareville consumer team has an Account Assistant internship/work placement for June, July and August 2008. We are a lively, proactive agency with clients in the lifestyle, food, travel, toys & games and nursery sectors. You will need to be a team player, organised, enthusiastic and have good writing skills. Travel expenses paid. CVs should be sent to Sarah Burns, sarahburns@clareville.co.uk.



Company of the Year 2007 - BPMA Awards


Posted 17 June 2008


PR graduate, consumer agency



iris PR is looking for a PR graduate to join the team at a young agency that’s going places fast.


Are you insightful, energetic and fun? Are you smart and practical with a down to earth attitude? Are you keen to cut your teeth in PR working on inspiring campaigns for a diverse range of consumer clients? If so read on...


We are looking for the perfect graduate to join the iris PR team, who’s keen to make their mark in a young agency that’s growing fast. You will need to have a hunger for media relations, be bursting with ideas and show good written skills and organisation.


iris PR, part of the iris Worldwide Group, launched in Summer 2005, and has gone from strength to strength. In the last three years the agency has retained business with the likes of Argos, Finlandia Vodka, Wonderbra, the Internet Watch Foundation, Shockabsorber, Movember and Network Rail, and project work from other great brands.


The directors are now looking to recruit a self-starting and pro-active graduate to join the agency. We’re ambitious to grow this company like its parent the iris marketing group, so there is a land of opportunity for the right candidate. iris Group people are self-starters, ambitious, innovative and smart - but down to earth and fun with it. Our people have and always will come first – we survey them every year and we listen to the results and this forms a key part of the strategy of the group moving forward.


For more information or to apply please send a CV and covering letter to




Posted 17 June 2008


Graduate recruit, Trimedia, Leeds


Award-winning public relations consultancy Trimedia is seeking a bright graduate to work as an account executive.


Trimedia website


Contact: Justin McKeown

Divisional Director, Trimedia UK


Tel: +44 (0)870 606 0960


Posted 12 June 2008


Summer placement, consultancy


The opportunity


A two-month position at Fido PR. Hands-on experience of working for an account team within a very busy Manchester agency.


The role will include:


• Press office duties

• Media monitoring / evaluation

• Administrative support

• Some editorial writing


The successful candidate


There is lots of competition to get in to the PR industry and the successful person will be someone who has set out to prove why they deserve a position at Fido.


Someone with an understanding of PR, but does not have to come from a PR background (in terms of education or experience).


An enthusiastic individual who will grasp this opportunity and in doing so prove themselves to be an indispensable part of the team.


Someone who approaches this opportunity in a professional and dedicated manner. This should be evident in terms of dress, timekeeping, conduct and willingness to always do the best possible job.


The position


Starting: Mid-Late June 2008 for two months.


Terms: Expenses will be covered.


Monthly updates will be carried out with specific targets put in place.


It will be up to the individual to develop a portfolio based on the work that they have been involved with.


At the end of the two-month period a final review will be conducted based on performance. There is the chance that this could lead on to a full time position.




To be considered for the role please email erin@trustfido.co.uk




Posted 9 June 2008


Summer placement, Cumbria


Wellspring UK is a programme that works with overweight and obese young people over the summer. We are based in Cumbria this summer. We attract a large amount of media interest from both press and TV. This summer we are looking for a PR student to work with our PR company by acting as an on-site person getting to know our students, parents and supervising any visiting media with the help of our PR company and myself.


For further information or to apply, please contact:


Ian Carter

Programme Director

Wellspring UK






Posted 9 June 2008



PR graduate, agency, Milton Keynes


RSM is a marketing communications agency based in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. The agency was formed in 1997 and offers its clients the following services: public relations, marketing and promotions.


RSM is looking for a qualified PR graduate to join its existing team as a Junior Account Executive. The agency is primarily involved in the dynamic and exciting world of motorsport.


Key aspects of the role are supporting the production of a broad range of written materials integral to client campaigns, including press releases, features, interviews and a range of complementary PR materials such as brochures, e-shots, and other materials; as well as researching and developing media contacts.


Key requirements of the candidates must include the following: these are non-negotiable!


  • Excellent writing skills. This includes writing materials from press releases to electronic communications such as e-shots, e-zines etc. An excellent understanding of grammar, extreme accuracy and proof reading skills are vital
  • Good computer skills and knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint are essential
  • The candidate must conduct themselves appropriately, and have the sense of humour and skills to be resourceful and self-motivated
  • An understanding and commitment to working some weekends, particularly during the motorsport season, which would include domestic and/or international travel
  • A pleasant and effective telephone manner, as well as a highly organised approach
  • The ability to think laterally and be open-minded, which will speed up the learning process
  • An individual who is driven and not afraid of hard work. They will be motivated by both challenge and reward. They will maintain a highly positive attitude and be a true team player
  • Languages are welcomed but not essential


Apply by sending a CV and covering letter to:

Kathryn Sassall


Tel: +44 (0)1908 635300

Fax: +44 (0)1908 635301




Posted 30 May 2008


Sports PR agency: account junior or assistant, London


Pitch PR, a dynamic Soho-based Sports PR agency, seeks an Account Assistant / Junior Account Executive. A fast thinking, intelligent, media savvy graduate or recent graduate, with a keen eye for detail would suit this role. The successful applicant should possess good written and verbal skills, be an organised and enthusiastic team player, willing to 'get stuck in' and be oozing with passion for sport. The candidate must be fluent speaking in at least one foreign language. If you meet this brief, and are keen to begin a career in Sports PR, please email your CV and covering letter to:


Annabel Merrison


0207 494 1616


For more info on Pitch PR: www.pitchpr.com


Posted 29 May 2008

Graduate vacancy, consultancy, Sheffield


Sero is a consultancy that specialises in initiatives that promote learning innovation, creativity and enterprise. We are particularly interested in the role that technology has to play in education at all levels and in the development of digital skills in industry, education and the community. We work closely with a wide range of public sector organisations and have a reputation for delivering productive partnerships and positive change.


The Sero offering includes an in-house Communications team, who are responsible for delivering marketing and communications programmes that support our clients' projects. Our activities cover everything from producing web sites and brochures to running media campaigns and organising events.


We are now looking for an enthusiastic, professional individual to join the Communications team. We need someone who:


  • Has excellent communication skills and a flair for writing
  • Is interested in education, innovation and technology
  • Wants to develop a wide range of marketing skills
  • Can be relied on to be flexible, cope with several tasks at once and deliver to tight deadlines


We offer a competitive salary, pension, 25 days holiday and a stimulating and friendly work environment.


To apply for this position, please email your CV and a covering letter to opportunities@sero.co.uk

or by post to:

Communications Role, Sero Consulting Ltd, Sheffield Technology Park, Arundel Street, Sheffield, S1 2NS.




Closing date: 27th June 2008.


Posted 29 May 2008


Graduate opportunity, PR agency, London


We are a food, drink and healthcare specialist PR agency, based in central London, and looking for the next generation of ‘bright young things’ interested in the media as well as the areas in which we specialise. We offer an annual training scheme with on-the-job training as well as a structured series of internal and external courses to develop students into fully fledged PR practitioners.


Public relations is an exciting and forward-thinking industry, allowing for creative and organised people to flourish; providing an immense sense of job satisfaction. And we believe that we offer a perfect environment for those hungry for success.


Working for brands such as Weetabix, Pataks and Jaffa Cakes, as well as generic campaigns for sushi, Bramley apples and Lion quality eggs, Nexus is at the forefront of food promotion, with fantastic food writer contacts. The healthcare division handles high profile campaigns for The Tea Council, Bazuka, Adios and Dendron and has great success working with feature journalists on the national newspapers to raise health issues and provide solutions.


If you would like to know more about Nexus take a look at our website on www.nexuspr.com where you’ll find actual case studies about the work we do.


Write to us with your CV to be considered for our entry-level training scheme.


Amanda Clark

HR Manager

DDI: +44 (0)20 7052 8811

Web: www.nexuspr.com

Nexus Communications Group

52a Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BE


Posted 23 May 2008


Internal communications officer, Forensic Science Service


Participating as a full member of the Press Office team and reporting to the Chief Press Officer, you will provide a support function interfacing with employees through internal communications channels. The purpose is to raise positive awareness of the Forensic Science Service, its products and services amongst employees and to improve internal communications.


Based in Birmingham with regular travel to other sites across the UK (London, Wetherby, Chepstow, Chorley, Huntingdon).


Salary approximately £23,000.


Send your CV and covering letter to Lisa.Palmer@fss.pnn.police.uk by 6 June.


Posted 23 May 2008


PR executive, Resource PR, Bristol


A dynamic PR company with clients ranging from events to technical AV suppliers to events industry suppliers is looking for a graduate to join a growing team. This is a role with huge potential for development in a creative company.


Accounts include both business to business and consumer public relations campaigns, as well as marketing and advertising support functions.


This is an excellent opportunity to take on a diverse and challenging role, working across a wide variety of the accounts, liaising with clients and the press, visiting festivals, events and exhibitions on behalf of our clients.


Candidates must have good writing skills, people skills, be organised and enthusiastic, with experience in a variety of public relations fields an advantage, with good client or media communication skills; and knowledge of the use of apostrophes definitely preferred.


If you’re someone with personality and ambition who thinks you may fit into our team, please send CV and covering letter to Graham Brown, graham@resource-pr.com or call 0117 934 9346



Resource PR

59 Prince Street,




Posted 14 May 2008


PR executive, Imagination Technologies


Imagination Technologies vacancy


Posted 9 May 2008


Campaign executive, digital practice, London


I thought PR was about more than just endless cold-calling? We’ll we think you’re 100 per cent right. At Diffusion we’re looking for a candidate who wants to build their career within a 21st Century PR and Communications agency. As an ambitious graduate with a strong academic record, you will have over a year’s PR experience under your belt either in-house or in agency. You’ll also be an enthusiastic ‘digital native’, with familiarity with all things Social Media second nature.


Working across our Digital practice you will have an insatiable hunger to get real results through both media and Social Media relations. You will have equal enthusiasm for both consumer and business campaigns, for household names and new start-ups, relishing the challenges they each present.


At Diffusion through our commitment to training we will future proof your career. You will be equipped with both the traditional and online skills needed to deliver communication campaigns that really connect, both today and tomorrow. As a crucial part of a new agency you will have a unique opportunity to rapidly grow your career in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment and carve out your own niche. Or you could carry on updating that call-round report.


To apply and for further information, please send your CV to daljit.bhurji@diffusionpr.com. For more information on our Talent Management approach and benefits packages click here.


Closing date: 5 JUNE 2008: No recruitment agencies please.


Cross-posted from Under Strict Emargo blog on 6 May 2008



PR assistant, Ilkley (full-time, maternity cover)


Lexicon Public Relations Limited is one of the UK’s longest-established PR agencies with a client base that includes: the Ministry of Defence, Dorel plc, Vickers Laboratories Ltd, thebigword, and EuroContactPool.


We are a medium-sized agency with a base near Ilkley, West Yorkshire and working throughout Europe.


The requirement

We have a member of staff taking maternity leave and therefore have a requirement for a Public Relations Assistant. This role reports to the Account Manager and involves a mixture of administration tasks and PR activity. The administration involves monitoring and inputting of clients’ coverage, updating of portfolios and management of image banks on the company server and ftp. The PR activity involves liaison with clients and journalists, follow-up of news releases, and response to enquiries. There will be potential to be involved in the drafting of news releases and articles for the right candidate.



The candidate must be computer-literate; fully conversant with Word and Excel and prepared to learn other industry-standard packages. A good telephone manner is essential, as is the ability to work with a busy team in a small suite of offices where everyone is expected to play their part in everything from client liaison to making the tea!



Starting salary £12,000 per annum.



For further information or to apply for an interview, please contact:

Sue Baker or Danielle Lindley on 0845 456 2106, or email your CV to sbaker@lexiconpr.com


Posted 1 May 2008


Social media intern, Boston MA USA


What if all the time you spent on Facebook led to a great job?


If you are interested in interactive marketing and new & social media, join our growing social media team at Schneider Associates in Boston. SA is a great place to grow your skills, gain valuable agency experience, build your portfolio and have fun.


We are looking for ambitious and enthusiastic social media interns for summer & fall.


We want people who are curious about what’s next in marketing communications, who have an enthusiastic personality and are able to handle multiple tasks. Internships are granted competitively by merit. We are looking for part-time or full-time interns beginning May for summer or September for fall. Internships can be applied for school credit.


Responsibilities include:

• Conducting research for social media initiatives and outreach

• Drafting, proof-reading, optimizing and distributing pitch materials for social media outreach

• Researching, writing and outreaching posts for the agency blog (www.launchpr.com)

• Compiling clip reports, building blogger and Web site media lists and other social media-related administrative duties

• Preparing for and presenting at weekly agency staff meetings to introduce new social media sites, tools and trends

• Staying on top of the newest social media and emerging marketing sites, tools and trends


Requirements include:

• Computer proficiency & Web research skills

• Passion for and familiarity with new and social media

• Able to work 2-3 full days per week


If you are interested in joining our team, please forward your resume and cover letter. If you have a blog, Twitter feed or LinkedIn profile, we’d love to see that also. You can email me directly at ayen@schneiderpr.com.


Via PROpenMic


Posted 30 April 2008


PR Assistant, York


An exciting in-house tourism PR opportunity exists for an ambitious PR graduate to join a busy PR and marketing department in Continuum – a leading visitor attractions company.


Ideal candidate is a recent PR graduate with some in-house or agency experience – although strong 2008 PR graduates will be considered.


Role involves creating action plans, press releases, press packs, selling in stories, managing photocalls, competitions, arranging national press visits and event management for up to 5 major tourist attractions across the UK.


You will be based in York, but have the opportunity to travel to our attractions regularly.


Are you friendly, down-to-earth but creative, computer literate, hard working and conscientious, with strong communication skills and a flexible hands-on, can-do approach? Then this is a fantastic first opportunity to grow within the exciting visitor attractions industry.


Please send CV and covering letter to: Heidi Folland, Group PR & Marketing Manager, Continuum, St Edmunds House, Margaret Street, York YO10 4UX. Email: hfolland@continuum-group.com


Closing date: Friday 16 May 2007.


To find out more about Continuum go to www.continuum-group.com


Continuum is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


Posted 30 April 2008


Work experience, Wolfstar, Leeds


Calling all students - are you bored of getting up at 3pm? Are you tired of drinking and partying until mid-day? Has cold pepperoni pizza really lost its appeal at breakfast time?


Right then, listen up, social media specialist Wolfstar is again on the hunt for some enthusiastic recruits to join its team on a part-time work experience basis.


Read more on the Wolfstar blog.


Posted 28 April 2008



Social media account coordinator, New York



Converseon is looking for a savvy, social-media-involved person to join our team, working on client engagements including blog development, blogger outreach, social network development and outreach, podcast/video projects, digital PR and other online consumer engagement activities and analysis.


We're very fast-paced and looking for someone with the desire and ability to learn quickly and with the self-motivation to stay on top of new social media venues and opportunities. If you've never heard of Facebook or have never read a blog, please don't apply. Fresh out of college is fine, or with 1-2 years of experience in almost anything, really - as long as social media and community engagement is a driving force in your life.



  • Research opportunities for client interaction in social media venues
  • Assist on outreach campaigns: Researching blogs, online communities and other environments, actively assisting in relationship development
  • Outreach in written and verbal form to relevant online communities and constituencies
  • Assist in managing client projects, including development and adherence to timelines and project plans
  • Support team by developing project documentation, including call/meeting reports, presentations, written deliverables
  • As needed and depending on skillset, assist team in development of podcasts, blogs and/or basic video



  • Professional or personal experience communicating and forming relationships within online communities (this could include blogs, message boards, social networks and other emerging web communities)
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills - should be the editor type, not the one who needs to be edited
  • Creative problem-solver who can think independently
  • Self-starter that identifies opportunities and shows passion for team-development
  • Able to work effectively in a fast-paced, changing team environment and meet tight deadlines
  • Fast learner as well as a great team player
  • Bachelors degree or better


Please apply by emailing your resume (ideally in the body of the email, or in Word format) and salary requirements to us at hr@converseon.com.


(Via Paull Young)


Posted 26 April 2008


Account executives / account managers, The CC Group


Company: The CC Group

Job Title: PR/Marketing Consultants

Description: Considering Change?


At CC Group we’re specialists in PR and integrated marketing communications in the technology, corporate and consumer sectors. We’re media relations experts, brand guardians, copywriters, event managers, social media gurus and marketing strategists.


As our business expands we’re on the look out for multi-talented account handlers at Account Executive and Account Manager level to join our expert team.


We offer the chance to join an award-winning consultancy that is acting on a international basis for some of the best names in telecoms and technology.


Our enthusiasm is infectious and our expertise is first class – we’ll expect the same of you.


Interested? Just send your CV with a message to kevin.taylor@the-cc-group.com


(Via Andrew Smith on Facebook)


Posted 26 April 2008



Freelance PR support, Honda motocycles (12 months, full-time)


We are currently looking for someone to come and work with me on motorcycles communications. It would be a 12 month contract and the person would be based at Honda's office in Slough 5 days a week.


We are looking for someone with a great 'can-do' attitude and aptitude for PR and broader communications activity, to take care of much of the day to day items and free me up to concentrate on more strategic and overarching planning and activity.


One possible route would be a graduate, as this would potentially be a great role for early professional development.


Fiona Cole

Communications Manager (Motorcycles)

Honda (UK), 470 London Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL3 0QY

Tel: +44 (0)1753 590141

Email: Fiona.Cole@honda-eu.com


(Via Heather Yaxley)


Posted 26 April 2008



Account executive, Leeds


We’re currently recruiting for an account executive at MCG PR. You’ll see from our website that we have a wide range of clients and have several graduates from Leeds Metropolitan University who have worked here for some time.


Sarah Chakwick, MCG PR

Tel: 0113 268 5000

Email: sarah.chadwick@mcgpr.co.uk


Posted 26 April 2008



Sports News Trainee, Leeds Metropolitan University


We are seeking a trainee sports PR practitioner to work with colleagues throughout the university and with partner organisations to build contacts with a variety of sports media outlets. This will include local, regional, national and international press, electronic and broadcast media plus specialist publications and websites with the aim of securing additional coverage of our sporting successes.


The university has a dynamic programme of sporting partnerships such as the RFL, Leeds Rugby, Carnegie Premier League, Yorkshire CCC, Scottish Rugby, Brazilian Soccer Schools, Leeds Carnegie and Leeds United Ladies FC. Coupled with these partnerships there is a growing emphasis on coaching and university sport and an associated increase in successful sporting achievement by individual students and student teams (BUSA etc).


The postholder will work on their own initiative to source positive editorial on sporting matters through interaction with partner organisations, the Director of Sport, the Dean of Sporting Partnerships, the SU and individual students/team captains.




• To create an active programme of sports news

• To create working relationships with the Director of Sport, the Dean of Sporting Partnerships, the SU, individual sportsmen and women and team captains and coaches

• To create working relationships with editors and sports writers on the local, regional, national and international media

• To identify, prepare, distribute and ‘sell’ in sports media releases and opportunities

• To represent the university at corporate and sporting functions when required

• To work with partner sporting organisations on developing media opportunities

• To think creatively and strategically about how to promote the university’s vision and character document to a variety of sports media and to produce positive outcomes

• To prepare corporate copy for publications such as the Student Handbook, UG Prospectus etc and for advertorial features

• To support other communications and marketing colleagues on the programme of corporate events and initiatives




• Degree in PR or a related discipline




• Evidence of outstanding writing skills preferably in a sports environment




• Enthusiasm for sport


Interested candidates should apply through the University’s communications office. Contact Helen Goodwin: 0113 812 25935


Posted 24 April 2008



PR manager, VMware


Position: Central and Eastern Region Public Relations Specialist

Reporting to: Paul Maher EMEA PR Manager

Location: Munich Office, Germany


Manages and executes the Central and Eastern Region‘s public relations program (covering Germany/Austria /Switzerland, Russia, Poland Czech and the Middle East) in accordance with the EMEA and Global PR plans.


Leads the localisation of content to enhance the understanding of VMWare’s leadership position in Virtualisation and related fields of business technology. Works with agency network to deliver prescribed results on time and to budget. Ensure consisting reporting of results, compliance with budget and availability of spokespeople for the media and analysts.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:


• Work with EMEA marketing management team to execute on regional PR strategy

• Act as ‘Eyes and ears’ of VMWare in the local media and marketplace

• Advise on appropriate customisation and content for local markets

• Support Regional PR agencies with daily PR requests/needs

• Serve as a liaison between EMEA and Regional leadership to evangelize EMEA PR to HQ PR team

• Co-ordinate high-level executive press visits in EMEA, to VMware’s HQ and to VMworld.

• Nurture strong and enduring customer relations to serve local, regional and global PR needs

• Manage the measurement of local PR agency results to a high standard

• Accurately track PR budget spend and forecast future PR budget requirements




• Technology PR Experience: Can leverage past EMEA PR agency and/or company experience to rapidly implement ideas and programs.

• Results Oriented: View tangible results (in the form of press clippings and analyst recommendations) as the standard for success and consistently directs effort towards only those activities producing the best results.

• Acts with urgency and comfortable with changing business requirements within a fast-growing industry: Proactively manages local press and customer interaction.

• Strong communicator: Ability to deliver information in English and mother tongue in concise results-oriented fashion

• Attention to detail: Demonstrable ability to deliver data (especially measurement data) which is accurate and timely

• Team player;: Capable of representing region and diplomatically explaining the requirement for standard PR processes and brand consistency to local colleagues and agencies


Education and Experience required:


• BS/BA, preferably in business-related field

• Minimum three years relevant professional experience. A blend of internal client and/or agency technology experience preferred.

• Ability to understand and explain Virtualisation technology

• Fluent English. Fluency in other European languages a bonus

• Highly proficient/fast learner of latest communication technologies (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and Web research tools


Personal Profile:


• Able to work with diverse team of individuals

• Able to articulate VMware’s strategy and co-ordinate impactful PR programmes

• Enthusiastic, agile team player with ‘make it happen, can do attitude’

• The candidate should be comfortable with constantly changing business environment


Contact: pmaherbarnes@yahoo.co.uk


VMWare website


(Via Andrew Smith)


Posted 18 April 2008



Placement students, Leeds


Headingley-based Brahm is looking for some keen students who may be able to get some portfolio items – levels 1,2 or 3. The work involves media relations, including drafting press releases, on brands including Maplin, Global Brands – vodka drinks, and a music festival.


Chris Hughes can provide up to three weeks at a couple of days a week starting as soon as possible – email c.hughes@brahm.com


Posted 16 April 2008




PR assistant, c£17,000


Award-winning Twickenham food and leisure PR agency seeks PR Assistant to join small, friendly team. Would suit bright, enthusiastic PR graduate who wants to take the first step into PR. You will need to be a real 'foodie' with excellent communication, interpersonal, writing and computer skills. The job involves a mix of office admin and junior PR account work. Training will be provided. Visit www.wendyakers.com for company background. Easily accessible by train, we are just 12 minutes from Clapham, 23 minutes from Waterloo.


Send CV and cover letter to: wendy@wendyakers.com.


Posted 7 April 2008



Account executive: corporate public relations


A global PR agency based in London is looking for an entry level Account Executive to work on corporate, public sector, financial and technology clients.


This is a truly top tier agency, and they expect candidates to be bright, capable and with a can-do attitude.


If you are recently graduating with a good degree and want to work on challenging larger accounts with both UK and international focus, we would like to hear from you.


Start dates – June/July


Salary - £18-20K


Please send CV to Todd Civardi


Email – todd@fostercrouch.demon.co.uk


Posted 7 April 2008



Press Officer, MOBO Awards


The CIPR have teamed up with the MOBO Awards to offer a Press Officer work placement/internship to a final or sandwich year student available between June/July and October this year. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who would like to get into music/entertainment PR and could lead to a permanent job.


The MOBO Awards are for music of black origin – soul/r&b, hiphop, reggae, gospel, jazz – and are screened each year by the BBC and promoted via their 1Xtra brand. They’ve been running since 1996 and are attended by both British and international artists. Last year Amy Winehouse, Ne-Yo and Kano performed and the awards were hosted by Shaggy and Jamelia. More details about last year’s awards: BBC


I’ve asked the MOBO organisers to take the end of term into account and so they need only submit up to 1500 words by the end of April. We’ll then shortlist and invite these applicants to the CIPR to present their ideas in more detail at the start of June. The successful person will need to be able to start work in London quite quickly.


The detail on what MOBO is looking for and some guidance in making the application is here: CIPR MOBO


Update: Deadline for applications is now Friday 9 May.


Posted 3 April 2008



Brand ambassadors, mobile phone company


Dubit Limited is a youth marketing company based in Leeds and we work with many big name brands such as EA games, Walkers, Tropicana and Pepsi.


We are currently recruiting for brand ambassadors for a leading mobile phone operator. We're looking for enthusiastic, reliable and hard working people to become part of this exciting campaign.


You'll be expected to promote the campaign both on and offline to your peers, with the opportunity to earn some fantastic rewards and an invaluable reference for your CV!


If you would like to apply for this position or find out more, please send your CV asap (limited spaces available) to events@dubitlimited.com or contact Laura Ash on 0113 394 7920.


Posted 3 April 2008



Promote PR, Windsor


At Promote PR we have an exciting opportunity to join our expanding outer London agency. Currently a team of 11 we are growing and restructuring and so we’re looking to recruit one - maybe two - Account Executives to support our busy Account Managers. The Account Executive’s role is very hands-on and you’ll be expected to hit the ground running. We feel that a graduate with strong writing skills is perfect for this position. The role is varied and you’ll be given the opportunity to learn, and develop your PR skills quickly. We are the leading PR agency within the health and fitness sector and would hope that our new recruits have a keen interest in the industry. We’re based just outside of Windsor and having use of a car is essential.


Johanna Whitaker

Promote PR Ltd, Down Place Lodge, Down Place, Water Oakley, Windsor SL4 5UG

Tel: 01753 740074 Fax: 01753 740075 Email: johanna@promotepr.com Website: www.promotepr.com


Posted 31 March 2008



Technology PR job


Drew Benvie is hiring (at Hotwire in London).


Posted 14 March 2008



Summer placement opportunity


One million people die on roads every year. Road deaths are set to out-strip deaths from HIV by 2020. In the UK, we have one of the WORST RATES OF CHILD DEATHS ON FOOT IN WESTERN EUROPE.


Young drivers are also at HIGH RISK OF DEATH, due to speeding, drink driving and not belting up. Can YOU help us to stop the carnage?


We want a dynamic worker who is passionate about the cause and can help our media team over the summer to promote involvement in National Road Safety Week (10-16 November 2008) to communities, companies and organisations through hard-hitting PR.


You will be –


  • Writing national and regional press releases
  • Talking to journalists
  • Helping to set up 13 regional press launches around the UK
  • Liaising with national organisations ranging from the police to health authorities
  • Working from our head office in central Huddersfield, just a 20 minute direct train ride away (we pay your travel expenses)
  • Getting fabulous work experience working on a high profile national campaign, that looks amazing on your CV and enables you to get a top job – possibly with us!!




Note – We pay a small bursary. However, you must attend an interview, and, if offered a placement, you must commit to work for us for a minimum period of two weeks, ideally longer.




Posted 12 March 2008



Public Relations Assistant - Lexicon Public Relations


We are a medium-sized agency with a base near Ilkley, West Yorkshire. Clients include: the Ministry of Defence, Dorel plc, Vickers Laboratories Ltd, thebigword and EuroContactPool.


We have a member of staff taking maternity leave from mid-April 2008 and therefore have a requirement for a Public Relations Assistant from May 2008. This role reports to the Account Manager and involves a mixture of administration tasks and PR activity.


The candidate must be computer-literate (Word and Excel). A good telephone manner is essential, as is the ability to work with a busy team in a small suite of offices where everyone is expected to play their part in everything from client liaison to making the tea!


Salary: £12,000


For further information or to apply for an interview, please contact Sue Baker or Danielle Lindley on 0845 456 2106 or email your cv to sbaker@lexiconpr.com


Lexicon PR


Closing date: 10 March 2008


Posted: 4 March 2008



PR placement student - universities chaplaincy in Leeds


The universities chaplaincy in Leeds (for both universities in the city) is seeking a one-day-a-week work placement student to implement the recommendations made by a final year communications audit group.


Flexible hours.


Please contact:

Matt Ward


0113 343 5070

chaplaincy website


Posted 5 February 2008



PR students with European languages sought


Headingley-based Brahm is seeking PR work experience students who speak French, German or Dutch for a forthcoming project.



Charlotte Hancock MCIPR

Senior Account Manager - PR


DDI: 0113 2200 646


Posted 4 February 2008



PR junior needed - entry level position at Hotwire on offer


Notice on Drew Benvie's blog


Updated 23 January 2008



Account Executive, Beattie Communications, Manchester


Due to a number of client wins, the Manchester office of Beattie Communications is looking for an Account Executive to start 18th February 2008 for an initial 8 week contract, with potential for a permanent position.


Please send a CV and cover letter to: jess.wilkinson@beattiegroup.com

Tel. 0113 213 0310






Graduate trainee, Rocket PR, London


If you are a final year PR undergraduate and are currently looking for a job in the world of London PR that will be the envy of your mates then we really must talk…


The up-and-coming public relations agency, Rocket PR, is looking to recruit a star of the future and has an opening for a full-time trainee consultant to join the team in July/August 2008.


This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic, creative and entrepreneurial graduate with big plans for a high-flying career in public relations. We’ll provide you with the chance to get involved in real campaigns and cut your teeth at the coalface of public relations.


As a fully-fledged Rocketeer you’ll also receive:

• Salary of £18K

• 25 days’ holiday

• Full in-house/external professional training plan

• External career coach sessions

• Laptop

• Company charge card

• Flexible working hours

• Duvet Day/‘Birthday Treat’ day off


To find out what a working day here is really like, the types of things you’ll get involved in and to see the sort of people that are already working with us feel free to contact Cherry Giles on +44 (0) 8453 700655.


So, if you feel we are a match made in heaven then send a CV and covering letter via email (subject line: Rocket Graduate Position) to pete@rocketcomms.net by January 31st 2008.


Rocket PR


Posted: 10 December 2007

Closing date: 31 January 2008




Work experience placements, Leeds


Wolfstar announcement


Posted 20 November 2007



Marketing communications officer, charity


Job advertisement


Posted: 16 November 2007

Closing date: 26 November 2007



Marketing Officer, Royal College of Midwives, London


The Royal College of Midwives is the leading trade union and professional organisation for Midwives. As a major NHS player, it represents the voice of midwifery, providing excellence in professional leadership, education, influence and representation for and on behalf of Midwives.


Marketing Officer

Salary range: £34,482 - £35,486 incl. London Weighting


This newly created post will be suitable for someone with the knowledge and experience to market events and activities to relevant audiences along with the flair to research and develop new forms of revenue.


If you have proven and relevant experience gained within a fast moving Marketing or PR environment with good networking, strong influencing and excellent communication skills we would like to hear from you.


To discuss the role or your application informally you can contact Chris Truman, Business Services Manager on 020 7291 9209.


For further details and an application form visit our website at www.rcm.org.uk, e-mail us at: hr@rcm.org.uk or write to

RCM, Employment Relations Department,

15 Mansfield Street,

London W1G 9NH.


Completed applications should be received no later than Friday 23 November 2007. It is anticipated that interviews will be held at the RCM Office in London on Monday 10 December 2007.


The RCM is committed to Equal Opportunities in employment and

welcomes applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of

the community.



Posted: 21 November 2007

Closing date: 23 November 2007



Graduate trainee, Octopus, Windsor


For the third year, Octopus is looking to recruit another star of the future and has an opening for a full-time trainee consultant to join its team in July/August 2008.


This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic, creative, soon-to-be graduate with big plans for a high-flying career in Public Relations. We’ll provide you with the chance to get involved in real campaigns and cut your teeth on the coalface of public relations.


As a fully-fledged Octopede you’ll also receive:


  • Salary 18K
  • 25 days holiday
  • External career coach sessions
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Duvet Day/'Birthday Treat' day off


A quick bit about us. Octopus, now in its sixth year is a young, growing award-winning agency. Recent accolades include:

  • Double CIPR award winners 2004, 2006
  • Best PR company finalists, CIPR 2006 / PR Week 2006
  • Best business campaign finalists, PR Week 2006
  • Best Technology campaign Finalists, CNET 2006


Our mantra is taking a creative consumer approach to business issues. Most days involve brainstorms from the sublime to the ridiculous for a range of companies from the small to household names (eg Google, Adecco, American Express, Carbon Trust, McAfee). It means a mixture of brainstorming, creative writing and issues-based media relations awaits you.


Please check out our website to find out what a working day here is really like, the types of things you’ll get involved in and to see the sort of people that are already working with us. Also you can try out the ‘Octopus Personality Test’ to see whether you have what it takes!


If you feel we are a match made in heaven then send a CV and covering letter to cherry@octopuscomms.net by January 31st 2008 or for more information call +44 (0) 8453 700655.



Account executive, Beattie Communications, London


Beattie Communications is seeking an account executive to work on Specsavers and some food accounts.


To discuss this opportunity, please contact Leeds Met PR graduate Amy Golledge:


Tel: 020 7053 6023


Posted 2 October 2007



Account executive, Edelman, London


Edelman is seeking an account executive to contribute to the rapid growth of the consultancy’s Technology group.


On a day-to-day level you will be working with and reporting to Jonny Bentwood, Head of Analyst Relations, and Matt Warder, Director, Science Engineering and Emerging Technology (S2ET).


Your responsibilities will bridge the following key areas:



  • Organising logistics of briefings (diary management for client, analyst & Edelman team)
  • Creating analyst packs for briefings (summary document containing all relevant information about the briefing - logistics, biography of analyst, recent research, previous relationship with client)
  • Event organisation – Edelman runs approximately 6 events per year for our clients which you will need to help plan flights, hotels, conference room and AV hire etc.
  • Database management (Manage database amendments, ensure lists are kept up-to-date
  • Analyst events database; Ensure list of analyst-run events (including all necessary details) is maintained)
  • Internet research (Track coverage of reports that analysts have written that include our clients or their coverage areas)
  • Reporting (Assist in creating monthly reports for your clients summarising the teams activities)



  • Direct involvement in the establishment of a new offer including:

- Creating, updating and presenting core credentials materials (case studies, client endorsement, visuals etc)

- Development of prospect database including sourcing new leads and maintaining results

- Full involvement in the new business and planning process

- Stimulation of internal (Tech team and beyond) support for the developing proposition


You will be working across a range of blue chip client accounts as well as assisting with smaller client accounts covering a range of technologies. Due to the nature of the industry you will probably have infrequent face-to-face contact with these clients although daily email and phone-based contact will be expected.



  • Enthusiastic with an energetic ‘can do’ approach
  • Proven administration experience
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Good IT skills (especially Outlook and Excel)
  • Interest in science and emerging technology would be of benefit
  • Dedicated team player


To apply, send your CV and application letter to frances.allen@edelman.com.


Posted 24 September 2007



Events management work experience


LSS Events is looking to take on a small group of first year PR students to work on a freelance basis as part of LSS Events already dynamic PR team.


This is a great oppertunity to gain valuable portfolio pieces as well as experiencing what it's like to work in the events industry. LSS Events has been going two years and is run by a former PR student who knows how hard it is to gain valuable experience in your first year.


Some of the events LSS has been part of include the Gatecrasher Summer Soundsystem at Lotherton Hall in Leeds, The Chibuku Lake of Stars Festival in Malawi West Africa, The Bestival in the Isle of White as well as their in house night The Dirty Disco which holds monthly resedencies at Mission in Leeds, Sheffield Union in Sheffield and Stealth in Nottingham.


The work will give the student experience with dealing directly with the music industries main publications as well as writing press releases and contributing creatively with ideas on new PR and Marketing campaigns!


If this is of interest please contact Stuart on 07738990337 for more info.


Posted 19 September 2007



Student placement at MCG PR, Leeds


Are you looking for a day a week placement with a Leeds-based PR company? MCG PR would like to hear from third or fourth year students interested in working with them over the next year.


Current clients include Powergen, Black Sheep, Oxo, Symphony, Mamas & Papas, Damart and Capex Health - a mixture of consumer, business-to-business and corporate PR.


For further information visit www.mcgpr.co.uk


If you're interested in being considered for the placement, please email sarah.chadwick@mcgpr.co.uk or call 0113 268 5000. Four of the current staff at MCG PR graduated from Leeds Met's PR course.


Posted: 11 September 2007




Graduate Trainee, London


There is a graduate trainee opportunity to work with Martin Langford - author of the crisis PR chapter in Exploring Public Relations - at issues and communications consultancy Kissmann Langford.


Martin Langford

Managing Director

Kissmann Langford Ltd

Douglas House

3 Richmond Buildings

London, W1D 3HE

Direct 0207-292-3671

Fax 0207-292-3678

Switchboard: 0207-292-3670



Posted 29 August 2007



Junior Account Executive, Chocolate PR, Leeds


We are looking for a Junior Account Executive to come work with our lovely team in Leeds two days a week. Our clients are mainly fashion and lifestyle based, so experience or interest in this area would be beneficial.


The role would suit a final year PR student or recent PR graduate HOWEVER they must have done a year PR placement. Would also consider business/marketing students but again need to have had relevant PR experience.


Basically we're looking for someone who is friendly, sociable, bright and enthusiastic with very good communication skills, computer literate with experience in using mac's and someone who is happy to hit the ground running and use their own iniative. Needs to have great writing skills, attention to detail and must have a practical knowledge and experience of media relations. Own car a definite bonus point and must be flexible...


If this sounds like you, and you could start 3rd Sept, drop me a quick email with your CV to pr@chocolatepr.co.uk


Cross posted from Facebook group PR Jobs Watch, 15 August 2007


Internal communications specialist - BMW, Oxford


Brief description:

We are looking for an internal communications specialist to cover maternity leave to be based in our Corporate and Associate Communications department at the MINI plant in Oxford/UK. The main responsibility of the internal communications function is to inform the 4,700 strong associate workforce about plant, brand and company related topics and to motivate them with a high quality, open communication culture based on trust.


The function comprises conceptual and editorial responsibility for the different internal communication media (eg the plant, newspaper, corporate TV and intranet) and the planning and organisation of internal communication events. Working as an 'internal journalist', part of the communication specialist's role is to maintain a reliable network with all areas in the plant and the BMW Group internal communication departments in the UK and Germany.


The successful candidate should have a university degree in either Journalism, PR/Communications or Business Administration or equivalent. They should have broad journalistic and editorial skills and experience in events organisation and internal communication would be desirable. A broad knowledge of office and electronic media IT application is also required. We are looking for a reliable, flexible and open minded team worker, interested in people and modern automobile manufacturing.


More info and applications:

Please forward curriculum vitae to Kimberley Ragousis - kimberley.ragousis@bmwgroup.com


Posted: 6 August 2007



Fuel PR, Battersea

Placement students to account managers


Fuel Public Relations is looking for great people to join us at all levels - Placement Students/Graduates, Account Executives through to Account Managers.


Fuel is an independent, award-winning consultancy where everyone has something to contribute and something to learn. We are looking for bright, enthusiastic and robust candidates with a good sense of humour and the ability to work hard. If you would be interested in working for Fuel, please send in your CV and covering letter detailing why you think you are the right candidate for us. Email susan@fuelrefuel.com or write to Susan Leigh, Fuel Public Relations, 8 The Cloisters, 8 Battersea Park Road, London SW8 4BG. www.fuelrefuel.com


Posted 31 July 2007



VOLUNTEERING: Independent Asylum Commission


PR student volunteers sought to support an event run by the Independent Asylum Commission who are holding a public hearing on the Appeal system. There will be a social event in the evening.


We are looking for a group of PR students to work closely with Richard Byrne, the regional media officer for the Refugee council, to gain regional media coverage and help promote and publicise the event in Leeds on 20 September. From this a regular voluntary opportunity may arise within the Refugee council press office, and it would, of course, be a valuable portfolio piece!


All expenses will be paid, and there may be some form of volunteer accreditation available.


The event takes place on the 20th September, however we are hoping that a group of volunteers could be formed by the beginning of August.


For more information please contact:


Aletheia Bligh-Flower (PR graduate from 2005)

Youth Volunteer Advisor

Student Volunteering Team

Volunteering England

0113 209 8405




Posted 10 July 2007




North East Ambulance Service

Salary: £16,004 - £19248 per annum


An excellent opportunity has arisen for a committed team player for the above permanent post. We’re looking for a talented and resourceful individual to help in the busy press office of the North East Ambulance Service. Your role includes responding to media inquiries and supporting the Communications Officer and Public Relations Officer in researching, drafting and preparing press releases and statements for local, national and specialist media; monitoring press coverage; co-ordinating public visits and exhibitions to foster community relations and helping to write and produce our staff newsletter.


The successful candidate will preferably have experience of desktop publishing and design. Applicants must have excellent communication and negotiating skills as well as an understanding of the media and a basic understanding of NHS issues, particularly those affecting the Ambulance Service. Possession of (or working towards) a qualification in PR, communication or marketing is desirable, with a minimum qualification of Btec Business Studies or equivalent.


The NEAS wishes to be known as an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the Community.


The value we place on our employees is reflected in our commitment to improving their working environment. We believe this will enable our employees to successfully combine work with other commitments and the quality of life they want to achieve.


We have successfully implemented ‘Agenda for Change’, introducing national pay and conditions of service for NHS employees.


Informal enquiries welcomed by Mr Mark Cotton, Head of Communications and Public Invlovement, by Telephone: 0191 273 1212 or via email requests to: mark.cotton@neas.nhs.uk


Visit www.jobs.nhs.uk to apply online (Ref: 340-PR-06-07)


Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 6 July 2007






London-based PR agency is looking to recruit a graduate to join our growing consultancy


Spark Communications is looking to hire a public relations graduate. If you are looking for a role where you will learn quickly and be given responsibility in a friendly, small, down-to-earth agency with big name clients including Motorola’s enterprise division and Morse, then we would like to hear from you. Through our creative and proactive approach to PR we are able to deliver programmes that achieve excellent results for clients. We are looking for an enthusiastic team player who is keen to learn and interested in working primarily on business-to-business accounts. Our client list includes technology, new media, mobile, HR/training and marketing companies.


We expect you to be passionate about securing press coverage for your clients and to have good writing and communication skills, as well as the ability to multi-task and prioritise.


Several members of our team joined us directly from university and can give you an insight into what a role at Spark would involve, expected progression and the training programme you would go through.


Please email Ana Williams at Spark for an application form at ana@sparkcomms.co.uk. The deadline for applications is 6 July 2007.


Experience in PR or marketing is preferred but not essential. We will be continuing to look for staff at all levels throughout the year so if you have more extensive agency experience we would be delighted to hear from you.


Company Profile

Spark was founded by an ex-Weber Shandwick director. We have 15 staff and around 20 clients working with us on both a project and retainer basis. Our client base is 25% consumer; 75% business-to-business. Spark also has affiliations with agencies internationally, and develops and manages global programmes for a number of its clients. Our promise to clients is strong advice based on experience and quality implementation through our best practice approach, which ensures excellent results. The agency’s offices are located 5 minutes from Oxford Circus tube. For more information please visit our website - www.sparkcomms.co.uk


Skills Required


  • Degree (or equivalent) educated
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Team player
  • Confidence and enthusiasm
  • Self-motivation and good time management skills
  • An interest in and a good understanding of public relations


Posted: 22 June 2007

Deadline: 6 July 2007



Placement, press office, West Yorkshire Playhouse


We need someone to work on a voluntary basis in the West Yorkshire Playhouse press office on Fridays in return for tickets to see all the productions.


The opportunity is to work from September onwards.


Anyone interested should contact me in the first instance (number below) or my colleague Katie Turner on 0113 213 7273.


Rachel Coles

Head of Press

West Yorkshire Playhouse

Quarry Hill



0113 213 7272


Posted: 22 May 2007



Placement and full-time opportunities, digital content, Brahm


Swamp at Brahm are currently looking for students for our digital content team. We work with clients such as Umbro, Heinz, Nicotinel, Mencap, Warburtons and Ribena and need help creating content.


The work will involve creating content, identifying keywords, producing content structures for sites, researching content, rewriting content, writing blogs. You will be working alongside our content editor and content manager who will be able to train and guide you along.


You need to have a proactive inquisitive nature, an eye for detail and an interest in all things digital, as well as being a good writer.


If you think you could help then drop me a line at t.mallett@brahm.com by the end of May


Thea Mallett

Joint Managing Partner

Swamp at Brahm

0113 220 0593

Swamp at Brahm vacancies



Posted: 15 May 2007


Bruce Marshall Associates, Leeds


Bruce Marshall Associates have an immediate need for a good account executive:


What we want:


  • Good writers - you don't need to be Shakespeare or Burns, but you do need to be able to string more than a sentence together and write news releases, emails, blog posts etc
  • Creative sorts who can not only come up with bright ideas, but make sure those bright ideas get done and deliver results
  • Experience of public relations - doesn't need to lots, but you'll have at least done some placements in a PR consultancy or in-house team
  • An understanding of and a thirst to know a lot more about social media, social networks etc
  • Your CV as a PDF or plain text in the email
  • People who've read more than a few posts of A PR Guy's Musings and give us a clue that you understand how we do PR
  • Someone who wants to work in Leeds, but will travel to see clients elsewhere


What we don't want:


  • People who think PR has any relationship whatsoever with Ab Fab
  • People who are afraid of hard work
  • People who think they are too grand to make the coffee or empty the bins
  • People who are stuffy, formal and don't know how to have fun
  • CVs with grammatical errors and spelling mistakes
  • CVs as Word files
  • People who haven't read this post and more of A PR Guy's Musings very carefully


We promise to try our very, very hardest not to be ageist, sexist, racist or any other ist you can think of. Our current office isn't too accessible, but we'll be moving onwards and upwards soon so that shouldn't be a problem.


So if you're in the market for a new job (or even a first job if you're a particularly talented student just about to graduate) then email a CV to Stuart Bruce - stuartb@brucemarshallassociates.com.



Posted: 12 May 2007



Haygarth vacancies


We are recruiting the following roles at Haygarth. In common attitudinal terms we need self-motivators able to thrive in a fast moving and demanding environment. People who have energy and ability to cut through challenges to get things done – with good humour and a sense of fun. We’re not for precious people but for those who are going to join the team ethic and deliver great campaigns to the highest possible standard. Self assured, social, articulate and passionate about marketing.


If you or anyone you know is interested in one of these roles please email jane.l@haygarth.co.uk


  • Account Director – Nokia 1 to 1 / Gillette (Freelance / temp to perm – maternity cover)

We need an seasoned Digital Account Director to join the team to run on a day-to-day basis the Nokia 1 to 1 and Gillette Digital accounts. Ideally with ECRM experience or competence in online/digital account management. In addition, technical and/or telecoms experience would be beneficial. Strategic ability, commercial astuteness and ability to give client counsel essential. We need someone who is going to manage a large chunk of business, so a real ‘doer’ with ability to inspire and motivate required.


  • SAMs – Nokia (Freelance 1 month only)

Freelance Digital SAM required to join our Direct & Digital teams working on the Nokia Rock up and Play website development project. Online/digital account management essential.



  • SAM – Kia Motors, BP, Nokia 1 to 1 (Perm)

We require a SAM to work on the Kia Motors Acquisition and CRM programmes. BP CRM programme and the Nokia Rock and Play website development project. Traditional DM experience is essential as is the ability to manage a team. The candidate should have SAM level experience and will have worked on both on and offline projects.


  • AM – Nokia 1 to 1 (Perm)

We require an AM to work on the Nokia 1 to 1 Digital Account. Proven record of working on a digital account essential. The candidate should be flexible, as will be required to work across a number of Nokia projects.


  • AM – Majestic (Perm)

We require an AM to work on the Majestic Wine Account. Candidate should have good traditional direct marketing experience.


  • AE – Range of Accounts. (Perm)

We require a fulltime AE to work across a range of Accounts from Ciba Vision to Space NK. The candidate does not necessarily have to have had experience in the market place, but passion, drive and enthusiasm are essential.




  • AM – Range PR Accounts (Perm)

We are looking for an Account Manager in the PR team with several years’ experience specialising in consumer brand PR to work on several of our key food and FMCG accounts.




  • 2 x AM– Nokia Trade (Perm)

We are looking for 2 Account Managers to work on one of the Nokia trade accounts. Ideally the candidates will have had some strong promotional experience; they may even have a background in trade marketing. The candidates need to be passionate about new technology marketing and enthusiastic to work on one of our prestigious accounts.


  • AM– Nokia Mobile Phones (Perm)

We are looking for an Account Manager to work on the Nokia account. Ideally the candidate will have some previous relevant event/music experience and will have a promotional marketing background. The candidate needs to be passionate about youth marketing and enthusiastic to work on one of our prestigious accounts.


  • AM – PepsiCo (Perm)

We are looking for an Account Manager with a background in experiential marketing, ideally having gained this from an fmcg account to work on the PepsiCo business. They will work across the juice brands such as Tropicana and PJ Smoothies They need to have solid promotional experience and bags of enthusiasm.


  • Freelance AM - BAA (immediate start - 6 weeks)

We are looking for a freelance AM to support promotional and other retail activity for BAA. The candidates will need to be passionate about marketing and enthusiastic to work on one of our growing prestigious accounts.


  • AE – PepsiCo (Perm)

We are looking for an AE across the PepsiCo juice brands helping support an Account Manager running experiential and promotional activity for these brands. The candidate will need to be passionate about marketing and enthusiastic to work on one of our prestigious integrated accounts.


  • AE – Dairy Crest and other accounts (Perm)

We are looking for an AE across the Dairy Crest account supporting a Senior Account Manager running experiential and promotional activity for these brands. The candidate will need to be passionate about marketing and enthusiastic to work on one of our prestigious accounts.


  • 2 x AEs – BAA (Perm)

We are looking for 2 AE’s to work on the BAA account, supporting 2 Account Managers running promotional activity for this Client. The candidates will need to be passionate about marketing and enthusiastic to work on one of our growing prestigious accounts.


  • AE – Nokia Trade (Perm)

We are looking for an AE to work on one of the Nokia trade accounts. The candidate needs to be passionate about marketing and enthusiastic to work on one of our prestigious accounts.


  • AE – Range of Accounts (Perm)

We are looking for an AE to work across a range of accounts ranging from Ciba Vision, IGO to Nestle. The candidate needs to be passionate about marketing and enthusiastic to work in promotional marketing.





  • SAM – Senior Creative Copywriter

We are looking for a Creative DM Copywriter to partner one of our Senior Art Directors. Ideally someone with a proven track record in a top ten DM agency who is looking for a move. Solid manner, strong conceptual thinking and a practical nature is key for this role.


  • SAM – Senior Designer

Senior conceptual and creative designer required to work on a highly polished retail jewellery account. Oodles of flair and a keen eye for detail is paramount to this gem of a role. Working alongside the Deputy Creative Director this is a job that requires a perfectionists touch and offers a wealth of opportunity to be creative.


  • SAM – Senior Art Director/Designer

Searching for a talented conceptual art director with a good eye for design.

An ability to think on your feet will be crucial to enable you to run your own projects, complimented by sharp mac skills and the ability to create art director scamps will also be beneficial. A job for a real team player!


  • AM – Creative Artworker

Seeking a talented designer/ artworker to assist in the running of a major retail account. Plenty of scope for creativity and a role that will require skill and determination in abundance.


Posted 8 May 2007



Account Executive, Lucre, Richmond office


Lucre has been going for over two years and in that time we’ve enjoyed a meteoric rise. We started out in Leeds where we’ve grown to a team of 12, but as we’ve attracted a great deal of business from the South too it made sense for us to expand there without delay.


Our clients span many sectors including travel, youth, toys, professional services and more. We’re aiming to build the London office with clients in those sectors too but also focusing on retail, food and drink, lifestyle and public sector amongst others.


After our first year we were a finalist in the PR Week Awards for Best Newcomer and since then have won a host of national and regional awards for our work. See more on www.lucrecommunications.com. All our senior staff work directly on our clients’ business which means that new staff joining will receive excellent hands on training from people with many years experience.


We’re looking for really switched on people starting out in PR but with some demonstrable experience in a fast paced environment. Our staff don’t all come from a PR background, in fact we encourage a broad range of skills, which go to make up our talented and quirky staff base. If you’re smart, switched on, interested in news and views and helping to make a real difference in a growing business then come and talk to us.


I’d like to see CVs and a covering letter explaining why you think you’d be right for Lucre and what attracts you to us. I’d also like to see a press release (no more than 1 page) on the launch of the pencil (imagine it was just invented). Email sally@lucrecommunications.com


Account executive


  • Be responsible for the day to day tactical activities
  • ie press releases/case studies/features tracking
  • Demonstrate your ability to identify coverage opportunities
  • Support your account manager on day to day account activity
  • Be a ‘news junkie’ – regularly monitor key publications across all clients
  • Seek opportunities to build relationships with key media
  • Stay on top of core media features tracking
  • Demonstrate/develop excellent writing skills
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively across multiple accounts


Posted: 4 May 2007



Graduate PR opportunity, Manchester


RMS PR, a leading independent public relations consultancy, has an opening for a talented PR graduate at its office in South Manchester.


We are looking for a news-savvy individual who can create column inches for our growing range of financial, professional services and business-to-business accounts.


This is a great opportunity for a PR graduate to gain valuable experience at one of the regions most respected consultancies.


You’ll learn from the best in the business and work alongside a friendly, dynamic and ambitious team.


Job description


  • liaising with clients and the media via telephone and email;
  • relationship building and networking with colleagues, clients and the media;
  • working as part of an account team to develop client proposals and implement PR activity;
  • assist with client reporting, attending client meetings and assessing the progress of PR campaigns
  • researching, writing and distributing press releases to target media;
  • promoting news stories and features to the media
  • collating and analysing media coverage;
  • assisting with the production of in-house journals
  • organising photography


We offer a competitive salary and conditions. Full training will be given.


Please email your CV and covering letter to: peter@rmspr.co.uk or call Peter Davies on 0161 929 5194 for more details. See www.rmspr.co.uk


Closing date: Friday 18th May 2007


Posted: 4 May 2007



Account Executive, Ogilvy PR, London


We have an Account Executive position that we are recruiting for Ogilvy PR's Business to Business team. The role is based in Canary Wharf, London.


This is an opportunity to work with international blue chip brands including Sony (Professional Solutions www.sonybiz.net) and Fremantle media (www.freemantlmedia.com).


We have already began interviewing. Please send CVs ASAP.


For more information on Ogilvy visit www.ogilvypr.com


Nicole Love

Account Manager

Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide

Office: +44-207-3091103

Cell: +44-7841-042 070

E-mail: nicole.love@uk.ogilvypr.com


Posted: 2 May 2007






Our busy PR department needs a junior, but highly motivated, hard working (and fun loving!) account executive.


This will probably be your first role in PR. You will be responsible for the smooth running of the client and department administration and will be given the opportunity to develop your PR skills.


As a graduate with a relevant qualification, you should have strong writing and organisational skills, relish building media contacts and be willing to get stuck in. You must be a dedicated team player that can demonstrate excellent attention to detail and time management.


In return you will work across an exciting range of major consumer, events and b2b accounts. You will also have the opportunity to work with other departments across the agency.


Send cover letter and CV to Sarah Giangregorio, Poulters, Rose Wharf, East Street, Leeds, LS9 8EE or email sarah.giangregorio@poulters.com


Posted: 30 April 2007




Graduates required - PR / broadcast / research


We are a specialist broadcast consultancy, based in London, on the look out for the highest calibre graduate candidates for Account Executive roles within the growing teams in the editorial, promotions and research divisions of our companies (Markettiers4dc, Sound & Tickbox.net).


There is no such thing as a typical day for a team member at AE level in our business. It could involve coming up with ideas for an existing client to support their marketing and PR campaigns, it could be contributing towards a pitch document and being part of the pitching team for a new client, or reporting back to a client on the progress of their broadcast schedule, or sitting in and producing a series of interviews or webchat from one of our five broadcast studios in-house at our media-style offices in Clerkenwell, London where there's always a buzz. They mustn't be phased at having to deal with celebrities for a day at a time or MD level spokespeople, and should be able to ensure that they stick to message and deliver calls to action as part of their interview activity, and confident enough to provide advice to clients on the best strategic approach to adopt.


One thing's for sure, you'll be thrown in at the deep end, supported by your team-mates, and will gain hands on experience that your fellow graduates can only dream of. Why? Because we've been there ourselves, and recognise that the way to nurture talent is to provide it with opportunities and support it when the stretch is just that bit beyond your means. In our opinion, the best environment for many people is a learning environment which is why for many of our graduates the first year goes by before they've had chance to blink......and the second, and the third and the fourth.


Luckily, we're at the cutting edge of our industry, we really are, so by the time you're ready to move on to that next role, we've created it and you're career has yet another rung of the ladder to step on to! We were the first company in the country to build a dedicated webchat studio for clients to have access to for editorial purposes, to create an online research panel for PR agencies to create story angles via, and are the only agency in the country to offer an integrated broadcast service with the combination of offerings that we do! We currently employ 82 members of staff, many of whom joined us as graduates and who revel in the London life and the bond they've built with the instant family they've got through work. We are proud of our clients (who wouldn't be with names like Vodafone, COI, Lloyds TSB, Sainsbury's and Whitbread on their books, let alone most of the top 100 PR agencies!) and the work that we do for them.


If you have candidates who are interested in a PR or research career, ask them to send their CV to:


Karen Brooks at karen.brooks@markettiers4dc.com as we're currently in the process of interviewing for our next team of graduates.


Best Wishes


Karen Brooks




Posted: 25 April 2007



Brazen PR work opportunities


Brazen is a leading consumer specialist PR agency with clients including The North Face, Magnet Kitchens, Stilton, Lambrini, Silentnight and many many more. We currently have some exciting opportunities to join us and find out just why we were voted CIPR Team of the Year for four years running.


All potential candidates must be extremely hard working, dedicated, ambitious, intelligent and, of course, Brazen about achieving the very best results for our clients and our team!


Applicants should be prepared to hit the ground running, helping our busy team researching and implementing campaigns. Confidence and an excellent telephone manner are essential.


You will gain invaluable insight into the day to day workings of a multi award winning agency and see how PR works from ideas stage through to implementation and evaluation.


Applications must include a CV and cover letter and any examples of practical or writing experience if possible.




1) GRADUATE TRAINEE – 3 month contract with view to permanent post

2) WORK PLACEMENT – Regular 1-2 days week ongoing



Closing Date for applications – 20 April

Interviews W/C 23 April

Start date - ASAP



For more information please contact jobs@brazenpr.com or visit www.brazenpr.com


Posted: 13 April 2007



PR vacancy: Headingley, Leeds


Position Sought: Junior PR Executive


Location: Headingley, Leeds


Company: iseepr, b2b PR agency founded in 2005 – www.iseepr.co.uk


Experience: PR or related degree essential. Experience preferred.


Job Role: While this is a trainee / graduate position, PR agency experience would be preferred. The successful candidate will provide PR support to two senior directors working across global and national b2b accounts. Great organisational and communication skills are required (written and oral), as the Executive’s role will involve lots of writing for / speaking with the media, research and administrative support. There will also be an opportunity to get involved with co-ordinating client activity across industry events and conferences world-wide.


This is a great opportunity to learn the international PR ropes in a small, rapidly expanding and highly-respected team where you will have a defined, client facing role on various account and direct training from experienced PR practitioners.



  • International travel opportunities
  • CIPR membership / training courses available
  • Small team offers fast track promotion opportunities to the right candidate - ‘promote from within’ policy
  • New business rewards and incentives


Salary: £15k+ dependent on experience


Contact: Covering letters and CVs to

Lee’ann Kaufman – leeann@iseepr.co.uk / 0113 274 5252


Posted 2 April 2007



Placement: Press relations, TV channel, Paris


PREMIUM TO HOME (P2H)’s main business activity consists in TV broadcasting and TV production. It has created an international TV channel dedicated to football (soccer), called FOOTSCHOOL TV that it runs and develops.


FootSchool TV is a new TV channel on football learning and football entertainment mainly intended to teens and pre-teens (from 10-year-old to 19).



The main role of this full-time position (compulsory internship agreement) will mainly consist in dealing with press relations and external communication.



The primary tasks are as follows:

  • Preparing press kit in English & follow-up of press kit preparation in other languages
  • Dealing with press requests (from all countries)
  • Organising the communication activities and implementing specific actions
  • Providing press agencies and targeted media with regular information and press releases in English (and other languages) on the channel and its TV programmes
  • Implementing a database with targeted press agencies, media and journalists (International)
  • Organising press conferences or other events with local communication agencies in the countries where the channel is broadcast
  • International press reviewing of articles and topics dedicated to the channel
  • Dealing with Footschool TV's Website as a contact interface and a communication tool with media


Moreover, and only in the first weeks:

  • Dealing with company's incoming phone calls


Selection Criteria:

Completing his/her studies, dynamic, and having good communication skills, the candidate should necessarily have English as mother tongue (additional languages would be an asset). Advanced Computer skills required (MS Office…). A good knowledge of football would be appreciated.


Start date: as soon as possible

Duration: at least 2 months (to be discussed with the candidate)

Place of employement: 53, rue Vivienne- 75002 PARIS – FRANCE

Salary: 335 € per month


Application (CV and covering letter) by email to: contact@footschooltv.com


Posted: 27 March 2007



Placement: restaurant launch, Leeds


Project: North African take-away restaurant comes to Leeds

Food: Flavour of North Africa

Drink: Mixed, fresh teas from around the world

About: All the food will be fresh and healthy. Each dish will be unique. The menu will educate its customers about the herbal qualities of the ingredients.

Research: Arabic culture, north African culture and cuisine, the target audience

Requirements: To work closely with members of Why Create Limited (Whycreate) to develop and create PR pieces which will be used across several mediums, providing a fully integrated design, brand, marketing and PR campaign to launch and sustain the growth of the new business

Mediums: Design, Brand, Website, Menu, Direct mail, poster, advert and radio campaign all integrated with good PR

Why Create: The company has good contacts within the area and will therefore be able to give a fun, first hand experience.

Project start: 1st April 2007

Project end: 31st April 2007

Recruiting: Immediately




If you have any queries then please give me a ring.


Simon Kevan


Tel: 01132345556

Fax: 01133980124

46 The Calls, Leeds LS2 7EY


Posted 20 March 2007



Placement opportunity: award submission


PR or sports marketing student sought by team within Leeds Metropolitan University preparing an awards submission based on the university's pioneering partnerships - particularly in sports.


A student is needed for a day or half a day a week up to the first week in April. Role is preparing copy and secondary research.


Based at the Old School Board in central Leeds. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are best days, or any combination of those days.


Dr Tina Conkar

Business and Research Development Manager

Knowledge Transfer and Public Funding

Room 109

The Old School Board

Leeds Metropolitan University

Leeds LS1 3ED

Email - t.conkar@leedsmet.ac.uk

Telephone: DL 0113 283 3234


Posted: 19 March 2007



Bright sparks needed (graduates, London)


Spark Communications is looking to hire two public relations graduates. If you are looking for a role where you will learn quickly and be given responsibility in a friendly, small, down-to-earth agency with big name clients including Compuware and Symbol, then we would like to hear from you. Through our creative and proactive approach to PR we are able to deliver programmes that achieve excellent results for clients. We are looking for enthusiastic team players that are keen to learn and interested in working primarily on business-to-business accounts. Our client list includes technology, new media, mobile, HR/training and marketing companies.


We expect you to be passionate about securing press coverage for your clients and to have good writing and communication skills, as well as the ability to multi-task and prioritise.


Several members of our team joined us directly from university and can give you an insight into what a role at Spark would involve, expected progression and the training programme you would go through.


Please email Ana Williams at Spark for an application form - ana@sparkcomms.co.uk


Spark Communications website


Posted 14 March 2007



Graduate trainee, Green Communications (Wakefield)


Nothing stays still for long and following some significant new business wins GREEN is looking for a graduate trainee and talented account managers and executives.


We've had a great start to the year and will be looking to recruit some new people over the next three months.


We're looking for self-starters with ambitions to join a fast-growing agency offering a wide range of communications services.


Have a look at GREEN's Little Book of Values and our blog - and if you think we are the kind of company you would like to work for drop us a line to ian@greencomms.com.


Posted 14 March 2007



Placement opportunity (Reading)


We’re interested in hearing from students looking for work placement experience. Anyone looking for a placement is welcome to email me.


Sean Fleming

Clarity Public Relations

90 London Street




Tel: 0870 950 9670

Email: sean.fleming@claritypr.co.uk


Web: Clarity PR


Posted: 13 March 2007



Portfolio opportunities (international PR: dive shop in Bali)


Hi there,


My name is Cynthia Kasar, I am a past graduate of the Public Relations course at Leeds Met. I have recently purchased half-share of a dive shop in Indonesia and am going to be re-working the communications and wondered if students on the PR course would like to assist as past of their portfolio work.


The main areas I want to focus on are:


  • Web site (my Dutch Business partner wrote it!)
  • Media Relations (focussing on UK, Dutch and German Dive Market)
  • Customer Relations (Quarterly Newsletter)


Cynthia Kasar

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer #476568


Geko Dive Bali (PADI R-6029)


e-mail : gekodive@indosat.net.id



Jalan Silayukti, Padangbai 80872

Karangasem - Bali - Indonesia


Phone: +62-(0)363-41516

Fax: +62-(0)363-41955

Handphone: +62-(0)8124660996


Posted: 1 March 2007



External Affairs Officer (Leeds)

Salary: c£25-30k


The National Australia Group is not your ‘usual’ bank, so don’t expect the ‘usual’ banking environment.


We’re challenging conventional banking models and are making ambitious moves that are redefining the future of banking through our Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank brands in the UK.


We’re constantly challenging organisational norms and questioning ‘the way it’s always been done’. You’ll be in an environment where there’s plenty of important work still to come, and where you’ll be able to see your efforts make a genuine impact on the business. It won’t always be easy, but it will be rewarding.


We are looking for someone to support our media and government relations programme. You’ll be an achiever, with plenty of ambition and talent. We’re looking for someone to support our continued expansion. You’ll certainly be proactive and ambitious, with a track record of achievement.


For further details please contact either Ewan McCulloch (0141 242 4362, ewan.mcculloch@nab.co.uk) or Stuart Neill (0141 242 4165, stuart.neill@nab.co.uk).


Posted 27 February 2007


Iris (graduate opportunities, integrated agency, London)


Iris is one of the UK's most exciting integrated advertising agencies, and we are offering final year students the chance to kick-start their careers by joining our graduate recruitment scheme.


We're an integrated marketing agency, which means we work in different disciplines. From advertising to direct mail and web design to sales promotion. Our offices are in New York, Singapore and sunny Manchester. And it just so happens we're one of the hottest creative shops in London, where we are looking to take on six graduates.


Our graduate scheme is structured to provide the very best insight into advertising. One that will give graduates the chance to work on live campaigns for a client base that includes some of the biggest brands around.


We were recently listed as one of The Sunday Times' top 100 companies to work for, and pride ourselves on the ability to spot potential. Which is how we find the best people out there.


Catrióna Campbell

Account Manager


iris Towers

185 Park Street

London SE1 9DY


Switchboard +44 (0) 20 76547900

Fax +44 (0) 20 76547901

DDI +44 (0) 20 7654 7338

Mobile +44 (0) 7921 138824


email catriona.campbell@iris-london.co.uk


Iris website


Posted 22 February 2007



Mere PR (graduate role, Cheshire)


We are looking to recruit a PR team administrator here at Mere. This is a full-time, permanent entry-level position.


The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a strong interest (if not experience) in the industry. It's for someone who is looking for a first step on the ladder.


The position is admin based - formatting and issuing press releases to the media, helping to compile cuttings and evaluations for client meetings, answering the phones etc. The role is used as a stepping stone so that candidates can learn about the industry, our clients and how the business works - and we provide training for press release writing, placing comps and organising and attending events.


Kerrie Mooney

company secretary

Mere PR

Campaign House, Cecil Road

Hale, Altrincham WA15 9PA

Tel: 0161 929 8700


Mere PR website


Posted 22 February 2007



Write for The Met newspaper


Writers, editors, designers, photographers, even 'PR gurus' are sought by The Met (Leeds Met student newspaper).


Please come to an open meeting and social event on Friday 16 February from 3pm in the Met Bar, Civic Quarter.


If you cannot attend but would like to help the newspaper, then email the editor: a.watkinson@leedsmet.ac.uk


Posted 13 February 2007



Full-time paid placement, cosmetics (London)


Coty dominates the UK mass colour cosmetics market with Rimmel, the UK's No 1 brand and the newer but fast-growing Miss Sporty line. Prestigious fragrance brands include Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs and Vera Wang as well as younger, dynamic brands such as Miss Sixty. A pioneer in the celebrity fragrance market, Coty successfully launched Jennifer Lopez and Sarah Jessica Parker, amongst others. Coty's Lifestyle brands include Joop!, the UK's No 1 men's fragrance and the globally successful Adidas toiletries range. Coty is a key player in both the premium and mass sun care market with Lancaster Sun care and the successful SunShimmer self-tan range.


Please note: Full job descriptions will be sent to applicants on receipt of CV.


PR Assistant (Job Ref: 01)

A Media, PR, Marketing or Communications Degree is required and a keen interest in pursuing a career in PR. The successful candidate will assist the PR team with administration duties, product launches, media requests and have a real opportunity to get involved and experience the world of PR.


Location: Wimbledon

Vacancy type: Fixed-term (12 months), full-time

Salary: £13,000


To apply, please send your CV and Covering Letter, quoting the placement reference number that you are applying for to: student_placement2007@cotyinc.com


Ruth Ballard, Coty, St George's House, 5 St George's Road, Wimbledon SW19 4DR

Coty website


Closing date: 28 February 2007


Posted 10 February 2007



Placements at Revolver (Leeds)


During 2006 Revolver offered a number of work experience placements to students of varying ages and levels of experience. Work experience students have been welcomed by the team as their involvement tends to relieve workloads, particularly at AE level where students can play a particularly useful role in executing crucial media relations and ‘housekeeping’/admin tasks. Particularly successful placements, usually those of under-graduate calibre, have had the vision to get involved in wider tasks and have been given the opportunity to get involved in the project management of bigger campaigns and big media relations activities.


To meet departmental targets and objectives in 2007, new objectives, roles and responsibilities will be set for the team. We will need to work smarter and take empowerment to the next level through each individual ‘stepping up’ to the challenge, taking on more responsibility, working independently and supporting those above by driving through tasks upon initiative etc. This will provide a greater need for the support and assistance of those work experience students that can fit seamlessly into the department by competently completing the tasks set for them. As such, it is important that students meet a high standard – understand the working practices of a consumer PR agency, grasp the importance of trends and have their fingers on the pulse. However, more importantly, they should possess drive, enthusiasm and a passion for PR.


Benefits to students


  • Valuable work experience for student’s CV.
  • Real case studies for students to add to their portfolio.
  • Introduction to Revolver and how it fits into the Propaganda jigsaw (via Revolver Creds presentation)
  • Valuable media training (for long-term placements).
  • Involvement in creative campaigns for high-profile consumer brands.
  • Insights into the department’s trend generation work and its importance for consumer campaigns


Contact: Emma Broadbent

PR Account Director

Revolver (Part of the Propaganda Group)

T: +44 (0) 113 287 8958 (Direct line)

F: +44 (0) 113 287 0111

E: emma.broadbent@revolvercomms.com


Posted 8 February 2007


PR Intern: IKEA Ltd (London)


Leading home furnishing retailer with 15 stores in the UK and 244 stores worldwide. Our business idea is to offer a wide range of well designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them.


Length of placement: 3 months


Location: IKEA Service Office 255 North Circular Road London NW10 0JQ


Study/experience gained: Deep understanding of how the national press office operates with direct involvement in day-to-day operations, internal and external meetings and projects.


Study/experience required: Excellent phone and writing skills. PR, Communications or Marketing background.


Expenses: None


Supervision: One member of the PR team (Giorgio Rondelli) will supervise the intern explaining how we operate and why we carry out specific activities in the context of the overall UK PR and Marketing strategy. The intern will refer to the supervisor or any other member of the team for any support and guidance.


IKEA website


To apply: Send CV and covering letter by e-mail to Giorgio Rondelli at giod@memo.ikea.com


Closing date: 21 February 2007


Posted 6 February



Fashion, beauty, lifestyle (London)


The Communications Store in London, specialising in fashion, beauty and lifestyle is seeking placement students wanting to gain work experience in one or more of these areas.


Send CVs to office manager Kellie Blower (email: kellie@tcs-uk.net).


Posted 5 February 2007



External sources

Heather Kenny considers her placement year options, BBC Leeds

PR jobs at BrandRepublic

CIPR website (Work Placement Finder in members' area)


University of the Arts, London placements

PR Job shop - from the CIPR

Prospects website

PR Week jobs



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