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Communications Manager

Posted 5 January by Forward Role Ended

Communications Manager
Marketing Agency

What you will be doing:

  • Establish an internal communications strategy in conjunction with senior managers
  • Ensure organisational initiatives and projects are successfully communicated to employees and stakeholders
  • Plan, edit and write content for a variety of internal communications mediums, such as a staff intranet, monthly magazine or regular email bulletin.
  • Keep clients abreast of progress and answer their questions
  • Storyboard or translate ideas to the creative team of art directors and designers
  • Use social media to communicate with staff internally
  • Deliver presentations at organisational events
  • Draft messages or scripts from senior executives for presentation to employees in written or spoken form
  • Ensure internal communications messages are consistent across all mediums and for different departments of the organisation
  • Ensure internal communication messages are consistent with external communication messages
  • Respond to feedback from staff and adjust communications content accordingly
  • Handle the internal communication response to crisis situations which affect organisational perception and reputation
  • Advise senior executives of developments throughout the organisation, either face to face or through regular written communication
  • comms


Key skills

Writing skills: You need excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills as well as the journalistic ability to source stories from employees

Speaking skills: You also need strong speaking skills.

Interpersonal skills: You need good interpersonal and relationship-building skills. You also need to possess the confidence to deal with senior executives and explain communication techniques to them.

Creative skills: You need the creative ability to devise communication strategies Digital skills: Familiarity with information technology, especially digital and video means of communication, is essential. Understanding the sector you wish to work in (private, public or voluntary) can be crucial.

Qualifications


A BA in journalism, communications, public relations or marketing is an advantage, though other degrees are acceptable.

Relevant experience

Experience in a communications team, especially internal communication, for a large organisation. Experience of writing for a variety of different audiences is also desired. General journalistic or marketing experience is beneficial. Prior management of complex projects and advising senior managers is also looked upon favourably.


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Reference: 34153988

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