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Communications Manager - Benelux

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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.

 

Tasks

  • 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

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