PR agency expands as intern lands a paid role
A PUBLIC relations agency in Northamptonshire has bolstered its ranks by offering a paid role to an intern who has proven to be an indispensable part of the team.
Stephen Matthews (21), joined Brixworth-based Orange Juice Communications as an intern last summer and has now landed a paid role which will see him lead on the company’s website development arm.
The sports journalism student will play a pivotal role in developing new websites for clients and help with PR and social media campaigns.
Orange Juice managing director Oliver Jelley said: “Stephen has fitted in seamlessly. In just a couple of months, he has gone from being a one day a week intern into an indispensable member of staff.
“He has helped to develop the business by offering expertise in WordPress and we have been able to expand our offering by producing state-of-the-art fully responsive websites for both new and existing clients.”
Stephen brings the editorial team at Orange Juice to four, working alongside Mr Jelley, former Chronicle & Echo news editor Daniel Owens and former BBC journalist Fiona Bailey.
The company, based at Catherine House in Harborough Road, Brixworth, specialises in healthcare, with a focus on diabetes and optometry, while also working closely with the food and drink and education sectors.
Stephen said: “I’m delighted to be joining the Orange Juice team and it’s a great opportunity to establish myself in a growing company. I’m learning lots and developing my skills every day.”
Orange Juice (ojpr.co.uk) has enjoyed a proven track record of recruiting and developing students, with former intern Jacob Jarvis going on to secure a first class honours degree and land a full-time job at an award-winning agency.
Mr Jelley added: “There’s an awful lot of impressive young people out there, they just need a platform to showcase their ability. We are keen to give them the opportunity to develop their skills.”
Pictured above – TEAMWORK: From left, Fiona Bailey, Daniel Owens, Oliver Jelley and the latest recruit, Stephen Matthews.