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Press Assistant, The Corner Shop PR


The Corner Shop is a PR agency based in Covent Garden which works mainly with theatre, dance and opera clients in London and around the country. It is a busy, creative environment throughout the year. The Directors are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and capable Press Assistant to support the Publicists in their work with a wide variety of clients.

The Candidate:

 Has some understanding of, and interest in, the media and journalism

 Is passionate about theatre

 Is confident and can make decisions

 Has some experience in an administrative / supportive role

 Is a good listener

 Is a fast learner

 Pays close attention to detail and is extremely organised

 Is an excellent communicator, verbally and in writing

 Understands how social media works

 Is proficient in Microsoft Office

 Has some experience of database management

The Role includes/requires:

 Maintenance of campaign documents, updates and reports

 Maintaining project details on The Corner Shop’s Website

 Scheduling, posting and sharing content on The Corner Shop’s Twitter and Instagram

 Participating in Press Team and Press Assistant meetings

 Attendance at Press Nights and events as required

 Supporting the press campaign work undertaken by the relevant Publicist and the Directors

 Building and maintaining relationships and contact with media, influencers, clients, associates and suppliers

 Administration of press night tickets and house seat bookings

 Dealing with requests for images, footage and press information

 Preview and Book Now pitching

 Answering the phones, taking messages and redirecting calls as necessary 

Remuneration, benefits and holiday entitlement:

 Initial 12 month contract (3 month probation period)

 Salary: London Living Wage, paid monthly

 Working hours: 9.30am to 6pm – occasional evening and weekend work required

 20 days holiday annually + public holidays + office closures + approved time-off in lieu

 Responsible to the appointed Publicist and the Directors

To Apply:

Please send your covering letter and a CV to:

Postal applications: Recruitment The Corner Shop PR Ltd 36 Great Queen Street London WC2B 5AA

The deadline for applications is midday on Friday 27th April. Interviews will be held during the w/c 30th April.

Unfortunately we will not be able to contact unsuccessful applicants.

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