Your role as a Communications Manager Benelux within VICE is to position and expand VICE and its brands to a larger audience and business clients. As a Communications Manager Benelux you will manage and coordinate key local market communication strategies and plans for VICE Benelux and VICELAND Benelux, as leading destinations for millennials. You will work closely with other departments and third parties, such as program marketing, social, event, production, PR, sales and product development. You will manage the communications team, consisting of a Press Officer, an intern and a network of freelancers in the Netherlands and Belgium. You report directly to the COO Benelux.
Developing individual program communications strategies and key tactics
Manage directly program launches by overseeing key communications elements to launch, including communications brief, timeline, asset list, meetings and budget
Secure trade stories publicizing developments around VICE’s content, business development, technology, clients, and overall expansion
Identify appropriate third-party commentary topics and industry trends in order to proactively reach out to reporters to secure interview opportunities and media coverage
Place VICE reporters and video content across TV networks and news outlets
Coordinate campaigns between the communications and marketing departments
Organize editorial calendar system, including identifying appropriate opportunities and managing deadlines. Assist with various award and directory submissions
Provide additional supervision as needed to the existing communications team
Manage relationships with industry conferences and organizations
Mentor and manage the communications team, consisting of a Press Officer, an intern and a network of freelancers in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Develop and maintain relationships with key reporters
Oversee communications materials, including press releases, media pitches, brand announcements