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Minimum USD Salary: 83,000
Maximum USD Salary: 97,850


Company: The Pokémon Company International

Get to know The Pokémon Company International

The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world.

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Get to know the role

  • Job Title: Associate Public Relations Manager
  • Job Summary: This role is responsible for supporting PR initiatives and campaigns across the Pokémon brand’s portfolio of consumer products including the Play! Pokémon program and its associated ecosystem, video games, as well as our apps. You will work closely with a Sr. Public Relations Manager and the Director, PR & Communications to coordinate communications materials, campaigns, events, and other PR activities.
  • FLSA Classification (US Only): Exempt
  • People Manager: No

What you’ll do

  • Provide general support to the PR and Communications function at The Pokémon Company International with a focus on the Play! Pokémon program and its associated ecosystem, video games, and apps
  • Assist in the sourcing and gathering of information to develop PR materials, strategies, and campaigns
  • Draft select PR materials such as press releases, media advisories, fact sheets, Q+A’s, and messaging
  • Route and track PR materials through approvals processes with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Review content from across the organization for appropriateness
  • Research and maintain media lists
  • Liaise with and manage external agency partners
  • Provide event support in a PR capacity.
  • Compile and develop PR reports and presentations
  • Analyze and respond to various media opportunities

What you’ll bring

  • Three (3) to four (4) years of related professional experience.
  • Bachelors degree required.
  • Demonstrable ability to plan strategically on a global scale, work effectively with international stakeholders and ensure brand consistency across divisions, time zones and territories.
  • Proven track record of executing complex PR programs domestically and internationally.
  • Experience working with and managing agency partners.
  • Experience and success in product launch management.
  • Experience collaborating closely with internal stakeholder teams such as Product Marketing, Social Media, Licensing, Legal, etc.
  • Strong project management, creative concept, and plan execution skills.
  • Established press and influencer contacts in the video game, family entertainment industry and consumer media is a plus.
  • Experience working for or with Japanese companies/brands is a plus.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proven track record of extreme attention to detail and adherence to strict brand guidelines
  • Experience working closely with high profile developers, executives, and other VIP stakeholders
  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to communicate effectively with different audiences
  • Proven track record of working autonomously and being able to gather information and direction from a variety of sources

How you’ll be successful

  • Passion for Pokémon: Develops an understanding of the Pokémon brand, the impact it has on our people, culture, business, fans, and communities, and applying that knowledge and passion to everything you do.
  • Challenging the Expected: Approaches challenges with curiosity and creativity, embracing the possibility of failure as an opportunity to learn something new, develop innovative ideas, solve complex problems and identify unique opportunities.
  • Integrity and Respect: Demonstrates integrity and respect by leading with empathy, listening to others, seeking out different perspectives, and taking personal responsibility for decisions, actions, and results.
  • Dedicated to Quality: Takes ownership to maintain and promote high standards, looks for new ways to learn and improve, and embraces a growth mindset to seek and apply feedback from others in an effort to continuously improve.
  • Building Relationships: Develops and strengthens relationships, adopting a “team first” mentality and working collaboratively to solve problems and meet shared goals.
  • Delighting Customers: Listens and understands the interests and needs of our customers and stakeholders, making them feel heard and important, and embracing these learnings to continue delivering a unique Pokémon experience.

What to expect

  • An employee first culture
  • Company events that celebrate the spirit of Pokémon
  • Competitive cash-based compensation programs
  • For this role, new hires generally start between $83,000.00 – $97,850.00. Full range: $83,000 – $123,000. This range is applicable for the labor market where the role is intended to be hired. Final base salary is directly related to each candidates’ qualifications and professional experience uniquely.
  • 100% employer-paid healthcare premiums for you
  • Generous paid family leave
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Employer-paid long and short-term income protection insurance
  • US Employees: 401k Employer Matching
  • UK/IRE Employees: Pension Employer Contributions
  • Fitness reimbursement
  • Commuter benefit
  • LinkedIn learning
  • Comprehensive relocation package
  • Hybrid work environment

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this role. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. For roles in the United Kingdom, candidates will need the right to work. In some cases, and for some roles, the Company may be able to arrange a visa. For roles in Ireland, this role requires candidates to have the right to live and work in the Republic of Ireland. However, we welcome applications from all nationalities and may consider supporting an employment permit application, in appropriate and suitable cases.

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