5 October

Communications Graduate, GSK Dublin

Communications Graduate - 10 month fixed term contract – Dublin based with possibility of some domestic travel

As a science-led, global healthcare company, our reputation is incredibly important to us. Our communications team are an integral part of GSK in helping communicate our values, and our product and business developments in a clear and compelling manner.

Communications provides a mouthpiece – both internally and externally – for all of GSK’s businesses in Ireland: Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Healthcare, and our three Global Manufacturing and Supply (GMS) sites in Cork, Dungarvan and Sligo. We use a variety of communication tools and channels to deliver a consistent story to all of our audiences and are now looking for two new members to join our communications team:

Graduate required for an exciting temporary opportunity in Communications. Candidates should have strong communication skills both written & verbal, demonstrated ability to solve problems and have exceptional ability to operate in a highly collaborative team environment.

The role will involve working closely with the Communications Director and the wider communications team to manage GSK Ireland’s corporate digital channels. Activities will include creating and publishing content on various media and communications platforms aligned to GSK Ireland’s communications strategy.

Qualifications & experience

You should be a graduate student, graduated within the last 18 months or about to graduate 2016, with a minimum 2.1 Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, digital media, and/or Business. The ideal candidate will have exceptional communication skills, be a self starter who is happy taking the initiative and making things happen. Strong writing skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) are also needed.Given the strong digital element of this role, experience of social media and digital channels is an advantage.

What will this placement offer me?

This is an exciting role in which you will help to manage GSK’s reputation with stakeholders and customers. You will be responsible for creating and managing the newsflow of GSK Ireland’s corporate digital content for channels including ie.gsk.com, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Some of the main activities that the successful candidate would get involved in are:

  • Help to develop and maintain GSK Ireland’s external corporate website
  • Help to monitor and reply to comments and questions in GSK Ireland’s social media accounts
  • Provide expertise and insight into current and future digital communications and technologies
  • Liaise with GSK's digital communications contacts around the world
  • Design and create infographics, interactive elements and edit images and photos

There will also be a chance to gain experience in some of the wider communications activities of the team including:

  • drafting news stories, case studies and features for internal and external communications channels
  • writing, designing and giving presentations
  • co-ordinating events and webcasts for internal and external communications activities
  • preparing PR campaigns and events
  • managing, designing and writing employee intranet sites
  • co-ordinating the filming and editing of videos
  • auditing communications activities and making recommendations
  • working with community partnerships and corporate responsibility teams to build understanding of our work

Do I have the skills?

You have should have a broad business background and understanding of corporate and external communications. The ideal candidate will be looking to build a career in corporate communications and should be able to demonstrate an interest in this field. Ideally, you will have strong digital technology skills and be competent with software and tools used for creating and managing websites and social media. In addition, experience of using Content Management Systems and graphic design software would be an advantage. The ideal candidate will be actively using social media, and be demonstrate same.

To apply, please contact Katie at katie.p.munroe@gsk.com.