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Job Title: PR Manager, Destiny
Department: Public Relations
Reporting To: Senior Director, Public Relations
Location: Santa Monica, California
 
Our World
Activision Blizzard, Inc., a member of the S&P 500, is the worldʹs most successful standalone interactive entertainment company. We delight hundreds of millions of monthly active users around the world through franchises including Activisionʹs Call of Duty®, Destiny and Skylanders®, Blizzardʹs World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Hearthstone®, Diablo®, StarCraft®, and Heroes of the Storm®, and Kingʹs Candy Crush™, Pet Rescue™, Bubble Witch™ and Farm Heroes™. The company is one of the Fortune ʺ100 Best Companies to Work For®ʺ. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Blizzard has operations throughout the world, and its games are played in 196 countries. More information about Activision Blizzard and its products and services can be found on the companyʹs website, www.activisionblizzard.com
 
Your Mission
As a PR Manager for Destiny, you’ll join a close-knit team working together to spread the word about the beloved franchise from the award-winning developer Bungie.  This position will lead launch and momentum PR programs, including strategy and execution across enthusiast and mainstream media.  Additionally, this candidate will work closely with the team on community, influencer, athlete and celebrity activities at key beats throughout each campaign. 
In this role, you will work closely with developer Bungie in Bellevue, WA, collaborate with multiple teams across Activision globally and manage North American agency resources.  The ideal candidate possesses strong media relations and 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.  Come join us to help tell our next stories in the Destiny universe!
 
This role includes but is not limited to the following tasks/duties
  • Lead the creation, execution and management of Destiny PR campaigns
  • Provide strategic input for game launches and momentum programs
  • Engage in media outreach with enthusiast and mainstream press 
  • Drive agency production of editorial placements
  • Work closely with community, influencer and social media teams to craft a consistent voice around the globe
  • 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
  • Daily oversight of external partners, including first parties, work on deadline and manage toward results
  • Actively engage as part of PR team with marketing, production and development teams
  • Oversee product launch PR logistics, including asset management, 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 products or entertainment
  • Experience supporting mass, pop-culture products and/or entertainment brands
  • Personal experience launching AAA video games and/or live games a plus
  • Personal knowledge and affinity for video games, familiarity with Destiny and what makes a Guardian a Guardian desired
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Gaming community experience and familiarity desired
  • Ability and interest in traveling for meetings with Bungie in Washington state and events world-wide
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, PowerPoint and Keynote
  • Experience using media monitoring and measurement tools such as 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.
 
* The video game industry and therefore our business are 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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