PR Manager - Part time (3 days per week)

London (Central)
£40,000-50,000 (DoE) + benefits
03 Oct 2020
31 Oct 2020
Marketing Disciplines
PR and Communications
Industry Sector
Contract Type
Work Experience Level
Agency-side or Client-side
Client Side
Job Role
PR Manager

Role: Part-Time PR Manager - Consumer facing brand
Home/Remote until some point in 2021, when return to office is okay, it’s a London office
Salary: £40,000-50,000 (DoE)
Benefits: Annual bonus, pension, healthcare – the usual

About you:

You’re an experienced Consumer PR specialist who knows how to gain earned media inches for brands through creative, imagination capturing PR campaigns.

You’re probably well aware of how tactics like floating a 50ft giant duck down the Thames got media exposure on all outlets, including social as people stopped work to watch such a strange sight, and how it was used to promote a gambling brand’s launch of bingo.

Or how a massive statue of Jeff Goldblum appeared on the bank near Tower Bridge to promote the 25 year anniversary Jurassic Park.

This is the creative, eye catching, attention seeking, column inch grabbing thinking to execution we’re after.

In a ‘Think Big or Go Home’ approach to helping this gaming firm stand out in what’s a highly competitive industry and a busy media currently enthralled in the US election and C-19 reporting. So you’ve got to do something special to get them to give up their time and media space to give you coverage.

The Details:

This is a part-time, 3 days a week role being hired on a temp-to-perm basis.  

Why not perm or full-time?  

It’s a brand new position to the firm. PR used to be wrapped up with their social media team and so didn’t get the attention it deserved. This is because the firm is a relative start-up, and as they mature, they’re creating new and more specialist positions.  

So this position will be hired for the first time with someone really dedicating their time, efforts and energies to driving a proper PR strategy.  

So this is a proving ground opportunity for you to come in, show them what you’re made of and what kind of splash a true professional in the consumer PR world is able to deliver for them.  

Once you’ve put your mark on this and shown them what you’re made of, we’ve no doubt the role will become permanent.  

Who’s it working for?  

The headlines about them are, they’re a start-up environment and the good guys of gaming.  

The brand is quirky and fun and this matches their working environment too. All their external branding and internal ethos is on ethical. Doing the right thing. Not being a part of the mainstream gaming crowd which can have a stigma attached.  

This remit is so specific, I’m not even going to try to disguise who we’re working with. A simple Google of some of the basics - .e.g Part-time PR Manager – will bring back the result.  

So why shouldn’t I just apply direct?  

You can – But here’s the truth.  

Despite this being part-time and temp-to-perm (which usually means the opportunity doesn’t fair as well for attention), we’re expecting there’s going to still be a large field of people interested.  

So you could join that crowd and stand in line hoping to be engaged by the business, where your application will likely be first filtered by some AI software for keywords, and then left in an ATS system the hiring manager likely hasn’t got time to look through.  

Or you could apply through the other agency's advert you’ve probably found when Googling. But who only cut, copied and pasted the job spec. Showing no real inside knowledge, care and attention, and provided you with no point of contact.  

Or, you could reach out to me.  

You’d likely do this because:

- You don’t want your application to black hole, so you recognise going through an agency gives you a better chance to be ‘sold in’ to the client.

- You want a point of contact to reach out to. Someone who recognises recruitment shouldn't be faceless.

- We don’t leave your application rotting on their ATS system, and have that direct access to the decision makers.  

If you’ve read this far, you also recognise you’re engaging with someone who’s proud of what they do and isn’t a typical recruiter. Who actually put’s their name to their work and welcomes you to reach out to me personally.  

Who also religiously states ‘every application will receive a response’ and endeavours to meet that despite the high volume of applications all recruiters are experiencing.  

But ultimately, it’s your choice.  

Want to Apply? Here’s how:  

If you’ve read all this, and seen their advert which contains the skills/experience required list and have got what it takes - you can share your Linkedin profile or email me a CV – it doesn’t have to be up to date, we can work on that once you decide you want to take this forward. Or, for a chat and more information please contact me on:  

Colin Doree
Head of Recruitment – Digital and Marketing
Blue Pelican
01892 507122  

Every application will receive a response.        

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