Communications Intern

Job description

our key responsibilities:

Assisting the team to monitor, analyse and communicate about the issues affecting the UK advertising industry
Helping to write communications materials, including weekly newsletters, articles and internal reports
Producing presentations for the AA’s team to use across a range of meetings with key stakeholders
Support the production and scheduling of content for the AA’s social media channels and website.
Tracking and reporting of communications results including the association’s media coverage and social analytics
Update and track the AA’s contacts database across media, influencers and member contacts

Skills required:

Excellent proven written skills, with the ability to produce high quality and engaging written materials, including press statements
Ability to use social media channels with a specific focus on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram
Design skills to be able to produce social media assets and lay out imagery and text in a clear, professional style across presentations. Knowledge of applications such as Canva or Adobe Photoshop would be valuable
Strong verbal skills, with the ability to communicate clearly and present with confidence to colleagues
Interest in and some understanding of the UK advertising industry and politics across advertisers, agencies, media owners and tech companies
Either a degree, relevant college qualification or suitable work experience.
Self-motivated and eager to learn – especially when working from home.
The right to work in the UK.

The Package

This is a 3-month paid role, with the opportunity to extend.

The Agency

Advertising Association

Advertising is a pillar of the creative economy, and it is a UK service export success. Sports, media, arts, and culture depend on advertising as a vital source of revenue. Advertising is what makes the web free. The Advertising Association is a tripartite organisation that represents the interests of the advertisers, the agencies, and the media. Its purpose is to promote responsible advertising and its value to the wider society. The Advertising Association also provides a conduit between the industry and the Government, working with our members, Parliamentarians, civil servants, and other trade associations on policy issues affecting the advertising industry.

Our Communications team delivers campaigns on behalf of the UK advertising industry across a wide range of industry issues, such as the economic performance of our industry, public trust and favourability towards advertising, as well as working to promote our workstreams, dealing with topics such as climate action and inclusion. We respond rapidly to policy announcements and are the point of contact for journalists. It’s our job to know how the industry and the AA are being talked about in the trade press and to ensure that our proactive agenda is being fully and accurately reported on. We also produce a range of creative content which tells the industry’s story, from podcasts to videos on our website