Fresh, creative and forward-thinking, HD Marketing is a full-service PR and Marketing agency specialising in the new homes sector. Based in Paddock Wood, we are seeking a talented and experienced part-time PR & Copywriter to join our ranks.

As a tight-knit team, our ethos is very much towards encouraging a positive work/life balance and rewarding hard work. This ensures staff produce their very best work in this supportive and friendly environment.

About the role:

  • You will be able to write engaging press releases, write brochure copy, as well as identifying suitable imagery or videos to accompany them
  • You will generate and pitch ideas, securing news coverage, features and product placement across a range of publications and media types
  • You will have creative ideas for bringing in new business and you will research and stay ahead of the trend for new PR ideas for clients
  • You will stay ahead of important industry and national news and find ways to relate these to your PRs
  • You will be comfortable maintaining relationships with journalists in local, national and trade press and creating new ones, updating our journalist contact databases
  • You will use your relationships to media relate stories when needed, as well as try and use your influence to the benefit of our clients
  • You will have an impeccable eye for detail and be able to spot and minimise any potential mistakes in copy
  • You will be able to create PR reports for clients explaining the value of the work undertaken
  • You will work with the wider team on certain elements of your work and, where necessary, delegate to / receive work from others

About you:

  • You’ll be a proactive and creative thinker who isn’t afraid to champion your ideas through to implementation and completion. In addition, you will have:
  • A minimum of 5 years experience, either in a PR/communications role or as a journalist or press officer
  • Experience of defensive PR and crisis communications strategies
  • High-level English writer and speaker, ideally with a Grade B or above at A level or further qualifications. Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Creative mindset and can-do attitude
  • Computer savvy (IMac, Photoshop, Wordpress and all Microsoft Office programmes)
  • A thorough understanding of different media forms (print/online/social)
  • The ability to build relationships with a wide variety of people and to creatively “sell” a story
  • Strong project management skills – you can handle multiple projects at once in an organized manner and can structure your time given competing priorities

It would be a bonus if:

  • You have already established relationships with local/national journalists in Kent/London particularly in the housebuilding sectors
  • You have a specific qualification in PR such as Bachelor Degree in PR/Communications or CIPR
  • You have knowledge of the housebuilding and/or construction sectors