PR Manager

Kings Langley
£30000 per annum
14 Mar 2014
11 Apr 2014
Matthew Molgaard
Business Type
In-house / Client-side
Communications & PR
B2B, FMCG, Telecomms
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking for an individual with a strong background in consumer technology, music or lifestyle PR to join our client’s PR and Marketing team.
The ideal candidate will be a passionate communicator who can turn creative ideas into compelling newsworthy content that is looking for a challenging role and ready to join a dynamic in-house team.

This role will have responsibility for PR related social media, media relations and management of selected product launches and events.

Key responsibilities include;

• Manage core social media programme across multiple channels working with the marketing team to ensure ROI and consistent messaging
• Maximise all seasonal opportunities for all types of press
• Manage the media relations calendar and top tier contacts database
• Devise and implement creative PR campaigns to increase lifestyle press coverage
• Proactive review and news placement for consumer electronics products across trade and consumer press
• Work with the Senior PR manager to implement product launches
• Pitch product USPs to press
• Write press communication materials including press releases, blog posts, product summaries, press fact sheets and pitch emails
• Regular independent face to face liaison with key journalists; ability to build relationships with core press
• Proactive management of product reviews programme and responsibility for continuously improving quantity and quality of UK press coverage with the help of the PR Assistant
• Leverage involvement in events & exhibitions for PR in the UK
• Liaise with external service suppliers (for cuttings, media monitoring, PR services etc.)
• Monitor competitors’ press results

Required Skills:

• Self-driven, disciplined and able to work with minimal supervision self-driven, disciplined and able to work with minimal supervision
• Excellent knowledge of the UK media, especially tech, gadget, music and lifestyle press
• Excellent communicator with ability to build and leverage relationships across all levels and both internally and externally with press and PR agencies
• Strong experience with and interest in social media
• Strong organisational and administration skills
• Confident and resourceful
• Highly organised with attention to detail

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