Global PR Manager

New Zealand, Auckland /
ZURU Toys – Brand Marketing /
Full-Time
We reimagine play, every day. At ZURU, we are designing iconic toys for the next generation. We are the ‘big kids', creative forces, dedicated specialists, those passionate about innovation and lovers of life, creating magic for kids all over the world.

Are you a creative PR, communications, or journalist professional constantly looking at ways to turn news into opportunities? Read on, we’ve got an exciting opportunity for you!

The Opportunity
As the Global PR Manager, you will report to and work closely with our Global Marketing Director to proactively build and foster journalist relationships across key markets. Prioritising a product-first mentality for coverage and driving wider elements of our PR strategy (Trade Press, Awards, LinkedIn, Business Profiling and Charity). This will involve:
·       Owning top-tier media relationships, with a wide knowledge of international media outlets (USA, UK, AUS + EU)
·       Developing and maintaining a media matrix of journalists globally
·       Managing product placement across big bets for the season
·       Working across Consumer Press in USA and UK
·       Working across Trade Press in USA, UK, AUS and EU
·       Owning and managing a calendar for entries into global toy awards
·       Assessing risks and managing crisis communications response where necessary.

You
You’re a dynamic all-rounder with well-developed EQ, a keen eye for top-tier stories and a knack for working exclusive angles. To be successful in this role, you’ll also:
·       Bring 3+ years of experience in a PR, communications, or journalist role
·       Have existing journalist relationships and a history of product placement in media
·       Be a self-starter, proficient at managing multiple concurrent projects
·       Manage complex internal and external stakeholders with ease
·       Have excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
·       Be a Microsoft Office pro who loves PowerPoint.
 
Life@ZURU
At ZURU we are on a mission that is bigger than any one of us. To achieve this, we have created a high-performance culture that is designed to foster greatness and are building an exceptional team. We believe a great workplace is a team working towards ambitious goals, where you learn quickly, perform excellent work, improve fast and have fun while you’re doing it. We have a culture where incredibly talented people are empowered to do their best work every day. We love being on a world-class team that is making a difference.
 
Get to know us a little better by checking out @lifeatzuru on Instagram or TikTok.

Our values are: 
CURIOSITY | Question everything, assume nothing. Think new. Stay curious. Challenge the norm. Keep learning.
INNOVATION | Tear it apart, rebuild it better. Innovate always. Solve problems. Hero creativity. Find the edge. 
TENACITY | Be tenacious. Dive in. Go for best. Play to your strengths. Win or fail fast and learn from it. 
NIMBLENESS | Run, don't walk. Keep moving. Think forward. Pivot and flex. 
INTEGRITY | Care deeply. Act with integrity. Take responsibility. Work passionately. Make an impact. 
COLLABORATION |Work as a team. Care as a family. Have fun. Share the vision. Inspire others.
 
What we offer
We recognise that ZURU’s success stems from our people and you can only be at your best when you are looking after yourself. ZURU encourages all our team members to invest in their well-being by providing an array of benefits and tools.
 
Culture for Growth | Top Notch Health & Well-Being Benefits | Free On-Site Gym | Global Opportunities | Surrounded by an A-Player Team | Competitive Remuneration | Furry Office Friends |
If this sounds like you, apply now! Please include your CV and a cover letter that tells us a bit more or email workwithus@zuru.com with any questions.

Applications close Sunday 18th September and we will be reviewing applications after this date.