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Junior PR Manager

Team17
Manchester England United Kingdom
27 days ago
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Junior PR Manager / Hybrid / Manchester, Nottingham or Wakefield

Over the last two years we have seen huge growth at Team17 as well as the acquisition of 2 studios and 3 major IPs, and we aren't stopping there. With ambitious growth plans afoot, bringing onboard dynamic, inventive and impassioned Teamsters is central to our success.

We are now looking for a Junior PR Manager to join our multidisciplinary team. Reporting to the PR Lead, you will be involved in supporting tailored strategies for our first and third party games, and being pivotal in plans to gain visibility with appropriate media around key beats towards launch and beyond. You will learn new skills, processes and procedures and evolve existing ones, with your career growth needs being supported by your Lead and the company and you will be part of shaping the PR team.

Ultimately it is about the games. The thrill here is getting to work on the exciting games we sign as well as thinking longer term about the much loved titles we develop, so we are looking for a candidate with a experience in and passion for the games industry in the indie space, with a desire to grow their skills with the commercial and creative approaches involved in title releases. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of the key goals of PR and an interest in being part of creative brainstorming, using existing skills and those evolved within the role to map out opportunities matched to each title’s needs and secure the attention of audiences for maximum pickup.

The ideal Teamster for this role will be happy to force connections with the network of press contacts we have, as well as seek out new opportunities and outlets to reach wider and niche audiences. They have a good knowledge of the indie games industry and an instinctively collaborative style, always seeking to solve challenges with their expertise and ideas.

What you will do...

Supporting implementation of first-class global PR and event plans bespoke to each product, liaising with the Product Marketing and Community teams to ensure efforts are coordinated and aligned

Take part in weekly product meetings with the marketing teams and development studio to ensure collaboration and consistency in your approach to supporting our eclectic assortment of external developers

Write and coordinate translation of press materials as required; creation, control and dissemination of press releases, fact sheets, art assets; development or story angles and creation of content that will resonate with the target media

Become effective tracking and logging of PR activity across our titles, including announcements, features, previews, reviews, prepare comprehensive reports on PR coverage and activities for internal and external use

Contribute to campaign retrospectives, providing a full and detailed analyses of any PR activities

Represent Team17 at UK and international media tours, trade shows and other events

How you will do it...

Demonstrable experience working in fields that have transferrable skills for a PR remit, preferably within a creative industry

Knowledge of games industry trends and media trends, knowledge within the indie market would be an added bonus

A passion for videogames and the wider industry

Excellent interpersonal skills, interfacing with press and developers

Multi-tasking, working across multiple products and deadlines

Outstanding presentation skills to demo Team17 products to an external audience

Excellent time management with a tenacious approach

Exemplary writing skills and the ability to clearly and concisely communicate ideas

The Interview Process...

The interview process for the Junior PR Manager role is made up of 3 stages:

Our average process takes around 2-3 weeks, but we will always work around your availability. Prior to your 1st stage interview, we will endeavour to send you a selection of core interview questions you will be asked at interview . We want you to do the best you can and believe receiving questions in advance will support your candidate experience with us. You will also have the chance to speak to our recruitment team at various points during your process but if you do have any specific questions ahead of this, please contact us on careers@team17.com

Team17 is an equal opportunities employer with a commitment to building a diverse workforce, representative of the world we live and game in!

Accessibility is at the heart of our games, and we reflect that in how we work as a business. Should you need adjustments or flexible arrangements to interview, or take up a role at Team17, please let us know in the notes section of your application and we will accommodate to the best of our ability.

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