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Communications Officer

Listing ID: 1080824

Communications Officer

Type of Position: Permanent Position
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Kurt Geiger
Location: Central London, London, UK
Hours: Full Time
Twitter Handle: @
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 1 month 1 week

Voted the UK’s coolest footwear brand by Vogue readers and currently Europe’s leading luxury shoe and accessory retailer we are looking for dynamic individuals who are as passionate about our business as we are. We work hard at Kurt Geiger because we love what we do and strive to be the best in our industry; through amazing people, beautiful product, innovative designs and evolving store concepts.

The Communications Officer works within the Kurt Geiger communications team responsible for delivering editorial coverage, VIP and top tier influencer dressing, event planning and management, key communications initiatives and activity in both the UK and international markets.

Requirements:

  • Develop communications strategy, campaign and events plan including influencer and VIP activity across the UK and key international markets for Kurt Geiger London, KG Kurt Geiger and Carvela that aligns with the retail, cultural and editorial calendar
  • Work alongside wider communications team to ensure seamless integration of all campaigns and activity across channels from retail, wholesale, franchise and concessions in both bought and owned channels
  • Maintain communications calendar and planning documents to ensure alignment of all customer facing touch points and across markets
  • Drive consistent pro-active editorial coverage; product placement, main fashion and features along with VIP / influencer placement (with support of VIP dressing agency) that establish Kurt Geiger as the number 1 accessories brand
  • Build excellent relationships with UK and key international media, VIP stylists and global influencers
  • Key liaison with UK and international PR and event production agencies
  • Deliver thorough and timely service to media and stylists in response to their enquiries and oversee sample send outs with support of press assistant
  • Support communications team with event planning and productions for both PR and customer facing events and activation
  • Measure success of communications campaigns including detailed reporting and analysis of advertising vs editorial KPIs along with reviews of competitor activity
  • Create clear, concise international communications toolkits, guidelines and template documents that can be utilised by International partners and franchise markets across communication channels
  • Develop relationships internally with buying and online teams to stay up to date with the latest new products and launches sharing communications results with the teams
  • Work alongside content / graphics team to create and brief all communications assets e.g. look books, press imagery, press blasts (hot sheets), invitations, partner assets, online materials etc
  • Work with finance team to ensure invoicing is processed and managed through to payment
  • Order press, VIP and content sample set for the season working closely with press assistant to track sample ordering and invoicing
  • Coach and mentor junior members of the team during placement year to establish best practice

Skills:

  • Experience within fashion/retail communications, PR and events
  • Excellent communication skills and creative thinker
  • Highly organised, proactive, self-motivated with a dedicated work ethic
  • Ability to work across multiple projects with attention to detail
  • Existing relationships with UK and international media
  • Knowledge of Fashion GPS and Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Benefits:

  • Competitive basic salary
  • Pension and life assurance
  • Enviable discounts
  • Half day Friday, every payday Friday/last Friday of the Month

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