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Champions UK plc

Based: East Midlands

Posted: Mon 8 Nov 2021
Closing Date: Wed 24 Nov 2021
Employer: Champions UK plc
Job Category: Management
PR account executives
Employment Type: Full time
Sector: News and Content Agencies, Public Relations

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PR Manager

Champions UK plc

Based: East Midlands

Posted: Mon 8 Nov 2021
Closing Date: Wed 24 Nov 2021
Employer: Champions UK plc
Job Category: Management
PR account executives
Employment Type: Full time
Sector: News and Content Agencies, Public Relations

Job Description

Champions (UK) plc is one of the leading brand agencies, boasting an enviable portfolio of clients and a whole host of industry awards. A family-owned business driven by traditional values, Change Champions has grown consistently over the years and is always evolving in response to the client’s needs.

Today, with our highly skilled and specialist teams, we continually increase client base, and due to our ongoing successes, we now have an additional and exciting career opportunity for a PR Manager.

Are you an experienced PR Manager looking for a new challenge? Are you a natural communicator who likes the excitement of new opportunities, seeking to thrive in a fast-paced environment?

You are a highly competent PR Manager with the ability to lead our public relations professional team and take on full responsibility for the strategy, collaboration, execution, and measurement of PR & Media Relations campaigns for our company and clients, with the goal of building and enhancing an outstanding image for both.

Responsibilities

  • Able to create and deliver PR campaigns
  • Devise and implement strategies, review the results and adapt accordingly
  • Developing, planning and implementing a public relations communications plan involving goals, budget and tactics
  • Seeking high-level placements in print, broadcast and online media;
  • Coordinating all public relations activities
  • Directing the PR Executive team to engage audiences across traditional and new media
  • Leveraging existing media relationships and cultivating new contacts within business and industry media
  • Managing media enquiries and interview requests
  • Researching and creating content for press releases, by-line articles and keynote presentations to targeted media
  • Monitoring, analysing and communicating PR results and coverage on a monthly basis
  • Evaluating opportunities for partnerships, sponsorships and advertising on an ongoing basis
  • Building relationships with industry leaders to grow industry awareness
  • Preparing case studies, speeches, articles and annual reports
  • Coordinating photo opportunities
  • Organising press conferences and supplying company information to go on the website and social media
  • Managing the PR aspect of a potential crisis situation
  • Maintaining a keen understanding of industry trends affecting clients and making appropriate recommendations regarding the communication strategy surrounding them
  • Recruiting, hiring and training new members of the PR Executive team as and when required
  • Determining KPIs for each Executive team member

Experience, Qualifications and Skills Required

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Experience in managing, supporting and overseeing a PR team
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, a broad understanding and experience of PR strategy building, social media and PR concepts, pitching, influencing and negotiation skills, you will be a communications professional
  • Able to spot opportunities and prioritise multiple tasks to deliver results against strategic objectives
  • You will prepare new business tenders and presentations for the company so must have an understanding of how PR fits into a branding mix, and how to cross-sell services for Champions for various markets
  • Knowledge of PR tools including Gorkana and Meltwater
  • Strong relationships with local and national business as well as industry media outlets
  • Be prepared to act as a company spokesperson; comfortable and skilled in both broadcast and print media interviews
  • Solid experience with social media including blogs, Facebook, Twitter, etc
  • Excellent organisational, planning and administrative skills
  • Full understanding of media relationships
  • Proactive, reliable, responsible and accurate with an attention to detail
  • Possession of the ability to keep information confidential
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment with the occasional long hours

Benefits

  • On-site gym
  • Countryside location with car parking
  • New starter goodie bag
  • Above and beyond bonus scheme
  • Enhanced holiday allowance after three continuous years with the company
  • Modern and spacious office in our new digital hub
  • Socials events (Covid permitting)
  • On-going personal development and training
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Birthday bottle of bubbly
  • Christmas Party - all expenses paid (Covid permitting)

Closing date: TBD

Contact Details

If you think you are suitable for this role, please send a covering letter stating why you’re the ideal candidate, along with your current salary and CV to careers@championsukplc.com

 

Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Wednesday 24th November 2021.

Employer Information

Champions UK plc
United Kingdom

Phone: 01509 852927