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Communications Executive, Internal & Corporate

McLaren Racing

McLaren Racing Limited is a British motor racing team based at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, Surrey, England.

5 Apr 2022
Full Time
Closing date
Open Applications

Purpose of the Role:

To play an active role in the day-to-day operations of the McLaren Racing communications function, supporting the delivery of first-class internal communications and corporate media relations for McLaren Racing to enhance the brand, foster the team’s culture and drive value to the employee experience.

Role Dimensions:

Based at the McLaren Technology Centre, Woking, reporting to the Internal & Corporate Communications Manager, and working alongside the wider Communications team. There may be some flexibility with working hours to fulfil this role effectively but it will benefit from a hybrid working approach. This role has no direct reports or budget holding responsibilities. Travel and attendance at certain external events may be required on occasion throughout the year.

Principal Accountabilities:

Working within the Communications team and reporting into the Internal & Corporate Communications Manager, support McLaren Racing’s internal activities, including but not limited to:

  • Write, edit, proof-read and deliver targeted messaging to a range of audiences and stakeholder groups
  • Oversee, manage and develop the range of comms tools required for general running of the internal and corporate comms channels, including company intranet (SharePoint); internal social networking platform (Yammer); press release distribution system and online media centre.
  • Monitor engagement and impact of online and offline channels, including Yammer, SharePoint Intranet, Email, Events
  • Assisting in the creation of quarterly, monthly, KPI and flash reports
  • Action media opportunities where appropriate and provide assistance with coverage monitoring, reporting and evaluation for the wider company and key internal stakeholders
  • Work effectively with the wider communications team to create integrated external and internal opportunities to disseminate narratives around McLaren’s sustainability and corporate communications strategy, including but not limited to its charity partnerships, McLaren Racing Engage alliance and sustainability agenda
  • To effectively and professionally organise, oversee and execute photography, filming and media opportunities within McLaren Technology Centre, and work with key stakeholders and management across the company to result in positive media coverage for McLaren Racing
  • To produce high-quality media-facing written material in the form of press releases, briefing documents, website copy, marketing collateral and media correspondence where required, of a high quality and in a format that can be used across digital and traditional media platforms, and act as first point of contact for copy proofing and editing
  • To be a proactive liaison within the wider Comms team and marketing, in relation to internal and external activity, media events and comms and digital campaigns, where appropriate

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in a busy communications environment
  • Strong organisational skills and co-ordination capabilities
  • Knowledge of Microsoft suite of products including Teams, SharePoint, Stream, Yammer etc. (desired but not essential)
  • Media relations – developing relationships with journalists, managing media enquiries, drafting media materials, identifying proactive media opportunities, managing reactive responses to inbound media enquiries
  • Senior personnel and stakeholder engagement – experience dealing with senior team management, personnel and stakeholders
  • Able to work flexibly, adjusting working hours and occasional weekend support when necessary
  • Strong relationship building skills with all media representatives of various nationalities, business focus and disciplines
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal – and able to represent McLaren in a Comms capacity in a professional manner at all times
  • A proactive approach to managing the candidate’s own workload, able to work well under pressure and accustomed to working to tight deadlines in a fast-paced department, with flexible working hours

Personal Attributes:

You'll likely be in your first PR or Comms role and looking for that next step in your career. You love writing, you’re organised and a pressured and demanding workload doesn't faze you, in fact, it's when you do your best work. This role will come with some administrative and organisational tasks, but you're the kind of person who knows how important it is to get that stuff right. You are proactive and positive in your approach and not afraid to get stuck in.

We're also looking for someone who:

  • Is able to effectively and confidently communicate with internal and external stakeholders of all levels of seniority
  • Has excellent verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Has strong copywriting skills
  • Has great attention to detail
  • Knows the value of teamwork and is able to work both proactively within a small team and co-ordinate the management of tasks within the team, as well as play an active role in the wider department
  • Has an inquisitive and self-starting nature, with the ability to manage your own workload
  • Has the ability to build strong and meaningful relationships with key stakeholders both internally and externally and to become a trusted representative of the Comms team
  • Can multi-task and juggle several of ongoing projects at once

All employees must ensure compliance with the Company Health and Safety Policy, and all relevant other statutory Health and Safety legislation.

This job description may not detail some less major duties allocated to the post holder, nor cover duties of a similar nature, commensurate with the role, which may from time to time be reasonably required by the relevant manager.

Additional Information

Full Time
Job Type
Marketing & Communications
Media & Digital

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