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Public Relations Assistant Manager

Location: Bellevue, WA
Job Code: 853
# of Openings: 1


The Public Relations Assistant Manager within The Pokémon Company International’s Consumer Marketing group is responsible for supporting Public Relations (PR) initiatives and campaigns across the Pokémon brand’s portfolio of consumer products, entertainment, video games, and mobile applications. The Assistant Manager will work closely with a team of PR Managers and the Senior Manager, Consumer Marketing (PR) to coordinate communications materials, campaigns, events, and other PR activities.

What You Will Do

  • Provide general support to the PR and Communications function at The Pokémon Company International
  • Assist in the sourcing and gathering of information from internal stakeholders and in collaboration with additional members of the communications and PR team to develop PR materials, strategies, and campaigns
  • Draft select PR materials such as press releases, media advisories, fact sheets, Q+A’s
  • Route and track PR materials through approvals processes with a variety on internal and external stakeholders
  • Route and track PR materials through approvals processes with a variety on internal and external stakeholders
  • Review content from across the organization for brand appropriateness and positive positioning
  • Research and maintain media lists
  • Liaise with external agency partners
  • Provide event support in a PR capacity
  • Compile and develop PR reports and presentations
  • Coordinate, submit, and track vendor materials, contracts, invoices, and other materials through internal approval processes
  • Keep your finger on the pulse of editorial and influencer trends for press and industries related to our business to support communications and PR team colleagues in executing topical and best in class programs

What You Will Bring

  • Bachelor of Arts or Sciences, preferably in communications, journalism, marketing, or equivalent working experience
  • At least 3 years progressive experience in communications and or public relations (agency or in-house) 
  • preferably with family entertainment, consumer products and/or video games.
  • Strong desire to gain experience in public relations in a supporting role
  • Interest in popular culture and video games is a plus

How You Will Be Successful

  • Communications : You pride yourself on delivering clear, effective communications and possess active listening skills.
  • Collaborative and Inclusive : You are a team player with the ability to work collaboratively and comfortably with employees who have diverse skills and experience and are in different geographies and levels within the organization.
  • Work Excellence : You show concern for quality, accuracy, and completeness of work activities. You plan your work activities in advance to ensure that assignments are completed timely and accurately.
  • Growth Mindset : You take the initiative to learn new skills that benefit the role and operational objectives. You take ownership of your own professional development and learns from and seeks others’ ideas and perspectives.
  • Effective Enthusiasm : You exhibit persistence, confidence and a relentlessly positive mindset.


What to Expect

We offer a professional, fun and creative work environment. While we maintain a good balance between work and life, additional hours may be required at peak times or for specific initiatives. This position may require occasional domestic or international business travel (10-15%).

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.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of people so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


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