D.R.A.W. Recruitment

Associate, Arts Communications Agency


Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Dependent on experience
Location: London, UK
Job description:

Exciting opportunity for an experienced Arts Communications Specialist to join an international communications consultancy as an Associate. The agency are dedicated to promoting and managing the reputation and interests of arts, cultural and charitable organised support initiatives nationally and internationally.

Role Description

You would be responsible for developing and presenting high quality and advice for clients, managing workflow, and often acting as an account driver. Thinking strategically, you would anticipate and plan ahead for future issues and events in the cultural sector, providing relevant and timely guidance to the wider account team. You would take responsibility for the quality of work presented to the client, including coaching and managing more junior team members. Associates will begin to develop their own Advisor voice, drawing on their experience and calling on the advice of others when necessary. Associates have strong internal and external networks, which provide valuable insight for the firm and clients, as well as potential new business opportunities.

Key responsibilities

  • Act as a trusted and well-informed point of contact and advisor for respective clients
  • Manage relations with the media both in terms of responding to enquiries and in generating coverage
  • Effective project-management of client work to a high quality and to deadline
  • Be an ambassador both for the firm and for clients, identifying opportunities to develop new partnerships externally and with the wider firm

Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a thorough understanding of the Arts sector and ideally have an existing network of contacts
  • Have excellent client handling skills; be a good listener and have the ability to build trust, a consultative and client-centric approach
  • Be an experienced media handler, with a good understanding of the media landscape
  • Be able to think strategically and creatively about briefs
  • Have a strong writing ability and show attention to detail, for example careful proofreading
  • Be a natural networker and relationship builder
  • Be able to spot opportunities to expand or develop a brief
  • Show initiative, enthusiasm and drive
  • Have excellent project management skills
  • Be a team player who works collaboratively with colleagues across offices; leading by example to encourage best practices amongst peers and mentees
  • Be able to communicate fluently and effectively
  • Demonstrate and openness and aptitude for continuous learning