PR Intern - Sports + Entertainment

Location
Dubai, UAE
Salary
Expenses paid
Posted
11 Apr 2018
Closes
11 May 2018
Contract Type
Intern
Hours
Full Time

Are you a fan of sport + entertainment? At H+K, we are first and foremost fans of sport. We live and breathe football, motorsport, rugby, cricket and even eSports. But we're also into music, film and the arts - we're cultured. You name it, we support it. We are looking for another fanatic to join our squad as an intern. Here's the job description if you'd like to take to the pitch or stage with us...

Highly proactive, creative and motivated individual, with bags of energy and an ambition to jump start your career in the communications industry. For graduates – or young professionals changing direction – this entry‐level position provides an opportunity to gain valuable experience. At H+K, we deliver training in core aspects of public relations activity to support progression to the next level with a solid foundation of skills and experience. An interns tasks span the breadth of PR activity; from researching and writing creative content, through to social media activation, events, and lots of networking to build your relationships with key media and online influencers.

The following job description details the skills and competencies we look for in an intern:

SKILLS + COMPETENCIES:

  • Develop and demonstrate a solid understanding of core PR principles
  • Research and develop a basic understanding of clients’ markets and competitors
  • Develop an understanding of the regional media landscape and begin to build a network of influencer and media contacts
  • Take ownership of defined tasks including media and online research, maintaining media and influencer lists, monitoring media and compiling accurate coverage reports, effectively pitching news to media, securing interviews and opportunities for clients
  • Demonstrate creativity, understanding and attention to detail through the ability to create first drafts of client‐ready content, including press releases, executive briefing documents, social media calendar and content, interview transcripts/summaries and activity reports
  • Establish familiarity with popular social media channels; how they work, their audience and purpose, the services they offer and what content is best suited to each environment
  • Extract information and compile reports from social tools 
  • Create accurate and clear reports for all channels, such as tracker reports, conversation/topic analyses, ad campaign reports, community management and coverage reports
  • Actively participate in internal creative brainstorms across all agency sectors and apply creative thinking to all aspects of your work 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

  • Demonstrate an aptitude for public relations and grow network of media, influencer and industry contacts
  • Progress content development capabilities with a focus on writing skills
  • Implementation of day‐to‐day publishing work, online and traditional media
  • Identify and discuss long term career goals with Line Manager

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • University degree 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to multi‐task and work in a team environment
  • Bilingual is an asset, but not essential