Communications Manager

Posted: 10/12/2018 | Expires: 11/11/2018

Location: New York, New York
Function: Marketing & Communications
Specialty: Operations, PR & Communications
Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

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Springer Nature is one of the world’s leading global research, educational and professional publishers. It is home to an array of respected and trusted brands and imprints, with more than 170 years of combined history behind them, providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services. Every day, around the globe, our imprints, books, journals and resources reach millions of people, helping researchers and scientists to discover, students to learn and professionals to achieve their goals and ambitions. The company has almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries.

The Communications Manager supports Springer Nature's global Corporate and Internal Communications teams in delivering the global communications plan.

Responsibilities for Global Corporate Communications Team:

  • Work with the Head of Communications, USA to develop a strong corporate communications program designed for Springer Nature and its flagship brands, including Scientific American, Nature Research, Springer and BioMed Central.
  • Build and manage relationships with media, PR agencies, and external contacts, as well as internal contacts
  • Support the running of a press office function, helping to write press releases, PR plans, senior leader briefings, and media toolkits  
  • Pitch media stories to press in a variety of areas including STM, business and consumer media  
  • Propose and assist with the delivery of events, including Springer Nature events and external events
  • Assist team in maintaining, updating, and evolving a content-rich corporate website  
  • Monitor developments of key competitors and wider consumer media trends
  • Any other duties that can reasonably be expected of you

    Responsibilities for Internal Communications Team:

  • Work with the team on design and delivery of global and US communication activities

  • Support activities which impact US-based staff and tailor communications as necessary

  • Produce a US Newsletter

  • Devise strategies to engage US-based staff

  • Provide communication advice and coaching to US-based staff

  • Assist with development of communication plans for senior leaders in the US

  • Design and coordinate internal events, including town halls, panel discussions, Q&A, and webcasts

  • Work closely with internal teams, including HR and Facilities, to communicate initiatives in the US

  • Any other duties that can reasonably be expected of you

 

Essential:

  • At least five to seven years’ experience in corporate communications 

  • Hands-on experience as part of an internal and external corporate communications team

  • Solid, working knowledge of basic communications principles

  • Excellent writing, including ability to assimilate complex information and translate it into clear, easily understood prose

  • Undergraduate degree in English, Communications, or related field

Desirable:

  • Experience managing PR agencies and contractors

  • Knowledge of publishing, education, or science media preferred 

  • Attention to detail and ability to adhere to established procedures

  • Ability to prioritize and manage tasks

  • Ability to work well within a team

If you are an internal applicant please inform your line manager.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

- Medical, Dental and Vision
- Life and AD&D
- 401(k)
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Transit Accounts
- Tuition Assistance
- Summer Hours

Springer Nature is an Equal Opportunity Employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following “Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law” poster:
http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.

Visit the Springer Nature Editorial and Publishing website at www.springernature.com/editorial-and-publishing-jobs for more information about our Research E&P career opportunities.

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