Senior Internal Communications Writer and Editor - York

14 Nov 2017
12 Dec 2017
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
They are award winning internal communication specialists based in York, and more recently London, growing at pace in the UK and Europe following recent exciting account wins.

You'll be....
- a confident individual with extensive editorial experience and IC consultancy skills
- passionate about great journalism and content creation for both digital and print platforms, but understand the specific challenges and opportunities of communicating with internal audiences and a wide variety of workforces
- an expert writer, editor, design-geek and project manager, you'll understand the commerciality of producing internal publications to quality, time and budget

You get a buzz from the busy and at times pressurised environment of agency-life and be confident and capable in your work.

- Editing, writing, subbing for employee magazines and newspapers
- Distilling complex company strategic narrative into compelling, accessible content for a variety of audiences across a range of industry sectors
- Account management - leading creative editorial and client meetings
- Project management, page planning, scheduling
- Budget management
- Briefing designers and illustrators
- Research and interviewing both face to face and via telephone

Skills & experience
- 3+ years experience in journalism, in-house on employee news magazines or in agency in similar Editor role
- Strong client management skills
- Highly creative in devising new magazine concepts, columns, features and styles
- Delivery focused - on time, to high quality and budget
- Keeps up to date with digital, e-publishing and content development inc. social media
- An ambition to grow within the agency and become a thought leader and subject matter expert within both the Content & Channels team and the wider agency

Core skills
- Writing/journalism
- Editing, subbing and proofing
- Design briefs and photo briefs
- Exceptional client management
- Internal communication best practice
- Tried and tested project management
- Budget, schedule and time management
- Knowledge of print and digital production processes

To flourish in this role you'll need to be
- Client centric and naturally goes above and beyond to deliver an amazing client experience
- Ambitious and motivated by hard work and achievement
- Have high levels of personal accountability
- Fun, lively, likeable, enjoy a laugh (especially when the pressure is on)

Some of their clients include Rolls Royce, Wm Morrisons, Dixons Carphone, Severfield, eBay, Naspers, Baker McKenzie, Asda, UK Power Networks, Aviva, Northern, Pinsent Masons, Co-op and Anglian Water

They have an award winning converted chapel office HQ in Fulford, York where the role is based. It's home to a team of amazing people who help make in-house IC teams look fantastic. They also have two top bods based in their London office, and a digi-expert in Berlin. They're all passionate about maintaining their high standards and excellent reputation. They also have 3 office dogs, so hopefully you don't have fur allergies.

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