You’ll be based at our McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, but there may be some international travel to events on occasion. You’ll be reporting into the Partner Communications Manager but need to build strong relationships with people across both the wider Communications team and Marketing team. There may be some flexibility with working hours and travel required to fulfil this role effectively.

Principal Accountabilities:You’ll be the backbone of the Communications team, primarily supporting McLaren Racing’s Partner Communications, including but not limited to:

  • Supporting and managing the day-to-day running of the Comms team’s operations and activities, with specific focus on the Partner Communications function
  • Responsibility for Partner Communications press release distribution and support on wider integrated communications campaigns
  • Supporting on collaborative media opportunities with McLaren Racing partners from proactive and reactive sources
  • To maintain the Partner Communications tracking and reporting systems
  • Developing strong working relationships with McLaren’s partner leads, working closely to review partner content, activity planning and talent briefings
  • Assisting in the creation of quarterly, monthly and flash reports – with focus on the Partner Comms results
  • Conduct regular coverage monitoring of the McLaren Racing partner network
  • To oversee, manage and develop the range of comms tools required for general running of the press office, including press release distribution systems, image libraries, online media centre, content plans and file sharing platforms
  • Creating Daily News Rounds-Ups 
  • Prepare briefing material for media activity and engagements that include McLaren Racing spokespeople 
  • Management of the McLaren Media Centre and StoryStream platform – content curation, upload and registrations
  • Work effectively with the wider communications team to create integrated external and internal opportunities to disseminate narratives around McLaren’s sustainability and corporate communications strategy
  • To effectively and professionally organise, oversee and execute photography, filming and media opportunities within McLaren Technology Centre, and work with key stakeholders and management across the company to result in positive media coverage for McLaren Racing
  • To produce high-quality media-facing written material in the form of press releases, briefing documents, website copy, marketing collateral and media correspondence where required, of a high quality and in a format that can be used across digital and traditional media platforms, and act as first point of contact for copy proofing and editing
  • To be a proactive liaison within the wider Comms team as well as Digital, Partnerships, Brand Experience and Brand Creative departments in relation to partner activity, media events and comms and digital campaigns where appropriate

Personal Attributes:

  • Effectively and confidently communicates with internal and external stakeholders of all levels of seniority
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills 
  • Strong copywriting skills
  • Great attention to detail
  • Knows the value of teamwork and is able to work both proactively within a small team and co-ordinate the management of tasks within the team, as well as play an active role in the wider department
  • Inquisitive and self-starting in their nature, with the ability to manage individual workload
  • Ability to build strong and meaningful relationships with key stakeholders both internally and externally and become a trusted representative of the Comms team
  • Able to multi-task and juggle several of ongoing projects at once

Desired Skills and Experience

Knowledge, Skills And Experience

  • Experience in a busy communications environment within a specialist communications/media/PR/partnerships role
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills and the ability to confidently communicate with stakeholders of all levels of seniority throughout the business
  • Excellent and thorough written skills with a keen attention to detail
  • Strong organisational skills and co-ordination capabilities
  • The ability to build strong and meaningful relationships with key partner stakeholders both internally and externally and at all levels
  • Able to work flexibly, adjusting working hours and occasional weekend travel when necessary
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal – and able to represent McLaren in a Comms capacity in a professional manner at all times

What can McLaren offer?We strive to provide a fun, innovative, collaborative and open culture where everyone’s input is welcome, and everyone feels part of our achievements. We work hard to create a culture of continuous improvement and support this with a proactive approach to management and personal development.McLaren Racing is based at the iconic McLaren Technology Centre on the edge of Woking. Our large campus includes a gym, swimming pool, restaurant and indoor and outdoor break-out areas, as well as direct access to park land. MTC is connected to Woking mainline station via regular shuttle buses, from which London Waterloo is a 32min train ride.We encourage hybrid working patterns to give you options to balance your home life and hobbies with your work, and offer a comprehensive package of benefits including private healthcare, car schemes, life insurance and generous pension contributions.

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