PR & Marketing Manager

Tokyo, Japan

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04/09/2024

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Weber Shandwick 

Position: PR & Marketing Manager 

Location: Tokyo (Hybrid) 

 

Overview: 

Weber Shandwick is one of the world’s leading global public relations firms, with offices in 81 cities and a network extending to 119 cities around the world.  

In Asia Pacific, Weber Shandwick boasts a robust network of 18 owned and branded offices, stretching from Japan, North Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Australia. We are committed to further strengthening our global presence by strategically increasing our intellectual footprint in every market.  

We have evolved from being purely PR / Marketing to becoming a new kind of engagement firm built to solve client issues. We are reengineering our organization to bring the full power of Weber Shandwick to every client through access to expert resources, specialty engagement agency brands and a diverse group of the best talent – from analytics and strategic planning, social and digital innovation, content creation and brilliant creative. With our team, you get a collective energy and ingenuity that brings innovative ideas to engage the world as well as campaigns that cut through the clutter and harness today’s interconnected digital landscape.  

 

About The Opportunity: 

Weber Shandwick is 2023 Japan PR Agency of the Year, and we want to share our ongoing success story with as many prospective clients and candidate employees as possible.

As PR and Marketing Manager, you will have the opportunity to leverage your creativity and storytelling skills to develop and execute marketing communications strategies that enhance the presence of Weber Shandwick. You will use the many communications tools and channels at your disposal to boost Weber Shandwick’s reputation as a pioneer and thought leader in the industry.

You will report directly to the Japan Managing Director with a dotted line to our regional Marketing Manager. You will partner with our regional Marketing Team to adopt our global communications strategies for Japan, and to develop strategies that promote the Japan operations throughout our industry and to a wider audience.

You will collaborate closely with our People team and Workplace Solutions team in Japan on DEI initiatives that foster a truly inclusive environment and empowering corporate culture ensuring that we always “walk the talk”.

You will help make Weber Shandwick a great place to work … and let everyone know about it!

 

What You Will Do: 

  • Develop and execute Marketing and PR strategies, in collaboration with our regional Marketing Team, that promote Weber Shandwick and our services;
  • Handle all media and new business enquiries (conduct initial assessment of opportunities and respond directly or redirect to appropriate internal teams);
  • Liaise with trade organisations, universities and other associations to create opportunities to promote the company (speaking opportunities, industry events, etc.);
  • Manage and maintain our website and social media channels (including the localization and creation of engaging content, social media posts, etc.);
  • Identify and partner with subject matter experts across Weber Shandwick to create engaging content and thought leadership pieces, etc.;
  • Plan and execute internal and external events with (g. external corporate events, internal offsite meetings, team-building events and parties, DEI initiatives, etc.);
  • Manage and maintain brand assets (brand guidelines, logos, email signatures, boiler plates, and company credentials, etc.);
  • Create and/or maintain consultants’ bios in English and Japanese, including the arrangement of photoshoots;
  • Collaborate with consultants to create impactful case studies;
  • Drive the annual schedule of industry awards, including the development and submission of entries, in collaboration with the regional Marketing team;
  • Track and report on the internal progress of new business opportunities;
  • Introduce the PR and Marketing function to new employees as part of the regular onboarding process;
  • Stay up-to-date on industry news, competitor activities, and emerging communication trends.

 

What You Will Need:

  • Native or Fluent Japanese (Ability to conduct business smoothly in Japanese);
  • Fluent English (Ability to conduct business in English);
  • Previous PR and/or Marketing experience in a global company;
  • Experience in content creation for social media;
  • Experience in website maintenance;
  • Strong communication skills and a passion for interacting with and supporting a wide range of people.

 

Preferred Experience: 

  • Experience working with WordPress or other CMS;
  • Experience working with website analytics and social metrics;
  • Experience working with Adobe suite.

 

What We Look For: 

  • Highly motivated individuals with a passion for driving cultural change through Communications;
  • Strong presentation and communication skills;
  • Strong speaking and writing skills;
  • A team-player attitude and ability to think outside the box;
  • Passion, ownership, and a strong sense of responsibility;
  • Creative and innovative individuals with a natural sense of curiosity;
  • Proactive networkers who can make connections with people across the business and externally with clients.

 

What’s In It For You: 

  • Competitive PTO 
  • Anniversary PTO (1 day of additional leave for a birthday or anniversary)
  • Special Leave
  • Commuting Expenses
  • Relo Club (gain access to discounts on affiliated services)
  • Cancer Insurance Premium Subsidy
  • Social Insurance Coverage (Pension, Employment Insurance, Workers’ Accident Compensation Insurance, Health Insurance)
  • Retirement Allowance (*a tenure of 3+ years is required)
  • Property Accumulation Savings (*a tenure of 5+ years is required)
  • And more to come!

 

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