Brighton Digital Festival PR intern

Brighton Digital Festival takes place throughout September in various venues across the city and is seeking a PR intern to help deliver the PR campaign and produce content about the Festival from June to September 2017. The role is a fully paid internship with a Brighton living wage salary, running from June to October 2017. The intern will be supported and managed by the team at Fugu PR.

Fugu is a public relations and communications consultancy, building brand awareness and managing reputations by generating media (digital and traditional media) conversations.


Job description:

The role covers writing (blogging, press releases, features etc.), media management, media planning, client management, liaising with event organisers and partners, researching, database management and administration. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Build media databases, keeping them updated (in excel)
  • Identify new media opportunities (monitor media/papers/blogs for relevant contacts and building relationships with key writers)
  • Online research
  • Contacting key writers with relevant stories, explaining stories
  • Distributing information to key figures (writers) quickly within their deadlines
  • Provide support and content for Brighton Digital Festival social media channels
  • Attend and make notes from meetings
  • Attend some key Festival events and planning meetings
  • Use media databases and online evaluation packages
  • Write strong and clear copy within deadline, including blogs, press releases etc.
  • Create, write up and complete campaign report

Key skills:

  • Educated to degree level
  • Excellent written English, including spelling and grammar – able to write short concise paragraphs to communicate a story/message
  • Excellent telephone manner and communication skills
  • Analytical/research skills
  • Basic mathematical skills
  • Computer literate, able to use essential Office software, Word and Excel in particular
  • Excellent organisational skills – ability to plan diverse workload in diary and meet deadlines
  • A self-starter – able to work on initiative, self-motivated and task focused


Other important personal skills:

  • Self starter, pro-active, able to work on initiative
  • Sociable/able to get on quickly with a diverse groups of people
  • Able to work with a team, support and take instructions and meet deadlines
  • Good overview/understanding and interest in local and national media outlets (papers, magazines, TV/radio and online)
  • Interest in the arts and digital culture
  • Good presentation – professional for client meetings

This is a perfect opportunity for an ambitious individual looking to build a career in communications/PR. Six to 18 months of experience of working in an office/media environment, preferably a communications or PR consultancy or journalism/marketing, is desirable (but not essential).

Key area: PR/marketing

Attendance: part-time 4 months (June to mid October 2017)

Additional information:

We offer an informal working environment in the heart of Brighton’s media and digital community.

How to apply:

Email CV and covering letter to by 8 May.