August 25, 2020

Breaking: Press Box PR seek Media Relations Specialist

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PBPR team
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Press Box PR wants you!

Are you our next Media Relations Specialist?

BREAKING: Press Box PR seek a journalist or PR professional who can use their network of contacts, media knowledge and creativity to consistently generate coverage to accelerate the agency’s growth. 

A typical day involves the best parts of journalism; creating and writing stories, pitching editors, interviewing famous faces and contributing to live coverage of the biggest sporting & current affairs events. 
If you want to apply your entrepreneurial flair, creative thinking and work ethic to grow a thriving media relations start up, we we want to hear from you.



The ideal candidate

Essentials:

  • A superb network of media contacts across all sectors, publications and publishing groups, particularly at editor & senior level & an ability to continually expand contacts book.
  • A thorough understanding of the modern-day media and publishing industry, in the UK and beyond.
  • Ability to pitch stories & ideas confidently inside and outside of contacts network. 
  • An affinity for relationship building.
  • A honed news sense.
  • Ability to apply journalistic experience to ensure public relations is a complementary service to journalists and the news gathering process.
  • Excellent writing & sub-editing skills.
  • A creative mindset.
  • Comfortable working with and analysing data.


Desirable:

  • An entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Knowledge of SEO & use of PR for link-building.
  • Experience in a commercial/client-facing environment.
  • Knowledge of betting, sports & eSports/gaming.
  • Experience of working in or with start ups. 


Pay, rewards & details:

  • Salary £28,000 to £40,000 (depending on experience).
  • Uncapped annual bonus based on individual & company performance.
  • Extra holiday to compensate for working newsroom hours (evenings & weekends)
  • Phone bill paid & company laptop provided.
  • Expenses account for journalist & client entertaining. 
  • Budget for quarterly journalist, client & internal entertainment events.
  • Annual training.

Press Box PR are currently planning a safe return to work flexibly using a central London office as a base. Candidates in other locations with a preference for home working are also invited to apply.

About Press Box PR 

Press Box PR isn’t a typical public relations agency. A growing team of journalists and PR professionals behave like a newsroom to generate coverage around the clock .

Clients include the biggest names in betting and gaming, a sporting governing body, a range of start ups and have previously included a Premier League winning footballer, major publishers and many more. 

What comes next?
To apply, please send a CV and a cover letter introducing yourself by addressing the below bullet points to: hiring@pressboxpr.co.uk
Deadline: Tuesday September 22nd.

You are encouraged to make your pitch stand out. 

  • Describe your network of contacts.
  • Describe a time you've been successful in pitching, doing PR or a sales environment.
  • Come up with a one line idea for a feature on behalf of a betting or sporting client.