Head of Communications – Thomson Reuters Foundation
This 12-month fixed term contract will be based in our London office with hybrid working available and the possibility of extension.
Are you looking for the next step in your communications career? Want to join a unique organisation that combines the power of journalism and the law to advance media freedom, foster more inclusive economies, and promote human rights? If so, this position as Head of Communications at the Thomson Reuters Foundation might be for you.
We’re looking for a highly-organised Head of Communications to join our busy Communications team and lead the organisation’s internal and external communications efforts. Reporting to the Global Director of Communications, this is an incredible opportunity to land a senior role in a fast-growing corporate Foundation working on some of the world’s most pressing issues.
The Thomson Reuters Foundation is the corporate foundation of Thomson Reuters, the global news and information services company. As an independent charity, registered in the UK and the USA, we work to advance media freedom, foster more inclusive economies, and promote human rights. Through news, media development, free legal assistance and convening initiatives, we combine our unique media and legal services to drive systemic change.
About the Role
As Head of Communications at the Thomson Reuters Foundation, you will:
- Work closely with the Global Director of Communications on forward planning and daily scheduling of internal and external communications initiatives.
- Manage the day-to-day workloads of the Communications team, as well as workflows that intersect with other internal teams (e.g. Digital, Design, Product & Technology) and will deputise for the Global Director of Communications as required, including in external and internal meetings, and within the Communications function as a whole.
- Support members of the Communications team working with the Foundation’s services on their communications needs; identify content to be promoted and devise creative distribution plans.
- Write and edit a wide variety of communications materials including press releases, newsletters, social media content, informational booklets and various other documents promoting the organisation’s work.
- Oversee the successful delivery of communications and social media campaigns for key Foundation initiatives, including the Trust Conference, the Stop Slavery Award and the Kurt Schork Awards in International Journalism, as well as for relevant international days. Additionally, you’ll also support on driving content for the Trust Conference agenda, including speaker selection and outreach.
- Act as a key intermediary for planning and embedding processes within the Communications team, working closely with the Operations team.
- Represent the Foundation at external meetings and on calls with key partners and donors.
- Provide support to members of the Senior Leadership Team, when needed, in advance of speaking engagements
To be our Head of Communications, you will likely:
- Have proven experience working in a communications capacity, ideally for an international organisation or a fast-paced industry.
- Be an excellent communicator with strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
- Have experience managing a small team and their workflows. You’ll also be confident in proof-reading their work ahead of release and project managing a range of simultaneous workflows.
- Be able to work both independently and within a broader leadership team, paying rigorous attention to detail and maintaining a strong focus on accuracy.
- Be highly organised with the ability to juggle simultaneous projects led by multiple team members.
- Have an ability to work creatively, speedily and accurately under pressure and to prioritise accordingly
- Have a personal interest in social, humanitarian and/or environmental issues
Please note: Completed applications should be submitted by 23:59 (BST) on Wednesday 14th June 2023. Please include a cover letter alongside your submission.
What’s in it For You?
You will join our inclusive culture of world-class talent, where we are committed to your personal and professional growth through:
Hybrid Work Model: Currently the majority of our employees are working within a hybrid environment consisting of in-office and remote work, and following local COVID-19 bylaws and guidelines.
Culture: Globally recognized and award-winning reputation for equality, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, work-life balance, and more
Wellbeing: Comprehensive benefit plans; flexible and supportive benefits for work-life balance: company-wide Mental Health Day Off; Headspace app subscription; retirement, savings, tuition reimbursement, and employee incentive programs; resources for mental, physical, and financial wellbeing
Learning & Development: LinkedIn Learning access; internal Talent Marketplace with opportunities to work on projects cross-company; Ten Thousand Coffees Thomson Reuters café networking
Social Impact: Eight employee-driven Business Resource Groups; two paid volunteer days annually; Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives for local and global impact
Purpose Driven Work: We have a superpower that we’ve never talked about with as much pride as we should – we are one of the only companies on the planet that helps its customers pursue justice, truth and transparency. Together, with the professionals and institutions we serve, we help uphold the rule of law, turn the wheels of commerce, catch bad actors, report the facts, and provide trusted, unbiased information to people all over the world.