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Communications Assistant 6mths FTC

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Communications
Location
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About Us

  • Dyson is a global research and technology company with engineering, research, development, manufacturing and testing operations in Singapore, the UK, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Having started in a coach house in the UK, Dyson has consistently grown since it was established in 1993.
  • Today, it has two technology campuses in the UK spanning over 800 acres in Malmesbury and Hullavington and a global headquarters in Singapore. Dyson remains family-owned and employs over 14,000 people globally including 6,000 engineers and scientists.  It sells products in 83 markets internationally.  
  • But we’re not stopping there, Dyson is investing £2.75bn in the business to conceive revolutionary products and technologies. Dyson has global teams of engineers, scientists and software developers focused on the development of solid-state battery cells, high-speed electric digital motors, sensing and vision systems, robotics, machine learning technologies and A.I. investment.
  • Since inventing the first cyclonic bagless vacuum cleaner - DC01- in 1993, Dyson has created problem solving technologies for haircare, air purification, robotics, lighting, and hand drying.

About The Role

  • As Communications Assistant, you will focus on our Hair Care, Environmental Care, Professional, Floorcare and Lighting categories across key launch periods and high impact moments. You will have the flexibility to pivot priorities as our company develops and grows.
  • Be a team player with a positive mental attitude. You will collaborate with the wider GB&I Communications team, global Communications and your market stakeholders across brand, marketing, digital media, insights and retail
  • Focus on media relationships and influencer engagement in the UK market. Be responsible for building best in class relationships with key stakeholders, journalists, influencers and focus on creating unforgettable stories about our technology.
  • Be an agile thinker and eloquent in your communication. You must be comfortable to regularly pitch to media new stories, features and angles, focusing on our technology.
  • Be proactive and passionate. Strong understanding of the beauty, wellness, and technology industry.
  • Thrive in a high performing environment. You will have the ability to juggle a high volume of workload and identify priorities and problem solve.
  • The ability to be flexible. Willing and able to work on projects outside of your comfort zone and be agile and open.
  • Strong writing skills. Be able to regularly write local stories for the Dyson Newsroom in line with commercial priorities.
  • Contribute to ideas/brainstorms/pitches outside of projects you are directly working on.
  • Attend events/functions to network with industry colleagues.
  • Collation, reporting and analysis of coverage and campaign status and effectiveness
  • Confident negotiator and excellent influencing and interpersonal skills.

About You

  • Main accountability will be to provide support to the communications team, ensuring the smooth running of the press office
  • Monitor the press office inbox and flag all enquiries that are relevant to GB&I (plus flagging to the corporate team when enquiries come through for them)
  • Brainstorming ideas for PR campaigns, general administration
  • Create and manage a GB&I asset bank. Assist with the development of all press office materials, including press releases, fact sheets, product launch recaps and presentations
  • Action all media and influencer sample orders and populate the tracker. Monitoring for earned editorial and social coverage from the media and influencers once their machines have arrived - and managing creative mailouts for new launches
  • Respond to journalists requests for product information and imagery (where appropriate)
  • Manage couriers and book travel (for the team, media, and influencers)
  • Assist with the organisation of press and influencer trips and events, as well as internal events
  • Assist with photo and video shoots
  • Develop relationships with assistants, writers, and editors at relevant key media titles
  • Keeping abreast of journalist movers and shakers alerts and ensuring the media lists are up to date
  • Raising all POs for the GB&I team and ensuring suppliers are paid on time as well as onboarding new suppliers
  • Create mood boards, casting decks and presentations as required
  • Reading key editorial tiles and highlighting opportunities for Dyson, and what our competitors are doing to keep them in the news 
  • Identifying topical trends in the news agenda that are relevant for Dyson and coming up with reactive news gen ideas to help Dyson capitalise on the opportunities   
  • Creating coverage wrap reports at the end of campaigns, highlighting key results from the team 
  • Writing influencer briefing documents for campaigns 
  • Identifying influencers and content creators that Dyson should be working with  
  • 5 days a week based at our London Press Office (38 North Row) with weekly travel to our UK Innovation Campus in Malmesbury.

Benefits

Financial benefits:

  • Performance related bonus 
  • Company paid Life Assurance 
  • Discounts on Dyson machines 
  • Competitive pension scheme 
  • Purchase additional holidays  

Lifestyle benefits:

  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays 
  • Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury campus from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon 
  • On-site parking 
  • Endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch  
  • Free on-site hair salon 
  • On-site lifestyle Assist 
  • Electric vehicle scheme  

Health benefits:

  • Private Medical insurance for all employees 
  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents 
  • Digital GP and prescription service 
  • Fertility treatment support 
  • On-site gym and sports centre 
  • On-site wellbeing centre 

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Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.

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