TerraCycle Overview:

TerraCycle’s mission is to Eliminate the idea of Waste®.

Operating in over 21 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, TerraCycle is a global innovator in green business. It partners with many of the world’s largest consumer product companies and retailers to create collection and recycling solutions for hundreds of traditionally non-recyclable waste streams. By working with companies, retailers, governments and consumers, TerraCycle is able to collect and solve for just about every waste stream, from snack wrappers and contact lenses to ocean plastics and cigarette butts, all waste streams that otherwise end up in landfills, oceans, or incinerators. TerraCycle has received hundreds of awards globally and has been highlighted in some of the world's most recognized media outlets, including CNN, Wall St. Journal, Reuters.com New York Times, Forbes and thousands of others.

In May 2019, TerraCycle launched its newest initiative, Loop, a global circular shopping system that enables brands, retailers and consumers to transition from single-use disposable materials to reusable, durable packaging, washed by Loop and refilled by the brands. Loop has engaged many of the world's largest consumer product companies (including P&G, Nestlé, Unilever, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, and Mondelez) and many of the world’s largest retailers in this platform. Loop is currently available in the mid-Atlantic and Northeastern U.S, and the greater Paris region in France, with plans to expand into several new markets including Canada, Japan, the UK and Germany in 2021.

Job Overview:

Seeking to tackle one of the biggest environmental issues of our time? Passionate about communications? Believe that business can act as a change for good? Looking for a meaningful job? Looking to join a like-minded team of people? Then this position is for you!

TerraCycle seeks to hire a creative, resourceful and driven PR professional who likes challenges and can manage multiple projects simultaneously. The Public Relations Executive will report to the Head of Communications and will work predominantly on the French side of TerraCycle’s business, directly with numerous TerraCycle Europe teams, brand partners and consumers. The position is based in Perivale, West London.

We are looking for a dynamic, highly organized and team-focused Public Relations Associate with experience to support our fast-growing operations in Europe.

The successful candidate will integrate into TerraCycle and Loop’s Communications team located in the European HQ in Perivale, West London, and report to the Head of Communications. They will also work closely with a number of other PR Executives.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the definition and implementation of PR campaigns mainly for TerraCycle France and but also to support with other markets where needed
  • Oversee the operation of a reactive and pro-active press office for TerraCycle France
  • Monitor the French media to identify suitable opportunities for TerraCycle France
  • Drafting and distributing high quality, effective press releases and pitches
  • Phone and email pitching of TerraCycle’s story and products to broadcast/print/online media sources
  • Maintaining relations with the Communications departments of various brands partners for TerraCycle
  • Developing in-depth reports of media success for partners and internal use
  • As and when required:
    • Act as a spokesperson to the press
    • Write awards entries, blog posts, company newsletters and communications etc
    • Attend events on behalf of TerraCycle and support with the logistics when required

Requirements/Skills:

  • 2+ year’s experience working in Public Relations in a similar role
  • Native French Speaker (or equivalent) with excellent communication and writing skills in French & English (another European language such as German, Spanish or Dutch would also be a plus)
  • Good knowledge of the French media and sustainability sector (ideally the recycling sector) (but English media knowledge also beneficial)
  • Proven track record in executing successful public relations campaigns at both a local and national level
  • Passionate about sustainability, media and innovation
  • Ability to work within a team, in an international working environment
  • Ability to meet deadlines and collaborate with different functions
  • Ability to problem solve and multitask in a fast-paced environment, with changing priorities
  • Proactive and solution-focused
  • A degree in an appropriate field (PR, journalism, marketing, business, management…)

Compensation:

    Salary depending on experience
    25 Paid Holiday Days
    2 Volunteering Days
    Online Yoga and wellbeing activities
    Company Pension contribution
    Enhanced Parental Leave
    Quarterly team engagement

Please send a short cover letter (a couple of paragraphs) when applying.

Job description is not all inclusive. TerraCycle reserves the right to amend this job description at any time. TerraCycle is an Equal Opportunity Employers, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

TerraCycle is committed to Diversity, Equality and Inclusion.