Communications Assistant Intern (6 month FTC)

HarperCollins Publishers

  • Team: Communications
  • Salary: London Living Wage (6 month FTC)
  • Location: London, UK
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 14th Aug 2022 BST

Perks and benefits

Healthcare
Retirement benefits
Wellness programs
Employee Assistance Programme
Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
Extra holiday
Professional development
Mentoring/coaching
Paid volunteer days
Flexible benefits scheme
Cycle to work scheme

Candidate happiness

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Job Description

Introduction to the role

We are looking for a Communications Assistant to support the Communications Director and Communications Manager on all corporate communications matters, with special responsibilities for creating content for our enhanced intranet and corporate websites and running the company’s corporate Twitter account.

This is a varied role in a small and busy team working at the centre of the business, responsible for working with sister companies and editorial divisions as well as supporting the various projects within the communications department. This includes working on external communications, communications to staff in our five offices and supporting our CSR and environmental activities and our varied events programme.

Key Accountabilities

  • External communications and social media

    • Manage the @HarperCollinsUK Twitter account

    • Work with the divisional marketing and publicity teams

    • Monitor main the Communications@HarperCollins.co.uk inbox

  • Internal communications

    • Responsible for drafting internal communications

    • Write news stories for company intranet

    • Liaise with key contacts across the company for content generation

    • Monitor

  • Corporate Website

    • Maintain corporate website content

  • Executive Brief

    • Research and compile the weekly round-up of newspaper cuttings, company announcements and key events for the Exec Board

  • CSR and Environment

    • Work with the comms team to implement charitable strategies and campaigns

    • Support the work of the Environmental steering group

  • Events

    • Assist the comms team with implementation of internal and external events programm

  • Media Monitoring

    • Collate and maintain information such as prize winners and bestseller lists

    • Compile daily media round-ups

Skills required

  • An excellent storyteller and able to demonstrate an ability to write articles, feature stories, and communications pieces

  • Ability to communicate confidently at all levels

  • Basic design skills and proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Wordpress, preferable but not essential

  • Experience in management of social media accounts, preferable but not essential

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure and meet deadlines

  • Ability to respect confidentiality at all times

Benefits

  • Hybrid working model (2+ days in the office)

  • 26 days holiday plus bank holidays (option to buy and sell holiday days)

  • Enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave

  • Private healthcare cover and life assurance

  • Free access to HeadSpace, employee assistance programme (24 hour helpline), mental health first aiders, and a wellbeing portal

  • Season ticket loans (from day 1 for entry level) and cycle to work scheme

  • Employee networks: HC All In (open forum), Elevate (for ethnic minority colleagues), HarperParents, Menopause at Work and Pride at HC

  • Unlimited training on our Learning and Development portal, management courses (up to MA level) and mentoring programmes

  • Virtual GP and eyecare vouchers

  • Gym membership discount

  • Onsite physiotherapy (London only)

  • Charitable donation matching and volunteering day

  • We're a certified Carbon Neutral company

  • Free e-books and audiobooks, newspaper subscriptions and discounts on books

  • Subsidised canteen and retail discounts

  • Onsite prayer room

The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking internships or entry level positions. For more information visit https://www.btbs.org/

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