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AE/SAE required at cultural PR agency in London

LWAI - Lacey West Art International
Art Galleries and Dealers, Art Marketing and PR, Art Museums and Institutions
   Location: London
   Salary: £22,000+
Experience: 1 year+
  Organisation: LWAI
Deadline: 29/03/2020

Our client is seeking an ambitious and proactive candidate to join its expanding London team at various levels. This role requires a highly organised team player with excellent attention to detail and strong verbal and written communication skills.
The ideal candidate will have proven PR experience, a genuine passion for arts and culture, an excellent understanding of the media with a professional network of contacts in the media and in the broader cultural sector. This role is instrumental to the agency, and sits at the centre of campaigns across the arts, culture and luxury sectors, including, but not limited to museums, art fairs, public institutions, not-for-profits, commercial galleries and festivals.
Role Specification
  • Delivering strategic media and promotional campaigns for clients
  • Acting as a point of contact for clients and building strong client relationships
  • Drafting communications strategies, media plans and timelines in response to client briefs
  • Creating and editing press releases and media lists
  • Pitching and responding to journalist requests and enquiries
  • Media monitoring and collating coverage
  • Managing social media channels and, where appropriate, writing digital and social media strategies
  • Working at client events, private views, photocalls, press offices and launches
  • Thinking strategically and creatively about potential partnerships and additional non-media strategies
  • Building and strengthening relationships with UK and international media
  • Liaising with stakeholders in the corporate, events and culture sectors
  • Supporting Account Managers and Directors on campaigns
  • Contributing to prospective client campaign proposals and meetings
  • Contributing to proactive business development on behalf of the agency
  • Contributing to the agency’s ways of working and finding ways to drive improvement across agency-wide systems
  • Assisting with the supervision and professional development of junior staff and interns
Person Specification
Essential Experience
  • Minimum 1 years’ PR experience, ideally with an agency or in house
  • A network of professional contacts and relationships in the arts, culture and luxury industries
  • Proven culture sector experience and a genuine passion for arts and culture
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including strong copywriting and editing skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Excellent organisation and attention to detail
  • Strong IT skills in particular in Photoshop and Mac software
  • Proactive, and works well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexible approach to work with ability to attend evening and weekend events where necessary
  • Experience of event management, specifically private views and press previews
  • An arts degree, BA or MA
  • Ability to construct and implement digital strategies
  • Languages desirable

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