Public Relations Manager (Gaming)

Redmond, WA
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Tova Dodge

Job Description:

We are looking for a Vendor/PR manager responsible for leading global PR strategy and U.S. execution for third-party games. Working closely with developers big and small, an ideal candidate will have a proven record of crafting innovative global communications plans and executing programs that change perceptions and reach a variety of audiences. They’ll see the bigger picture and how it comes together for gaming industry as well as for an individual product. They are collaborative, nimble and thrive in a fast paced, dynamic environment. They see a broad definition of public relations stretching from media and influencer engagement to content creation and owned channel storytelling. They have a global perspective and a desire to be part of a world-class communications team that includes internal, external and partner teams. Being bold, curious and wanting to have fun are key. 

Key Responsibilities Include: 
• Lead global PR strategy and U.S. execution for third-party games. 
• Work across a global organization to deliver impact and influence all while driving effective, integrated programs with respective marketing disciplines 
• Provide counsel to internal clients, including executives and external game development partners 
• Integrate PR planning and execution with teams around the world; Create materials and other content to aid subsidiary PR teams 
• Manage PR agency resources for maximum effectiveness, leading multiple resources to be integral members of the extended team 
• Be a vocal and proactive member of the broader gaming console PR team, participating in cross-team PR strategy 

Basic Qualifications: 
• 5+ years of experience in communications in games, technology or consumer products 
• Bachelor’s degree or higher is required 

Preferred Qualifications: 
• Passion for playing/understanding video games; institutional knowledge of landscape and industry 
• Exceptional storytelling/writing skills 
• Experience working with game developers and marketing teams to partner closely on integrated campaigns 
• Passion for, and current understanding of, evolving media trends 
• Creativity and proven track record in delivering innovative approaches 
• Executive presence and professional maturity 
• Proven ability to lead and manage cross-group teams and virtual teams, including agencies 
• Excellent communication skills and ability to build relationships with diverse personalities 
• Self-starter and can-do attitude a must 
• A great sense of humor, the ability to work hard and have fun 
• Stamina to thrive in a fast-paced, high-energy environment and an ability to deal with change