Scout Talent

PR Director

Recruiter
Scout Talent
Location
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Salary
£50-£60k
Posted
17 Sep 2018
Closes
15 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Work Experience Level
Director, Head of, Manager
Agency-side or Client-side
Agency Side
Job Role
PR Manager

Off the back of winning some new business and looking to re-shape one of our departments, we’re looking for ambitious candidates who are hungry to make their mark and throw themselves into this entrepreneurial role.

The successful candidate will be experienced in leading multi market PR, events, experiential and social media campaigns, a strategic thinker, a stellar writer and a bold doer with a passion for doing things differently. You will help us define and oversee the implementation of our clients’ Comms strategies and plans and create compelling content. Ideally you will be at Director level already and and Agency person through and through.

Strategy
This is a client-facing role leading our clients’ comms strategy and plans, along with the Planning department.

You will understand brand comms strategy and have a proven track record of multi market and inspiring PR, events, experiential and social media campaigns that drove significant reach and talkability.

You will be comfortable writing strategy and building compelling presentations and plans

You will passionate about NB and helping the agency grow its Client base.

Campaigns & Content
Write great content from releases to Q&A’s to PR stories that hero the spirit of the brand and campaign

Oversee the events and experiential team and ensure the team run smoothly, with best in class strategy, in partnership with the Planning team.

Communicate best practise and comms innovations to the team

Stakeholders & Influencers
Experience and contacts in Consumer, Retail, Leisure and B2B sectors

Connects with influential media outlets and journalists to place stories in line with the brand’s and agency’s campaigns

Pioneers the latest approach to seeding and content distribution to ensure the agency stays ahead of industry developments.

Technologies & Trends
Maintains close relationships with partners, journalists and industry bodies to ensure the agency remains at the forefront of new developments and trends

Provides thought leadership to clients on latest Comms developments

Reporting
Prove the success of the comms strategies through quantified evidence, along with the Planning department

Identifies and reports on influencer trends to internal teams and advises on potential opportunities or risks

Tracks KPIs related to goals such as sentiment, engagement, advocacy, reach and influence.

Person Specification
Passionate and entrepreneurial with a keen interest and understanding of world class PR, Events and Comms

A bold and original thinker who loves doing things differently

A stellar writer

Collaborative team player with an ability to develop relationships at all levels

A strong fit with the agency’s values and beliefs

Energetic for success and to drive things forward everyday, often on their own initiative

Ability to challenge thinking at all levels with diplomacy and insight

Trustworthy, reliable, confident and mature in dealings with clients, people and issues

Stimulating and challenging to work with

Organised, efficient and able to adhere to deadlines

Skills
Proven experience as an SAD or BD in a Comms agency role 

Excellent social media and digital understanding.

Team management across multiple disciplines

Ideal candidate will have experience pitching, crafting, and placing content externally through guest blogging &/or op-ed development

Curiosity for best practise and award winning work

Ideally a keen interest and knowledge of Retail/Leisure industry

Comfortable dealing with clients at all levels and strong ability to think on your feet

Exceptional understanding of software tools, technologies and media

Flexible approach to working hours is required (including weekends, bank holidays and unsociable hours if required)

Excellent communication, verbal and written.

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