Internal Communications Lead - Maternity Cover

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’s brand, content, and business programs and successes among internal and external audiences.


Currently, we are seeking an Internal Communications Lead on a six-month maternity cover contract basis to join our world class Communications team. The Communications Lead will report to the Head of Internal Communications and work closely with the global Communications team to help grow awareness of our business activities and success among internal audiences. 


The successful candidate will possess a unique mix of communications event and project management experience 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 global internal communications programmes that inspire and engage colleagues
  • Plan and organise events which encourage two-way dialogue and knowledge sharing 
  • Create, review and write content for a variety of internal communication channels for 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) 
  • Evaluate, using data and other means, the success of internal communications strategies undertaken, propose fresh approaches where needed
  • Audit, measure and reflect on communications programmes 

Experience, skills and professional attributes

The ideal skills for this role are:

  • A strong attention to detail and project and event management experience
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills with the ability to work within tight deadlines
  • 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 global arena and work nimbly under pressure


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