Junior PR Consultant

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The role: Junior Consultant (Junior Account Executive equivalent)

The job involves:

  • Working across a portfolio of clients in the technology sector to support with their PR needs. Typically, these clients want attention from other businesses, investors, opinion formers and future talent.
  • Building a personal contact book of relevant journalists and key opinion formers
  • Achieving great press coverage results through media relations
  • Producing high quality written work that clearly tells a story
  • Undertaking weekly and monthly reporting
  • Playing a critical part in busy account teams
  • Supporting the wider Missive team with business development tasks
  • Learning quickly – about the world of PR, tech and your own personal development

 

This job is for you if you have:

  • A thirst for news
  • An interest and knowledge of the technology and B2B sectors
  • A strong understanding of or some experience in the PR world
  • Strong writing skills
  • An ambitious attitude and self-starter mentality
  • Outstanding timekeeping and prioritisation skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good judgement and common sense
  • Good people skills
  • A willingness to be part of and make your mark on the Missive growth story
  • Previous office and/or PR experience – this is desirable but not essential if you can demonstrate your passion for the sector in other ways
  • The right to work in the UK; we aren’t able to provide visa sponsorship.

 

How can I apply/find out more?

To apply, please send us your CV, a Cover Letter and 150 words on why you want to work in Tech PR to hello@missive.co.uk. The closing date for entries is Friday 31 May 2024 at 5.00 pm GMT. Please send these documents in a Microsoft Word document format wherever possible.

We will shortlist applications without using name, date of birth and address. Successful applicants will be invited to a Teams interview for a first stage interview in June. The second stage interview will be an in-person interview at our offices near London Bridge, dates still tbc. We're ideally looking for an early August start date.

If you require any adjustments to this recruitment process, please let us know in your application or email us separately so we can do our best to accommodate these changes.

Please bear in mind that if you have been working in the PR industry for more than a year, you may have too much experience to get the best out of this specific entry level opportunity. It's likely that you’ll be more suited to a different role within our team. We’d still like to get to know you, so please do send over your CV and a cover letter explaining what you’re looking for from your next role.

We’re looking forward to receiving your application.

 

Getting to know Missive 

To help you with your application and preparation, we’ve included some more information to help you get to know us better. 

Missive is an award-winning PR and marketing communications consultancy that specialises in technology. We represent many of the world’s leading and fastest-growing technology companies, including Virgin Media O2 and the Santander Group.  

Missive was founded with the sole aim of delivering a positive impact both to our clients and to the lives of our staff, which is translated in our company philosophy: ‘We Do The Right Thing’. It is why we have won multiple awards for our approach, including most recently PRWeek’s Best Place to Work 2023. 

We turn ten this year and are doing so by further investing in our digital, DE&I Consulting and Marketing capabilities. We are also supercharging our virtual work experience programme – MARS - that exists to encourage diversity in our sector. In short, this is an exciting time to be a part of Missive.  

We are proud to offer the chance to work in a genuinely compassionate, progressive, fun culture with supercharged career development and inspiring clients. Each and every member of the team works with autonomy, armed with the ability to explore and experiment to drive results both for our clients and for Missive as a whole.  

Missive is, and will always be, committed to the very best employee experience and quality delivery for today’s leading tech brands. If this sounds like something you’re keen to be a part of, we’d love to hear from you.  

 

The work we do  

Missive is passionate about delivering genuine business outcomes for technology brands using strategic communications. We are proud to be able to say that our clients have gained customers, new investment, high-calibre talent, external accreditation and staff retention – all as a result of our work. 

Our team of communications experts includes some of the brightest brains in the industry, with collective experience spanning every corner of corporate tech PR, digital marketing and corporate comms. 

 

What you will get from Missive: 

Supercharged career development: We assign a budget of £1,000 per head per year proving our commitment to continual development. You’ll have access to regular brown bags, in-house experts, external courses and senior external coaching. We also run all-company training days to help you discover those all-important soft skills. If you want to try something new, put your hand up and let us know!  

A host of benefits: These include an annual tech and wellbeing allowance, private medical insurance including a virtual GP and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), a generous pension, an annual discretionary bonus, sabbatical after four years, death in service benefit, quarterly volunteering days, enhanced parental leave, an extra day off for your birthday, quarterly socials, monthly ‘Lunch on Us’, and the annual company trip – the ‘Missive Massive’ (last year to The Alps). 

A great office environment: Missive is based in London Bridge in a modern new office complete with unlimited coffee, biscuits, drinks, breakout spaces, private call booths and more.  

Complete flexibility: Although we think you’ll love the office, you’ll also be given the kit and the freedom to work where, when and how you choose. We don’t measure our employees on the hours they do or where they do them. It’s what we achieve for our clients that’s important. 

A commitment to ESG: We are passionate about doing the right thing and our ESG Committee holds us to account. Our DE&I benchmarking, Seat at the Table conversations, partnership with suicide charity CALM, Pregnant Then Screwed accreditation, Disability Confident status and B-Corp journey all provide opportunities to get involved and make a difference. We have no gender pay gap.  

And a competitive salary: We offer competitive salaries and discretionary bonuses based on personal and company performance. 

We are proudly building a team rich in diversity, skilled to influence the world. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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