Technical skills and experience
Experience of proof-reading
Experience of working to a house style
Experience of using Microsoft Office or equivalent
Experience of using website content management
Knowledge of HTML
Experience of using social media, especially Twitter
Efficient and effective personal management skills,
including the ability to meet deadlines
Keen attention to detail
Good standard of written and spoken English
Ability to present arguments and evidence in a clear
and concise written form
Ability to edit text for web and print publications
Strong spelling and grammar
Organisational and management skills
Experience of working under pressure with competing
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Ability to work with others as part of a team
A degree level qualification
A commitment to the basis and values of our
Job title: Communications Intern
Responsible to: Communications Manager
Salary scale: £15,106 (pro rata)
Purpose of job
Inclusion is looking for a Communications Intern to support the Communications
Manager in maintaining its strong public profile through helping to produce and
disseminate communications products and services.
Principal tasks to be undertaken
Contribute to Inclusion’s websites to a high standard and in line with
Inclusion’s house style, and best practice in web usability and design
Keep all areas of the Inclusion website up to date and relevant.
Edit contributed copy and select images for Inclusion website.
Help staff team to update Inclusion website content where necessary.
Keep Indus Delta website up to date, source and write up news stories,
upload job adverts, answer customer queries, moderate discussion forums.
Send out Indus Delta Newswire, our weekly news update email.
Liaise with external web developers on maintenance, bugs, fixes, upgrades,
developments for all websites where necessary.
E-briefings and Labour Market LIVE
Work with the Communications Manager to ensure that Inclusion provides a
high quality, informative electronic news service that informs a wide group of
stakeholders of new developments across social policy fields, and attracts
new customers to our products and services.
Source and write up news for e-briefings and the website; lay up e-briefing
content in HTML for sign-off by Communications Manager where required;
distribute to mailing lists, update mailing list details where necessary.
Work with Communications Manager to produce and disseminate monthly
‘Labour Market LIVE’ bulletin, formatting charts and upload to website.
House style, templates, proofing
Support Communications Manager in maintaining Inclusion’s brand and
encourage all staff to do so. Work within Inclusion’s templates to insure
consistency of output. Work to the house style at all times.
Support the Communications Manager in proofing subscriber products,
reports, events programmes and marketing to ensure they meet our high
Send out hard copies and PDFs of Inclusion’s Think Tank reports, e-briefings,
magazine to existing mailing lists.
Support Communications Manager in proofing articles and the final laid up
Send out commissioning emails on behalf of Communications Manager.
Carry out interviews for the magazine where required.
Source photos for articles where necessary.
Send out PDF to mailing lists.
Look after mailing lists.
Upload PDFs of Working Brief to website.
Send out one-off hard copies where relevant.
Research and update content where necessary.
Support the Communications Manager in developing new handbooks.
Information and database management
Develop mailing lists for our existing products, researching and updating
customer details, grouping contacts where relevant.
Maintain a bank of customer testimonials by monitoring events and research
customer feedback forms and following up ad hoc positive comments sent to
staff members, requesting permission to use comments in marketing.
Support Communications Manager in keeping staff team up to date with
Keep Inclusion’s Twitter feed up to date with news sourced from e-briefings
and Inclusion’s announcements, retweet other policy leads comments.
Help to promote the policies and objectives of Inclusion.
Participate at Inclusion’s conferences and events.
Undertake other tasks relevant to the purpose of the job as required.
Work within our Equality and Diversity policy.
Inclusion undertakes national events. Those wishing to apply for the post must be
willing to travel on occasion. However, own transport is not essential.
Conditions of contract
This is a full-time fixed-term position for three months. Interns are entitled to paid
holiday commensurate with the length of their internship. Sick leave will also be paid.