Copywriter and PR Executive/Account Handler

ILN (Illustrated London News Limited) is a content marketing agency, specialising in the luxury sector. We are on the hunt for an enthusiastic and talented copywriter and PR account handler to join our expanding team. Our clients range from Aston Martin to niche property brands. The role will require keen PR insight and strong writing skills.

6 Jun 2019

by Jane Madden

Based in the heart of vibrant Spitalfields, this is a hands-on, varied role. It would suit a junior PR who is interested in expanding their writing skills OR a journalist/writer, who is adept at PR and copywriting. The job is client-facing, so will require excellent communication skills (written and verbal), as well as strong digital and social media know-how. For some of our clients we create high-end publications, however an increasing sector of our business is looking after luxury and premium brands that are looking for PR, marketing, social media and copywriting. This requires juggling the needs of numerous projects at a time across the client portfolio. It can mean writing online content for a luxury lifestyle brand one moment and writing press releases for a top property client the next. The job will entail some editorial writing for our digital publications and creating posts for our social media outlets as well. 

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Planning and implementing innovative PR strategies in line with the business objectives of our clients
  • Creating compelling and targeted content and messaging for a variety of content platforms, ranging from short form web copy, email newsletters and marketing product copy to thought leadership reports and editorial features
  • Media outreach activity, including pitching stories to national and consumer press
  • Drafting press materials and news releases
  • Developing and executing social media campaigns
  • Supporting the Account Directors, CEO and wider team in delivering effective campaigns

What we are looking for

  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience working with luxury or lifestyle brands (in PR or editorial)
  • Strong media relations skills coupled with a bulging media and influencer contacts book
  • Excellent client-handling skills and an enthusiastic networker
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, plus a natural flair for copywriting
  • A creative 360-degree thinker, who can get to grips with our clients’ business goals
  • Sound knowledge/understanding of social and digital media and SEO basics
  • Confident, pro-active and motivated
  • An energetic, organised multi-tasker capable of managing a busy workload
  • A team player who will work collaboratively with colleagues
  • Events management experience is not a requisite, but an added advantage

Please send your CV, covering letter and examples of your writing to [email protected] 

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