Mayor of London

The role

The Mayor of London Media & Marketing BAME Internship is aimed at students from BAME communities who are interested in pursuing a career in PR or marketing.

This is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the high-profile work of the press office, marketing and digital communications teams for the Mayor of London. You’ll gain in-depth experience of working in a fast-paced press office, delivering campaigns and engaging with Londoners via a range of digital platforms.

The job will be based at City Hall (near London Bridge station and Tower Bridge).
In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 30 days’ annual leave per annum (pro rata) interest free season ticket loan, interest free bicycle loan, childcare voucher scheme and a career average pension scheme.

There are two internships will commence in September 2019 and will be for a duration of 11 months.

Tasks

You’ll develop essential skills, from writing press releases, dealing with journalists and managing media events to planning creative marketing campaigns and developing content for City Hall’s social media channels. The internship will provide a supportive environment to learn and hone your skills, including internal and external training opportunities.

About the employer

The Greater London Authority’s BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) Media & Marketing internship scheme is a diversity initiative targeted at students and recent graduates of African, African-Caribbean, Asian or Chinese origin. These groups are under-represented regionally, and nationally, in PR which is why this scheme was created (in accordance with s.158 of the Equality Act 2010).

The Greater London Authority are committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. This may include remote working, compressed hours and flexibility on start and end times.

Essential requirements

You’ll need excellent communication skills, the ability to manage your time effectively and work as part of a team. We’re looking for candidates with real enthusiasm who can demonstrate an interest in media, PR and marketing and are committed to developing a career in these industries.

You must be an undergraduate or graduate of BAME origin (African, African-Caribbean, Asian or Chinese origin, or a combination of the above) and on track to receive, or has already received, a 2:2 in any degree or who has one year’s experience in media, PR, marketing or other related field.

How to apply

Visit the Greater London Authority's web page with all the information about this role, including a download of the full job spec. You can then apply through their 'Apply Now' portal, also found on the page.

If you have a question about the role or the recruitment process then please contact a member of the recruitment team via email on glajobs@london.gov.uk quoting reference MEMA2019

Application closing date: Wednesday 12 December 2018 at 23:59 GMT

Interviews will take place at: City Hall on a date to be confirmed.