PR & Communications Assistant

Salary

Competitive salary plus benefits

Contract Type

Permanent

Hours of Work

37.5 hours, Monday to Friday with flexible start and end times

Location

The O2 - The O2, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX

Closing Date

Sunday 23rd February 2020

Full Description

About the role:

As PR & Communications Assistant in the Marketing and Communications team at The O2, you’ll ensure the smooth running of press office function, managing the creation and distribution of releases and answering any queries or messages.

You’ll also:

  • Develop and maintain press materials, track coverage and evaluate;
  • Carry out departmental administration including filming/photography authorisation and site permits;
  • Manage online press office site and drive sign ups;
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with media contacts, promoter PRs and relevant industry contacts;
  • Develop company-wide internal communications materials and ensure our intranet site is kept updated;
  • Maintain press databases and ensure contacts are kept up to date; and
  • Promote the venue as a destination and focus on ICON Outlet.

About you: We are looking for someone who wants to kick-start their career in communications! You’ll have some PR knowledge and previous experience from an agency or in-house environment or from a relevant degree programme.

With excellent proof reading skills and experience of drafting press releases, you’ll be a good communicator both verbally and written with team members and external contacts such as promoters.

You’ll be a networker and an influencer, someone who has the ability to build good relationships and collaborate with a wide range of people, both internally and externally.

We’re looking for a positive team player who can manage their time and workload effectively and be able to use their initiative when required.

Highly IT literate, you’ll be skilled in social media, with a knowledge of web design tools.

About us: Owned by AEG, one of the prominent sports and entertainment presenters in the world, The O2 sits within the AEG facilities arm of the business.

Since 2007, The O2 has become the multi-award winning home of world-class entertainment. The 20,000-capacity venue has hosted Monty Python, the BRITs, ATP tennis World Tour Finals, Led Zeppelin and more. It is recognised as one of Britain's 2014/2015 'Cool Brands', picked up the 2016 Pollstar 'International Venue of the Year' for the eighth year running, and was announced Venue of the Decade in 2019 by Pollstar & Venues Now.

So why apply?

Our employees benefit from a group private pension plan, private medical insurance, life assurance, EAP, 50% off travel on Thames Clippers, Cycle to work Scheme, Season Ticket Loan, office fruit, holiday exchange, giving back days and discounts at bars and restaurants at The O2.

This is a great opportunity to develop and further your career. AEG is an exciting and inclusive place to work, and offers you the chance to be part of one of the world's largest entertainment and sports organisations. We value our people and inspire them to be the best in class, always!

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all and our approach to recruitment and selection is fair, open and based purely on merit. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

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