PR & Events Manager
You started a career in PR and communications because you love to tell stories. You’re adept at taking things happening in a business, seeing the public interest angle and crafting it into attention grabbing stories. Using them to raise a company’s profile, shape a narrative and, in turn, influence behaviour and thinking.
But so far you’ve not been given the chance to spread your wings. You’re missing the autonomy and find your ideas held up by layers of bureaucracy.
If only you had the big boss’ ear. You know they’d love what you could do!
What if you worked somewhere autonomy was celebrated. Where there was no corporate B.S. No rule-books to follow with the a-z of how to get things done. Where you were able to call the shots, to come up with ideas and see things through?
This opportunity in a tech start-up will give you this.
If you’re worried about stability – since it’s fair to say many start-ups fail in their initial years – it’s worth noting this firm has opened a number of revenue streams which has enabled them to push back their next round of funding, whilst also doubling their headcount so far this year to 50.
They’ve also won an award for being the best tech start-up to work for. So hopefully this also gives you confidence.
You’re going to love being the one coming up with concepts and ideas. To approach things with a hackers mindset and no corporate rule book to follow which stifles creative thinking.
You’re going to be given the autonomy to put your skills, experience and raw talent in story-telling and PR to good use, helping this firm raise their profile and improve brand awareness.
You’ll be the person in charge of PR and events, and be part of a small but growing team of 8. Your report line will be direct to a member of the C-Suite.
You’re also going to have the ear of the CEO, CMO and CCO, and news worthy stories come from all areas of the business, with you orchestrating things. Putting in place some sort of order. Researching opportunities, working with partners and external agencies to help bring these stories to life and make them ‘news worthy’ so key media will pick up and run with them.
In addition you will be coming up with an events plan for the firm. Initially they’re thinking about hosting their own events for key target audiences and opinion leaders. But this will be your baby to run with. You will come up with the plan and concepts for this. Including understanding how to derive an ROI from them. As well as helping to identify and define the future event roadmap as things grow. So whether that includes sponsorships and stand presences at relevant trade shows, or something else. The direction is wide open and up to you to help shape and decide.
Job Title: PR & Events Manager
Location: Central London
Salary: £30,000 to £36,000 (based on experience)
Benefits: Company socials, Netflix subscription, pension, healthcare plan, and other unique benefits
WHAT YOU’LL BRING TO THE TABLE
- Experience within PR and Comms – ideally from a B2B environment with an interest in technology
- Great story-telling skills, with the investigative skills to really dig into data, shape a story and make it news worthy. Understanding the audience interest angle
- Creative thinker and problem solver – particularly when it comes to pulling together events and coming up with concepts and ideas for these
- Competent with managing media relations and drafting press releases
- Able to manage agency relationships, from briefing to results, and able to critique and shape their output to get best performance
- Comfortable working in an fast-moving, entrepreneurial environment with direct access to business leaders and decision makers. Able to get stuff done at pace and think on your feet
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