The Telegraph is an award-winning, multimedia news brand synonymous with quality, credibility and authority for more than 160 years.
We are renowned for the analysis, perspective, opinion and insight our journalism provides to a discerning audience. Every day the content we create sets the news agenda, sparking debate and provoking comment.
Our vision, with quality journalism at the heart, is to pioneer new ways to serve 10 million registered users and 1 million subscribers. We’ll achieve this with a constant focus on our journalism, and by using the data and understanding we have of The Telegraph’s audience to successfully grow our revenue streams from subscriptions to advertising, travel, events, and financial services.
We want to capture the diversity of thought through our people and create inclusive working environments that allow everyone to be their authentic selves at work while creating a sense of belonging to ensure we have the highest-performing teams.
About the role
As the interim Internal Communications Manager, you will be responsible for supporting the business by helping to deliver Telegraph Media Group’s communications strategy across the business. The role also supports the delivery of the internal communications strategy to engage staff in the company’s vision. This is a proactive, hands-on role, in a fast-paced environment where you'll be a key member of the Communications team.
This role will lead on delivering proactive press on campaigns and announcements, driving awareness amongst key stakeholders. You will also support key corporate and internal communications campaigns and priorities, as well as handling reactive press queries.
This will be a maternity cover, for up to 12 months.
- Writing and delivering PR plans for the business, including its subscription first strategy, working with key stakeholders and partners
- Support key Corporate communications across a range of channels, from writing press releases to handling external press queries and issues
- Working closely with a number of departments across the business, to showcase work and announce appointments, media firsts, product launches and award wins
- Develop and implement an ongoing plan to engage staff in the company’s vision, subscription-first strategy and values using a mix of channels and technologies and be able to reflect different messages and audiences.
- Manage existing internal comms channels
- Help deliver successful town hall meetings, working on scripts, content delivery and event production.
- Plan, write and design engaging and creative content for internal comms channels and presentations for events
- Handling and assisting some Telegraph press enquiries as part of the press office team
- Help manage speaking engagements for executives
- Monitoring of coverage and industry news
Skills required for the role
- Press handling experience.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Capable of handling confidential information with discretion.
- A proactive approach to working in a busy newsroom and a thriving digital business is key to securing this role.
- An interest in the media landscape.
The nature of our industry means life at the Telegraph Media Group is fast-paced, demanding, and interesting. We also want it to be rewarding for everyone who works here by creating a suite of benefits that contribute to lifestyle choices and leisure activities. From dynamic working opportunities, medical cover, and equal parental pay (six months fully paid for mothers and fathers), to life assurance and season ticket loans, you can choose from a range of flexible benefits, designed to support your lifestyle and help you achieve a healthy work-life balance.
Training and development
With support from your manager and colleagues, you’ll also have access to a variety of training and development opportunities through The Academy. Covering a range of personal and professional skills, our courses enable you to develop an enjoyable and rewarding career.
Our commitment to inclusion
We want you to feel you belong here and welcome candidates from all backgrounds. Our organisation is on a continuous journey to achieve this sense of belonging, with focused inclusion policies, training, and internal networks. We believe it’s not only the right thing to do but that there’s a strong business case to support it. Because if you feel you belong, you’ll feel more comfortable, so you’ll be more likely to achieve your best.
We have a number of internal networks that are totally inclusive and open for anyone to join. These include internal inclusion networks covering employees from ethnic minority backgrounds, working families, LGBTQ+, disabilities and long-term conditions, gender, wellbeing, and women in tech.
Your wellbeing is paramount, so we have trained over 100 Mental Health First Aiders in the last two years to help support our employees. We’ve also signed the Tech Talent Charter, and are committed to driving greater inclusion and diversity in tech.