• Reporting To: Director – Marketing & Communications
  • Contract: Fixed term to 31 March 2024, with the possibility to extend
  • Hours: 40 Hours per week (9am-6pm, Monday to Friday with occasional evening and weekend work)
  • Closing Date: 19 June

Japan House London is seeking an experienced arts and culture PR professional to join its expanding team of passionate marketing and communications experts.

The successful candidate in this new role will generate high quality earned media for Japan House London, leading to increased visitors, in-person and online, and raising the profile of the organization amongst both peers and partners. 

Based on a rolling 12-month communications plan of your design, you will inspire media and influencers to visit Japan House London and subsequently produce coverage based on their positive experience.  The relationships you build with key journalists will be critical as you pitch ideas to them, encouraging and supporting them to tell the stories behind the exhibitions, events and products.

The ideal candidate for this role will have a passion for and understanding of Japan that enable them to convey what is happening at Japan House London in an informative yet accessible and engaging way.

Not satisfied with maintaining the status quo, you will seek out and manage new opportunities to raise Japan House London’s profile, such as collaborations, festival participation and brand partnerships, working closely with other Marcomms colleagues to deliver success.

Professional Qualifications Knowledge & Experience

  • Educated to degree level in a relevant subject
  • Significant years of professional experience in a PR role (with at least 2 years at manager level) in the arts or cultural sector, with responsibilities for press office management, media outreach and growing an organization’s profile.
  • Proven success in achieving high quality media coverage for smaller arts organisations.
  • Experience of using clipping services to monitor and report on media coverage.
  • Experience of reporting on results, verbally and in writing, to senior management.
  • Excellent knowledge of Japanese cultures.
  • Experience in using a CRM to manage contacts.
  • Advanced IT skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office as well as PR platforms and tools such as Meltwater and Roxhill.
  • Firm understanding of how PR activities fit within and contribute to an overall marketing and communications plan.
  • Additional training and / or supplementary courses completed in PR or professional writing.
  • Existing relevant media contacts

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