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European Communications & PR Events Lead

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Location: Reading (2 days per week) London (2 days at agency/ London 2KS office hot-desking) and

Work from home on Fridays

A unique and exciting role working for one of the largest brands in the world. A European

Communications and Events manager, you will be working in-house at UK

headquarters in London and Reading.

You will work closely with the international communications lead and the EMEA

marketing teams. You will be responsible for ensuring that communications is seamlessly integrated

into all relevant hardware and games campaigns for EMEA.

As the EMEA communications lead you will be responsible for ensuring that

EMEA markets are supported in all Games and gaming PR and communications. The EMEA

region encompasses 26 markets, including the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Nordics; in some

markets the brand is supported by agency teams, in others activity is managed solely in-house. The

next fiscal year will see the launch of several major games including Gears of War 4 and Halo Wars 2.

The role will also include support and campaigns for the brand, console and games.

The role will include international travel to Seattle HQ, key European markets, as

well as to relevant trade shows including gamescom and E3. You will occasionally be required to

work out of hours where relevant when working with the global team.

You will act as the immediate client lead for the EMEA agency team. The team offers a tightly

integrated storytelling machine working across a variety of properties from Commercial,

Corporate, Gaming and Telecoms to the ecommerce store and the central marketing group.

Essential requirements:

· EMEA and Global market management – Experience of devising and delivering campaigns and

toolkits for international markets

· Gaming and/or consumer technology experience – Working for console or PC gaming brands

or relevant consumer technology brands

· Strategic thinking – A smart thinker who doesn’t just take briefs at face value, rather they

interrogate them, ask the right questions and can devise solid strategies which inspire great

creativity

· Crisis and Issues – Experienced in managing crises/issues across traditional media, influencer

channels and social. Well versed in drafting reactive messaging and stakeholder management during

crises

· Excellent writer / communicator – Someone who is brilliant at putting copy together on a

page, and at articulating themselves in person

· Creative flair – Someone who pushed themselves to be as creative as possible and takes an

active role in getting the most creativity out of a team

· An inquisitive mind – Someone who is interested in lots of different things

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