We’re recruiting!

We’re currently looking for a PR Consultant (Account Manager) and a Researcher Intern (6 month contract). Please see below for role and application details.

We are always on the interested in a fresh perspective and a proactive approach. In three years we have grown from two to ten, with both full time and part time team members. If you like the sound of what we do here at Atlas Partners but neither of the below roles quite fits your skills and experience, please email us get in touch with your CV and a covering letter to tell us what you think you might bring to our team.

Consultant (Account Manager)

We are intent on building the happiest comms agency in London and we want you to help us. Great word of mouth amongst clients and some exciting new business wins mean we are looking for a super star account manager, who is looking to be a bigger fish in a smaller pond.

As well as managing an interesting portfolio of clients, you will be helping us to build a team who challenge and support each other to be the best version of themselves. We are working on exciting integrated campaigns for the World Dog Alliance and GambleAware as well as supporting retained clients the Blood Cancer Alliance, MoneySuperMarket, ICS, and Pinewood Studios among others.  

Ideally you’ll have made a solid start in a PR role and have a track record of strong integrated campaign work. You’ll be able to show experience in reputation management, media relations, digital nous, social media, client relations and some budget management.

You will be confident managing multiple accounts and refreshing campaign ideas, as well as have an avid interest in current and public affairs. In return, you will join a talented happy team, receive excellent benefits, bespoke training and a collegiate working environment. We believe a flexible, diverse, inclusive work culture is better for productivity as well as for happiness. We are open to part-time applications for this role.

The role:

  • Build strong media, stakeholder and influencer networks

  • Manage multi-disciplined and multi-stakeholder campaigns including corporate, digital and public affairs

  • Work across a variety of sectors including energy, health, transport, financial services, and FMCG – UK and at a pan European level

  • Manage client relationships to ensure high standards and demonstrate a strong understanding of clients’ organisation and sector influences.

  • Help create a positive, productive team culture and fun working environment.

  • Actively seek opportunities to win new clients and to open up new opportunities with existing clients.

Key skills:

  • A multi-tasker with strong writing skills and good attention to detail

  • Strong PR skills, ideally honed in agency, so you can pitch with confidence and create content with style

  • Proven experience leading and mentoring colleagues

  • Experienced in managing and growing existing client relationships, providing intelligent strategic counsel

  • Generate creative ideas for campaigns that integrate digital and social with traditional PR tactics

  • A positive outlook and a passion for what you do

  • Contacts within energy, health, financial services sectors and an interest in public affairs would be useful

Salary: £30-40K (dependant on experience)

Benefits: 25 days holiday plus 3 days Christmas closure and half a day for birthdays, flexible hours, statutory pension, generous investment in training and development.

To apply: please send a covering letter with your CV to us by 30th November 2018. You can find out more about our values and what its like to work at Atlas below .... 

 

Research intern

Atlas Partners is looking for a motivated, intelligent, creative person looking to learn more about the world of PR and public affairs.

THE ROLE:

We believe personal development and learning opportunities are really important, it’s part of what makes us happy and part of what we will offer you in return for your time. During your research internship, you will get:

  • A grounding in media and PR, including how to pitch to journalists, how to audit the media landscape and how to write a press release

  • An introduction to public affairs, including researching and writing policy briefs, MP letters, and an understanding of Whitehall and Parliamentary processes.

  • Regular “lunch and learn” training events with guest speakers to improve your wider political and media knowledge, and

  • The chance to work on client campaigns for Pinewood Studios, MoneySuperMarket, GambleAware, Mondelez International, Seajacks and the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute

KEY SKILLS:

  • A keen interest in media and politics 

  • Strong communication and organisational skills

  • Outstanding research, analytical and written skills 

  • Good telephone manner, emotional intelligence and a positive, open outlook

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint

  • Using social media platforms in a professional capacity

  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Previous work experience that demonstrates your customer service, media relations, events and/or research skills

Salary : Our internships are paid at the London living wage (£10.20 per hour) and you will be on a three to six month contract, working 4 or 5 days a week (hours negotiable).

To apply: Please send a CV and covering letter setting out how your experience matches what we’re looking for and why you want to work at Atlas Partners by 31st October 2018. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis so please do not wait for the closing date to apply. Those called for interview will also be asked to complete a written test and to meet the wider team before appointment. Applications should be sent to: contact@atlas-partners.co.uk

We often receive high numbers of applications for internships and whilst we do endeavour to reply to everyone within at least four weeks we ask for your patience. We strongly recommend you spend some time researching Atlas and the work we do and tailoring your application accordingly for a better chance of success. You can find out more about what its like to work at Atlas below .... 

 

Putting happiness at the heart of our business model: 

In 2015, we set out to build the happiest communications agency in London. Our mission is to create a brilliant environment, in which our team feels challenged and supported in equal measures to produce powerful communications campaigns for clients.

Putting happiness at the heart of our business isn't fluffy idealism, it’s based on the proven business principle that happy staff are more creative and productive, which means they do great work.

Great work means happy clients, who stay with us in the long term, providing sustainable revenue and a high likelihood of referrals. In our latest annual satisfaction survey, our clients said they were 100% happy with the service our team were delivering. Healthy, long term revenue streams mean we can invest back into the company, training and supporting our staff as their careers develop.

You can read about Ellie's work experience at Atlas and decide whether we live up to our aims in her blog...

 

Our values: 

To help embed a happy culture as we grow, we’ve identified six key values that underpin the Atlas Partners approach:

  • Brave – We call ourselves professional contrarians because we believe in the power of asking questions and challenging the received wisdom. You have to be brave to think differently. You have to be tenacious and believe in the quality of your work to speak truth to power. We will always encourage our team to be brave, professionally and personally.

  • Creative – Good communications to engage political and media audiences have to be creative to compete in our ever more crowded modern world. We don’t believe you are born creative or not. Creativity needs inspiration, time and space to develop. We will apply practical tips and tricks to make our work more creative.

  • Honest – Transparency and honesty are critical for effective lobbying and authentic communications. Democracy relies on decision makers having access to good quality information about the implications of their policies. Journalists need robust sources they can reply on for stories. Working in a regulated profession means we have to be unapologetically pedantic about the accuracy, timeliness and relevance of all our clients communications to politicians particularly.

  • Empathetic – Emotional intelligence is essential to craft brilliant narratives to engage, persuade or manage crises effectively. Understanding how editors and politicians make decisions, who they listen to and how the system works is also critical for any media or public affairs campaign. In our dealings with clients, journalists, stakeholders and each other we will harness the power of empathy.

  • Open – Nobody has a monopoly on good ideas. We encourage our team to be open to new ways of doing things and new sources of inspiration. Media relations and public affairs also involves working on hotly debated ideas, where an openness to perspectives counter to your own is an essential survival skill. We will always seek to be open to a diversity of ideas, experience and opinion.

  • Collaborative – We want to build a team that is greater than the sum of its parts. We all need to be sensitive to different ways of working, our respective strengths and our own biases and weaknesses. A willingness to collaborate, support each other and learn from colleagues is central to our approach. We will bring people together to unlock our collective potential.