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  • Job reference: RMS0173625

Internal Communications Office - 31552

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 01/12/2016
  • Duration: 18 weeks
This vacancy has now expired.

The Company:
Our Client is a world leading Automotive OEM which is responsible for some of the most iconic 4x4's & Sports Cars produced. Due to the huge demand for current models and substantial investment in future projects there is a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering & manufacturing on a contract basis.

The Role:
Skills Required:
While this is primarily a journalistic role, you'll also help us to organise events, develop digital communications content and maximise advocacy across a range of social platforms. Your work will be vital to ensuring that we fully involve and inform our colleagues across the business. Whether your experience has been gained with a commercial publication or in a corporate communications capacity, you should be able to write in a variety of styles. You'll have a keen eye for news stories that will make our global workforce feel proud to work for us. Most of all you will genuinely love what you do, and to have fun doing it. If all these things sound like you, we're waiting to hear from you, and can't wait to meet! The role is for an initial six month period, but has the potential to go permanent. We are keen to hear from people who are interested in either interim or interim to permanent positions. The role sits within the central Internal Communications team, which is part of Corporate Affairs and ultimately the wider PR team of 100 plus communications professionals. For someone with a can ¿ do attitude the only limit to the opportunities is what you want to get out of working for the business.

Skills Preferred:
Key responsibilities:
1)Be the single point of contact for people in the business to communicate events, policies and a wide range of business critical communications internally.
2)Working with the Content Editor, ensure a timely and prioritised cascade of information, to optimise the effectiveness of internal communications.
3)Collate, draft and edit the weekly global staff e-newsletter, which rounds up our key news from around the world each week. Work closely with colleagues across PR to ensure the excitement of our external PR activity is shared with the wider business.
4)Ensure the standard of writing in our communications is engaging, on brand and always correct.
5)Be the gatekeeper for internal communications, a critical friend, who ensures the right communications go out to the appropriate audience at the right time.
6)Introduce a streamlined email process, including working with IT to select and to implement a content management system which will ensure our communications are professional and can be measured effectively.

Experience Required:
1)A strong writer, who loves turning dry copy into compelling communications
2)A good sense of the news value of a story
3)Sets and maintains the standard of writing
4)Great editing and layout skills
5)Knowledge of various communication techniques and media
6)Digitally aware
7)Agility in working to competing demands in a fast-paced environment
8)Attention to detail is essential; so is reliable judgement when dealing with potentially sensitive material
9)Able to challenge in a constructive manner A team player

Experience Preferred:
Essential:
1)Two or more years of related communications, marketing or journalism experience
2)Experience with interconnected communications projects / campaigns
3)Experience in creating all types of media to a high standard

Desirable: 1
)Journalism experience
2)Internal communications experience
3)Project management experience

Education Required:
Essential University Degree plus professional training / work experience / professional qualification in journalism, public relations, corporate communications. Desirable NCTJ qualifications CIPR qualifications / accreditations

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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