PR & Communications Manager - Home Retail - up to £30k

£28000 - £30000 per annum
10 Feb 2014
10 Mar 2014
Katie Rixon
Full Time
Contract Type
Fantastic opportunity for a PR and Communications specialist who is either looking for their next step, or someone looking to make the move from a PR Agency to an In-house role. This is an initial 9 month contract (maternity cover)and to start mid-March. The ideal candidate will have a strong aptitude to PR and communications, with experience within an agency, client-side or media environment. Evidence of excellent self motivation and organization essential.

The Role:

An excellent opportunity for a person with media or PR experience who is keen to move up to a global management role at the hub of fast growing luxury brand.

Responsible for the day to day management of six global PR agencies, as well as being a key contributor to the overall PR plan, delivering high quality internal and external communications.

Press and PR
* Develop and manage six external PR agencies in support of communication goals.
* Proactively seek and assess PR opportunities and case studies.
* Write high quality content for a number of different applications including web, print and PR.
* Actively evaluate effectiveness of Press and PR activities and propose improvements to maximise coverage.
* Work proactively to develop and maintain relationships with key journalists, publications, online sites and broadcast media as well as sales team and distributors.
* Work with the Marketing Director to research, cost and make recommendations for the global marketing plan in line with the brand strategy.
* Ensure internal & external email newsletters are produced, proofed and mailed appropriately and regularly.

* Manage the implementation of the PR plan.
* Ensure that all incoming opportunities are reviewed, evaluated and responded to promptly.
* Ensure that all projects are progressed to schedule, are appropriately resourced and completed to agreed timescale and budget.
* Share the responsibility for opening/closing and maintaining the showroom.

* Collaborate with the Showroom Coordinator to propose and deliver new tactics to engage visitors on-site in showroom.
* Devise and implement ideas for global events and trade shows
* Evaluate and analyse showroom openings and new launches and propose improvements to maximise impact of future events and campaigns.

* Working closely with the Marketing team, ensure all website content is achieving its objectives and is regularly up-dated.
* Responsible for the maintenance & updating of the Company's online presence.
* Optimise website content for search engines.
* Evaluate and analyse online communications and make recommendations to improve brand awareness and exposure.

Internal Communications
* Responsible for delivering monthly customer e-newsletters.
* Manage all internal global communication materials including staff newsletters and information board up-dates.

Skill Requirements:

* Independent and resourceful: ability to work under own motivation and work effectively as part of a team.
* Excellent verbal communication skills both face-to-face and over the telephone.
* An understanding of what makes effective online copy in the context of websites and emails.
* The ability to make effective checks to ensure that content is correct.
* Excellent organisational skills and the ability to effectively prioritise workload.
* The ability to work collaboratively with a range of colleagues as well as under own initiative, where appropriate.
* Willingness to learn to use a range of in-house tools and the ability to apply new skills and follow defined processes quickly and carefully.
* Must be comfortable with the use of core office software including MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
* Knowledge of image software (e.g. Photoshop) and email marketing tools would be an advantage.
* Languages advantageous (French, German or Italian).

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