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PR and marketing internship
The Femedic is looking for an enthusiastic and passionate person to help gain coverage for and raise the profile of our site. You’ll primarily be a brilliant storyteller and writer who is determined to raise awareness of women’s health and experiences, with bags of initiative and a keen creative flair.
You must have a keen sense for what makes a story and love getting knee-deep in research to pull out unique angles and usable insights. You’ll be confident and a strong communicator, who loves getting in touch with people to make them excited about the work we’re doing.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a young and socially-conscious publication during our first stage of scaling. This is a paid internship that will run for 6 months, that we will revise following a successful funding round.
Your primary role will be to develop and grow our brand’s press profile and audience, which will involve a combination of research, ideation, and reaching out to relevant publications, brands, influencers, and organisations.
You’ll also support our editorial offering by helping to come up with content ideas, and supporting the Deputy Editor with sub-editing and writing, and managing our social media accounts.
This role would suit someone with editorial or writing experience who is keen to move into creative marketing or PR, or a fresh grad who is aspiring to a career in PR.
OK cool! And more specifically?
- Identify opportunities for gaining coverage for The Femedic, including in online publications, through speaking and appearance opportunities, and collaborating with relevant brands and organisations
- Build and nurture relationships with journalists, bloggers and publications
- Sniff out stories and think of new, interesting ways we can grab people’s attention
- Writing and sending press releases to relevant media
- Keeping a finger on the pulse on what’s happening in women’s health and consumer-focused women’s magazines, as well as which issues we should cover next
- Support with planning and running #FemedicMeets events: create media lists and invite press, support with logistics and creating event materials
- Support production of editorial and creative assets: commissioning freelance writers and editing their work
Stuff you’ll need to know and things you’ll need to be
- Strong communicator: not only will you be getting in touch with a lot of people, you’ll need to work closely with the rest of the team
- Confident and outgoing: this job requires a lot of talking to strangers and drawing attention to topics (wrongfully) mired in taboo
- Creative: we’re a young brand who need to work hard to get noticed and set ourselves apart from a sea of competition
- Passionate about our vision. We are changing the conversation about women’s health and truly hope to make change happen
- Keen to learn: you’ll need to be sharp-minded and quick on the uptake, we’re a growing start up and sometimes things happen, and change, very quickly
- *Absolutely* passionate about raising the profile of women’s health issues and experiences
Stuff you’ll get from us
- You’ll be joining an exciting start up with a strong and inspiring social purpose
- The opportunity and space to learn absolutely shed-loads
- The chance to be involved in growing an exciting, new resource that doesn’t exist yet anywhere on the web
- An inspiring, fun team to work with
About The Femedic
The Femedic is an educational women’s health website that seeks to normalise taboos surrounding women’s health. We treat health as a complete spectrum of various factors — lifestyle, emotional, cultural, social, etc. — rather than being a single question (symptom) and answer (condition).
We’ve picked up some brilliant coverage, including the likes of Cosmopolitan, the Mail on Sunday, iNews, and Broadly. Our founder was even featured on the BBC talking about the stigma surrounding incontinence. We were also nominated for The Drum’s B2C editorial team of the year, 2018. We’re doing some brilliant work developing this brand and need the right person to help us to make it even bigger, better, and more taboo-busting.
To apply, please send your CV, covering letter and some writing samples (or links to anything which you have published online) to email@example.com, explaining why you are the one.
Note: you must be based in, or eligible to work in the UK in order to be considered for this role