HarperCollins Publishers

Communications Assistant - Communications (12 month FTC)

Join HarperCollins Publishers as they are looking for a Communications Assistant - Communications (12 month FTC)

Introduction to the role

We are looking for a Communications Assistant to support the Communications Director and Head of Communications on all corporate communications matters, with special responsibilities for writing news stories and editing the company intranet, editing the corporate company website and managing the company’s central Twitter account and liaising with other social media teams.

This is a varied role in a small and busy team working at group level across all divisions.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with great attention to detail, good copywriting skills and an ability to work independently.

Core responsibilities

 Internal Communications

  • Draft and issue internal communications

  • Draft press releases

Intranet

  • Draft news stories for HarperHome, the HarperCollins intranet

  • Content creation for all corporate channels

  • Liaise with contacts across the company to ensure that the intranet reflects key activities and events

Social Media

  • Manage the @HarperCollinsUK Twitter account

  • Work with the digital marketing team and divisional publishing teams to ensure we are amplifying all priority titles and events

Corporate Website

  • Edit the corporate website to ensure the site is up-to-date

  • Upload press releases onto the corporate website

  • Monitor the Communications@HarperCollins.co.uk and other internal inboxes

CSR and Environment

  • Work with the Comms team to implement charity and environmental strategies and campaigns

Research

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

  • Draft briefing documents for Communications Director

  • Monitor and share key news articles on HarperCollins and publishing related topics

  • Brief communications team on market research

 Skills required

  • Proven ability to write accurate and highly readable copy

  • Ability to communicate confidently at all levels

  • Excellent computer skills: Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Experience of WordPress (useful but not a pre-requisite)

  • Excellent organisation skills

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

  • Ability to respect confidentiality at all times

  • Ability to work proactively and anticipate the greater needs of the team

  • Excellent attention to detail required

Benefits 

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

  • 28 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 

  • Summer Hours  

  • 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 

  • Relocation Rent Support Loan  

  • 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  2 volunteering days 

  • 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 

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