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Job Title: Manager, Public Relations
Reporting To: Senior Director, Public Relations - Call of Duty
Department: Public Relations
Location:  Santa Monica, CA 
 
Your Mission

As a PR Manager for Call of Duty, you’ll join a close-knit team working together to spread the word about the #1 console video game franchise in the U.S. for nine of the last 10 consecutive years, and one of the biggest entertainment properties in the world!  This position will lead launch and momentum PR programs, including enthusiast and mainstream media as well as community and celebrity activities.
In this role, you will work closely with studio developers, collaborate with multiple teams across Activision and Call of Duty worldwide, and manage agency resources.  The ideal candidate possesses strong project management skills, proven product or game launch history, solid attention to detail and time management skills, as well as great spirit of collaboration, and a love of creative, dynamic environments! 

What you’ll do:
  • Lead the creation, execution and management of Call of Duty PR campaigns 
  • Provide strategic input to launch, momentum and community relations
  • Engage in media outreach with enthusiast and mainstream press  
  • Drive agency production of editorial placements and social media opportunities via celebrity and community programs
  • Help craft our narrative message, including talking points, messaging, press materials and Q&As
  • Lead press tours, trade show activations, and other opportunities to share our games
  • Strategize product demonstrations, livestreams and other influencer-related opportunities 
  • Track coverage and create recap reports 
  • Daily oversight of external partners, work on deadline and manage toward results
  • Actively engage as part of PR team with marketing, production and studio teams
  • Oversee product launch PR logistics, including product mailings and review programs
  • Manage program budgets, invoicing and reporting
 
Player Profile
  • BA/BS in Public Relations, Marketing, Communications, English or Journalism preferred
  • Minimum of 4-6 years of related Public Relations focusing on video games, consumer brands/products or entertainment
  • Experience supporting mass, pop-culture products and/or entertainment brands
  • Personal experience launching AAA video games a plus
  • Personal knowledge and affinity for video games desired
  • Mobile experience/knowledge is a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written skills Gaming community experience and familiarity desired
  • Ability and interest in traveling for events
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint, Keynote, Adobe Reader and Cision 
  • Proven ability to interact and communicate effectively with all departments
  • Detail-oriented, self-directed skills including ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously, including adaptability to fluid and last-minute changes

Your Platform

We’re headquartered in Santa Monica, California, housing multiple teams across many disciplines of Marketing, PR, Sales, Supply Chain and other corporate functions such as HR, IT, Legal, Facilities and Finance. Santa Monica is the nerve center of our company, where the best ideas combine with unrivalled rigor to create the biggest and best entertainment experiences in the world.

Our World

Great Games Start with Great People!  This is an exciting time to join us!

Ask anyone who works at Activision, or with Activision, their favorite thing about it, and they’ll tell you, it’s the people. We have world class brands, infrastructure and resources, but our success doesn’t come from assembly lines producing widgets. Our success comes from people producing greatness together. We are nothing without our employee’s brilliance. So if you’re interested in our biggest priority, it’s the people. 

Activision is more than just the leading developer and publisher of video games; we are the creators of some of the world’s biggest, most ground-breaking titles in the industry. Our portfolio includes Call of Duty®, Crash Bandicoot™, and Destiny.

Activision is a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), headquartered in Santa Monica, California with locations across the globe. Activision Blizzard is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology, and entertainment. A member of the S&P 500 and recognized on the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, Activision Blizzard has operations throughout the world with approximately 10,000 employees and players in 196 countries.

The video game industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

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