PR & Communications Executive

Location Southampton, Southampton, England
Salary Competitive
Job type Permanent
Discipline Sales and Marketing
Reference J8424
PR & Communications Executive

As the PR and communications expert, you will be working with the Head of Marketing and communications to deliver B2B and B2C PR & Communications for a leading service provider in the marine industry.

Purpose of the Role:
• Develop and implement a PR & Communications Plan, including specific projects, campaigns and initiatives.
• Responsible for the press office. The first port of call for all media enquiries and managing them effectively.
• Develop and implement a programme of regular, relevant and timely communications using the most appropriate channels by stakeholder and/or audience
• Deliver engaging copy for our marketing communications, including that within our e-newsletters, articles, and literature and news pieces.
• Oversee the production of weekly e-newsletter Latest News'
• Oversee the production of Magazine with specific involvement in content planning
• Establish and build relationships with key stakeholders including journalists, marine organisations, local government, partners, members and event exhibitors
• Lead Media and PR Training for senior colleagues.
• Provide recommendations and direction for Association PR & communications
• Keep abreast of news and developments in the leisure marine, superyacht and small commercial sectors
• Support the Marcomms team with industry knowledge and insight
• Deliver 24-7 crisis management communications support as outlined in our Crisis Communications Procedure
• Deliver on agreed KPIs
Events Marketing:
• Working with the Marcomms and Events team, develop PR and Communications Plans by event, promoting attractions, driving ticket sales and attendance
• Responsible for the onsite dedicated Media Centre and/or press office function at each event, including media enquiries, office and press registration set up, the organisation and support of media staff, agencies and suppliers
• Plan and deliver all media events, including interviews and celebrity appearances
• Take the lead role in creating and producing copy for any event publications, such as the official show guide and exhibitor news
Knowledge, skills and experience.
• A proven PR professional with B2C and B2B experience.
• Excellent copywriting skills and attention to detail.
• Managing your time and that of agencies effectively.
• Experience working with all types of media, including national, consumer, broadcast, regional and industry specialist.
• Managing budgets
• Procuring, managing and negotiating with agencies and suppliers
• Ability to assess, plan and deliver on PR & Communications opportunities and requirements.
• Established media and press contacts.

The role will be: Full Time. The hours will be 9 to 5, with the opportunity for flexible working arrangements, including working remotely. The Position is based in Southampton, at Ocean Village Marina. Competitive salary on offer.

Ideally you'll have a good understanding of the leisure marine industry and experience working in or with high-profile events. To learn more about this opportunity as the PR and communications executive. Get in touch with -Marie-Claire at Marine Resources, MC@Marineresources.co.uk


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