Communications Manager

Job Locations United Kingdom-London


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The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services. What ties us together is the objectivity of our opinion, the originality of our insight and our advocacy of economic and political freedom around the world.


The Communications department is responsible for raising awareness for The Economist Group’s brand, content, and business programs and successes among internal and external audiences.


Currently, we are seeking an Internal Communications Manager supporting the Technology, Product and PMO functions on a 12 month contract basis to join our world class Communications team. The Communications Manager will report to the Head of Internal Communications and work closely with the global Communications team to help manage change and grow awareness of our business activities and success among internal audiences. 


The successful candidate will possess a unique mix of communications, change, project management and content development skills and gain first-hand knowledge and experience working as an in-house communications professional for a highly-regarded, global brand in a fast-paced, exciting environment.


How you will contribute:


  • Develop and deliver on engaging, global internal communications and change programmes, with a focus on supporting the technology, product and project management teams
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to senior organisational stakeholders to provide counsel and vision on change and communications initiatives
  • Create and review content for a variety of internal communication channels to engage and educate colleagues and managers and ensure alignment of internal and external messages 
  • Drive employee engagement and culture through digital platforms (Slack, Intranet, events) 
  • Plan and organise events and activities which encourage two-way dialogue and knowledge sharing including: Town Halls, leadership meetings and colleague showcases
  • Evaluate, using data and other means, the success of internal communications strategies undertaken, propose fresh approaches where needed
  • Contribute to the broader internal communications team on events, content, strategy and development
  • Audit, measure and analyse communications programmes

Experience, skills and professional attributes

The ideal skills for this role are:


  • Strong executive communications and stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to drive and deliver change programmes, with a deep understanding of change management and colleague engagement 
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Experience working with Product & Technology teams
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills with the ability to work within tight deadlines
  • A strong attention to detail and project management
  • A self starter with a, flexible, collaborative, positive and professional demeanor
  • Ability to be a strong ambassador for the Communications team
  • An ability to operate in a fast-paced, global arena and work nimbly under pressure


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