We’re hiring: Senior Campaigns Manager

Senior Campaigns Manager – permanent, based in London though currently working from home

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, Costa Book Awards, 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 His Dark Materials author Philip Pullman at London’s Alexandra Palace Theatre; 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. We take the well-being of our team extremely seriously and are guided by our well-being in the workplace principles, including, for example, access to an Employee Assistance Programme and Wellness Action Plans.

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. Reporting to the Associate Director, 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, 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
  • Pitch our clients and their work succinctly and creatively leading to demonstrable high-quality coverage
  • Create bespoke, strategic, and creative publicity campaigns for specific projects identifying media angles and media targets
  • Negotiate 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 personal administration

You will have at least four to 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
  • Project management
  • Events management
  • Delegation
  • Negotiation
  • Strategic planning
  • Excellent command of written and oral English


Essential Criteria:

  • Minimum 4-5 years of public relations experience either in-house or at an agency
  • A passion for culture and entertainment
  • Proven media relations skills
  • Proven copywriting skills
  • Proven client-management skills

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 four to 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 and a short covering letter to info@riotcommunications.com. Please include ‘Application for Senior Campaigns Manager’ in the subject header.  

Deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday 9th October 2020.


Summary of main terms and conditions:

Job title:          Senior Campaigns Manager

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