Press Assistant in Selfridges 2022 at London, England, United Kingdom

Website Selfridges

This Job Listing is about Selfridges in London, England, United Kingdom 2022

Selfridges has always been much more than a shop. We’re a social space where everyone is welcome and feels a sense of belonging, a creative playground where culture and commerce collide, and an experimental hub where you can discover the most innovative and sustainable ideas in retail. We’re here to help make the world brighter. And you can be an important part of this. We’ll talk more about the role below, but before we get to that, let’s share with you the good stuff…

Rewards and benefits

Life at Selfridges is dynamic, exciting, and always evolving. As well as working with some of the most cutting-edge, iconic and boundary-pushing brands, designers and creatives, we also offer our team members opportunities to help make a positive difference through our network of communities, both within and outside Selfridges. Here are just a few of our rewards and benefits that help make our team experience that bit more extraordinary.

  • Flexible working options to benefit you, your family and your wellbeing that can include part-time, flexi-time, job sharing or working remotely
  • Generous annual leave that increases with length of service
  • Up to five paid volunteering days – from beach cleans to co-ordinating food and clothing donations
  • Family leave that suits your set up including Maternity, Paternity, Adoption, Surrogacy and Shared Parental leave policies
  • Defined pension contribution scheme
  • Generous bonus and/or commission scheme
  • Enviable team member discount including sale previews and double discount days
  • Exclusive local discounts on a range of restaurants, bars, beauticians and entertainment
  • Subsidised gym memberships
  • Annual travel pass and cycle-to-work schemes
  • A sustainable car salary sacrifice scheme
  • Several internal communities to get involved in from our Diversity Board and Green Warriors who are leading the charge on D,E&I and sustainability, to the Wellbeings who are always thinking of new ways to champion healthy minds, bodies and routines for our team members
  • Workplace Options, our confidential team member assistance programme for when life gets tricky or you need a little guidance
  • Access to a wide range of training programmes to help your career development

Read on to find out how you can play your part in Reinventing Retail…

Role Responsibility

As part of the team responsible for Selfridges PR, you will make sure that our products are always well represented in the right publications and digital platforms.

Based in the London office, as a PR Assistant, you’ll help to ensure our Press Office runs smoothly. This is a largely administrative yet dynamic role that involves everything from answering general press queries and managing sample send-outs to drafting product press releases and placing coverage. You’ll facilitate sample requests and liaise with journalists and influencers daily – all with the overall aim of gaining maximum coverage in press and on social, sharing our unique Selfridges stories. Alongside this, you will be on hand to support and contribute at press events, and you’ll be able to build strong relationships with teams across the business.

This is a brilliant opportunity to join a close-knit team who are incredibly passionate about driving positive PR results for Selfridges, demonstrating our vision and purpose externally.

You will have some experience in PR (either employed or as a work placement) and enjoy working in a busy and often hectic environment. You’ll be extremely organised with great time management skills and you’ll have a fantastic way with people. Above all however you’ll have a keen interest in food and the London restaurants scene, a genuine passion for sustainability and a good grasp of social media and how the world of influencers works. Alongside this, you will:

  • Support press team with product sample call ins and images requests for Food
  • Create product led newsletters and drive product placement coverage for Food
  • Arrange store visits for press and influencers including bookings and hosting across experiences including Restaurants and Cinema
  • Work alongside team to place coverage across press and social for Reselfridges and Project Earth product
  • Monitor Selfridges Food & Restaurants and Sustainability press coverage
  • Manage press database and monitor opportunities across press and social for Food & Restaurants and Sustainability
  • Support team on influencer activity across categories, identifying relevant talent, actively seeking opportunities and staying ahead of industry trends
  • Provide support to the press team on events including seasonal press days, brand activations and launches
  • Support the wider PR team with reporting, invoicing, press site and admin tasks

The Ideal Candidate

  • Solid work experience in PR and can demonstrate previous work with influencers
  • Ambitious, hardworking and an impeccable work ethic
  • Exceptional organisational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Able to multitask and take direction from all team members
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiasm and interest in sustainability

About the Company

Everyone is welcome

Selfridges is a place where we want everyone to feel a sense of belonging. We embrace every self and are committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive working culture. We are leading with purpose to not only increase the visibility and recognition of under-represented talent within our organisation, but the wider industry too. Here at Selfridges, everyone is welcome – irrespective of race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, age or disability, we stand by equal opportunities for all.

Our awards cabinet

We’re not ones to brag, but since you asked…Selfridges has won the award for The World’s Best Department Store an unprecedented four times at the IGDS awards, with an additional award for the Best Sustainability Campaign. We were also recognised as a ‘Best 25 Big Company to Work For 2020’ as awarded by The Sunday Times.

Company: Selfridges
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: London, England, United Kingdom
Application Deadline: N/A

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