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Communications Professional

Support | London | Full Time

Job Description

Grimshaw Architects has an exciting opportunity for a talented and passionate Communications professional to join its London studio in Clerkenwell.

The Communications Coordinator will be in charge of securing press coverage for high-profile projects in the UK and around the globe, as well as increasing the profile of the practice and its people. Applicants must love writing as they’ll be whipping up news stories, press releases, award submissions and articles. Working closely with journalists is a major part of the role and this includes reactive enquiries as well as proactive PR campaigns.

Event management experience is a bonus as there is no shortage of events in Grimshaw’s busy calendar. Whether it’s organising a panel event, submitting work for an exhibition or hosting an Open Studio; organisational skills are a must.

This is a great opportunity for anyone who considers themselves a ‘people person’ as networking with people in the office and at various industry events is a regular part of this role. Architecture is a fascinating profession and there’s no shortage of discussions on art, design, urban growth and the built environment; so an interest in this area is a bonus.

Grimshaw is a great place to work, with a real dynamism and buzz in the office. The company culture is inclusive and collaborative, and everyone is invited to contribute.  The successful candidate will work closely with the Marketing and  Communications Lead in London as well as the Digital Communications Officer in New York. The role is part of the wider global team with colleagues in Paris, Melbourne, Sydney, New York and Dubai, who work together to support the practice’s global growth.

Key Attributes

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in PR and Communications, preferably in an architecture, design or construction background
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A good understanding of how the media works, with a proven track record of working with the press
  • Event and/or project management skills and experience are a requirement
  • Proactive, friendly and organised with the ability to juggle multiple deadlines

Grimshaw is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome people from all backgrounds and recognise that in order to be successful, we need to create an inclusive environment where everyone can realise their potential and succeed. Any offer of employment with Grimshaw will be conditional upon you having the right to work in the UK.

The office is currently working remotely at the moment and you will be set up to work successfully during this time. Once the restrictions are lifted we will continue to work flexibly however there will be a requirement to be able to spend time in the physical office as necessary.