home-office-569359_960_720Rhizome Media is currently hiring talented senior account execs, account managers and senior account managers, and (good news for grads) we’ll also be hiring for entry-level roles in June 2016.

Why the hell would I want to work for you?

Based on Regent Street, Rhizome is a fast-growing company that represents small and medium sized businesses through PR, social media and content – we’ve been around since 2007.

As well as the important things like the fact we’re ridiculously friendly, we order in fresh fruit on a Monday, give everyone access to our booze fridge on a Friday and offer all the caffeine you can drink, we also offer a half-decent company pension, a death in service policy (morbid, I know), and 25 days’ annual leave.

Between six and twelve months of working for us, you’ll be invited to become a partner of Rhizome Media Partners LLP. Partners benefit from a quarterly profits share, as well as all sorts of perks ‘unlocked’ by length of service, such as a travel allowance, an invitation to our annual weekend away, flexible working, private healthcare and more. Our partners also have a big say in how we run the business. Oh, and because we work next to Carnaby Street, you’ll also get a discount card which gives you 10% off in most of the shops!

Where do I sign up?

Hang on a minute, read the job description below and, if you’re still convinced, send an email spelling out why there’s a you-shaped hole in our business to Emily Garnham. Don’t forget to attach your CV paying particular attention to the hobbies and interests section (we like that bit).

The day job

We like to see ourselves as a next-generation agency. We think and work like journalists (the directors are all ex-hacks) and pride ourselves on our ability to tap into the breaking news agenda.

You will be willing to get involved in a huge variety of tasks including ideas generation, writing press releases and features, organising and attending journo/client briefings, crunching data and crisis management. We work a bit like a news agency, so it’s a fast-paced and exciting working environment. For the right person, this is a fantastic opportunity to help play a major role in the growth of this firm.

It goes without saying that you will have excellent people skills, be confident and articulate, possess a sound grasp of current affairs and polished writing skills, together with a nose for a good story.

We’re an SME that represents SMEs and we’re lucky enough to work with some fantastic clients with incredibly innovative business models. We work across a huge variety of sectors including financial services, property, insurance, technology, health and motoring so you’ll have to be a quick learner.

Key Day-To-Day Tasks

  • Managing/assisting with accounts
  • Writing press releases
  • Writing reactive comments following breaking news
  • Pitching in news stories and features to national, regional and trade media
  • Organising and attending journalist briefings
  • Contributing to new business proposals and pitches
  • Organising radio/TV interviews and briefing clients
  • Speaking to case studies
  • Responding quickly and efficiently to journalist requests

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Self starter with bags of initiative
  • Ideas person – both creative and news aware
  • Excellent client handling skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong news sense
  • Team player
  • Multi-tasker
  • Good media contacts a bonus
  • Social media experience across current client campaigns a bonus
  • Enthusiastic and intuitive
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately to tight deadlines