Media Relations Manager, UK (Remote, EMEA)

Job post summary
Location EMEA
Team Marketing and Growth

About the role

Job Description

Shopify’s growing rapidly in Europe and we have a new opportunity for a Media Relations Manager to drive media relations in the UK. The successful candidate will work hand in hand with journalists writing on tech, retail, entrepreneurship, startups and the UK economy. We’re looking for a media relations expert who can build a network of reporters and successful pitch stories about our innovation in commerce and impact on British entrepreneurship. The candidate will work closely with Shopify’s UK spokespeople as well as our partners in marketing, policy and sales. The role will report into Shopify’s Head of Communications, UK and Ireland. 

Responsibilities

  • Drive media coverage of Shopify’s product and company news, case studies on British merchants, and our thought leadership

  • Build and expand our UK media network to deliver creative local campaigns that drive high-quality earned media results

  • Support the creation of Shopify’s narrative and messaging for the UK, including the development of briefing materials, press materials, bylines, blog posts, opinion statements and social content

  • Build relationships with influencers in the ecommerce and entrepreneurship space  in UK to inspire them to create and partner on content that extends Shopify’s brand

  • Day-to-day contact for local agency, including oversight of the PR program

Qualifications

  • 4-7 years’ experience in B2B communications in relevant sectors such as tech, retail and entrepreneurship

  • Strong media relations experience with a network of media contacts in business, tech, startup and retail publications in the UK

  • A passion for entrepreneurship demonstrated through work with the UK startup ecosystem and projects to build profiles for UK entrepreneurs

  • Creative storyteller with a strong instinct for identifying news angles and emerging themes that Shopify can own in UK

  • Ability to work and collaborate in a fast-paced, dynamic and deadline-driven environment, with excellent judgement and negotiation skills

Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity & inclusion enables us to truly make commerce better for everyone. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities, and/or people with intersectional identities. Please take a look at our Sustainability Reports to learn more about Shopify’s commitments to our communities, and our planet.

At Shopify, we understand that experience comes in many forms. We’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team - so if your experience is this close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying.

How we hire

At Shopify, we put a lot of care and time into who we hire. We believe that in order to build the best products, we need to build high impact teams. Our recruitment process centres around what we call the Life Story interview, a conversational-style interview where we get to learn more about you.
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