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Fashion Communications Placement Student in London

Job description

Are you looking for a placement year as part of your degree? Are you looking for experience in a fast paced, vibrant and exciting Global company? Do you love Fashion?! We may just have the perfect placement programme for you!

The Fashion Communications administrator is a key member of the Fashion Communications team, working closelywith the Press Assistants and senior team members. The Fashion Communications Administrator will ensure the dayto-day elements of the PR office are working efficiently and effectively. With strong awareness of fashion and influencer trends, creative yet commercial flair and ability to work in a fast-paced demanding environment. The Fashion Communications Administrator will also work closely with internal departments to ensure that Fashion Communication operations run smoothly.

Purpose of role: The Fashion Communications Administrator will be responsible for the co-ordination of
the functioning press office & showroom; focusing on the management of samples, from stores and buying
offices and the image databases.

Reports to: Fashion Communication Officer

Start date: Summer 2019

Location: London

Duration: 12 months

Salary: £19,000

Closing Date:20th January 2019

Assessment Centre: 20th February 2019

Key Responsibilities:
  • Tracking, scanning and archiving of all relevant brand fashion, influencer and business press coverage
  • Compiling coverage reports; including weekly coverage and campaign based reports
  • Working with all international Fashion Communications teams
  • Managing store press appointments and store sample send outs – working with the in-store teams
  • Supporting the senior team members on all influencer activity, including gifting, sample send outs and coverage reports
  • Responsible for showroom management, including sample call ins and returns, tracking of samples, recording all new samples on Fashion GPS, as well as ensuring the showroom is presentable at all times
  • Helping the PR team to strengthen the internal buying team relationships and become a key link between internal departments and PR
  • Handling price and image requests from print and online media when required
  • Managing and maintaining the Primark PR Shots libraries on a weekly basis, ensuring all territories have updated image libraries and communicating this to the teams
  • Assisting senior team members with special projects and events on an adhoc basis
  • Keeping up-to-date with industry developments, fashion trends, influencers, celebrities and the online community
  • Attending relevant team meetings to review progress and identify future objectives for yourself and the department
Knowledge, skills experience:
  • Studying for a fashion based and/or PR/Marketing qualification
  • Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Photoshop
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Experience of working in a fast paced environment, with excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Be proactive & assertive, able to react to key business requirements in a timely manner

The ideal individual will:
  • Be an enthusiastic learner with a firm understanding of fashion industry with a positive approach to PR and the fashion media (print and online)
  • Be a style conscious, fashion obsessed, independent thinker with an attention for detail and a creative eye
  • Have strong interpersonal and communications skills – you must be organised and flexible with excellent brand fashion know how
  • Be a pro-active person with a can do attitude – no job too big or small

In order to be considered for this role you must be currently studying a relevant subject at University, seeking a placement year as part of your course and be able to start in Summer 2019. Please apply through the Primark Careers website and include a CV and Cover Letter that has details of your motivation for applying.

Extra information

Type of Job
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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