Manager, Digital Communications

New York
Nov 07, 2012
Dec 07, 2012
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Full Time
About our company
Random House, Inc. is the world's largest general trade book publisher. It is a division of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, one of the foremost media companies in the world.

Your tasks
Random House is seeking a Digital Communications Manager. This is a newly-created, full-time role will manage external public relations for the company's digital product development and digital marketing development teams and will act as a liaison between these teams and the company's Corporate Communications team. This manager will:

- Generate publicity for new digital products and initiatives
- Establish PR roadmap for our digital strategy and products pipeline
- Identify newsworthy projects, channel incoming press inquiries, create press releases and manage overall /vendor press release process
- Coordinate digital product launches and/or promotions at relevant external events
- Develop and maintain internal communication channels to keep colleagues throughout the company informed about digital developments
- Focus on syndication opportunities in a strategic and systematic manner to push our content to the widest audience as possible
- Work with the social media team to amplify our current efforts and develop new programs.
- Prepare monthly key initiative status reporting
- Contribute to and lead special projects

Our requirements
Successful candidates will have the following:

- Previous experience with digital-specific public relations
- Proven experience identifying press-worthy subjects and preparing related press releases
- A strong understanding of outlets (blogs, etc) that cover digital product development from tech and user experience/design perspective
- Extremely strong communication skills, both verbal and written
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Strong relationship building skills, both internally and externally
- PowerPoint proficiency
- Existing external press relationships preferable

This spot requires strong teamwork and interpersonal skills, creativity, listening, observing, project management, planning and organizing, research and analysis, multi-tasking, prioritizing and deadline-completion skills. Equally important is the ability to work under pressure with successful results, very strong communication and presentation skills, strong PR judgmental skills, the ability to work independently with creativity, flexibility and common sense. A 4 year college degree is required.

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