We’re hiring: Campaigns Director

Campaigns Director – permanent, combined home and office based role

Salary – £ competitive

Are you passionate about culture and entertainment? Have you got a track record in comms? Riot Communications is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic and experienced communications professional to be a part of our team.

About Riot Communications:

Riot specialises in culture and entertainment PR because, like our clients, we want to make a positive impact in the world. We are purpose and integrity driven: we passionately believe that both culture and entertainment help promote empathy, creativity, respect for others and joy. We are guided by the four principles of the Riot ethos: intelligence, passion, collaboration and disruption, which drives everything we do: from the clients we choose to work with, how we deliver our work and who we hire.

We work with some of the best creatives in the world – writers, artists, actors and visionaries. Clients include Penguin Random House, Aardman, Mammoth Screen, DeepMind, Moomin Characters, The Astrid Lindgren Company, London Review of Books, and the Royal Society. Recent work includes: hosting A-list talent such as Jennifer Saunders, Taron Egerton and Rosamund Pike at the world premiere of Moominvalley in Finland; securing Stormzy for the annual #PenguinPresents showcase at the London Palladium; masterminding the launch of the new book by the legendary Philip Pullman; getting more kids into science promoting the annual Christmas Lectures on the BBC; and finding the most exciting new fiction voice of the year.

We are an equal opportunities employer. We actively support BME PR Pros, the Taylor Bennett Foundation and Women in PR. We welcome a diverse pool of candidates and are committed to a diverse workforce.

About the role:

You will be responsible for planning and implementing creative PR campaigns of exceptional quality that are in line with our agency ethos. You will have experience in running integrated communications campaigns across PR and social media. You will play a key part in providing the high quality, strategic consultancy that our clients depend on, including brand management, crisis comms, media relations and reputation management. You will work directly with some of the best creatives in the world – writers, artists, actors and visionaries. In turn, you will be part of a team of highly skilled colleagues, in a supportive environment with emphasis on your personal training and career development. As part of a small, growing company, you will be exposed to a 360-degree view of what it takes to build a successful agency.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead and project manage campaigns independently and as part of a team, delegating as required
  • Senior day-to-day contact for clients
  • Delivering campaigns autonomously
  • Develop creative and engaging social media strategies
  • Pitch our clients and their work succinctly and creatively leading to demonstrable high-quality coverage
  • Coach your team and identify training opportunities to maximise potential
  • Create bespoke, strategic and creative publicity campaigns for specific projects, identifying media angles and media targets
  • Produce scopes of work, budget and time management with clients
  • Liaise directly with clients and manage your own clients
  • Liaise directly with and manage talent
  • Organise and attend regular journalist/influencer meetings, building, nurturing and sustaining media and influencer contacts
  • Organise and implement events
  • Help to generate and participate in new business activities
  • Manage agency processes, systems and procedures
  • Ensure campaigns are resourced effectively and are on budget

You will have at least five years’ of public relations experience, either in-house or at an agency. You will have a clear idea of why you work in this industry and what you bring to it. You will be highly motivated and get things done before being asked; be a passionate, curious and solutions-oriented individual; have exceptional attention to detail; have outstanding multi-tasking skills; be super organised and dependable and have a proactive, can-do approach. You will be an exceptional communicator in all mediums – writing clear, creative copy is vital, as is a natural social ability on the phone and in person. You will have experience of effectively delegating to junior team members. As part of an ambitious and growing company, your entrepreneurial flair to spot creative and commercial opportunities will be advantageous.

Essential Skills:

  • Media relations
  • Talent and client management
  • Copywriting skills
  • Project management
  • Events management
  • Delegation skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Social media content implementation and management
  • Strategic planning
  • Excellent command of written and oral English

Essential Criteria:

  • A minimum of five years’ publicity experience either in-house or at an agency
  • Experience leading, managing and inspiring a team
  • Experience leading and managing high-profile campaigns autonomously
  • Proven project and time management skills.
  • Experience creating and implementing creative digital PR campaigns
  • Exceptional media relations skills and a highly developed book of contacts
  • Talent, event and client management experience
  • Outstanding presentation skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Copywriting skills
  • Delegation skills
  • Excellent command of written and oral English

The selection process:

We are seeking creative individuals with an ambition to succeed and develop in the PR industry. Your enthusiasm for working at Riot Communications, your flair, can-do attitude and strong work ethic will be evident in your application. You will have at least five years’ experience in a public relations role, either in-house or in an agency.

Initial interviews will take place online. Only candidates invited to interview will receive a reply.

To apply please send us your CV, salary expectation and a short covering letter to info@riotcommunications.com. Please include ‘Application for Campaigns Director’ in the subject header.

Deadline for applications is 5pm, Wednesday 16th June 2021.

Summary of main terms and conditions:

Job title:          Campaigns Director

Location:         Riot Communications, Studio 113, The Pill Box, 115 Coventry Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 6GG. Currently working from home.

Hours:              Full time 9.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday

Holiday:           25 days plus bank holidays