BA degree required;
3 to 5 years of relevant experience either in agency or in-house;
Demonstrate a track record of having contributed significantly to the planning and successful delivery of articulated consumer campaigns, building differentiated positioning for high-profile brands, ideally in a highly-competitive business environment;
Good knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly PowerPoint;
Independent, self-starter, action and result oriented, media relations professional;
Strong existing consumer media relationships is a must and travel / hospitality expertise is an advantage;
Flexible, able to roll up her/his sleeves and inspire and gain the good-will of non-communications peers by example, influence and with an unshakeable can-do attitude;
Has a sharp sense of what moves the needle in awareness and perception and is able to prioritize efforts and budget resources.
Works with the PR Manager to develop and deliver a yearly strategic consumer and trade media relations PR plan that encompasses both local and global initiatives;
Is a point of contact for all print, online and broadcast media;
Manages, adapts and localises global consumer and trade media relations materials and other tools to local specificities for articles,interviews, press releases, web news, etc.;
Supports the delivery of local as well as support in-market global events such as on-board and other press trips as well as press conferences, and playing a key role maximizing the communications value in the UK and Ireland for the upcoming christenings,
Manages and coordinates reactive media requests as well as identifies proactive opportunities, in line with and building upon the key, business goals-supporting communications objectives set forth by the yearly PR plan;
Researches, reports and analyses the competitor’s communications impact in UK and Ireland;
Under the leadership of the Global Employee Engagement Manager, acts as the market key contact, coordinator and main content provider for all local and global, UK & Ireland-relevant employee engagement (internal communications).
VISA REQUIREMENTS (if any)
Right to work in the UK
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