Karma Automotive

  • Communications Specialist

    Job ID
    2019-3599
    Candidate Category
    Sales, Marketing, & Communications
  • Overview

    Karma Automotive creates expressive and beautiful luxury cars that are environmentally conscious.  We deliver them with personal attention to customers in the global marketplace.  Our customers expect high levels of personalization and customization and we intend to deliver on that promise. 

     

    The Communications Specialist is a PR professional, helping to share the organization’s messages and grow brand awareness to various audiences, with special focus on media in North America and in line with the company’s expansion plans, other global markets. The position will help determine strategy and implement communication tactics to support sustained awareness of product, sales and launch efforts, including coordination and collaboration internally with other departments and agency partners.

    Responsibilities

    • Support development and deployment of media relations strategy which delivers high-level and continuous international placements for the Karma brand on multiple platforms (broadcast, digital, print) and media sectors (i.e. auto, business, lifestyle)
    • Work in partnership with wider MarCom team to ensure holistic and consistent communication messaging and delivery
    • Develop and maintain strong media relations with a broad spectrum of writers and opinion formers to keep Karma brand top of mind and deliver strong editorial return.
    • Key focal point of contact for domestic and international media with Karma brand; represent brand and ensure consistency of message
    • Plan, organize and deliver ongoing program of media events – including but not limited to launches, factory visits, executive interviews, brand events
    • Seek out and create content for press releases, executive presentations, speeches, social media postings etc.
    • Manage media monitoring, analysis and evaluation via agency partner – produce metrics and reporting on PR impact for internal use
    • Collaborate with other departments within the organization to support story generation, content for various communications channels (media website, employee newsletter, etc.)
    • Provide communications counsel to executive management team including assisting them in preparing materials, media training, speech preparation etc.
    • Work with internal and external stakeholders to manage and lead Karma’s CSR program – manage activations, communications and amplify results

    Qualifications

    • Education – Degree-level education in relevant field
    • Experience – 2+ years’ experience in relevant field – auto/tech industry advantageous, experience of managing media relations essential
    • Clear understanding of luxury marketplace
    • Collaborative approach to working across functions and disciplines in search of product, process and business solutions. Entrepreneur/enterprise mindset, can-do attitude.
    • Ability to meet project deadlines, keep schedules, manage costs and perform to target levels in a fast-paced environment without compromising quality.
    • Strong communications skillset - verbal, written, presentation and leadership skills. Able to talk about the company’s business and often complex subject matters with a degree of confidence
    • Ability to develop and execute high level strategies while learning and applying unfamiliar new concepts quickly.
    • Ability to multi-task and balance multiple competing priorities
    • Basic knowledge of Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2015) and Environmental Management Systems (ISO: 14001:2015), as applicable

     

    NO 3rd Parties, Principals Only, Please

     

    Come and join the great Karma Team, where you can make a career! Karma Automotive offers a complete benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, STD, LTD; paid vacation, holidays and personal days; and a 401K with matching contributions. Relocation assistance may be available.

     

    Karma Automotive LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, color, race, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, age, religion, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law. Karma Automotive LLC, complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to all qualified individuals with a disability. Valid driver’s license may be required based on essential duties.

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