The Public Relations Manager is a London-based team member who works in collaboration with the European Regional Marketing & Communications Director and the Firmwide Public Relations (PR) teams to research, create, write and identify compelling stories, manage media relations, strategic content development across print and web platforms.
The Public Relations manager will develop and execute PR programs that will drive Gensler’s visibility and shape our reputation in the region specifically in our three distinct markets London, United Kingdom and Europe.
This job requires a highly organised individual who is comfortable interacting with a variety of individuals across multiple markets and who aspires to help the Managing Principal, Marketing & Communications Director and the Firmwide PR team build an integrated and professional team.
Gensler seeks a highly motivated professional with excellent writing, editing and communication skills. This individual should be passionate about both media relations and architecture and design.
What You Will Do
The Public Relations Specialist will play a leading role in many regular PR responsibilities including :
Creating and updating Regional PR Plan
Identify story angles and appropriate journalists / publications to engage
Writing press materials (design backgrounders, press releases, pitches, case stories, fact sheets, talking points, messaging)
Developing and / or gathering pertinent project materials (case stories, renderings, photography) for pitching needs
Co-ordinate interviews and media training for key Gensler spokespeople
Maintaining speaking engagement calendar and manage those opportunities
Clear and constant communication with office, regional, and firmwide leadership
Works closely with Firmwide PR and Marketing teams on Firmwide research and messaging campaigns, ensure relevance in local market
Work closely with Gensler’s outside PR agency on regional / project related PR efforts
Manages external awards programmes and coordinates submissions
Knows firm portfolio in detail, understands practice area capabilities, actively seeks out firm's best practices for use in regional PA efforts
Maintain media lists
Track, clip and measure PR hits
Assist with special projects as needed
BA / BS in English, Creative Writing, Journalism, Communications, Business or related discipline preferred. (Fluency in either German, French and Spanish are an advantage)
Excellent English communication ability (both written and verbal) is a must
Solid knowledge of copy editing and fact checking
Willingness to dig in and do all work required to create first-rate, tailored content
Minimum seven years professional experience
Self-motivator; strong organisational and intra-personal skills are a must
Experience working in MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign)
Experience working in media a plus
Attitude : Proactive, energetic attitude and desire to work in a results-oriented environment. Desire and ability to manage multiple relationships and deadlines at the same time.
Team player. Motivated, tenacious, and resourceful
Writing : ability to craft, prepare, and execute writing assignments quickly and appropriately across platforms (pitches, project narratives, blog posts, bylines)
Presentation : polished professionalism with a comfort level interacting with leadership
Communication : strong writing, editing, grammar and interpersonal skills
Organisational : ability to manage and meet multiple deadlines to a high level under pressure
Teamwork : works well as a member of a team, pitches in to help out others, forward-thinking go-getter; ability to adapt in dynamic settings
Client / customer service : understanding of media relations as a service to the office and firm
This job description reflects the core activities of the role although there will be changes in the emphasis of duties as required from time to time.
Please apply for this PR Manager role and submit your CV for review. Candidates who do not meet the criteria will not be considered.
Life at Gensler
We encourage every person at Gensler to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical and dental insurance, season ticket loans, pension, profit sharing and twice annual bonus opportunities.
As part of the firm’s commitment to professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional qualifications and associated renewals and exam fees.
In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programmes or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.
We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our colleagues. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability you may contact us .