Communications Writer and Coordinator

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6 months
Harvey Nash IT Recruitment UK
flag_no United Kingdom
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Communications Writer and Coordinator

Our client, a leading Financial Services Firm, are looking to hire aCommunications Writer and Coordinator.

Purpose of your role

You will work closely with the GBS Management team, GBS Communications team and other key stakeholders across GBS to draft, proof read and edit content relating to multiple GBS initiatives. Content produced may include, for example, summary project reports, board papers, news articles, bulletins and email communications. The target audience will vary - some content will be technical in nature and designed for a Technology audience. Other content will need to be adjusted for non-Technology departments, and be fit for publishing to the organisation as a whole. As an experienced communications writer you will bring new ideas to the team on how best to deliver communications, help develop the communications calendar, and will ensure that all communications adhere to the style, brand, values and behaviours. You will of course be able to take content that is very technical in nature and specific to the financial services and asset management business, and produce communications that can be accessed by all.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be proactive in collaborating and working with other departments and teams globally to create innovative content ideas
  • Creating concise, eye-catching, and innovative headlines and body copy
  • Consistently brainstorming and collaborating with the communications team for new ideas and strategies
  • Conduct interviews on subjects of interest and write creative articles from scratch
  • Researching markets and industries to compare and create content that is innovative and original
  • Tracking analytics and coming up with new ideas to increase readership
  • Contribute to the Global Business Solutions Communications Strategy
  • Engage with stakeholders across the GBS department
  • Create innovative content for internal campaigns/programmes to generate traffic to our SharePoint site
  • Actively manage and promote the GBS newsletter as well as other GBS communication channels
  • Edit content produced by other members of the team

Experience and Qualifications Required

  • Excellent writing skills, as well as the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively
  • Creative and innovative thinker
  • Confident in producing work across multiple platforms
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • The ability to adapt writing style to audience
  • The ability to recognise deadlines and consistently meet tight deadlines
  • The ability to write accurately, clearly and concisely to a UK commercial standard. Candidates may be asked to complete a written test.
  • Strong and proven analysis skills: the ability to research, understand, distil and collate information (obtained verbally and from multiple sources)
  • Some experience of graphics and web design skills would be useful
  • Good experience of SharePoint 2013
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with people of all levels and to understand and communicate complex messages
  • Excellent organisation skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and prioritise work appropriately
  • Ability to quickly pick up knowledge of the business and use this knowledge to make judgements on key issues
  • Maturity, diplomacy, high level of integrity and discretion when dealing with colleagues and contacts
  • Ability to work under pressure is essential
  • Strong software skills will be required, particularly in Outlook and Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)