Public Relations Manager

We’re looking for an experienced Public Relations Manager to play a vital role in the expansion and growth of our team at ExtraMile Communications. This is a unique opportunity to join an exciting and fast paced, award-winning digital marketing company that operates both within the UK and overseas markets.

Being ISO:9001, ISO:14001 and Investors in People Gold accredited, at ExtraMile we go above and beyond. You will be forward thinking, ambitious and passionate about what you do with a strong desire to succeed. You’ll join a friendly, highly regarded and skilled creative team, based in our Staffordshire office.

We offer a competitive salary, attractive holiday package, to include bank holidays and a day off on your birthday, opportunities for career progression and bonus opportunities. ExtraMile promote a healthy work/life balance and is committed to encouraging and supporting professional development.

If you add the extra to ordinary, we would love to hear from you!


Established in 2000, ExtraMile Communications is a digital marketing agency that specialises in multilingual and single language bespoke website design and also offers email marketing, graphic design, branding and SEO. Our team of 19, mixes a broad range of ages.

Summary and key responsibilities of position:

  • Create a PR year plan for ExtraMile in line with the agreed Sales and Marketing strategy
  • Promote ExtraMile’s London presence
  • Promote our company culture and its multi-lingual differentiator
  • Write press releases for ExtraMile and joint projects with our clients
  • Write case studies to promote ExtraMile’s work
  • Produce client and employee case studies for use in a variety of media
  • Organise promotional events for us or in partnership with our clients
  • Generate content on any new products or services we create
  • Publish news items on our website
  • Develop and submit awards submissions on the company’s behalf, working with all stakeholders in the company
  • Work closely with the Search Engine Marketing (SEM) team to coordinate press releases and social media campaigns
  • Establish and maintain PR connections both locally and nationally
  • Handle media enquiries from the public, the press or our clients
  • Analyse our media coverage both on and offline
  • Produce weekly PR reports for the directors and other stakeholders
  • Keep up to date with Public Relations best practice
  • Co-ordinate market intelligence to help inform strategy, drawing it in from key stakeholders
  • Carry out market research to support the PR strategy
  • Work with the design team to write a variety of media for publicity

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Grow media relationships
  • Promote ExtraMile by emphasising its longevity, credibility, creativity and expertise
  • Promote our clients showcasing the work we have carried out for them
  • Develop the PR department to become an equal product offering for ExtraMile to rival our web development, multi-lingual email marketing and SEM departments

Qualifications & Training

Essential

  • Public Relations, Communications and Media or Marketing Degree
  • Minimum 3 years previous Public Relations and Marketing experience. English degree

Desirable

  • Associate or member of the CIPR, CIM Accredited, IDDM Member

Experience

Essential

  • Public Relations: 3 years (Required)
  • Writing and submitting editorials
  • Creating a PR plan
  • Liaising with the media
  • Client liaison

Qualities and Attitude

Essential

  • Impeccable verbal and written communication
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Excellent customer service
  • Keen attention to detail
  • A creative thinker and writer
  • An eagerness to promote us and our clients
  • Reliable
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to write engagingly about any subject

Product Knowledge

Essential

  • MS Office

Desirable

  • Knowledge of digital marketing

Core Competencies:

Build strong relationships with local and national media. Write engaging content for press releases. Promote ExtraMile and its clients on joint projects. Develop ExtraMile into a nationally recognised brand.

Benefits of working at ExtraMile Communications

  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays and a day off for your birthday
  • Competitive salary
  • A company laptop
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Working with nationally known brands
  • The opportunity to shape your own department
  • Starting a new strand of business for ExtraMile
  • Working with a friendly, dynamic team
  • Bonus opportunities
  • An endless supply of tea and coffee (and often cake!)

If you feel you have the skills to become part of our successful team then please click here to view the full job description and apply