about 1 year ago
Our client, a well respected motor group, is looking to recruit an exceptional Public Relations Manager.
PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:
To raise the media profile of the group, keeping all the brands in the forefront of UK journalists’ minds with a regular flow of positive and newsworthy stories, pictures and opportunities, while reducing negative publicity wherever possible.
MAIN DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Creating interesting and newsworthy press release and press pack material for the UK’s media.
Taking telephone, email and face-to-face inquiries from journalists.
Initiating telephone and face-to-face discussions between key personnel and UK journalists where appropriate.
Maintaining existing lines of communication : and opening new ones : with the UK’s most influential writers, to further strengthen relationships between the group and the media.
Promote company directors, including the MD, as respected commentators on broader consumer and corporate automotive affairs.
Produce information documents and Q&A sheets for directors, including the MD, prior to questioning by the media.
Manage key elements of the planning and organisation of UK new car press launches, and represent the company at these events.
Represent the company at automotive-related shows, meetings and awards functions during the year.
Liaise with the Marketing Department on promotional activities, and work with outside agencies where appropriate.
Assist colleagues on PR-related matters across all the brands.
Liaise closely with PR colleagues across the world to ensure broader messages are carried through to the UK.
Liaise with the Press Garage to ensure press fleet cars are maintained to the highest standards.
Perform any additional ad hoc duties where necessary.
Where appropriate receive the required training to be compliant with the FSA standards
The salary is £55k per annum plus bonus
The Solution Automotive Recruitment has been placing candidates into the UK Motor Trade since 1999. We have a fantastic relationship with all our clients and candidates across the country, many very long standing relationships.
Unfortunately due to the volume of applications we get, we can only respond to the candidates who match the criteria set for this vacancy. We will retain your CV on our database and make contact as and when suitable vacancies arise. We will NEVER send your CV anywhere without your permission.