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Communications Director

Job title: Communications Director
Contract type: Full-time
Location: Irvine
Industry: Marketing
Remote: No
Reference: 431940
Contact name: Lauren Silvi
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Our client, a Gaming Company, is looking to add a Communications Director to their team for a full time permanent position. Reporting to the VP, Brand Marketing the ideal candidate has experience managing teams and PR campaigns globally, a minimum 10+ years of public relations experience in the gaming industry and the ability to work in a fast-paced highly visible role across the company with teams in the US, UK & Japan.  

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Lead and mentor the Communications team based in the US & UK to execute PR campaigns throughout the lifecycle of a product and/or franchise
  • Determine and manage direction for all public and media relations activities with the goal of continually garnering positive visibility for the company and products
  • Establish and report measurement KPIs across product campaigns and branding initiatives
  • Partner with Events team & supervise the planning and execution of press events and tours
  • Work closely with executive leadership, to oversee the strategic direction and implementation of external communications for business initiatives
  • Respond to issues and able to recommend and implement effective crisis communications
  • Collaborate with internal departments  to coordinate interviews, obtain product materials, information, and approvals to ensure strategies/messaging are aligned
  • Manage agency and budget for PR / Communications initiatives
  • Partner with cross-functional departments to identify storytelling opportunities and support issues management, particularly Human Resources & Investor Relations
  • Other duties as assigned
Qualifications and Skills:
  • 10+ years of experience managing communications/PR for high-profile, consumer-facing brands within the gaming/entertainment industry
  • 5+ years managing 3 or more direct reports based in international locations
  • Superb people management skills with the ability to attract, motivate, retain, empower, and coach communications/PR professionals
  • Experience working cross-functionally with employees and managers at all levels within the organization as well as with outside agencies
  • The candidate must have established press relationships and a portfolio of successful earned media campaign coverage and analysis
  • Ideal candidate will be a creative, motivated self-starter with incredible attention to detail, a team-focused attitude, and a solutions-oriented approach.
  • Excellent writing, verbal communication & spokesperson / presentation skills
  • Experience working with or at a Japanese company, video game publisher / developer
  • Entrepreneurial and a hands-on style with a strong bias for action and results while working effectively in an environment that values collaboration without ego
  • Bachelor's degree in communications or related field

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