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Intern – Health (Paid)

The role

  • The intern may be required to carry out all or some of the following key tasks:

Key responsibilities

  • Tracking issues in the media relevant to designated clients.
  • Sourcing and preparing detailed draft media analysis reports for approval by relevant Account Executives and Account Managers;
  • Researching and sourcing information as directed by Account Executives and Account Managers for designated client projects;
  • Management of press cuttings, including preparing monthly/quarterly coverage books;
  • Preparing activity reports for clients;
  • Helping to draft press releases, opinion articles, website copy, background material etc;
  • Conducting ring rounds, and building journalist contacts;
  • Preparing journalist and MP biographies and briefing notes for clients;
  • Preparing and maintaining media distribution lists for press releases;
  • Researching and managing forward calendars of key media and current affairs events relevant to designated clients.

Person Specification

  • Competences applicable to the post:
  • You must: have the ability to conduct comprehensive analysis of information to tight deadlines ensuring accuracy and relevance;
  • have excellent writing skills;
  • be logical, creative and flexible in the appraisal of problems;
  • be proficient in the use of research and Internet tools and word processing.
  • be able to take direction and report progress on your work with others;
  • be organised and able to manage your own workload;
  • be passionate about politics and elections.

Qualifications and skills:

  • You must:
  • You must have a degree, with a minimum classification of 2:2.
  • Knowledge and enthusiasm for understanding health issues is essential.
  • Experience of the media, Westminster, public affairs, politics and campaigning is an advantage.
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