Senior Public Relations Specialist (Indies)

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PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play —it’s also the Best Place to Work. We’ve thrilled gamers since 1994, when we launched the original PlayStation. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment. The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

 

Senior Public Relations Specialist
San Mateo, CA

SIE Communications is looking for a Senior Public Relations Specialist to join the Global Software Communications team located out of our headquarters in San Mateo, CA. As a key contributor to the software publicity team, you will support PR strategy and execution for PlayStation’s exclusive games, helping to tell impactful stories across gaming and entertainment media for one of the world’s leading entertainment companies. 

The Sr. Public Relations Specialist will be responsible for supporting the department’s daily activities while also leading local media and influencer relations, product launches, and events. In addition to supporting PlayStation’s self-published titles, this role will also be key in supporting the PlayStation Indies Initiative.  The ideal candidate is a strong writer with a passion for media and influencer relations who is meticulous and efficient at running multiple projects.  We’re looking for a collaborative teammate who has a strong pulse on the media landscape and trends to bring fresh ideas to our growing team! 

Responsibilities:

  • Support and implement global PR strategy for PlayStation’s exclusive games across all platforms, with a strong focus on measurable media return on investment.

  • Build and handle relationships with premier media and influencers, securing compelling coverage with a particular focus on mainstream media.

  • Work with PlayStation Studios, development partners, and marketing to define game messaging and implement media tactics with a high level of success.

  • Develop written materials to support game launches, including blog posts, press releases, fact sheets, messaging/Q&As, briefing backgrounders, etc.

  • Lead coverage reporting and asset distribution.

  • Interest in gaming, entertainment, or sports industries; knowledge of independent game development industry a bonus.

  • Complete projects with minimal direction, lead up to supervisor and department leadership, and keep the distributed team up-to-date on the various programs.

  • Partner with the broader SIE Communications team, including platforms, services, corporate, and social media to contribute to broader brand narratives and initiatives for both external and internal audiences.

Qualifications:

  • The desired candidate will possess at least 3-5 years of public relations experience, ideally working with consumer-facing brands or products.

  • Bachelor's degree in any field or equivalent.
  • Experience working for or with an external PR agency is preferred; in-house PR experience is a plus.

  • Strong media relations experience with various outlets across consumer, gaming enthusiast, technology, and business press.

  • Skilled in running multiple projects with the ability to work well across a large distributed team environment.

  • Strong communication skills, including written, verbal, and interpersonal.

  • Interest in gaming, entertainment, or sports industries.

 

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Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

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Date posted: 2022-07-23