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The Whitehouse Consultancy specialises in integrated communications campaigns across public affairs, policy analysis, media relations and crisis communications to engage with decision makers in Brussels, Westminster, Whitehall and the devolved institutions and shape the issues agenda.

We currently have the following vacancies (scroll down for more details):

  • Associate Consultant (PR and media relations)

Associate Consultant (PR and media relations)

Job Details

The Whitehouse Consultancy is an award-winning communications agency with decades of experience in public affairs, press and media relations, stakeholder engagement, crisis communications and training, engaging with decision makers and media in the UK and EU to shape issues’ agenda.

We support long-term business and policy objectives and run high-profile campaigns for clients in the private, public and charitable sectors that influence public opinion, impact policy and build support among the public and key opinion formers.

We are now recruiting for an Associate Consultant to provide support to the PR and media team.

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a talented team across a range of UK and EU accounts, supporting the strategic direction of accounts and the implementation of the day-to-day PR projects. This is a wide-ranging and busy role, working with a small team responsible for media relations, campaigns, digital communications, internal communications, publications and events. The clients fall primarily across the nutrition, public health, human rights and third sector industries, although are constantly evolving. The new Associate Consultant would thrive in a fast-moving entrepreneurial atmosphere, have a love of PR and a high level of professionalism. We’re looking for someone with experience in public relations, social media and integrated communications either in agency or in-house.

Responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):

  • Implementing integrated communications campaigns for the company and its clients and delivering proactive media relations.
  • Supporting the PR team with corporate reputational issues/crisis management across the business.
  • Securing and drafting op-eds in key UK and EU trade titles for the company and on behalf of clients.
  • Implementing digital media strategies for the company and its clients, including on social media platforms such as Twitter and LinkedIn.
  • Contributing to company marketing including writing blogs and articles, identifying events and speaking opportunities and securing media partnerships in the UK and EU.
  • Researching, writing and distributing press releases to targeted UK and EU media.
  • Monitoring, collating and analysing media coverage of relevance of client and company campaigns.
  • Identifying and supporting the organisation and delivery of both company and client events to meet respective objectives.

Requirements:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant subject.
  • Experience in public relations, media relations and corporate communications in agency or in-house.
  • Experience in digital media, including social media, website management and some knowledge of SEO.
  • Excellent written skills and demonstrable experience in drafting communications materials such as blogs, press releases, op-eds, speeches, reports and presentations.
  • Ability to grasp complex and nuanced issues quickly and effectively, applying them to business objectives and translating them to engage key target audiences.
  • A strong understanding of managing, maintaining and cultivating journalist relationships for communications campaigns.
  • The ability to work and thrive as part of a small and dedicated team as well as without supervision.
  • Well organised and able to manage multiple priorities and varying pressures to meet measurable targets and strict deadlines.
  • A good team player, willing to contribute at every level.
  • Some digital design knowledge and experience with working with Adobe InDesign and Spark (preferable but not essential).

Benefits

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Salary: £23-28k depending on experience
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Bi-annual reviews focusing on personal development
  • Significant investment in personal growth: hands-on internal training from public relations and public affairs colleagues and opportunities for external training
  • A sociable team – regular team social and outings, celebrations of birthdays etc.
  • Flexible working

The safety of our staff is of utmost importance, and therefore, in an effort to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, our team is currently working remotely. As such, it is likely that interviews will be held via video-conferencing.

Please email a CV and covering letter to felix.zadek-ewing@whitehouseconsulting.co.uk by 30th June 2020 outlining why you would like this role and your relevant experience pertaining to the job description and requirements above. Please note we will be conducting interviews on an ongoing basis.

 

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For more information about how Whitehouse can help you, please contact:

Isabella Sharp
t: +44 (0)20 7463 0690
m: +44 (0)7813 307490
isabella.sharp@whitehouseconsulting.co.uk

Viviana Spaghetti
t: +44 (0)20 7463 0690
m: +44 (0)7583 051119
viviana.spaghetti@whitehouseconsulting.co.uk

For media enquiries, please contact:
Mayar Raouf

t: +44 (0)20 7463 0690
m: +44 (0)7502 327092
mayar.raouf@whitehouseconsulting.co.uk

For career and jobs information, please contact:
t. 020 74630690
recruitment@whitehouseconsulting.co.uk

For general enquiries, please contact:
t: +44 (0)20 7463 0690
info@whitehouseconsulting.co.uk

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