Senior Manager, Corporate and Internal Communications

Job Locations United Kingdom-London
ID
2020-6733

Introduction

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The Economist Group is built on high-quality, independent analysis which runs through all of its businesses. Based in London and serving a global subscriber and client base, the Group produces print and digital products, produces global events, and offers a range of subscription and other services that provide insight and analysis to help our clients and readers understand the important issues shaping our world today. Its flagship businesses include The Economist, the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs, and the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the world's leading resource for economic and business research, forecasting and analysis. Underpinning The Economist Group's businesses is a commitment to editorial independence, integrity and delivering high quality in everything it does.

 

With new leadership from the CEO and executive team, The Economist Group is undergoing a period of transformation as we execute on an ambitious strategy for growth. To help manage our change communications, the Group seeks a seasoned communications professional to join our world-class Communications team.  

 

Reporting to the SVP, Global Communications, the Senior Manager, Corporate and Internal Communications will develop and deliver communications programmes that engage our global colleagues and grow awareness of our business activities and successes across the Group.

Accountabilities

How you will contribute:

 

  • Develop and deliver an internal communication strategy that creates awareness for the change that is happening at our organisation and drives engagement among our global colleagues 

  • Develop and execute strategies to grow engagement with the company intranet and other Group-wide platforms including Slack and email

  • Oversee the creation, dissemination maintenance of corporate collateral and platforms, including the Group website

  • Work with the SVP, Communications on thought leadership programmes for the executive leadership team

  • Provide support for the Annual Group Meeting (AGM) and shareholder communications as needed

  • Partner with HR colleagues to ensure alignment of communications

  • Collaborate with colleagues on the Communications team on the internal rollout of major initiatives including editorial campaigns and tentpole events and programmes

  • Lead the implementation of internal branding campaigns

  • Develop and execute internal communications programmes for business units and divisions. Global coordination and management of internal events including company-wide town halls

Experience, skills and professional attributes

The ideal skills for this role are:

 

  • Superior writing and editing skills, with a proven track record across a variety of audience groups and channels

  • A strong attention to detail and a mindset that is proactive, reliable, responsible and accurate

  • The ability to work as a team player who collaborates well with others across a highly matrixed organization.

  • Excellent organisational and planning skills with the ability to adapt quickly and work well under pressure and tight deadlines

  • The ability to keep information confidential

  • Familiarity with the G-suite of tools is a plus 

  • 5+ years of internal or strategic communications experience

  • A clear understanding of the media business and an interest in the media industry is a plus

  • A confident and professional manner when dealing with executives, internal clients and stakeholders and to be a strong ambassador for the Communications team

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