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PR & Communications Manager, Global

London 224



Job Description:

In order to help drive further growth within the business, King is looking to hire an exceptional PR and Communications Manager. This is a new position that has been created in order to support the existing Consumer PR and Communications team within King.

Your role within our Kingdom

The PR & Communications Manager role is designed to support the Consumer team’s efforts to gain positive and influential coverage in media on a global basis.

Your responsibilities:

  • Work alongside the PR and Communications team to build favourability and coverage of King and its games in media globally
  • Support PR Director in driving strategy and execution of PR initiatives and events internationally
  • Coordinate with and manage consumer PR agencies across key markets
  • Work closely with multiple internal stakeholders including marketing and game development teams to develop PR strategies, press materials and creative content for PR initiatives
  • Regularly review media to find and suggest opportunities to profile our games in key outlets
  • Track media coverage and report on progress of the PR plans to the wider business
  • Develop and maintain strong media relationships (alongside the rest of the PR team) with games media, consumer lifestyle media, broadcast media and others
  • Support PR and communications team in drafting media materials and briefing documents, including researching media, writing media biographies ahead of interviews, early draft press releases etc
  • Help the PR and Communications team to maintain important PR processes including media coverage tracking, media relationship management, asset management, online press room updates etc

If you want to be part of a company that creates moments of magical entertainment for millions of players to enjoy on the go, then this is the right job for you. As part of the PR and Communications Team you will enjoy a creative, challenging and collaborative environment where your ideas will be every bit as valued as your PR expertise.

Key Skills

You have great passion for PR and communications and how it can be used effectively and positively within a company. You should also have:

  • Experience working in PR / communications at an agency or alternatively for a well- known brand within the entertainment sector in- house
  • Substantial experience managing multiple clients in PR agencies or managing multiple PR agencies as part of an in- house team
  • Strong consumer/lifestyle background with proven track record in coordinating and executing creative PR campaigns and events on a national/international level
  • Strong UK / International media contacts, particularly across consumer lifestyle outlets
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Used to working to deadlines
  • Experience of media relations and pitching stories to media
  • Excellent interpersonal skills so the candidate is able to work with other stakeholders within King and communicate with our PR agencies as required.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office packages, including Excel
  • Social media and reactive experience also desirable
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Should have an enthusiasm for games

About King

King is the game developer behind the world- famous Candy Crush franchise, as well as mobile game hits including Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. Candy Crush is the top- grossing franchise in US app stores, a position it has held for the last two years, and King’s games are being played by 245 million monthly active users as of Q3 2021. King, which is part of the Activision Blizzard group since its acquisition in 2016, employs nearly 2,000 people in game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in San Francisco, New York, and Malta.

A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of Heroes

Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply cannot expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes.

Making the World Playful

Making the World Playful is what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar. It’s what makes King a place where we can all dream bigger, continue to add innovation to our games, broadening the portfolio and exploring new territories in mid- core and casual. We take the art and science of gaming to the next level through our curiosity for the unexplored, passion for games, respect for each other and love for our players - and we’re not afraid to have fun along the way. In fact, together with our parent company Activision Blizzard and experts around the world, we believe having fun is good for you. There has never been a better time to join us. We're dreaming bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. If you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful!

Applications need to be in English.
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