PR and Media Events Co-ordinator – Volvo

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Let’s create the future together. 
At Volvo Cars, we believe that being curious and truly committed to understanding people is the key to future success. We are people who care about other people, working together to create new technologies and innovations for safe, sustainable and convenient mobility. Want to join us?

What’s in it for you?
As part of the wider Brandspace team, the PR and Media Events Co-ordinator will support in the delivery of key PR activities for Volvo Car UK, raising awareness of Volvo Cars’ brand and products through editorial/earned coverage in consumer-facing UK media, and to protect and enhance the company’s corporate reputation. This is an opportunity for you to be involved in exciting challenges daily and a chance to make a tangible difference by driving data-driven recommendations, contributing to team goals and business growth.

What you will do:
You will be responsible for a range of functions relating to press office functionality, including the provision of prompt, accurate responses to media queries, communication about Volvo’s products and offerings, press releases, management of media website and media contacts, and providing support to the Product Communications Manager. You will also be responsible for monitoring of Volvo Car UK’s media coverage and analysis and managing the company’s media monitoring supplier, ensuring that monthly metrics are provided by the company’s media, PR and product placement suppliers.
With the oversight of the PR Lead, you will take responsibility for day-to-day management of agencies to support the delivery of premium UK media events that meet Volvo Car UK’s high standards and deliver to the needs of invited media. This involves hosting media at events, acting as an informal spokesperson on media events, and coordinating the company’s attendance at industry events. You will support the planning and organization of attendance at international media events, including travel arrangements. Part of your responsibilities will also encompass management of the PR budget.

Your skills:
We believe you have several years of experience with PR and media events (including budget management) for high profile brands. A PR degree and experience working in a press office environment would be considered advantageous. We believe that you possess the following skills, to be successful in this role:

  • Excellent written skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritize
  • Genuine interest in, and knowledge of, the news agenda, as well as an interest in delivering coverage in all media
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a desire to build relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong teamwork skills and are focused on delivering results and achieving targets
  • Creativity and desire to seek constant improvement in the way things are done
  • Desire to grow and develop your skills in PR

This role requires you to travel and be away from home when required.

Your application:
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter in English via our recruiting system SuccessFactors by no later than the 3 December 2021. Please note that we do not accept applications through email due to GDPR. We recruit continuously and therefore advise you to send your application to us as soon as possible. For any questions about the position or the recruitment process, please contact recruiter Roza at roza.cizek@volvocars.com.

Who are we?
Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them.

Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.

To apply for this job please visit jobs.volvocars.com.