Mallory Group brand

We are looking to hire an ambitious PR Manager for a maternity cover position to work on fully integrated campaigns across the sport and lifestyle sectors. The main client focus will be Musto - the performance technical clothing brand - which specialises in sailing, country, adventure and lifestyle apparel. 

Our ideal new team member will be a strong PR Manager who has excellent public relations experience and a passion for seeing positive client coverage in both the traditional, social and digital media. You will need to be familiar with the national and regional daily, broadcast and periodical media as well as relevant social media platforms and how to use all platforms to develop truly integrated campaigns.

Our PR & communications brief for Musto is global with a focus on the UK, France and USA: experience in creating dynamic campaigns in these countries is desirable. 

We need someone who is highly organised, confident, a great team player, with exceptional time management skills and close attention to detail. The right person will have excellent personal skills, able to work closely with the agency team, our network of partners and associates and our client roster. They can multitask and work under pressure as this is a fast-paced environment, enjoy taking ownership of their work whilst also fitting seamlessly and collaboratively as part of the wider team. 

To be successful in this role, you will...

- Have great media relations experience and contacts 

- Be confident driving campaigns forward 

- Understand how to create impactful stories 

- Be a strategic thinker with creative ideas 

- Be knowledgeable on and connected with a wide spectrum of broadcast, print, online and social media influencers and journalists 

- Not be afraid to pick up the phone and pitch in a story 

- Ideally have experience working with sport and lifestyle clients 

- Able to build relationships with senior stakeholders, clients and team members 

- Commercially aware of new business opportunities 

Dependant on the suitability and experience of the applicant, the role could either be full time or part time 3.5 days/week. 
Key responsibilities include, but not limited to:

- Day to day media liaison across sport, lifestyle, fashion and trade media as well as press office management 

- Campaign planning and creative ideation 

- Creation of proactive and creative media opportunities 

- Take a lead in the development and creation of client content, including the management of the production process through to final client approval 

- Writing press releases and articles 

- Client management and reporting 

- Budget management 

- Digital and social content planning and implementation 

- Support the broader marketing activity of Mallory Group through external events, PR and social media activity and new business presentations

- Management of the team - both upwards and down

- Partner communications liaison

Skills / experience required:

- 5 years’ experience within sport and lifestyle PR 

- Strong editorial skills and creative expression through written copy, presentations and video content 

- Strong processes around management of media lists, client reporting, media analytics and evaluation 

- Proven social and digital experience – ability to create and lead campaigns 

- Clear understanding of what makes exceptional work – consistently delivering for the client with robust agency best practices 

- Awareness of business development opportunities and ability to create leads for the business 

- Ability to flex with the requirements of the agency – from high level client exposure to more mundane but important administrative requirements 

Personal attributes: 

- Must be personable, proactive, flexible and organised 

- Assured but modest in the presence of the agency team and client 

- Entrepreneurial spirit - an ability to shape the future 

- An individual who is respected through the quality of their work and willingness to go above and beyond 

- A good team player and an energetic personality who the team and client love working with 

Package & how to apply

- Competitive annual salary pro rata 

- 25 days’ holiday (not including Bank holidays) pro rata 

- A company commitment to training and development 

- Refer a friend and new business incentives 

- The ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment 

- Some international travel may be required 

- Start date: immediate for the right candidate

How to apply

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