PR Student Placement

Closing date: Wednesday 27th February 2019



Job Title: PR Student Placement

Department: PR (Communications)

Reports to: PR Manager and PR Executive 

Direct Line Reports: Interns (ad hoc)

Location: Somerset House, London

Type: Full Time


The BFC is looking for an enthusiastic student placement to support the PR department and help ensure it delivers its yearly PR strategy and seasonal event targets.


Business Skills

  • Delivering individual tasks whilst maintaining focus on overall objectives
  • Exceptional organisational skills, attention to detail and follow-through on all tasks and admin duties
  • Initiate and develop streamlined systems and processes
  • Takes direction to ensure thorough preparation to meet delivery requirements
  • Research, develop and support on projects as directed
  • Extensive external and internal liaison and relationship management
  • Demonstrates best practice in managing communications and quality standards
  • Drives best practice behaviours and works as a team to meet BFC’s objectives to maintain integrity and reputation
  • Represents the BFC and acts as an ambassador at events, corporate initiatives, networking, etc.

Expertise Skills

  • Day to day saving of digital press cuttings for all initiatives and monitoring daily industry news
  • Day to day management of global media databases to collate and report on coverage 
  • Collating monthly coverage comparison reports for internal use
  • Producing seasonal coverage reports for other BFC departments as needed
  • Researching and collating key articles and maintaining news sections of intranet
  • First point of contact for press requests and send out of information to media
  • Liaison with press, confirming their attendance to all events including LFW and LFWM
  • Responsible for database registration and accreditation for press, bloggers, stylists and photographers over LFW and LFWM
  • Responding to general press queries and requests for images and information
  • Coordinating press coverage and materials for the LFW and LFWM on-site press office
  • Managing RSVP’s for press events and working on door as required
  • Ensuring up to date and correct information on press database and assisting with database queries 

Key Relationships

Maintain and develop positive and strong working relationships with:

  • UK press and broadcasters at a junior level
  • Designer PRs
  • PA to CEO
  • Head of Media & Retail, Communications team, Marketing, Sponsorship, Showcasing and Events

Requirements & Key Attributes – Skills & Requirements

  • Results driven with a commitment to working to high standards
  • Excellent communications skills both face-to-face and on the telephone
  • Excellent English writing skills; other languages appreciated but not essential
  • Strong numerical & analytical skills
  • Highly organised with ability to manage multi-tasks
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Team player with a hands-on, can do approach
  • Diligent, conscientious with high attention to detail
  • Pro-active and sociable with a positive outlook
  • Level-headed, personal energy, enthusiastic and engaging
  • Promotes a positive, professional image in the office, and out with clients and contacts

Salary & Benefits

  • Job type: Internship to meet University work placement requirements of up to 1 year, commencing June 2019
  • Salary: National Minimum Wage
  • 25 days annual holiday
  • Standard company working hours, flexibility required during events, exhibitions, etc. 

How To Apply

  • Candidates should apply in writing with a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience for this role, attaching your CV, along with evidence that this Internship will count as part of your under-graduate or post-graduate course, by email to Emma Frisby:
  • Deadline: Wednesday 27th February 2019
  • Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK
  • Candidates must meet the essential Business Skills, Person Specification and Professional Experience &
  • Skills criteria for consideration.  
  • Unfortunately The BFC is unable to respond personally to candidates that do not meet the mandatory criteria or fail to submit evidence of their course placement requirements.
  • Successful candidates will be notified in writing and invited for an interview.