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Paid Press Internship

Listing ID: 954886

Paid Press Internship

Type of Position: Internship / Work Placement
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: River Island
Location: Oxford Circus, Central London, London, UK
Length of Internship / Placement: 8 weeks with a view to extend
Hours: Full Time
Specified Hours: 9.30-17.30
Compensation: Paid
Reporting To: Press Executive
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 4 weeks 15 hours
About: With more than 60 years of history in the bag, ours is a brand with an impressive heritage. Style is well and truly in our blood. As well as UK and Ireland, we are represented globally through our stores in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Asia. Our e-commerce business is helping to set the trend globally, shipping to 125 countries whilst also growing our presence on the world’s leading digital fashion marketplaces.

Our people make all the difference. Just as the River Island name pulls customers in off the high street and inspires them to buy online, our employer brand turns the heads of talented people, inspiring them to join, stay and grow with us.

We are currently recruiting for a Press Intern on a 8 week fixed term contract to join our Press Team with a view to extend for the right candidate. Working very closely with the buying and design teams your role will be to help maximise media coverage and exposure for the brand.  Working between our Head Office and showroom near Oxford St, this is a challenging role that requires someone who’s proactive, quick-thinking and enthusiastic.
 
Key responsibilities:
 

  • Screening for press coverage across print titles·         
  • Scanning all RI coverage
  • Competitor coverage analysis
  • Daily liaison with key fashion media
  • Responsible for showroom visual merchandising and sample replenishment
  • Managing the press temp email account and responding to emails for samples or images or any other ad hoc requests
  • Assisting with daily send outs
  • Calling back showroom samples
  • Managing showroom and store returns
  • Co-ordinating press samples with our buying teams
  • PR Shots sample and image management – assisting with logging new samples and uploading new imagery
  • Ring rounds ahead of press days and other events
  • Monitoring influencer activity
  • Assisting with event organization
  • Compiling reports
  • Assisting the team on other ad hoc duties 

We know what we're doing… and we know exactly what experience we’re looking for! 

Suitable Candidates are likely to have:

  • Work experience in either a Press Office with a high street fashion retailer or with at least 2 fashion magazines
  • Good media and influencer knowledge, with the ability to demonstrate contacts across Womenswear and Menswear
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Computer literate
  • Fresh ideas and the ability to make things happen
  • The ability to work well under pressure
  • Previous experience of PR Shots is preferred

Application:

Please apply with a CV and cover letter via the application form.


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