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Communications Coordinator

Location
London
Salary
£33,000 - £40,000 based on experience and ability
Level
Type
Full time
Posted
December 21, 2021
Applications Close
January 30, 2022

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Business Overview

Applied Information Group is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary consultancy. It designs the interactions between people and the built environment. Applied works for well-known clients across the globe and offers careers in an important and exciting field that tackles the future of cities and the sustainability of the planet. At any given moment the organisation is delivering a range of projects which differ significantly in subject, size and complexity. It is vital to the success of the business that projects are delivered on time and exceed company and client expectations. It is equally important to the business that working for Applied is fulfilling and grows each individual.


Job purpose

You will be responsible for raising Applied’s profile with external audiences and supporting business development activities. 


About the role

Working at Applied means working in a fast-paced environment where you will get to be involved with all aspects of communications and work on a variety of projects. You will report to the CEO and be responsible for developing and executing the company's communications strategy. This involves communicating the impact and value of innovative wayfinding and information systems for the world’s leading cities, organisations and institutions using a number of online and print media channels, events and written communications. 

Please note we are currently working from both the home and office, with most people typically working 2 days from the office and the rest from home.


Key tasks

  • Work with our external PR Agency to support PR initiatives. This includes organising content, coordinating press briefings, staying on top of project updates and strategically supporting the PR team in delivering high-quality press coverage in both national and international media;
  • Write content for digital platforms including the company website, social media channels and newsletter;
  • Support senior leaders in the company with external communications activities, e.g. preparing briefings for speaking engagements, researching and fact-checking for articles;
  • Be the first point of contact for communications queries, including managing Applied’s main enquiry inbox;
  • Monitor effectiveness of communications activities through analytics tools;
  • Stay up-to-date with news and trends in the industry;
  • Ensure Applied identity is being used correctly for external facing audiences.

What we are looking for

This is an exciting opportunity for a self-starter who loves working with communications across diverse channels and mediums, and who wants a varied day-to-day working with global outreach and in an organisation with the opportunity to grow. Applied is an international company with offices based in the US, Europe and Asia, on occasion there may be a need to adapt your work day to suit collaboration outside of your local time zone and international travel may be required.

We are looking for a candidate with

  • Bachelor's degree in communications or related field (or equivalent experience);
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to motivate, influence and negotiate both internally and externally;
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment and managing competing deadlines;
  • Experience devising and executing communications strategies and products;
  • Strong analytical and organisation skills, and the ability to deal with highly sensitive and confidential issues;
  • An understanding of Social Media platforms and management tools;
  • Previous experience in copywriting and content creation for website, marketing and communications materials, newsletters, online media and press articles;
  • The drive to work autonomously and take initiative, as well as work collaboratively with others;
  • The ability to learn quickly and adapt to new situations;
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to quickly establish relationships with both internal and external stakeholders at all levels;
  • Proficiency with Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) and MacOS;
  • An awareness and interest in design and the built environment.

Desirable

  • 2-3 years experience working in communications, media, journalism or marketing, including coordination of an external agency;
  • Experience working with events or speaking engagements is also desirable 
  • Previous experience managing and commissioning external agencies, specialists and photographers to support the development of communications strategies, products and events;
  • Knowledge of and previous experience with website CMS; 
  • Knowledge and experience of using a CRM system;
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud.


If you are interested but unsure if you have what we are looking for please contact us.

We will select applicants based on merit including relevant experience, skills, and interest in the role. We are a company that is fully committed to advancing people and society and looking after the planet. Applied is currently working towards B-Corp certification. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age. 

how to apply

To apply for this role please send your answers to the initial questions below with a short cover letter (no longer than one side of A4) and CV to jobs@appliedinformation.group. Please state in the subject line the position applied for: Communications Coordinator.

Your answers to the initial questions will be assessed independently so please do not include any identifying information in the document. Please save your answers in a separate document named in the following format FULLNAME_CommsCoordQu


Initial Questions for Applicants

Please keep answers for each question to around 100 words.

1. Why do you want to join the team as Communications Coordinator?

2. Could you outline how you have delivered effective communications strategies and/or campaigns in the past? 

3. Working with external stakeholders (e.g. PR agency, clients) is a key part of this role.  Please provide some examples of how you have done this in the past including how you build effective relationships.

4. Please describe what you think makes great content (think short article) for an audience new to our field of work. 


Applications Timetable

Deadline for applications: 23:59 30 January 2022
First round interviews: 3 or 4 February 2022
Second round interviews: 10 or 11 February 2022

Please indicate your availability for interviews with your application

We will review applications periodically and may fill the post before the application deadline so please apply early if you are interested. We will remove the job posting once the post has been filled.


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