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NA Communications Manager

Publication or Company 
Industry  Marketing, Public Relations
Benefits 401K/403B, Dental, Health
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location New York, NY
Job Requirements A New York based position, based out of the North American support offices, the Communications Manager will work closely with the NA Communications Director to create and implement communications and public relations activities, principally throughout the US and Canada. The Communications Manager will be a well-presented, charismatic and creative individual who is highly motivated and will proactively come to the table with ideas, insights and thoughtful input for overall brand objectives. Manager will support the Communications Director as well as work with the NA Marketing team on press and event initiatives.

Responsibilities will include:
oUnder the guidance of the Communications Director, pitch media placements for ongoing brand objectives
oPlay an active role in launch PR plans for all new businesses, assisting with, where necessary, the creation of assets, assembly of invitation lists, launch event planning and subsequent wider outreach
oAlongside the Communications Director, work with external PR agencies and develop and maintain internal communications and reporting protocols between agencies and the in-house Communications team
oSupport the Communications Director and assist with the development of press releases, press kits, bios, media alerts and other relevant materials for use in press outreach
oPlay an active role in the development and nurturing of media relationships across the lifestyle, travel, food, fashion and design media genres
oUnder the guidance of the Communications Director, manage and analyze incoming inquiries as well as facilitate details surrounding press requests, photo shoots, etc.
oWork closely with and assist the Communications Director on the development of press strategies for new launches as well as overarching brand initiatives
oBe the eyes and ears for the communications and marketing teams and report relevant industry news on an on-going basis
oParticipate in brainstorms and contribute thoughtful, creative ideas for pitch angles, story ideas, event activations, etc.
oResponsible for maintaining updated media databases and other administrative duties

Personal Profile/Qualifications:
oA highly motivated Communications Manager with approximately 3 years of agency or in-house experience
oSolid knowledge of the industry and relationships with journalists across the travel, food, fashion, design and general lifestyle media genres, with experience with national media and regional contacts within NYC and LA a plus
oProven track record of garnering media placements and generating thoughtful ideas for multi-platform media campaigns
oHave a firm understanding of print, digital and social media landscapes
oExperience with managing both intimate and grand scale events, including the development of guest lists and securing press coverage
oIndividual should be very detail oriented, organized and dedicated to do what it takes to deliver successful results