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Reference: 73176

Date Added: 22 October 2019
Closing Date: 30 November 2019

Job Title: Graduate Trainee

Working For: Portland PR

Location: London

Salary: £20,000 rising to £24,500 plus £500 joining bonus

Job Details

We are seeking those looking to kick-start their career within Communications and PR. Portland is a fast-growing strategic communications and public affairs consultancy firm founded in 2001 by Tim Allan. We want to hire and develop the best graduate talent to help our business continue to thrive. We are looking for individuals who stand out from the crowd and have the right combination of academic qualifications, work experience and potential.

Our main capabilities during the 7 month programme include:

  • Corporate Communications
  • Public Affairs
  • Global Impact
  • Disputes
  • Government Advisory
  • Healthcare Communications
  • Local Campaigns
  • Financial Communications
  • Brexit

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 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;
  • Monitoring political, parliamentary, media and social media activity on a daily basis;
  • Researching and sourcing information as directed by team members for designated client projects;
  • Preparing media distribution lists for press releases; government distribution lists; and wider stakeholder lists;

Closing Date: 30 November 2019

Interview/Start Dates

• One day assessment centre – March 2020
• Final presentation assessment – April 2020
• Offer stage – April 2020
• Start date – September 2020

Application Details

To apply for this position please click on the link below and apply via our careers page:


Application Window 2nd October 19 – 5th January 2020

Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is unfortunately not possible to respond directly to all applicants, only to those whose candidacy is being pursued.

Website: https://portland-communications.com/

Additional Notes