Amazon Games is seeking a highly intelligent, self-motivated, and creative Public Relations professional to join our team in Irvine, California. Amazon is all-in on games, and our mission is to be the most customer-obsessed company in the industry. At Amazon Games, we're creating compelling games like New World, a sandbox MMO set on a supernatural continent in the 17th century, our multiplayer shooter Crucible, and our upcoming The Lord of the Rings MMO, plus unannounced projects. We are looking for an experienced PR Manager to join our team and help take our business to the next level!
This role requires a high-judgment, self-motivated, well-connected, and creative communications professional. This individual will have the demonstrated ability to work in a fast-moving, dynamic organization, and have a track record of generating results. They will excel at both developing winning communications strategies and executing tactical plans with precision. Excellent writing skills are imperative for this role. A successful candidate must think and communicate clearly and be able to formulate a clear viewpoint on complicated issues, creating a concise and well-written narrative to express opinions. This PR Manager will possess extensive media relations experience, have expertise in translating complex concepts into broadly digestible stories, and have familiarity with crisis communications. This is a highly-visible role requiring frequent engagement with senior leadership and the right candidate is comfortable interacting with executives at both Amazon and with our customers/partners.
Responsibilities: * Development of high-impact, sustained and proactive communications strategies to launch products and support business growth * Lead and manage external PR agencies to drive global campaign executions * Develop, build and maintain strong relationships with relevant media * Successfully manage complex, fast-moving and unexpected communications challenges and reactive media issues * Review and approve speaking opportunities for Games executives * Regularly interact with senior leadership to influence strategy and negotiate decisions regarding issues, announcements, and messaging * Work cross-functionally to plan and execute PR campaigns * Write and edit press releases, pitches, PR plans and related materials * Keep current on trends, issues and news about the business and consumer worlds of games
Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us. Basic Qualifications * Bachelor's Degree in related field * 7+ years of experience leading PR campaigns in video games or consumer technology * 3+ years of experience managing current media relationships, and a network of media contacts * Experience delivering press tours, events, and/ or product reviews programs * Excellent understanding of the relevant media environment and current business landscape of the games industry