Arcadia Group

Industrial Placement - PR Assistant (Topshop)

Please only apply for this role if you are a sandwich course student looking for a year long placement between summer 18-19

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual to join the in- house PR team at Topshop for a year placement as a Junior Press Assistant.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about fashion with a creative flair, highly organised, confident, thrives in a fast paced environment, is an excellent communicator and is able to successfully multi-task.

What you'll be doing day to day

  • Supporting Press Assistant to ensure continuous high levels of product placement in the media
  • Responding to price and credit requests
  • Management of the press samples, including returns and send outs
  • Effective sample co-ordination
  • Monitoring and scanning coverage, creating weekly coverage reports for Senior Management and internal teams
  • Working closely on key projects throughout the year i.e Seasonal campaigns, the TOPSHOP London Fashion Week show
  • Building and maintaining important internal relationships with various teams including buying, design and retail
  • Supporting the international PR team, booking courier to send samples to global markets
  • Providing project support to the Press Co-ordinator and Press Assistants
  • Managing relationships with journalists to encourage strong product coverage
  • Assisting at the London Fashion Week Show

What we're looking for

  • A solid understanding of the media
  • Must have a very strong interest in fashion, trends and youth culture
  • Excellent organisation with the ability to multi-task
  • Must be flexible and enjoy working in fast- pace, fast- moving and changing environment
  • Reflects image and upholds Topshop brand values
  • Able to contribute fresh and innovative ideas
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Ability to work independently and use initiative

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