PR Manager – London (Cover)
WildKat is looking for an experienced PR Manager to join our London office for an initial 3 month period (with the opportunity to extend for the right candidate). You’ll be working closely with the company Directors, PR Managers and our Digital team, plus colleagues worldwide. You will plan and execute creative PR campaigns across the classical music and cultural industries to generate coverage and publicity for our clients.
We are looking for someone who is well-organised, hard-working and enthusiastic, as well as friendly and approachable. You should enjoy working with a close-knit team, across all our offices, with the ability to both collaborate and work independently.
Due to Covid-restrictions, we are mainly working from home, but once safe working conditions can be facilitated, you will be working from our Central London office. We will continue to offer flexibility with working from home.
- To manage your set of clients and work with them to help achieve their PR goals
- To think creatively about how you (and your colleague) approach campaigns. You will be asked to make new connections and approach your work in innovative ways
- With the help of our Digital Team you will integrate digital media into campaigns. This means exploring new technology and developing ways to include it in client campaigns
- To take a leading role in the development and execution of unique, creative campaigns to promote your clients and the company
- To write copy in relation to your clients’ needs, including fact sheets, biographies, blog posts, newsletters, brochures, and more
- To liaise with journalists to generate and secure media coverage for clients
- To attend all relevant artists’ events, including meetings and performances
- To network within the industry to build your reputation and that of the company
- To oversee the work of others when required, and to be willing to grow into a more senior role
- Minimum 2 years experience working in arts PR (ideally classical music)
- Interest in classical music, culture, and the arts – Bach should be someone you know, not someone you’ve emailed!
- Have your own established contact book of arts journalists and relationships with relevant media
- A fast learner, able to absorb information quickly and confidently put it into practice
- Ability to remain calm when working under pressure and to manage conflicting deadlines
- Proven administrative and organisational skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Good standard of computer literacy (Word, Excel, WordPress)
Full-time salary from £30,000, dependent on experience. Start date will be agreed upon with the successful applicant, but we are looking for someone to begin as soon as possible.
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion:
At WildKat we strive to be inclusive across our workforce and creative delivery. Team members contribute to and develop our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. We welcome applications for all sectors of the community and actively seeking applications from candidates from disabled and ethnically diverse backgrounds as these groups are currently underrepresented within the music sector.
Please let us know if you would like to discuss the office environment, working arrangements, access requirements or have questions around access and inclusion. Our office at 26 Bloomsbury Street is not wheelchair accessible, has two flights of stairs and an upstairs toilet.
How to apply:
To apply, please send your CV and a Cover Letter outlining suitability for the role to [email protected] with “PR Manager” in the subject line by Tuesday 22 March 2022. We also kindly ask you to fill in our Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form accessible via this link (see below for more information).
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by phone or email and invited to an interview on Zoom. Whilst we will work to accommodate every applicant, please do your best to ensure you may be available for this date.
Right to work
Under the Asylum and Immigration Act, we are required to check that anyone taking up employment with us has the legal right to work in the UK. All successful applicants will, therefore, be asked to provide us with documentary evidence to support their entitlement to work in the UK prior to taking up employment.
We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. We particularly welcome applications from people of ethnically diverse groups and disadvantaged backgrounds, as well as trans and non-binary candidates, as they are currently under-represented in our workforce.
Any Equal Opportunities information you provide will not be used when short-listing, it is anonymised, will be kept separate from your application, and all information will be treated in the strictest confidence.