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Are you a creative, dynamic and enthusiastic arts-lover with extensive experience in delivering PR strategies? WildKat PR is looking for a Head of Press to join their London team

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WildKat PR is a game-changer in the classical music industry, with offices in London, Berlin and New York. We adamantly believe in challenging the status quo of our industry, embracing creative values, and developing a strong digital and online focus.

As a young, enthusiastic music-loving company, our expertise and creativity allow us to devise innovative campaigns tailored to individual artists’ needs. With clients such as Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Tête à Tête Opera Festival, Cellist Matthew Sharp and Dartington International Summer School, our reach extends across a wide range of genres, as well as internationally, to offer professional PR support worldwide.

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Job Description – Head of Press

WildKat PR is offering an exceptional opportunity for an experienced individual to join our London team, and both lead and advise our account managers across a diverse range of PR work. At a time of continued rapid international growth, you will devise, develop, plan and implement forward looking PR strategies for print, online, TV and radio as well as social media.

Your strong network and excellent relationships with editors and journalists, alongside your impeccable, up-to-date knowledge of the industry, will enable you to deliver imaginative and diverse PR campaigns

By providing managerial, strategic and creative direction, you will help our team explore new avenues, communicate more effectively and thus enhance our clients’ profiles by reaching new audiences and shaping innovative campaigns.

You will work alongside the Business Development Manager, and both the Junior and Senior Account Managers will report to you. By liaising with both our Berlin and New York offices, there will be opportunities to work abroad and impact the market internationally.

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Christmas at WildKat London

Essential skills and experience:

  • 3 Year’s experience in defining and delivering PR strategies
  • An excellent network and strong relationships, primarily with classical music, as well as lifestyle, culture, technology, fashion and mainstream media outlets in the UK
  • Superb track record of liaising and working with press to deliver consistent results and high value PR
  • Energetic and creative with excellent organisational skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to self-manage
  • Confidence to represent our brand at all levels
  • Preferred skills and experience:

  • Multi-lingual
  • Marketing experience
  • Degree-level education in preferably an arts subject
  • Opportunities of working with WildKat PR:

  • Open plan office; friendly and collaborative environment
  • A diverse role, providing opportunities to expand your skillset quickly
  • Gain wider industry experience, not just in PR
  • Supportive colleagues and management welcoming your fresh ideas
  • Personalised creative skills training and coaching
  • Collaboration with mainstream brands and projects
  • Opportunities for travel
  • Sociable atmosphere
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    Perks of the job

  • Annual company ski trip
  • Yoga in the office
  • Team lunches
  • Friday afternoon drinks
  • Opportunities of travel
  • Deadline: 5pm Monday January 25th 2016

    Salary is competitive and dependent upon experience. Please email fleur@wildkatpr.com for further information about this role.

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    (Written on December 18, 2015 )

    Summer is always a busy time of year in the music world. With the Proms in full flow and festivals popping up everywhere, the past few weeks have been pretty busy for all of us here at WildKat PR too! We wanted to share with you select highlights of what we’ve been up to in our London and Berlin offices…

    Festivals

    One of the most exciting events we have been working on this summer is the Tête-à-Tête Opera Festival. With over 100 performances, from Tim Benjamin‘s dark double-bill Life Stories to a flashmob in King’s Cross, it’s no wonder the festival was listed as number one on BBC Music Magazine’s Unmissable Events for August 2015.

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    Tête-à-Tête pop-up opera

    Next came Grimeborn and Constella Ballet & Orchestra‘s Clown of Clowns – a circus-themed operatic and balletic spectacular featuring Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire followed by Leo Geyer‘s jazz-inspired Sideshows. Despite the tube strikes, we battled our way across London to the Arcola and are very glad we did, as this show received glowing reviews from audience members and journalists alike.

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    Clown of Clowns, Arcola Theatre

    We were lucky to have two clients performing at this year’s Wilderness Festival, Matthew Sharp and Avi Avital. Matthew’s performance with Opera North was exhilarating, featuring devils and fire dancers and Avi left the audience calling for an encore!

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    Wilderness Festival, Cornbury Park

    Proms

    The Mahler Chamber Orchestra has had a busy season at the BBC Proms this year. We were stunned to see the connection between the musicians and the wonderful Leif Ove Andsnes directing from the piano. It was also a very emotional evening since this was the last time they were performing the Beethoven journey together.

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    Mahler Chamber Orchestra at BBC Proms. Credit: Paco Varoch

    And the promming fun didn’t stop in London… We travelled down to the Bristol Proms to see the Sacconi Quartet in Heartfelt – an extraordinary production which allowed audience members to hold a robotic heart or ‘chestahedron’ and monitor the musicians’ heart rates as they performed.

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    Sacconi Quartet ‘Heartfelt’ concert

    We have also been making the most of £5 promming tickets and particularly enjoyed Prom 35, The Story of Swing – described by Rhian as one of the best concerts she’s ever been to!

    Office News

    And life inside the office has been almost as busy as our concert schedule!

    With both the London and Berlin offices recruiting, it has been a month of advertising vacancies, reading CVs and interviewing. Now that the whole process is over, we are pleased to welcome new account manager Anja in Berlin and look forward to Victoria joining us next month.

    We have been darting around, accompanying clients to In Tune, Resonance FM and London Live broadcasts, our new in-house photographer has been taking photos at events and we’ve run industry open sessions at Handel House and Guildhall.

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    WildKat PR Industry Open Session at Handel House

    We’ve also been travelling further afield, with Carolin in New York with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Sarah in Amsterdam with enoa and Olivia and Carolin off to Switzerland for the Gstaad Menuhin Festival.

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    New York. Credit: Carolin Denz

    It has been a summer of new beginnings, with new and returning clients David Pearl, Constella Ballet & Orchestra, Marina Baranova, Yijia Zhang, Nina Brazier, Katherine Bryan, JSL, Rachael Young, Ensemble Perpetuo, Damian Marhulets, Raymond Yiu, Anneleen Lenaerts and Hideko Udagawa.

    We also celebrated the birth of two beautiful babies – Anna’s little girl Greta and Kat and Alan’s baby boy Charlie!

    We have a lot of exciting events coming up in the next few weeks, so as always keep an eye on our blog and Twitter for updates!

    All photos in this post (excluding credited images) were taken by in-house photographer Rhian Hughes.

    (Written on August 20, 2015 )