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My company, Jianzo Media is looking for a PR Director. See the role description below and apply via this link. If you have any questions, please contact me using adam@jianzomedia.com.

Jianzo Media is a boutique public relations and campaigns consultancy based in the UK and USA. We work with entrepreneurs to help them develop their profiles and campaign for causes which make a difference in the world. Find out more about us at www.adam-bradford.co.uk.

PR Director – London or remote-based, consultancy role

  • To lead an innovative and sector-leading approach to campaign development across the organisation’s portfolio of work – namely a campaign to support those affected by gambling addictions, a mentoring competition to support young social entrepreneurs, an outreach series to help young people understand how to overcome obstacles; this includes all aspect from project scoping, feasibility studies, stakeholder analysis, risk assessment, project planning, monitoring and evaluation (planning) and sustainability planning
  • Increase the number of beneficiaries reached by the organisation’s work
  • Support the development of transforming voluntary projects into sustainable self-serving projects – with opportunities for future work and future positions inside projects as they develop (for example further consultancy contracts or other)
  • Support public relations approaches and work with external agencies as necessary
  • Attend and represent projects at high profile events and in the media both in the UK and internationally (expenses covered by organisation)

DUTIES AND KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the MD and project teams (volunteers, stakeholders, partners) to design effective, measurable, class-leading campaigns and media output
  • Design agile project and press plans considering resource requirements, operations, monitoring and evaluation requirements
  • Carry out project actions where no other resource exists – for example, where an external agency or consultant is not contracted, either build a case for additional resource or use your own skills to carry out that particular function (e.g. market research, or product design)
  • Ensure legal, ethical and stakeholder requirements and considerations are adhered to at all times
  • Spot opportunities for brand and press development and progression through developing a deep understanding of relevant project sectors and social issues
  • Liaise with external agencies to deliver the outputs of projects – for example workshops, media activity, stakeholder relations, attending events, conducting research, carrying out evaluation
  • Leading and managing a team of PR professionals and account managers, providing career counsel, professional development support, monitoring and performance reviews
  • Identifying training needs where required
  • Managing new accounts along with existing ones
  • Key contact for clients
  • Overseeing media strategy and account development
  • Providing support for agency growth and development of new business pipeline
  • Achieving exceptional outcomes for current clients and managing an extended portfolio ensuring consistency of service is delivered in line with company policy
  • Championing the agency values and brand
  • Developing senior press relationships and managing contacts with key commentators, industry spokespeople and sector influencers
  • Offering crisis management and counsel to clients and extending networking opportunities
  • Overseeing provision of account resources
  • Any other duties as reasonably could be expected under the scope of the work

SKILLS/ABILITIES & EXPERIENCE

Public relations and media relations experience

Agency experience desirable but not essential

Social sector experience preferred but not essential – the company is Ltd by Shares and operates using a ‘social business’ methodology

Experience working with young people or deep understanding of issues facing Millennials ideal

Experience working with multiple stakeholders at all levels from government through to individual members of the community

Highly driven and entrepreneurial thinker, ability to work and creatively manage autonomously and ability to work in a geographically spread team

Ability to ‘get things done’ – organised, ability to multi-task and work on projects with a high degree of pressure and multiple moving parts

Confident in communications and a clear communicator both written and verbal, highly numerate and a sound ability to solve complex problem

EXPERIENCE

At least 2 years’ work experience

Experience using MS applications

Experience using social media, with press releases, and using modern communication tools

Experience working with a large cross-section of stakeholders and confident speaking at events

Media handling experience desirable

Stakeholder management experience desirable

Project management experience desirable

KNOWLEDGE

Knowledge of young people’s policy landscape

Knowledge of entrepreneurship landscape

Knowledge of participatory frameworks

Knowledge of social or health sectors desirable

Knowledge in the field of youth entrepreneurship & social entrepreneurship

Knowledge of UK political and business environments

Knowledge of diversity laws and regulations affecting work with young people and vulnerable adults – safeguarding

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Highly motivated, driven and entrepreneurial thinker

Intelligent and thoughtful, modest but able to speak up and ask tough questions when required

Not afraid to fight for social justice

A people person, confident communicator and inspiring personality

High level of integrity and would be describe as trustworthy, honest and a ‘safe pair of hands’ by others

Job Type: Contract

Education:

  • Bachelor’s
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