Award-winning creative public relations, digital, influencer communications agency with offices in London, Newcastle, Singapore and Amsterdam.

WX is recruiting.

If you are aged 18-21 and fancy yourself as a savvy and switched on communicator and someone full of ideas then this could be your first step into PR, publicity and communications.

W Communications is a non-traditional PR agency offering full-time, two-month, paid internships for young people to bring their passion for brands, content and culture and turn it into a career.

And don’t worry about a degree because you don’t need one. We realise that a traditional educational route is a barrier to entry for many talented young people, so that’s why we’ve removed that barrier. Instead, you just need to be a great storyteller.

You’ll have a chance to work on some of the nation’s biggest brands, alongside some of the best pros in the business. Even better, if you’ll have a chance to make a major contribution to client work. If you have great ideas, then this is the chance to see them come to life.

THE ROLE

Long Term Skills that will be developed:

  1. Background Knowledge
  • Develop an understanding of PR.
  • Develop an understanding of what our clients do.
  • Cultivate a sound understanding of what the primary PR and social objectives are for clients.
  • Understand and use all internal tools / systems / reporting documents relating to each of the accounts you work on.
  1. Media
  • Review daily papers and media sites and report back on key news issues of the day.
  • Create morning and afternoon daily news and trend updates with relevant stories from across the web to share with the team.
  • Be proactive in flagging articles that may be relevant to clients and contribute ideas for media alerts based on these.
  • Start to build a network of media journalist contacts as directed by your line manager.
  • Start taking an active role in selling in stories as directed by your line manager.
  • Develop a good understanding of the daily news agenda.
  1. Communication
  • Demonstrate excellent written proficiency in the production of simple documents for the team and clients including research documents, news releases, and product backgrounders.
  • Ensure all deadlines are met and you are not being chased for work.
  • Evaluated by: Delivering documents as requested, ensuring deadlines are not being missed.
  1. Team Administration
  • Play an active role as a member of the team.
  • Ensure central team databases are accurately maintained on a timely basis.
  • Organise presentation materials and equipment for meetings.
  • Manage electronic client folders so that documents are accurately named, filed and easy to find.
  • Be proactive in making any suggestions to improve processes / systems.
  1. Client and Account Management
  • Become a trusted member of the WX team and start to build relationships.
  • Help prepare for meetings.
  • Attend meetings when requested and take detailed notes of key actions to be distributed to relevant team members.
  • Play a key role in compiling weekly and monthly updates for each client you work on, producing work with a high standard of accuracy.
  • Evaluated by: Client and team head / line manager’s feedback. Delivering documents with high standard of accuracy.
  1. General
    • Go over and above your day job – be proactive, helpful, and positive.
    • Provide input and thinking to team, client and company-wide brainstorms and initiatives.
    • Support wider company events and activity – be seen as helpful and committed.
    • Take advantage of all agency training sessions where appropriate.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Entry Requirements:

  • Must have basic qualifications (GCSE’s or equivalent)

Personal Qualities:

Enthusiastic
Driven
Self-motivated
Open-minded
Reliable
Curious