Corporate Communications Executive

Location
London (Greater)
Salary
£Competitive
Posted
03 Mar 2021
Closes
03 Apr 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

General Summary:

 

The Corporate Communications Executive is responsible for supporting Discovery UK’s corporate communications team including media relations, digital communications, CSR, event management, reporting, coverage evaluation and internal communications. Discovery is a major commercial broadcaster in the UK with 15 channels across pay and free-to-air television, and streaming service discovery+. This position plays a key role in the team supporting the core goal of promoting and reinforcing the Discovery brand to stakeholders inside and outside the organisation.

Responsibilities

  • Source and draft press releases for the UK business and EMEA where required (e.g. commissioning news, commercial partnerships, and affiliate deals).
  • Manage communications calendars, identify speaking opportunities and coordinate award entries for the UK.
  • Provide coverage reports for UK business announcements and summarise key media and business news for company management.
  • Assist with corporate social media communications, designing creative and copywriting materials for digital platforms.
  • Maintain and update communication toolkits for the UK (e.g. press lists, biographies, boilerplates).
  • Support internal and external events on an ad hoc basis.
  • Provide support for UK CSR initiatives including ‘Impact Day’, a global initiative where employees volunteer their time to help local charities.
  • Support the SVP Communications EMEA, Senior Director Communications EMEA and Senior Manger Internal Communications as needed on ad hoc projects.
  • Perform other duties as assigned including administrative tasks such as processing invoices.

Requirements

  • 2-5 years’ experience in corporate communications/PR
  • A passion for the broadcast and media industries
  • Fluent in English with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proactive, highly-organised and a hard-working team player
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office; additional design skills beneficial (Photoshop)

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