Communications Intern

Who we are

A piece of the moon, a complete dinosaur skeleton, the Pope's hat, the world's smallest book - at Catawiki, we come across exceptional objects such as these every day. 

Catawiki is the leading online marketplace to buy and sell special objects. We offer over 75,000 special objects in auction every week — each reviewed and selected by one of Catawiki’s hundreds of in-house experts specialised in Art, Design, Jewellery, Fashion, Classic Cars, Collectables and many more.

We've sold 10 million unique items to date and it’s our mission to become the world’s most popular auction destination for special objects.

We’re an innovative, pioneering and fast-growing scale-up. If you think you can make a difference to our team, go ahead and apply.

About the role

We are looking for an intern to support Catawiki’s Communications team on a 6 month contract starting in April 2024. As our Comms Intern, you will assist on Consumer and Corporate Communications initiatives as well as on the general day-to-day running of the busy Catawiki press office. Reporting into our Consumer and Corporate Communications Managers, this role involves seamlessly shifting from supporting the drafting pitches and press releases to supporting engaging media outlets on a wide variety of projects, from company-focused stories and updates to brand activations to supporting high-visibility cross-functional marketing campaigns. Using data in storytelling, reporting on daily coverage and supporting the day-to-day management of the company's corporate social channels are also part of the role.

What you’ll do

  • Support in the handling of media enquiries, including involving relevant team members and supporting on any information required
  • Support the Comms team with writing news releases and media pitches, social media posts, helping to secure top tier media coverage for Catawiki 
  • Support with the daily management of our 5 local PR agencies
  • Managing the online media centre – uploading all relevant content in a timely appropriate fashion
  • General support to the team on day-to-day logistics, such as meeting arrangements, general operations, tracking daily coverage, reporting, etc.
  • Support with ideation/ brainstorming sessions and proactive communications campaigns across consumer and corporate 
  • Assisting on reactive media issues management, as well as developing statements, FAQs, interview briefings and other content 
  • Helping on managing our corporate social media channels

What you’ll bring

  • Degree level, ideally in communications, journalism or PR - or previous comms work experience at a media outlet, PR agency or brand - essential
  • Excellent writing skills (English) and strong verbal communication skills - essential
  • Knowledge of a wide range of new and traditional media and social media outlets  – essential
  • Competent on Microsoft Office - Word, Excel and PowerPoint - G Suite - essential
  • Incredibly passionate about our mission and goals
  • Creativity, an innovator and an ability to think big 
  • Hard working, hands-on and pressure resistant. Can-do attitude and willingness to roll up your sleeves, dive deep and get the job done in a fast changing environment
  • Bilingual in French, Italian, German, Dutch or Spanish is a plus

Here’s what we can offer you

This is your chance to join our mission to fulfil people’s passions, as part of a young and dynamic organisation. You'll be part of an enthusiastic, highly-motivated team of 800+ Catawikians. Additionally, you can expect:

  • A challenging role in a diverse, international and fast-growing organisation with over 50 nationalities.
  • Regular fun activities both on and offline e.g summer parties, boat rides and regular team events.
  • Great secondary benefits including a holiday allowance and a fantastic pension plan paid for by Catawiki.
  • Hybrid ways of working between home and office. We offer remote and activity-based working, suited to the team and individual responsibilities
  • We care about our teams’ wellbeing and offer a holistic wellbeing programme including our Employee Assistance Programme offering clinical services, single-session therapy, wellness support and more.
  • Tailored learning and development opportunities to support your personal and professional growth;
  • We want to help you celebrate special occasions in life by:
    • providing employees with a 100 EURO Catavoucher upon joining and 50 EURO birthday Catavouchers;
    • Extra days of annual leave for work anniversaries at 3, 5, 8 and 10 years;
    • Additional leave allowances for important life events such as moving, engagement & marriage;
    • Each year Catawikians get an additional day’s leave to Pursue their Passion!

Please note that our benefits offering changes depending on which country you are employed in. For our country-specific offering please ask your recruiter. 

Our commitment to you 

Catawiki’s eclectic team represents an international and intergenerational mix of people from different professional and cultural backgrounds. We foster an inclusive and queer-friendly work environment, committed to making every Catawikian feel welcomed and empowered. Whatever your story, we encourage you to bring your unique perspective to the table.

Catawiki stands with Ukraine and encourages people displaced by the current conflict to apply. In addition to the several initiatives we’ve launched, we’re open to ideas on ways we can continue to support the humanitarian effort.

Our offices and way of working

We have sensational offices in Amsterdam, Groningen, Paris and our newest office in Lisbon. Most of our employees are within commutable distance of one of our office locations and enjoy a hybrid work model. This means we expect you to be in the office 2 out of 5 days, roughly 40% of your working time, to collaborate and connect with each other. The exception is of course, if the job description specifically states that the role is 100% remote, as some experts and sales positions are.

Interested?

Apply directly with an English CV and cover letter by submitting your information at the bottom of this page. By submitting your application you agree to Catawiki’s Applicant Privacy Policy.

If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Flexible Working

We’re continually incorporating hybrid elements, while employees choose how they split their work between the office and home.

Excellent benefits
Our benefits are designed to ensure every Catawikian is energised, focused and thriving.
Recognition programme

We strive to be an employer where your impact is meaningful, visible and rewarded.

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