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Senior PR Manager - Products & Platforms


Job Description

Want to do the best work of your life? With 24 million customers in 7 countries, make your mark at Europe's leading media and entertainment brand. A workplace where you can proudly be yourself; our people make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work.

As a key member of Sky's PR team, you will help to drive our Product PR in the UK and deliver best in class work, as part of a small in-house team and with the support of a retained agency.

Product areas covered by the role include TV (Sky Q and Sky Go), Mobile and Broadband. The role does not cover shows/content

What you'll do:

  • Contributing to the development of strategic plans for all consumer PR for Sky's products and platforms, spanning Sky Q, Sky Mobile and Sky Broadband.
  • End-to-end project management and ensuring excellence in delivery, across both newsflow and bigger consumer activations.
  • Be responsible for stakeholder management across Sky and externally to ensure colleagues and partners are engaged with our work; close liaison with our Corporate Communications, Marketing and Social functions to ensure work is aligned and amplified where relevant.
  • Build and enhance Sky's relationship with the media, including fostering key media contacts for the benefit of the team and business. Build your network and think innovatively based on the changing landscape of media.
  • Handle reactive media enquiries and manage issues when required, including drafting statements, securing internal sign off and collaborating closely with journalists.
  • Develop strong relationship with agency partners to ensure they are delivering the best work for our business.
  • Provide strategic communications counsel to the business in your area of expertise (technology, media, innovation).
  • Help to motivate and develop more junior members of the team, by acting as a role model and coaching throughout day to day activity.

        What you'll bring:

        • Experienced PR professional, including senior level experience (e.g. Account Director or equivalent) in a relevant role, either in-house or agency.
        • Experience in and a passion for technology.
        • A strong network of key media contacts and a great understanding of the media landscape/news cycle, with the ability to leverage both for the benefit of the business.
        • Issues management experience, with previous responsibility for drafting statements and liaising with journalists to deliver a positive outcome.
        • Proven ability to think long-term and plan effectively - whilst also championing creativity and the development of big, bold ideas.
        • The ability to thrive when working at real pace, coping with an extremely varied and complex workload - and cut through it to focus on the work which matters most.

        The Rewards:
        There's a reason people can't stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:

        • Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
        • A generous pension package
        • Private healthcare
        • Discounted mobile and broadband

        Where you'll work:

        Our Osterley campus is a 10-minute walk from Syon Lane train station. Or you can hop on one of our free shuttle buses that run to and from Osterley, Chiswick Park, Gunnersbury, Acton Town and Ealing Broadway tube stations. There's also plenty of parking, bike shelters and showers.

        On campus you'll find six subsidised restaurants and a Waitrose. You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym, catch the latest shows and movies at our cinema, get your car washed and even get pampered at our beauty salon.

        Recognised as an 'Inclusive Top 50 Employer' and a 'Times Top 50 Employer for Women', we're working hard to ensure we're a truly inclusive place to work. This means we don't just look at your CV. We're more focused on who you are and the potential you'll bring to Sky. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, So we're happy to discuss flexible working.

        And we'll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.

        Why wait?
        Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can't wait to hear from you.

        To find out more about working with us, search #LifeAtSky on social media. A job you love to talk about.

        Just so you know: if your application is successful, we'll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.

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