About Midas PR
Midas PR is the leading independent Communications agency for the Publishing, Arts and Cultural sectors. We represent the cream of the arts and publishing worlds, some of the country’s best-loved consumer brands and many major awards, festivals and trade fairs.
We’re distinctive among UK-based agencies in that we work right across the publishing supply chain. Our work encompasses everything from book launches to advising national governments on market access to the publishing industry.
We’re equally at home in the arts, cultural and heritage sector, where our campaigns across traditional, digital and social media deliver real impact.
Graduate Training Programme
The Midas Public Relations graduate training programme entails working on a series of our arts, publishing, events and consumer accounts reporting to a series of different Account Managers at Midas.
• You would be trained to build and run a PR campaign from beginning to end, including; PR strategy and planning, writing effective and convincing copy for press releases and email pitches, building media lists, running PR software, social media, day to day liaison with arts journalists, project management, creative brainstorming, attending journalist meetings, setting up publicity schedules including interviews, book signings and author events.
• You would also be expected to attend a number of client related events ranging from publishing trade events, to author launches, award ceremonies and festivals.
• From the very beginning of the placement we would aim to give you your own responsibilities on your allocated accounts, such as running a regional, digital or magazine campaign for the accounts you are working on, so that at the end of the placement you are ready to start work in any one of London’s leading PR agencies or in house at a leading publisher.
Midas has an exceptionally high record of placing its graduates in entry level jobs following the programme. Former graduates of the Midas PR training programme have gone on to work at Random House, Penguin, Harper Collins, Quercus, Laurence King, Egmont, Michael O’Mara, Bonnier, John Blake, Facebook, BBC Arts, Scott Dunn, Lidl, Birmingham Symphony, Edelman PR, Golin PR, Atomic PR, Fever PR, Livewire PR, Peretti PR, Holistic PR, PRCA.
Interviews will be in December, with a view to the internship beginning on 3rd January 2017. Applicants should send their CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.