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Press Assistant

Employer
Axel Arigato
Location
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
28 May 2023

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Function
PR & Communications
Level
Entry Level / Assistant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

PRESS ASSISTANT  

We are looking for a passionate and hard-working Press Assistant to join us at Axel Arigato. The role is based at our London HQ. 

THE ROLE & TEAM 

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join a passionate, growing and fast-paced fashion PR team and contribute to the continued success of Axel Arigato’s presence within press and media. The PR Assistant will be primarily responsible for maximizing brand visibility through securing editorials and product placements both digitally and in print via seasonal press sample management. The role will support the wider communications team with ad hoc press outreach and maintaining press tools and platforms. As someone who supports external communication on behalf of Axel Arigato, the PR assistant must be an ambassador at all times and embody the brand values. 

  • Oversee the flow of daily sample sends outs, alongside press and wholesale sample requests.  Liaise between Paris, Germany and other key markets on press and wholesale sample requests.   Support with pitching news and drop of the week product to key UK titles for online and print features.  
  • Maintain the global press database & VOCAST platform, ensuring it is updated and organized regularly to reflect industry team changes.  Prepare monthly PR reports and distribute to the wider teams to ensure they are aware of press achievements.  Support with internal comms; work with wider team on managing internal content uploads and meeting support.  Own, project manage, maintain, and upkeep of a sample inventory tracker (e.g. Launchmetrics).  Oversee collection changeovers each season.   Oversee all press related logistics and keep the MPR department of the office continuously organized, with stationary stocked at all times.  Develop a good understanding of UK media across print, online and social media channels.   Oversee the press office storage spaces with appropriate samples and ensure all press samples are kept in immaculate condition and dry cleaned after shoots where necessary.   Support on VIP dressing and gifting including fittings, appointments and store pulls.   Responsible for monitoring and collating relevant industry and key competitors’ news and distributing to wider team.  Monitor all press on a daily basis, oversee scanning and clipping coverage from monitoring platforms.   Responsible for managing and updating footwear and RTW look books seasonally.   Responsible for gifting orders via online platform.  Assist the team on production and execution of all brand events including but not limited to Press Days, in store events and offsite sponsorships and partnerships.  Responsible for ensuring the office has key copies of print publications when necessary.   Supporting with UK influencer projects and gifting initiatives when necessary.  

ARE YOU THE ONE?

We seek our newest passionate PR colleague who prides themselves on their efficiency, admin mastery and of course passion to be our next  Axel Arigato ambassador. We also see you as having most of the following:

  • Brings strong understanding and knowledge of the industry and media landscape.  Previous experience within a fashion PR agency or in-house press office.  Fluent in English.  Excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills.  Ability to adapt and work in a busy and fast paced environment.   Proficient in Launchmetrics and Microsoft Office.   Able to effectively communicate with different team members across the business.  Creative and with a can-do attitude.  Good attention to detail.  Self-motivated and willing to learn.  Ability to work and maximize relationships within a diverse team. 

STEPS TO JOIN THE A-TEAM 
Please submit your application including your CV in English before May 29th. We process applications continuously and the position may be filled before the last day of application. 
Salary: £27-30K 
Start date: ASAP 
Location: London - Farringdon 

A BIT ABOUT AXEL ARIGATO 

Founded in 2014 by Albin Johansson and Max Svardh, Axel Arigato was born from an Instagram page focusing on footwear, that shortly after flourished into a contemporary fashion brand. With two offices, primarily based at the head office in Gothenburg, Sweden and a subsidiary office in London, UK we offer an inspiring, fast-paced and energetic workplace that encourages new ideas and creativity. 

We are always looking to expand the team with fresh talent from diverse backgrounds. Innovators, dreamers and doers who have the potential to grow with the company and bring a new light to a small but increasingly broadening team. 

OUR VALUES : DROP  

Diversity, Respect, Openness and Passion are our values that we live and breathe. They are the foundation for our current state and what we will always bring with us to the future.  

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