Senior Communications Manager (186)

Job Description

Job Purpose
Be responsible for driving strategy & execution for internal and external Communications for Ubisoft Reflections (Newcastle) and Ubisoft Leamington studios, raise the profile of these studios within the Ubisoft global organisation as well as the UK (and wider) games industry.

Reports To
Studio Marketing Director

Responsibilities
•    Design, lead and execute Reflections internal communications plan based on strategy and advise on internal communications issues;
•    Provide appropriate and creative communications tools and ideas;
•    Provide support to senior managers on any critical communication issues and support key leaders in communicating management strategy and engaging people across the studio;
•    Partner closely with communication leaders in head office to coordinate the roll-out of key Ubisoft global internal communications initiatives e.g. E3, games releases, charity events, HR surveys;
•    Manage communication budget in an efficient and cost-effective manner;
•    Proactively promote Reflections within Ubisoft worldwide to share positive actions by Reflections;
•    Proactively support the head office corporate communications team when they are looking for case studies to represent Ubisoft in their campaigns;
•    Create and execute events within the studio and proactively promote them;
•    Ensure all internal communications are clear, well timed, engaging, of a high quality and consistent with the Reflections brand identity;
•    Execute the external communications and events plan to ensure Reflections is best represented in any piece/event;
•    Maintain an up to date database of media contacts (press, broadcast and digital);
•    Identify opportunities for coverage within target media, take advantage of social media opportunities;
•    Coordinates information and assets as per journalists’/external parties’ requests using Ubisoft press site and Reflections branded materials;
•    Create press releases and messaging/other key written materials eg. Websites, social media channels and other branded material;
•    Manage Product social media channels and Studio social media channels e.g. Facebook,
•    Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Google+, Vine, Twitch etc.
•    Create, execute & monitor social media content plan
•    Keeping the Reflections studio profile high on internal Ubisoft intranets (MANA)
•    Be aware of all Ubisoft social media activity and all other Ubisoft social media plans;
•    Be aware of studio recruitment needs and promote roles on relevant social media channels in new and innovative ways, e.g. Dev Diaries, Vox Pops, day in the life of, etc.;
•    Regularly engage with fans at a 1:1 level, encourage discussions and engagement to contribute towards the growth of the community.

Qualifications

Skills and Knowledge
•    Existing knowledge of UK games journalists and experience of product social media channels is essential
•    Demonstrable understanding of Corporate Communications & Events management
•    Outstanding verbal and written communication skills;
•    Strong project management skills with the ability to execute programs with speed, accuracy and efficiency;
•    An eye for detail and a passion for art, design, creativity and quality is essential;
•    Passion for social media and able to demonstrate knowledge of current and future trends
•    Able to multi-task and manage many initiatives simultaneously
•    Strong ability to manage tasks and projects from concept through to completion;
•    Excellent initiative and proactive attitude;
•    Able to rapidly adjust to changes;
•    Excellent technical skills such as use of Photoshop, Excel, PowerPoint/multimedia, back office tools for web and social media.

Additional Information

Salary: Competitive plus relocation 

Opening Date: 12th December 2017 

Closing Date: 11th January 2018

Additional Information

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