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The World Photography Organisation is a global platform for photography initiatives. Working across up to 222 countries and regions worldwide, our aim is to raise the level of conversation around photography by celebrating the best imagery and photographers on the planet. We pride ourselves on building lasting relationships with both individual photographers as well as our industry-leading partners around the world.

The World Photography Organisation hosts a year-round portfolio of events including the Sony World Photography Awards, the world's leading photography competition, and PHOTOFAIRS, international art fairs dedicated to photography with destinations in Shanghai and San Francisco.

 

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Press & Marketing Assistant

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Position Title: Press & Marketing Assistant

Salary: £20,000

Brand Portfolio: All World Photography Organisation activities

Reports To: PR & Marketing Directors

Works with: PR team / Marketing team

Office Location: London

First round interviews for successful applicants will be held 2nd & 3rd December.
Second round of interviews will be held w/c 6
th December.
Both interview rounds will be held in-person in the London office.


 

CONTEXT

The World Photography Organisation is a global platform for photography initiatives. Working across more than 220 countries, our aim is to raise the level of conversation around photography by celebrating the best imagery and photographers on the planet. We pride ourselves on building lasting relationships with both individual photographers and our industry-leading partners around the world.

We host a year-round portfolio of events including the Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s foremost competition for artists contemporary photography, and PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai, the leading destination in Asia Pacific for discovering and collecting photography.

The Press & Marketing Assistant role is an opportunity for a driven and highly motivated individual to join a busy communication team and support them with administrative tasks, help deliver marketing and press campaigns across the company and assist with the day-to-day admin running of the communications office.

The role requires a team player who is organised in their approach, has excellent attention to details, a passion for culture and creativity and an interest in media. The ideal candidate must demonstrate strong language and solid presentation capabilities with a desire to learn and develop new skills.

Energy and enthusiasm, along with an ability to multitask, is vital as the role is incredibly varied and the company is fast-paced and ambitious.
 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

 

Marketing Responsibilities

  • Create, upload and schedule social media post.

  • Assist the marketing director with the partnership strategy and its development. 

  • Research for new partners and help ensure steady growth across all portfolios.

  • With the guidance of the marketing team, help deliver partnership agreements, execute agreed activity and provide results and conversion reports. 

  • Be the first point of contact for and liaise with partners.

  • Create reporting, analysis, study market and benchmark. 

  • Help develop and update the marketing database and listings. 

  • Upload contents on to the website and social media channels. 

 

Press & PR Responsibilities

  • Assist with proofing press releases and related documents.

  • Handle image requests and manage the Press inbox.

  • Help pitch UK and international media and generate coverage.

  • Help develop and maintain press database.

  • Monitor media coverage using in-house system and compile press reports. 

  • Update and maintain online press centre.

  • Assist with on-site press events such as press view days and private views, and compilation of media packs.

  • Help research and create pitch documents and presentations for media.

 

General

  • General administration assistance.

  • Create and schedule press and marketing mailers on Mailchimp.

  • Take part in weekly meetings and feed-in to press and marketing strategies.

 

BEHAVIOURS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Excellent communication and writing skills.

  • Strong editing and presentation skills.

  • Strong attention to detail and organisational skills.

  • Proficient in MS Office and competent with Adobe suite.

  • Experience working with Mailchimp is a plus.

  • Understanding of social media platforms and tools.

  • An interest in culture and media.

  • A proactive, hands-on approach is essential.
     

SUCCESS MEASURES

  • Develop and organise the media database.

  • Demonstrate efficient admin running of the day-to-day communications office.

  • Develop an understanding of the UK and international media landscape.

  • Reach marketing campaign targets.

  • Develop and manage the partnership network.

PRACTICALITIES

  • The role is based in the company’s London office – 9 Manchester Square, London, W1U 3PL

  • You will report directly to Inbal Mizrahi, PR Director and Faustine Pagès, Marketing Director, World Photography Organisation.

  • Normal working hours are Monday - Friday, 9am-5pm.

  • A flexible working arrangement is in place with Tuesday – Thursday working from the London office and Mondays and Fridays working from home.

  • Out of hours work at events and travel may be required.

 

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