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Communications Manager, Times Higher Education

Communications Manager, Times Higher Education

Tes Global


  • Expired
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent

Job overview


Times Higher Education is the world’s leading provider of news, insight and data for higher education professionals worldwide. 

Founded in 1971, THE is headquartered in London with offices in the US, Singapore and Australia. 

Winner of the 2017 PPA Awards prize for Business Magazine of the Year, its journalists cover every aspect of higher education, while its World University Rankings are used by institutions and governments to shape their higher education systems, and by millions of students to decided where to study.


Times Higher Education are recruiting for a driven and creative Communications Manager to join their busy team in Central London. 

Positioned at the heart of the team, this essential role will work with departments across the business, developing strategies and storylines and finding opportunities to drive coverage that promotes the business both internally and externally and protects the THE brand. 

This opportunity will have a global remit with the successful candidate looking to develop THE communications and brand presence in numerous overseas territories as well as working to redefine how THE is perceived within our UK market. 

Key responsibilities

To include, but not be limited to:

  • Developing a corporate communication strategy and plan to give greater profile to THE's data and insights expertise.
  • Conduct regular reviews of the THE PR strategy, agencies and regional focus so that we are making the best creative use of budgets. 
  • Managing the full global rankings PR activity:

                - briefing and managing PR agencies

                - managing production of press releases

                - measuring impact of PR activity

  • Supporting marketing activities, including:

                - creating and managing an annual calendar of key customer communications, incorporating key product/rankings communications, summit communications and sales communications

                - coordinating all communications across the business

                - supporting branding team with ad hoc marketing/PR consultancy  

  • Supporting summit teams, including

                - attending key summits as required

                - inviting media/managing journalist attendees

                - working with editorial team/digital editor,       content team and host university to develop op-eds for PR purposes

  • Crisis management and analysis of community insights to stay ahead of issues
  • Working with THE partners to raise the profile of THE and support the company mission
  • Developing relationships with key media to secure and grow media coverage both online and offline. 
  • Monitor press stories relating to the company and its brand.

Ideal Experience 

  • An experienced and professional PR professional
  • Knowledge of best-practice PR tools and approaches across monitoring, distribution, measurement and analysis
  • High quality, accurate writing and presentations
  • A good eye for design and maintaining high standards for content
  • Meticulous on process – keeping internal schedules, communications platforms and plans up to date

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About Tes Global

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  • Tes Global
  • 3 St Paul’s Place, Norfolk Street, Sheffield
  • South Yorkshire
  • S1 2JE
  • United Kingdom

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Tes Global is a digital education company that has been supporting educators for over 100 years. 

Our mission is what we stand for. ''We believe in the power of great teaching. We support and connect teachers and schools worldwide, helping them to improve children's lives through  education''

Our company

We’re aiming to develop the products and services that will make the biggest difference in global education. We’re providing teachers and schools with training, resources and jobs services alongside the world’s largest online teacher community. 

We are working to making a difference in the lives of educators, children and students by building a strong and sustainable digital education company, with commercial and social purpose that will improve standards in education worldwide.

Our culture

We put educators at the heart of everything we do and we‘re passionate about the difference we’re making in global education. We succeed by working together to develop and deliver by collaborating across teams and global locations.

We’re excited about our future; we’re embracing new ideas, innovative ways of working and open technologies so that we can help every educator in the world to raise global teaching standards.

Our people

We treat others’ as we would like to be treated ourselves – with dignity and respect. We’re sociable people with a sense of fun and if you believe in improving education worldwide we’ll warmly welcome you here.

We are diverse, we come from different backgrounds and different countries; we are teachers, journalists, designers, technologists, sales people, events managers, software engineers and more. We are socially engaged and united by our passion to support educators, schools, universities and students to ensure that everyone has the best education wherever they are.

Our rewards and benefits

We’re committed to providing an inclusive and engaging workplace where we value everyone’s contribution. We have high expectations and our people work hard so when it comes to our benefits, we have everything you’d expect, from health insurance, generous annual holiday entitlement and retirement benefits. But we also offer more than the basics. Our benefits are part of who we are and are there to support your work / life balance, your health, your development and your financial security.

Our commitment to diversity

We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings to our organisation and we believe that we are stronger when we are inclusive. You’ll be treated fairly whatever your age, gender, disability status, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity or family circumstances.

Everyone is responsible for the promotion and advancement of our diversity policy and we are an Equal Opportunities employer. As such, we are committed to ensuring a culture of equal opportunities with respect and dignity at work for all employees.

Our locations

We are a truly global company with a presence in the UK, US, Australia and beyond, and everyone, in every location is an integral part of the Tes team.

Join our team to help make a difference in global education. Check out our latest job opportunities below and apply or send your CV and covering letter to

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