Date Posted: Friday 22nd October 2021
Date Expires: Monday 22nd November 2021
What’s the role about?
The Communications Assistant is a great introduction to the Communications Profession and we have a fantastic opportunity for a Partner to join the External Communications team, within the John Lewis Brand & Lifestyle Team. The team is responsible for all aspects of the external communications strategy for the brand Our clear ambition for communications: to be the conscience of the business and champion of the brands. With communications disciplines that work effectively with other business departments to ensure integration of communications across the company, we work together for maximum impact.
This is brought to life across multiple fronts, with a communications programme that leverages progressive business initiatives, builds celebratory feel-good moments, campaigns with passion from a position of strength, scale and responsibility, maintains a drumbeat of positive storytelling, and works hard to mitigate potential risks. Activity must continue to reach multiple audiences, amplifying and deepening customer marketing activity and messaging delivered above the line.
What will you be doing?
You’ll be joining a small team of Partners that are experts in media and influencer relations. The role will be perfect for an organised, self-starting individual with relevant experience. The role supports the Senior Communications Manager and the Brand Comms team, working across comms campaigns and media events. You will be responsible for the brand coverage system, managing requests from journalists and influencers, responsible for the media sample loan system, maintaining the image and sample library and compiling and distributing the weekly coverage report to show our return on campaigns and coverage. As well as a key member of the team supporting brilliant media events and market leading influencer campaigns.
What you'll have?
What else could you bring?
We also understand the importance of a healthy work-life balance and reward our Partners for their contribution to the business through a vast range of benefits.
As a Partner and after completion of your 3-month Earning Membership period, you’ll be entitled to:
Creating a culture of diversity and inclusion
The Partnership supports agile and flexible working practices, such as when, where and how we work. We have several different ways to work flexibly, including part-time, flexible or compressed hours, and job sharing. Head office areas also support a blended working approach. You'll have the opportunity to discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview and, where it is operationally practicable, they'll do all they can to accommodate your needs.
We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging.
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