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Placement student - PR Assistant, World Travel Market (Based in UK, Richmond, Greater London)

Reed Exhibitions
REE00BNQ Requisition #

Job Title: PR Assistant on World Travel Market (WTM) London

(10-weeks placement opportunity)

Reports to: WTM Portfolio Press & PR Executive

Based at: Richmond, Greater London, UK

This full time, 10-week placement is an exciting opportunity for an articulate and enthusiastic team player to achieve excellent experience within the largest re-occurring press centre in the UK. You will have strong administration skills and a tenacious can do approach. You will provide support to the in-house PR team on World Travel Market London prior to the event and during. 

Placement dates: must be able to start on 2nd September 2019 for 10 weeks 

Key Responsibilities:


- Organise the schedule and logistics for WTM Official Press Conferences and Onsite Interview Opportunities

- Collating and recording media cuttings

- Communicating with WTM’s International trade media partners

- General Administration+

- Helping with the Press and PR hotline and vetting Press registrations

- Liaising with journalists/photographers on a regular basis

- Help with creating content for press releases and research

- Help with crisis communication plan

- Working with a friendly team organising and managing on-site requirements; e.g. co-coordinating pick up and delivery of supplies and on site materials 

During the event you will be expected to work on site at ExCel, and your time will predominantly be spent working in the International Media Centre, tasks will include:

-          Help out on the central press information/customer service desk 

-          Organising and looking after press conferences and press interviews taking place at WTM

-          Liaising with journalist, PR agencies and exhibitors

Other reasonable duties as required

The candidate:

Exceptional attention to detail

Excellent written skills

A keen interest in travel, events and PR

Ability to meet deadlines under pressure

Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office applications 

Ability to work independently and take initiative

Ability to communicate with many different nationalities and cultures

Good multi tasking skills and ability to prioritise

The candidate will be a self-motivated team player with a determined and mature approach. 

About World Travel Market

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, is the must-attend four-day business-to-business exhibition for the worldwide travel and tourism industry.  More than 50,000 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and international press, embark on ExCeL - London every November to network, negotiate and discover the latest industry opinion and trends at WTM.

WTM, which just celebrated its 36th year, is the event where the travel industry conducts and concludes its deals.  WTM is part of the WTM Portfolio, owned by the world’s leading events organiser Reed Exhibitions, which organises a range of other travel industry events including Arabian Travel Market and International Luxury Travel Market.

About Reed Exhibitions

Reed Exhibitions is a leading global events organiser, with more than 500 events in 30 countries. In 2018, Reed Exhibitions brought together more than 7m event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed Exhibitions’ events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 38 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of RELX, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.reedexpo.com 

About RELX 

RELX is a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. The Group serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs over 30,000 people, of whom almost half are in North America. 

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