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PR Manager (Influencers and Media)

Kwalee is one of the world’s leading multiplatform game publishers and developers, with well over 750 million downloads worldwide for our mobile hits. Alongside this, we also have a growing PC and Console department of incredible pedigree that is on the hunt for great new titles to join TENS!, Eternal Hope, Die by the Blade and Scathe. This role would be in our PC and Console department (PCC) with responsibility for global activity.

We have a team of talented people collaborating daily between our studios in Leamington Spa, Bangalore and Beijing, or on a remote basis from Turkey, Brazil, the Philippines and many more places, and we've recently acquired our first external studio, TicTales which is based in France. We have a truly global team making games for a global audience. And it’s paying off: Kwalee has recently been recognised with the Best Large Studio and Best Leadership awards from TIGA (The Independent Game Developers’ Association).

Founded in 2011 by David Darling CBE, a key architect of the UK games industry who previously co-founded and led Codemasters for many years, our team also includes legends such as Andrew Graham (creator of the Micro Machines series) and Jason Falcus (programmer of classics including NBA Jam) alongside a growing and diverse team of global gaming experts. Everyone contributes creatively to Kwalee’s success, with all employees eligible to pitch their own game ideas on Creative Wednesdays, and we’re proud to have built our success on this inclusive principle. Could your idea be the next global hit?

What’s the job?

Our ideal PR Manager (Influencers and Media) will have plenty of experience in PR and Influencer management for PC and console games and can think outside the box. They will have led a PR and/or Influencer team and be experts at getting our PC & Console titles in front of, and supported by, the gaming media and influencers around the world.

What you tell your friends you do

“I identify and support the Influencers and games media to generate coverage for Kwalee’s PC & console games and devise new initiatives to help the games grow.”

 What you will really be doing

  • Developing and executing strategies to establish Kwalee’s PC and console titles among gaming media & influencers around the world..

  • Leading & managing a team of skilled PR, Influencer and media communication experts.

  • Becoming a recognised figure in the media landscape for Kwalee’s PC & Console games.

  • Establishing Kwalee as a recognised curator of premium third-party PC & Console games amongst media, influencers and other tastemakers.

  • Establishing a working framework of systems and processes to plan & deliver effective Influencer and media campaigns and manage your team’s workload.

  • Leading outreach to influencers across various platforms and making it easier for them to play Kwalee games.

How you will be doing this

  • You’ll be part of an agile, multidisciplinary and creative team and work closely with them to ensure the best results.

  • You'll think creatively and be motivated by challenges and constantly striving for the best.

  • You’ll work with cutting edge technology, if you need software or hardware to get the job done efficiently, you will get it. We even have a robot!

Team

Our talented team is our signature. We have a highly creative atmosphere with more than 200 staff where you’ll have the opportunity to contribute daily to important decisions. You’ll work within an extremely experienced, passionate and diverse team, including David Darling and the creator of the Micro Machines video games.

Skills and requirements

  • Previous experience on PC & Console games including min 5 years in a PR or communications management role

  • Ability to conceptualise and execute effective media strategies to cover a game’s entire lifespan

  • Passion for games and knowledge of industry trends and key players

  • Interested in gaming influencer trends, the successful candidate will use this mindset to assist with influencer outreach for new titles

  • Experience in establishing meaningful KPIs and metrics to monitor performance of the Influencer & Media team’s work and ability to report to senior management in a concise and timely manner.

  • Interested in gaming PR and media trends, familiarity with industry standards such as the Barcelona Principles - the successful candidate will use this mindset to assist with media and influencer outreach for new titles

We offer

  • We want everyone involved in our games to share our success, that’s why we have a generous team profit sharing scheme from day 1 of employment

  • In addition to a competitive salary we also contribute to your pension, offer private medical cover and life assurance

  • Creative Wednesdays! (Design and make your own games every Wednesday)

  • A dog friendly office - bring your favourite pooch! (There’s dog-free areas too)

  • Hybrid model available depending on the department and the role

  • Access to on site gym - no more skiving!

  • 25 days of paid holidays plus bank holidays 

  • Relocation support available 

  • VISA Sponsorship available

  • Great work-life balance with flexible working hours

  • Quarterly team building days - work hard, play hard!

  • Entertainment area with consoles, pool table, tennis table and darts!

  • Monthly employee awards

  • Free snacks, fruit and drinks

Our philosophy

We firmly believe in creativity and innovation and that a fundamental requirement for a successful and happy company is having the right mix of individuals. With the right people in the right environment anything and everything is possible.

Kwalee makes games to bring people, their stories, and their interests together. As an employer, we’re dedicated to making sure that everyone can thrive within our team by welcoming and supporting people of all ages, races, colours, beliefs, sexual orientations, genders and circumstances. With the inclusion of diverse voices in our teams, we bring plenty to the table that’s fresh, fun and exciting; it makes for a better environment and helps us to create better games for everyone! This is how we move forward as a company – because these voices are the difference that make all the difference.

PR Manager (Influencers and Media)

Royal Leamington Spa, UK
Full time

Published on 10/15/2021

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