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Fashion PR Work Placement

Listing ID: 760831

Fashion PR Work Placement

Type of Position: Internship / Work Placement
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Rainbowwave PR
Location: Camden Town, North London, London, UK
Length of Internship / Placement: 3-6 months
Hours: Full Time
Specified Hours: 9:00 - 18:00
Start Date: August / September 2019
Compensation: Allowance / Expenses
Allowance / Expenses Details: £20 per day
Reporting To: Senior Account Executive
Twitter Handle: @rainbowwave_ltd
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 6 days 23 hours
About: Founded in June 2012 by Bianca Fincham and Maria Lemos, Rainbowwave PR was created to fill a gap in the market to, unlike traditional sales agencies, provide a strategic and full-service PR offering alongside the Rainbowwave Sales showroom. The agency has now grown to represent over 20 different clients covering designer, contemporary, jewellery, accessories and resortwear.

We are offering a PR Student Work Placement opportunity at Rainbowwave PR.  During your industry placement you will have the opportunity to work closely with one of the account executives in order to gain an insight into working within the industry.  This will include a wide variety of tasks including facilitating sample movement to editors and publications, assisting with mailers and other PR tools for outreach and working client events.

What we are looking for:

Due to the smaller size of our agency, Rainbowwave PR is all about cooperation: the more you wish to contribute and help out, the more you will get out of the internship.  The industry is fast paced, so being able to think on your feet is essential.  Communication skills and Student level proficiency in Microsoft office are also a standard.   Above all, you must possess the drive to learn and improve yourself within the industry in order to succeed.

What you will learn / we will teach you:

  • Fashion PR Tools - There are a wide variety of tools used within the fashion PR world in order to pitch product and ideas to clients. The internship will involve learning how to use and search databases for clients, publication etc.; how to produce mailers to send round to publications in order to push certain products; searching for coverage on online sites and in print publications.
  • How to Merchandise a showroom - our  is often visited by stylists and clients therefore it has to be kept merchandised at all times.  This means you will learn how collections should be laid out in the showroom, including colour/style matching in order to follow the brands story as to how they like to showcase their collections and show off pieces for the greatest effect.
  • Office Organisation - The office must run smoothly in order to be as efficent as possible. 
  • Office Communication: A large part of the job is interating with people - both in person and via email.   How you respond within these communications is very dependent on the person's status.  You will be therefore learn how to deal with clients and editors when they come to the offices or request samples via email. Frequently you will also be responsible for booking couriers and organising sample returns with fashion cupboards etc.
  • How to use Fashion GPS:  This is one of the main tools for keeping track of which samples go where for sendouts. You will learn how to import and GPS new collections, how to carry out sendouts and monitor sample returns, how to use Fashion GPS to get all the materials necessary for client reports.
  • How to work PR Events for clients and press days: Often events are put on for clients to showcase their collections such as workshops and press days. You will be required to work these events to help out with organisation, set up and aiding the account managers during the events.

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