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PR Manager - 12 Month Contract - Edinburgh Area

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We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic PR Manager for a  1-year contract to join a dynamic national retail business.  

Reporting to the Communications Manager, you will have an integral role within the communications team working across a variety of channels including all internal and external PR, social media, corporate brand, CSR and reputation management. As Communications Officer, you will thrive in a hands-on retail environment and have the drive, confidence and persuasive powers to get the best from external PR agencies, charity partnerships and store-based colleagues.  


The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a proven track record in PR / Communications
  • Have implemented multifaceted communication programmes and PR campaigns from initial concept through to delivery, within budget
  • Have a background in consumer or retail PR
  • Can demonstrate previous experience in executing successful community engagement campaigns
  • Experience in developing and publicising charity partnerships
  • Worked on both national and regional, local campaigns
  • Are confident in creating collateral including photography, filming, media materials
  • Experience in managing press appointments, shows or events


Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing consumer PR strategy both local seasonal campaigns and national product placement
  • Leading on media relations for community programmes across the UK including charity partnerships; identifying proactive opportunities and story ideas to increase profile and brand awareness
  • Managing, briefing and directing external PR agencies
  • Co-ordinate and write content for columns and quotes
  • Management of lifestyle shoots and press shows including asset management and creation of media materials
  • Working as part of a larger retail national organisation
  • Working closely with marketing colleagues on campaigns and commercial teams
  • Support digital team with assets and content
  • Identify digital PR opportunities and blogger engagement
  • Manage consumer in-house press office activity both reactive and proactive and cuttings service
  • Support on corporate and internal communications when required


Attributes for the role:

  • Exceptional communication skills, approachable and ability to build a network of connections
  • Excellent writing and proofing skills
  • Media trained
  • Organised with efficient time management
  • Ability to manage and work within budget and within deadline


We are looking for a candidate who is enthusiastic, driven and have the confidence to work across multiple departments. You must have a ‘can-do’, friendly attitude to work well in this team. If you are available to start a new contract role and would like to find out more about this exciting client side opportunity please apply now with your CV and supporting statement to or call me on 0131 553 93619.

  • Salary: Attractive / DOE
  • Edinburgh Area
  • Ref 1073
  • Date Posted Thursday 10 Aug 20172017-08-10


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