We are seeking a Public Relations Manager (PR Manager) to nurture a strong industry network, increase awareness and develop an enviable corporate image by developing and executing effective communication and media relations programs.
DUTIES: *Prepare articles and press releases for the media.. *Ensure the company protects and promotes its image in a proper, *coordinated, and consistent manner. *Cultivate and enhance collaborative working relationships within the press and publicity community. *Manage the flow of news about the organization to the media. *Gather and disseminate timely information to press and staff. *Optimise communication system to enhance accuracy of communication. *Create effective communication channels. *Enhance effectiveness of press and publicity function. *Act as a media spokesperson on behalf of the company and address questions and complaints. *Develop relationships with national and regional press contacts to ensure the company reputation is promoted and to deflect criticism. *Plan and oversee press events. *Detect public relations issues as they emerge and address them directly. *Research and write briefing materials.
BSc in Marketing, Advertising, Communications or a related discipline *Proven working experience in public relations required *Proven track record designing and executing successful public relations campaigns at both a local and national level. *Strong relationships with both local and national business and industry media outlets *Experience in acting as a company spokesperson; comfortable and skilled in both broadcast and print media interviews. *Exceptional writing and editing skills.
Solid experience with social media including blogs, Facebook, Twitter, etc. *Event planning experience.
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