PR Manager

Lloyd Recruitment Services Ltd
Crawley, West Sussex
15 Jun 2017
15 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Lloyd Recruitment Services are looking for a PR Manager in Crawley that has a keen interest in leisure and sport (hiking/ cycling for example) - to join a growing team with a reputable retailer, at their head office.

The role;

We are looking for someone who's able to hold their own in conversation with journalists and suppliers. The role has two parts: placing exclusive own brand products with relevant media for review and creating innovative campaigns to deliver mainstream media coverage to communicate the brand.

PR experience is preferred, however, it is essential that you hold keen sporting interests paired with exceptional communication skills, relationship building skills and have to be someone who enjoys working in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, with a high degree of autonomy.

The PR Manager is responsible for all aspects of public relations for our client, which covers two areas: product reviews for exclusive owned brands and mainstream coverage for the brand

As the media-facing voice of the Business, your sporting interest/ knowledge and credibility are very important - as well as your communication skills

Securing coverage and gaining credibility for the exclusive and owned brands within specialist magazines, blogs and websites through their product review schedule

You will develop close relationships with journalists, keep track of what product tests are coming up and suggest exclusive/own brand products be included, working closely with the buying team to identify priority products

Mainstream PR coverage to date has involved a mix of product placements and features. Your task is to define and own the PR strategy, create an annual plan and deliver the different activity. This is all managed in-house and will involve you building relationships with journalists and being the point of contact for all media enquiries

Finally, as the product expert on exclusive and owned-brand products, you will be involved in the marketing activity for those brands, working alongside the other members of the marketing team

Ideal Candidate;

  • Be a sporting expert - bikes/ hiking etc.
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be highly organised and able to work to deadlines
  • Proactive and able to use your own initiative

Available Benefits;

This employer offers some fantastic benefits, some you will be entitled to from day one, others after certain checkpoints, (probation/ 6 months).

A base salary of up to £30K, Up to 28 Days Holiday per year (including Bank Holidays), A Company Pension Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Fantastic Discounts on relevant memberships, Colleague Awards, A Ride to Work Scheme, Trade Discount on all of our products, Holiday Buy Back - buy up to 5 days’ additional holiday, Health Shield, a cash back health plan.

Unfortunately, due to the high number of applications Lloyd Recruitment Services are only able to contact candidates who have been shortlisted.