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6 months ago
Amazon
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Category: PR Jobs
DESCRIPTION

Amazon UK is seeking a self-motivated and creative individual for the role of PR Manager leading proactive campaigns across Amazon’s flagship retail events and key categories including Consumer Electronics, Home & Appliances, Garden & DIY, Pets, Heath & Beauty, Sports, Toys and Baby stores. Please note this is a temporary maternity cover contract – minimum 12 months.

Key responsibilities include:

• Working closely with our retained PR agencies and wider EU PR team to devise and implement strategies which enhance the reputation of Amazon’s offering;
• Developing and managing PR campaigns to drive awareness in support of Amazon business goals;
• Overseeing the day-to-day running of the press office, including reactive media relations and issues management for key retail categories.

Able to work at internet-speed, you will have a track record of delivery on major campaigns, a high level of creativity and extensive experience in dealing with media contacts including national news desks.

Skills:
• Consumer PR expert - a demonstrated feel for what works for a brand and a strong contact book
• Tactically aware - knowledgeable about what’s going on in the media and with the brand and able to marry the two at short notice for maximum PR benefit
• Strategic - ensuring that PR activity delivers against business objectives and articulates key messages
• Proactive in the extreme - enjoys taking responsibility and making things happen
• Organized - able to juggle multiple projects simultaneously while managing essential admin work
• Leadership - able to inspire agencies to deliver and demonstrate responsibility for PR to senior managers
• Adaptable - able to work in a corporate environment

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

For this position we expect:

• Ideally educated to degree level
• Several years agency/in-house experience working at a senior level
• Track record of delivery on major campaigns
• Extensive experience in dealing with high-level consumer media contacts across news and broadcast sectors
• Knowledge of the UK retail and online markets
• Strong competency in basic Office software (Outlook, Excel etc.)
• Strong business-focused writing skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Further qualifications would be a plus:
• Consumer PR expert - a demonstrated feel for what works for a brand and a strong contact book
• Tactically aware - knowledgeable about what’s going on in the media and with the brand and able to marry the two at short notice for maximum PR benefit
• Strategic - ensuring that PR activity delivers against business objectives and articulates key messages
• Proactive in the extreme - enjoys taking responsibility and making things happen
• Organized - able to juggle multiple projects simultaneously while managing essential admin work
• Leadership - able to inspire agencies to deliver and demonstrate responsibility for PR to senior managers
• Adaptable - able to work in a corporate environment

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify, and build.

By submitting your resume and application information, you authorize Amazon to transmit and store your information in the Amazon group of companies' world-wide recruitment database, and to circulate that information as necessary for the purpose of evaluating your qualifications for this or other job vacancies.

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