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PR Communications & Event Manager

Seoul, Korea, Republic of

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PR Communications & Event Manager

We are Polestar. We are detail obsessed, performance focused and determined to make the most advanced and exciting electric cars the world has ever seen. We blaze our own trail, one without compromise. We don’t believe in shortcuts, we innovate constantly and we are relentless in our pursuit of the best. We’re expanding, and we need people who share our vision and want to be part of something different.

The Polestar PR, Comms, & Event Manager will be the primary point of contact for all PR, Comms, & Event activities relating to develop and manage strong relationships with journalists, press agencies and external PR stakeholders in order to strengthen the Polestar brand and product knowledge in the market as well as manage media and press. Key audiences are Polestar’s external stakeholders such as: journalists and influencers, local and national government, business partners, potential and existing customers, potential and existing employees, and trade associations. The job owner will directly report to the local Managing Director, supplemented by reporting indirectly to Polestar’s global PR and Communications team.

Main Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain the awareness, consideration and positive perception of the Polestar brand, as well as defend its corporate reputation, with journalists, influencers and other key stakeholders, in new and upcoming markets
  • Support the global heads of Public Relations and Communications to develop and implement strategy and budget plans that support the global corporate goals
  • Work closely with the Events team to launch the brand and its products in the new markets
  • Coordinate with other Polestar global- and regional PR and Communications team members, and the Brand and Marketing team, to design, develop and implement content and media strategies that represent the company’s products, services, brand, industrial operations, business plan and strategy, and senior management
  • Develop media relationships and maintain relationship building, targeting, pitching, sell-in, etc. with media audiences, with specific targeting in new markets
  • Monitor and evaluate media coverage in order to act upon learnings and consequences, as well as prepare for crisis communications
  • Completion of all planned projects by reaching targeted KPIs, within budget.

Main Activities

  • Plan and develop the product-focused launch communication plans for Korea.
  • Build, develop, and maintain strong working relationships with target media.
  • Plan and execute national press test drive events in new markets, alongside the Events team.
  • Drive and coordinate the global media agenda through communication activities based on Polestar’s global priorities and requirements.
  • Provide external communication support to Polestar executive management where
  • necessary.
  • Act as a Polestar spokesperson. Co-create and develop communication plans, Q&A, press releases, etc. for planned activities, targeting relevant media groups.
  • Assist in managing Polestar’s external communication editorial calendar to ensure consistent flow of Polestar news and editorial opportunities.

Required Experience/Qualifications

  • 6 years plus working experience in Public Relations and Communications, with at least 5 years with a large multinational corporation. Premium automotive industry working background is an advantage
  • Experience working with, and managing, agencies and consultants, and managing budgets
  • An ability to network with colleagues, external influencers such as journalists and industry organizations, is a vital prerequisite of the job. A regular program of  visits and international travel should be expected, depending on global health circumstances
  • The employee is expected to be on-call 24 hours a day to deal with urgent communications issues.
  • Bachelor’s degree or above, preferably in communications, business administration or journalism

What we expect from you

  • Be intellectually mature, proactive, independent, entrepreneurial, results driven and have great team spirit
  • Have strong oral, editing and writing skills in Korean and English
  • Have a strong ability to align and work with other teams
  • Be prepared to learn and grow in a start-up environment where a fast pace, ability to make considered decisions quickly, and rapidly learn lessons to improve future activities, is the norm.

About Us

Polestar is an electric performance brand, determined to improve the society we live in. Our focus is on uncompromised design and technology. Passion and emotion drive us, electricity and innovation drive our cars. We are all in, dedicated on our ambition. Guiding our industry forward. Electro-mobility is the main focus of today’s automotive industry, and Polestar is at the center of this development, introducing world-class electrified cars and innovative, customer-focused services and offers.

How To Apply

Is this you? If you are interested in joining the Polestar family, please submit your CV and personal letter as soon as possible. We apply a continuous selection process and interviews will be held continuously, and the position could be filled before the application end date.

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