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Undergraduate - European PR (Public Relations) Communications

Date: 12-Nov-2021

Location: Bracknell, GB

Company: Honda Motor Europe Ltd

 

At Honda we embrace inclusion in our various policies, so whilst our contracts state that the hours are as required to fulfil the role with a minimum of 35 hours per week, we offer flexibility for when you work.  The regular office hours are 08:00 – 16:00 Monday to Thursday with a half hour lunch break & 08:00 – 13:00 on a Friday.  However, we offer flexibility of when you work with our daily flex-time start of between 07:00 and 11:00 providing that there is no business requirement.

 

Whilst there is no contractual right to work from home, the flexibility we offer is that you can request to work from home for a maximum of 50% of the working days in any one month, again providing there is no business requirement to attend the office.

 

 

 

Role: 

This role provides a challenging opportunity to develop skills in the management and delivery of a high impact PR Communications plan for the Honda automobile division. With a busy new car launch schedule over the coming years, this role will be involved in generating positive public sentiment towards the Honda range through the European media. This will ultimately support the sales and profitability growth of the European automobile business. The role also supports the Internal Communications activities for the region – regularly communicating business updates and key news items to over 4,000 European Associates. 

 

Main Responsibilities: 

  • Support the European Content Manager in the development and translation of written assets, including press releases, press packs and presentations, to European media
  • Manage the delivery of written materials (e.g. press releases, press kits) to media contacts through the hondanews.eu media website
  • Manage the publishing of all images and film to media website
  • Lead ‘central publishing’ function, minimising the need for Honda branches to publish translated material to their local media websites.
  • Act as point of contact for web development agency for any developments to website (https://hondanews.eu/eu/en) 
  • Working with Section Managers to ensure adherence to set budgets
  • Provide support to wider team on key PR events, including international motor shows, press drives and other key activities
  • Deliver regular internal communications updates to all Associates across the European region
  • Support with the creation and delivery of Challenge Magazine – the quarterly internal communications magazine
  • Manage the HME Corporate Communications Twitter feed
  • Briefing in agencies on new projects and work requirements
  • Point of contact for PR Managers across Europe to answer any queries or requests related to the content we deliver

 

Qualifications, skills and experience: Required/Desirable
Required

  • Must be an undergraduate looking for a placement in their third year of study
  • Strong project management skills – ability to manage several different projects/activities taking place at one time
  • Knowledgeable in the use of Excel and comfortable with working with numbers
  • Proficient in PowerPoint 
  • High attention to detail with strong proof ready skills
  • Creative with an entrepreneurial spirit – keen to be involved in the development of new activities
  • A passion for giving the best service to internal customers (i.e. PR managers at country level)
  • Comfortable dealing with and building relationships with PR Managers at a number of different levels of expertise
  • Knowledge of the changing use of digital and social media – bring ideas from new areas to improve activities
  • Comfortable with international travel (across European region) 
  • Problem solving skills – able to adapt quickly when faced with issues and act promptly to solve problems that may arise

 

Desirable

  • Experienced in social media management (Instagram, Twitter or a personal blog)
  • Comfortable with website management using a website management system (technical skills are not essential) 
  • Understanding of and interested in the automobile industry

 

 

 

Honda is dedicated to the principle of creating equal opportunities within the workplace for all associates, agency workers, contractors, job applicants and visitors.

 

Central to this is Honda's commitment to be a fair, discrimination free company that accepts the uniqueness and differences of people around the world and adheres to the principle that all people are created equal and we embrace inclusion with our various policies.  

 

This commitment comes directly from the Honda Philosophy and belief that we all work together for a common purpose. Honda recruits, hires, trains and promotes into all levels the most qualified/experienced individuals without regard to race, colour, origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or any other protected characteristic.


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