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PR Support / Admin Assistant - part-time

Advertiser: Corporate ConversationMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
14 May 2019
Work Type
Part Time
Marketing & Communications, Public Relations & Corporate Affairs


Are you a communication / public relations / journalism student or graduate looking to get your foot in the door of SA’s public relations industry?

Corporate Conversation is a leading South Australian media and corporate communication firm.

We are fortunate to work with some of South Australia’s best loved local and national brands, supporting them to share their stories, build trust and protect their reputations.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Corporate Conversation in a receptionist / administration capacity with scope to grow into a PR support role.

The role is for an initial three-to-four month period at approximately three days per week.

We are seeking a self-motivated student or graduate with an excellent phone manner who can manage our reception desk and provide PR-related administrative support to our consulting team.

The role involves communication with clients, media and suppliers as the first point of contact within our firm.

The right applicant will also receive mentoring from our consulting team to establish their career in public relations and will be tasked with PR support activities as opportunities arise.

Inquisitive by nature, you will seek more responsibility and create every opportunity to support others.

Your main responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Answering telephones

  • Greeting visitors / clients

  • Media monitoring and social media monitoring

  • Issuing and managing invitations to corporate and client events

  • Website, digital and IT support

  • PR-specific and client-based administrative tasks

  • Create, design and format presentations, proposals and other documents

  • General secretarial functions

  • Database creation, entry and maintenance

  • Responsible for co-ordinating and administering office procedures such as stationery supplies, photocopying, scanning documents, maintenance of kitchen and team amenities

Additional consulting responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Writing tasks – media releases, editorial, social media content, marketing communication etc

  • Media distribution and liaison

  • Coordinating and attending media calls, client interviews and video / photo shoots

Skills and requirements – administrative tasks

  • Attention to detail and problem-solving approach

  • Exceptional phone manner, positive and friendly – this is essential

  • Excellent administration skills supported by advanced Microsoft skills

  • The ability to multi-task and carry out reception duties quickly and efficiently

  • Able to assist with general enquiries – knowing the firm’s people and services

  • Efficient and accurate typing skills

  • Basic design software skills

Skills and requirements – consulting tasks

  • Exceptional writing skills

  • Ability to create persuasive content (copy / image / video)

  • Knowledge of current affairs and the media landscape

  • Understanding of the key elements of a news story

  • Proactive attitude – not afraid to pick up the phone and pitch an idea

  • The ability to work in a fast paced, high pressure environment

Skills and requirements – contribution to company culture

  • Living the company’s vision of “Great people doing great work for great clients” and communicating our core values to all team members

  • A desire to help people both internally and externally

  • A professional and mature-minded approach to tasks and responsibilities

To succeed in this position, you will be able to demonstrate strong administration skills. To exceed in this position you will show drive, initiative and a hunger to learn.

You will have fun and work with great people.

If you would like to work in a fantastic team environment with a professional and nurturing culture, please send your resume and a tailored cover letter outlining the reasons for your interest in the role to the following email address by Thursday 23 May 2019:   

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