HTC Europe

  • Junior PR Manager

    Category
    Marketing
    Position Type
    Permanent Full-Time
    City
    Slough
    Country
    United Kingdom
  • Overview

    As a global innovator in smart mobile devices, connected technology and virtual reality, HTC has produced award-winning products and industry firsts since its inception in 1997, including the highly acclaimed One and Desire line of smartphones and Vive, HTC’s virtual reality system. HTC Vive™ is the world’s leading virtual reality platform which launched with the aim of bringing premium VR to the world.

     

    The Junior PR Manager will support the European PR Manager in the development and execution of best-in-class communications campaigns to support awareness, sales and community engagement for Vive and smartphone products. To do this, it will be necessary to work closely with the Global PR team (primarily based in the US), the European PR agency network (key markets are UK, DACH, FR, NORDICS, ES & CZ), and departments across the Vive Europe team including Sales & Marketing. We are looking for a highly motivated, fast learner, who will bring enthusiasm and creativity to the role and is committed to be an important contributor to the overall success of the team.

    Responsibilities

    • Support European PR Manager with day-to-day running of European press office and PR campaign activity for HTC’s hardware, content and services
    • Assist with distribution of PR materials to local teams and creation of online press kits 
    • Drafting of PR materials where appropriate, to include press releases, blog posts and story pitches
    • Day to day liaison with local PR agencies, dealing with inbound enquiries and collation of weekly team reports 
    • Coverage reporting and across the European region, including weekly PR reporting
    • Finance support - raising purchase orders and new vendor requests
    • Minute taking on relevant calls 
    • Tracking and distribution of code for 1st party VR titles and Viveport content to European media
    • Support with local sample seeding for key hardware launches and overseeing of European PR loan stock together with logistics team
    • Scheduling, logistics and where required on the ground support for local media events and trade shows (i.e. CES / MWC)

    Person Specification

    Experience & Knowledge

    • Educated to degree level, with 1-2 years PR experience either in-house or agency.
    • Experience within a Global/European team beneficial
    • Knowledge of VR and/or Smartphone industries would be an advantage
    • Computer literate with intermediate level knowledge of Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
    • Fluency in French and/or German would be an added advantage

     

    Key Competencies

    • Exceptional communicator – strong written, oral and inter-personal skills are essential in an environment working with a large network of international teams
    • Strong administrative and organisational skills
    • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines, and navigate calmly through change
    • Highly self-motivated and proactive, able to keep pace in a busy office environment
    • Creative thinker
    • Team player willing to be involved across marketing functions to deliver integrated communications strategies

     

    Other relevant details

    • Position located in Slough.  Working from London office may be required on occasion

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