PR Specialist

Bedford town
£25,000 - £33,000

Are you looking for a role where your colleagues are bright and engaged, the work is rewarding, and there is ample opportunity for career progression?

At Receptional we love working with challenger brands that are changing the world. We have grown rapidly, especially over the past 18 months. Because of this, we're now looking for an enthusiastic PR Specialist, who's looking for an opportunity to further develop their talents.

The position

Receptional is an award-winning digital marketing agency, working with some of the UK’s best-known brands. We're seeking a motivated and creative PR Specialist to join our PR team in an exciting time of growth for the department. You’ll have a proven track-record of creating meaningful and emotive brand campaigns and are looking to take the next step in your communications career.

Your primary responsibilities will be:

  • Building and maintaining relationships with our clients
  • Identifying target journalists and publications
  • Writing press releases and contributing to new business pitches
  • Analyzing and source data
  • Managing campaigns from ideation to completion – including producing timelines and briefs
  • Attending client pitches and presenting work
  • Producing content for Receptional’s website
  • Monitoring links and coverage for campaigns
  • Reporting on coverage internally and externally, including compiling client reports and round ups to cover off KPIs
  • Creating case studies
  • Logging publicity costs
  • Managing a PR Executive.

About you

With at least 3 years’ experience in a PR role or similar, you’ll be a driven individual who enjoys working with brands in a variety of niches to create compelling, emotive and newsworthy campaigns.

The ideal candidate will have excellent written and spoken communication skills including existing relationships with journalists. You’ll have a good understanding of PR tools such as Buzzstream and Response Source and will be able to identify target publications and audiences.

You’ll have experience in working on campaigns from ideation and managing through to completion, including regularly updating clients, internal team members and compiling monthly and quarterly reports.

Working closely with our PR Executive, you’ll be able to manage their deadlines and workload, as well as your own.

You’ll be a compelling copywriter, with an ability to write eye-catching press releases and accessible content for our website.

As a PR Specialist, you’ll be able to identify news trends for campaigns, as well as act quickly to jump on the news agenda. You’ll be able to pivot and be flexible with your work and will be highly organized in order to manage multiple campaigns at once.

If you’re driven, creative and looking to shake things up in the PR industry, we’d like to hear from you!

What’s on offer?

Receptional is a 40-person agency. We believe in ‘Better People, Better Lives’. We want work to be rewarding, challenging and fun. We value diversity and want to recruit people who can add to our culture.

We are based in the centre of Bedford, a diverse and friendly town with excellent transport links to London and the north.

Our office is modern and open plan, with lots of light and outside space. A great place to collaborate.

We follow the same hybrid model as Google: a minimum of 3 days in the office each week.

Some of benefits include:

  • A friendly atmosphere. Bright people. A supportive team.
  • Extensive training. A weekly lunch ‘n’ learn.
  • A great opportunity to progress your career
  • As much fruit and snacks as you can eat. With free lunch every Friday
  • A fantastic, spacious office
  • A dedicated beer fridge & ping pong table
  • Annual healthcheck and flu jab
  • It’s not all work – monthly games night and regular days out (we’ve recently been karting, shooting & canoeing)
  • 22 days holiday (+1 for each years’ service, to a maximum of 5).
  • An extra day off on your birthday.

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    What to expect when you become a Receptionaut...

    Work Flexibility

    Whether it’s in our open space office or at home, we want the best working environment for all Receptionauts

    Team outings

    All work and no play makes for a stale team, we let loose on activities outside the office to grow and learn as a team

    Lunch treats

    Lunch is on us on Fridays to see off a week of hard work, as well as free pizza on every first Monday of the month

    Role progression

    Always encouraging growth, we offer weekly training sessions and monitor all progress as a team and individually

    Pension scheme

    Receptional will safeguard your future financial plans with our fantastic pension plans

    Fresh fruit

    To assist you towards a healthy lifestyle, a wide range of fruits are available for your consumption

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