Internal Communications Manager (Remote Working)

Reach plc
Up to £60000 per annum + (DOE) Plus company benefits
13 Jan 2021
10 Feb 2021
Reach plc
Contract Type
Full Time

We're looking for a brilliant Internal Communications Manager to join our group IC team at a hugely exciting time for Reach plc, one of the UK + ROI's biggest news publishers.

At Reach, we're in the business of bringing people together through stories, and that's more important than ever right now. That's true inside our business too.

This new role has been created to help us continue to use brilliant internal communication to unite and excite our workforce, and help us give our employees an excellent experience.

Our new IC Manager will report to the Group Head of Internal Communications, working with a high degree of autonomy and forming excellent business partner relationships with our senior team. The successful candidate will drive communications campaigns that land with impact and help our business hit its goals.

So who are we?

You might not have heard of us but we've probably met without you even realising it. We're home to the UK and Ireland's most iconic digital platforms, magazines and newspapers. From the Mirror, Daily Express and OK!, to our regional titles such as the Liverpool Echo, BirminghamLive and the Manchester Evening News (plus lots more), our brands and the stories we cover are as varied as our people. We help all kinds of people share experiences through our stories because we believe this is what makes us human. Oh, and we should probably also mention that with a monthly readership of 47 million people, Reach is the largest commercial publisher in the UK. At Reach, not only will you feel better understood, you will also feel you understand other people better too.

What will the role involve?

    Helping to drive the successful execution of Reach's internal communication strategy to support our business goals and people priorities.Working with our people leaders to communicate in ways that inspire, motivate and connect our 5000 colleagues across the UK and ROI.Develop coordinated, effective and measured communication messages and campaigns to inspire our colleagues to deliver on strategic goals.Form productive business partnerships with key stakeholders to support the successful execution of projects.

Who are we looking for?

We're looking for candidates with experience in a similar internal communications role, with proven success of developing and executing impactful strategies and plans. You will be values-driven, optimistic and curious, and of course, passionate about brilliant internal comms!

You will also have:

    Excellent knowledge of best practice internal communications strategy, tactics and channels.Excellent writing skills, including the ability to tailor to the audience and to adapt brand tone/style.Brilliant stakeholder management and relationship-building skills, with the ability to influence, and gain people's confidence and buy-in.Creative eye and knowledge of brand, marketing and EVP strategies.Demonstrable commitment to continuous improvement with a high degree of initiative.

Please note: this role is home-based, with some flexibility to travel to all Reach locations.

What can we offer you?

We are offering a very competitive salary, up to £60,000 (DOE) and benefits including;

    25 days' holiday per annumContributory pension schemeHoliday purchase schemeand lots of high street discounts!

Reach plc believes diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why we are committed to being an inclusive employer and encourage applications from all suitable applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation.