update 24 days ago
EMEA PR & Communication Manager
  • Lyon
  • Ref: 15042021/EU/MKT/CORPO
  • Publication date: 30/06/2021
The company

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe (BNEE) is a leading global publisher and developer of entertainment content for platforms including all major video game consoles and PC.  BNEE is the western content hub of BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.(BNEI), and is building its reputation with franchises such as LITTLE NIGHTMARES™, THE DARK PICTURES ANTHOLOGY, and the upcoming UNKNOWN 9™ Awakening - developed by the recently acquired Reflector Entertainment based in Montreal, QC.Part of the Japanese BANDAI NAMCO group, an entertainment industry leader with a presence in video games, toys and amusement parks, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe has 15 international offices with operations in 50 countries around the world.

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Job presentation

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe, based in Lyon, is looking for an EMEA PR & Communication Manager to strengthen the EMEA Communication team. We offer a thrilling experience in a fast-paced and multicultural environment, where you define and implement campaigns globally, as well as specifically for the EMEA & ANZ markets.

Reporting to the PR, Communication & Events Director, you ensure that your allocated brands and titles are well represented in traditional media and across content creation platforms and clearly visible to our audience. In order to do so, you recommend creative PR & Influencer strategies in coherence with the Group's brands and the territories' cultural specificities. You drive day-to-day execution of global communication plans and support our subsidiaries in the implementation of their Comms campaigns.

Your principal responsibilities will be as follows:

  • Elaborate compelling EMEA PR & Communication strategies for your portfolio, working closely with the Brand Team
  • Plan, write and secure approval for press releases and Media Alerts. Compile PR fact sheets for products based on marketing materials / info
  • Manage your allocated PR & Communication budget and report it monthly
  • Plan embargo timing of asset delivery to PR teams / media, align with BNEI/A/Asia and involved stakeholders
  • Deal with BNE / 3rd party publishers on individual requests from PR teams for specific / exclusive assets and requests
  • Liaise with BNE / 3rd party publishers, Production and Engineering on delivery of Pre and Review versions of games to PR teams in EMEA territories
  • Liaise with development teams, producers and management for timely delivery of Q&A's for PR teams / media 
  • Create and be able to participate in all EMEA based events held by BNEE. Manage the guests during events
  • Create reports and manage our tools for reporting of titles and assist Event Manager in creating post mortems for events
  • Insight in competitor's PR and communication activities in order to improve Group communication strategies
  • Suggest ways to improve the department activities, level of service and ROI



Experience, qualification and skills:

  • A minimum of 6 years of experience in PR and Communication in an international set up in the video game or entertainment industry
  • Local market experience is a plus
  • Passion for video games and other forms of entertainment
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken), other languages are a plus
  • Intercultural knowledge of Global markets
  • High level of organization and the ability to work independently
  • Ability to deliver first class written and verbal presentations
  • Project oriented, capability to handle several projects at the same time
  • Ability to manage process and workflows through multiple departments and offices (Internal, territory and 3rd party)


Personality traits:

  • Passionate, leader, strong drive, proactive
  • Creative thinker with common sense
  • Ability to be a strong team player in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to express oneself clearly and also to be able to identify potential problems/issues and react/advise accordingly
  • Service-oriented
  • Professional and diplomatic
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, ability to establish trustworthy relationships internally, with the territories, developers and media
  • Deep entertainment culture in video games, music, movies, entertainment, books
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