Public Relations Manager

Blizzard Entertainment games don’t just begin with game ideas, or end once those games are released. A lot more goes into the creation of a Blizzard product than the work of developers—and we support our games for years after they’re in the hands of gamers world-wide. 

Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a creative, strategic, and organised public relations (PR) manager to join our growing Australian and New Zealand team. While your deck strategies and APM do not need to be pro-level, your communications skills do! The ideal candidate has at least five years’ PR experience (preferably in gaming), is well-versed in traditional and digital communication techniques, and possesses excellent media relations skills. We are looking for a focused, detail-oriented person who can multitask efficiently, and thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Reporting to the ANZ PR lead, the ideal candidate will be a motivated self-starter who is flexible and can adapt quickly to changing goals and objectives. Impeccable oral and written communication skills, strong attention to detail, and a passion for Blizzard games are essential.

Responsibilities

  • Develop communications strategies and work together with the Integrated Marketing team to execute product publicity through pre-launch, launch, and post-launch phases
  • Maintain strong relationships and involvement in day-to-day contact with press, including consumer, gaming, and trade publications
  • Collaborate with Blizzard Entertainment international PR teams, including sharing of local market needs
  • Write and edit press releases, corporate communications, and online materials about Blizzard Entertainment games and the company to deadline
  • Manage and support Blizzard’s participation in regional events, press tours, and developer interviews
  • Execute high-impact global public relations programs and support press activities at competitive gaming events
  • Create and project manage press kits and other promotional materials as necessary
  • Support regional PR efforts in close coordination with other local and international departments within Blizzard
  • Provide counsel to leadership regarding incoming media requests and opportunities
  • Compile and prepare regular, detailed campaign reporting and executive summaries
  • Demo Blizzard Entertainment games to press
  • Travel domestically and internationally, and take on additional responsibilities as assigned

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism, or equivalent work experience, preferably within a multinational company
  • A minimum of five years’ PR experience, preferably in the gaming, entertainment, or consumer electronics industries
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strategic thinker with a strong media relations background, including an expansive list of industry contacts and proven placement results
  • Passionate gamer with strong knowledge of Blizzard Entertainment universes. Familiarity and passion for esports would be viewed favourably
  • Knowledge of local and international games industry and media landscape
  • Strong organisational, multitasking, and time-management skills
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and diplomatic skills, including stakeholder management
  • Willingness to work nights, weekends, and overtime as required
  • Willingness to travel as required
  • Team-focused and detail-oriented approach, while being able to proactively own and complete independent projects

Required Application Materials

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter which should include:
    • Why you are interested in working at Blizzard
    • What games you are currently playing
  • Portfolio with examples of results (optional)

 

**Only submittals with Cover Letters will be considered

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!


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