Hello! Material Focus is an independent, not-for-profit start-up looking for a PR Executive to join our determined and passionate team who put sustainability at the heart of everything we do.
We have launched the Recycle Your Electricals campaign to stop people throwing away their small unwanted electricals – and get more people reusing and recycling them. We are looking for someone who has a personal interest in sustainability, preferably experience too.
The PR Executive will lead the development of PR across all our channels as part of a small, newly formed and growing team.
About the role
As the PR Executive you will be responsible for developing and implementing the PR and social media strategy for our corporate brand, Material Focus and our consumer facing campaign, Recycle your Electricals. You will play a key role in raising awareness of the campaign and the actions UK householders can take to recycle their electricals.
To do this you will need to ensure we achieve effective and engaging media coverage in a range of titles – with a strong focus on consumer titles for the campaign, and environmental sections of the media for Material Focus. You will draft media releases and content relating to the campaigns across all our media channels. You will enjoy and excel at forging relationships with journalists and key influencers and will assist with the response to ‘crisis’ situations, with support from the PR and external relations lead.
What we are looking for:
Education to degree level is required. BA/ MA degree in marketing, advertising or a PR postgraduate qualification is desirable.
We are looking for a graduate with experience in a public relations, ideally with 12 months experience which could have been either in-house or in an agency, this could be a work placement as part of your degree or obtained post qualification. Your experience must include developing communication plans, social media, working with journalists and responding to media requests.
Please apply with a CV and Cover Letter. Salary circa £30,000 depending on experience.
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