recruitment

PR Intern

REMUNERATION: To be discussed
LOCATION: Cape Town, Observatory
EDUCATION LEVEL: Diploma
JOB LEVEL: Junior
TYPE: Contract 3 months

JOB DESCRIPTION

MAIN OUTPUTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THIS POSITION

PR Coverage

  • Timeous and appropriate distribution of press releases.
  • Assisting with effective media liaison to generate maximum PR coverage.
  • Follow-up with media regarding coverage for reporting and relationship maintenance purposes.
  • Assisting to achieve and exceed client coverage targets (PR coverage, medium, region etc.)

Media Relationship Maintenance

  • Support the line manager to ensure that media have accurate and appropriate client spokesperson and contact details.
  • Assist the line manager to ensure that media’s requirements for quotes, interviews and further information are answered timeously and appropriately so as not to damage relationships.

Media List Updating

  • Support the line manager and relevant content manager to review and update the media list aligned to client strategies.
  • Daily maintenance of media lists.

Internal Reporting and Collaboration

  • Internal updates to line manager and relevant Content Manager regarding media contacts, coverage and relationship maintenance.
  • Effectively using the Project Bubble system, including tracking time worked on each project and ticking tasks complete.
  • Liaising with the line manager regarding briefs to ensure clarity of implementation.
  • Effective teamwork and communication to achieve client marketing and campaign objectives.

Company Values

  • Living the company values.

Job Evaluation Criteria

  • Currently studying towards a relevant tertiary degree or diploma qualification in Marketing; Project Management; PR; Communications; Journalism; Media Studies.
  • Any form of work experience.
  • Some knowledge of related industries such as Marketing, Advertising, Media, PR and Digital.

Skills

  • Project management and planning
  • Organisational and administration
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise requirements
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • Work well in a team environment
  • Strong MS Office (Word; PowerPoint; Excel)

Attributes

  • Strategic and analytical thinking
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to take responsible initiative
  • Positive attitude with a willingness to learn
  • Approachable
  • Team player
  • Ability to take constructive criticism to develop

If you think you are the right person for this position, send your CV and cover letter (and portfolio where applicable) to salwa@rothko.co.za.