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Associate PR Manager (12-Month FTC)

Creative Assembly

Summary

Creative Assembly is seeking an Associate PR Manager to join their team in Horsham, West Sussex. The successful candidate will work alongside the Senior PR Manager to develop and distribute key communications materials for global marketing plans, including writing press-facing briefings and guides, coordinating global events, and supporting spokespeople. The ideal candidate will have a passion for games, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and experience in PR, journalism, or marketing. The role is hybrid, with an expectation of one day per month in the Horsham studio, and cannot offer fully remote working. Creative Assembly offers flexible working, a range of benefits, and opportunities for career development and mentorship.

Job description

Creative Assembly is looking for an Associate PR Manager to bring the stories of our award-winning Total War releases to a global audience of press and players. This role will be based at our headquarters in Horsham, in the heart of West Sussex.

Working alongside the Senior PR Manager, you will develop and distribute key communications materials tailored to meet the objectives of global marketing plans. This can include writing press-facing briefings and guides, assisting with the coordination of global events, supporting spokespeople in telling their stories, and much more.

The right person for this role will be passionate about games, bringing an insatiable curiosity for how they’re made and how they forge connections with their audiences. You will be a natural storyteller with excellent written and verbal communication skills and proven experience writing for a range of audiences and objectives.

Flexible working at Creative Assembly includes hybrid, fully remote within country of employment for eligible roles, and in-studio. We recognise that there is no one-size-fits-all approach and empower our teams to define the working patterns which work best for them, which may mean different things for different teams and roles and at different times.

This role is Hybrid and has an expectation of one day per month in our Horsham studio. This role cannot offer fully remote working. Further details can be discussed during the recruitment process.

Key Responsibilities

Working on a varied roster of releases, you’ll collaborate directly with teammates responsible for every aspect of developing and bringing a AAA game to market. This is an exciting opportunity to further your career in the games industry as part of an established team with many opportunities for mentorship and growth.

On a day-to-day basis, you will:

  • Identify and execute on PR opportunities from start to finish, creating press materials, tracking our coverage, and reporting results to the wider team
  • Contribute to long-term campaign strategies, tailoring our PR approach to create the best window of opportunity for each of our upcoming releases
  • Assist in the organisation and delivery of global events, ensuring a strong representation for our titles and a high-value experience for our press partners
  • Provide communications expertise to teammates across many disciplines, maintaining alignment in how we talk about our projects
  • Collaborate closely with developers (and play our games) to maintain a deep understanding of our projects and their position within the wider strategy genre.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential
  • Experience in a relevant field such as PR, journalism, or marketing
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills in various formats
  • Ability to tailor tone and approach to reach different audiences
  • Proven organisational skills and the ability to self-manage
  • Up-to-date understanding of the video games industry
  • Willingness and availability to travel.
Desirable
  • Experience in client, stakeholder, or project management
  • Familiarity with video games press, promotion, and event cycles
  • Understanding of influencer and/or community management
  • Knowledge of the strategy gaming genre and/or Warhammer IP
  • Open mind and an appetite to learn.
We cannot sponsor a VISA for this position so applicants must have the Right to Work in the UK.



About Creative Assembly

It’s an exciting time to be a part of our craft-led studio as we push boundaries, creating deep and detailed experiences that last. 

Our teams are diverse from across the world, from trainees to industry veterans who constantly challenge us and make sure we are striving for the best within our games and our studio life. We are united through our shared values of Quality, Focus, Teamwork, Respect and Trust and we win awards for our culture and our people-centric approach, having won a Best Place to Work Award for six consecutive years. We invest in our people, the studio, and our projects. We are a company that’s secure and safe – you don’t need to worry about job security at CA.

We’ll give you the creative freedom, tools, support, and development to achieve your potential. 

We have studio locations across Horsham, UK in Newcastle, UK and Sofia, Bulgaria. These include several bespoke state-of-the-art audio suites and a dedicated motion capture facility.

We offer many benefits to support you and your family including:
  • Flexible working: hybrid, fully remote within country of employment for eligible roles, and in-studio working

  • Work from Anywhere for a temporary period each year (restrictions apply such as VISAs)

  • Enhanced holiday allowance, maternity and paternity breaks, flexibility with our core hours, and no-notice holidays

  • Bespoke relocation package for you and your dependents, with support throughout the process from our dedicated Relocation Specialists

  • Private medical and dental insurance, life insurance, permanent health insurance, critical illness cover and free health care screening

  • Generous holiday allowance plus full studio closure over the Christmas and New Year period, and all UK Bank holidays

  • Annual discretionary studio bonus

  • Join our award-winning education and social responsibility programme; the Legacy Project, as an industry ambassador to mentor and educate others

  • Defined career development pathways and personalised training support including SEGA Dev Day, internal masterclasses, prestigious creative workshops, on-site training with renowned specialists and global conference attendance

  • Opportunity to join our Diversity and Inclusion Network – an employee-led group

  • Season ticket travel loans and cycle to work scheme with free bike servicing and discounted car valet service on site

  • Free games and merchandise plus access to our extensive games library

  • Free breakfast in the studio every day - toast, bagels, pancakes, cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, smoothies, juices, milkshakes and more in our fully stocked kitchen

  • Wellbeing support with an employee assistance programme and onsite confidential sessions

  • In-studio heavily subsidised massage therapy

  • Discounts for home technology, travel insurance, corporate gym membership, cinema tickets, holidays, trips out and Ikea vouchers, and many local businesses including estate agents

  • Studio parties for you and your family; such as our Summer Festival, Christmas Party plus a separate Children’s Christmas Party. We also have Cinema days and wrap parties for game releases

  • Studio community activities such as life drawing, creative writing, Pilates, Walking Challenges, Couch to 5k, basketball, game and movie evenings, board game club, 5-a-side football, CA Choir, Sword fighting (yes, sword fighting) and loads more.
Our studio sites have disabled access. We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.  

Location: Horsham, West Sussex

Country: United Kingdom

Date found: 2023-03-21

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