PR Officer (Junior)
Marketing and Communications Department
Based Location: London and home
We’re looking for a diligent and proactive PR Officer (Junior) to support The Kennel Club and Crufts press office and our mission of making a difference for dogs.
The Kennel Club is the largest organisation in the UK devoted to promoting dog health, welfare and training. We run the world-renowned dog event Crufts, which generates extensive media interest, as well as the UK’s largest registration database for dogs, and Petlog, which helps to reunite microchipped pets.
The role is full-time, joining our busy in-house press office, which is responsible for raising awareness of the breadth of the organisation’s work and events, and issues affecting dogs and owners. We communicate internally and externally, and our work spans anything from integrated campaigns about responsible puppy buying to lobbying Government on issues affecting dogs and owners. It is currently expected that the postholder will work from our London (dog-friendly!) office two days per week.
You will play a pivotal role in ensuring the day-to-day smooth running of the PR team and press office, including supporting with planning, logistics and organisation at high profile events like Crufts and Discover Dogs. You will be responsible for collating and reviewing media coverage, assisting the team in responding to media enquiries, drafting proactive and compelling press materials about all things dog, overseeing PR reports and evaluations, identifying relevant media opportunities and contacts, updating media lists and case study databases, and general press office, campaign and events support – from organising photocalls at Crufts or liaising with celebrity dog owners, to pitching stories to the media about hero dogs and their owners, or new statistics to promote dog-friendly offices. There is also the opportunity to coordinate the PR for specific projects or campaigns.
You’ll be well-organised and diligent, an excellent communicator and have an eye for a story, as well as the ability to juggle competing deadlines in a varied role.
The successful candidate must have an interest in PR or journalism and at least one years' experience working in a PR team or Press Office.
Alongside a competitive salary, you can benefit from a generous contributory pension scheme, interest free season ticket loan, life assurance and healthcare cash plan.
Please be advised that if you are a member of The Kennel Club and are successful in your application you will be required to relinquish your membership.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are suitable for this role by clicking on the Apply button below. Further information can be requested from this email address.