• Employer Hal Leonard Europe
  • Location London
  • Application Deadline 05/12/2021

Employment type: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £35,000 – £40,000
Place of work: Central London office (42 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2RY)
Closing date for applications: 5th December 2021

 Working at Hal Leonard Europe
With more than 800 employees in ten different country locations around the world, Hal Leonard is the largest source for music publications and the world’s largest educational music publisher, representing many of the world’s best-known and most respected publishers, artists, songwriters, composers, arrangers and instrument manufacturers.

At Hal Leonard Europe we publish and distribute an extensive catalogue of printed and digital publications, sheet music, music education resources, instruments, gifts, accessories and pro audio to customers across Europe and around the world. There are Hal Leonard Europe offices and distribution centres located in Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and the United Kingdom.

We want to be the best place to work for people who share our passion for learning, teaching, creating and making music. We recognise the value the diverse voices in our business already bring. To continue to thrive, we continue to encourage diverse contributions from a wide range of viewpoints to meet the ever-changing needs of music makers, and we promote an inclusive culture as a business. Hal Leonard Europe employees are empowered to make bold decisions to enable us to meet ambitious goals, and successes are celebrated.

Purpose of the role
The Communications Manager will lead and deliver the company’s external communication strategy, managing corporate website and social media channel activity in line with a rolling communications plan, overseeing media relations and developing the corporate brand. This role will manage internal communications and help develop effective employee engagement tools and reporting.

We are looking for candidates with the following skills

  • Previous communications experience within a similar role, and music industry preferred
  • Proven success developing and implementing communication plans and strategies
  • Knowledge and understanding of communications practices, tools, online and social media channels (LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook)
  • Highly developed oral and written communication, as well as excellent presentation skills
  • Strong attention to detail, organisational skills and ability to act on own initiative
  • Track record of delivering results to tight deadlines in fast paced, commercial environment
  • Team player with ability to communicate across organisation and with wide range of stakeholders
  • Aligned with our company vision, mission and values

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead and deliver external communications plan with rolling calendar of activity across channels
  • Coordinate, update and develop corporate website content across multiple languages
  • Manage corporate social media channels, driving content strategy in line with communications plan
  • Maintain media relations, drafting and issuing press releases and managing press contact list
  • Oversee communications with strategic partners in liaison with Business Development function
  • Develop, plan, implement and monitor the company’s internal communication strategy and approach
  • Manage internal communications including employee newsletter, intranet and management memos
  • Contribute to adoption of effective employee engagement tools in liaison with HR function
  • Represent and develop corporate brand, communicating vision, mission and values to stakeholders
  • Track, measure, analyse and deliver reports on internal and external communications efforts

The Team
This is a standalone role that reports into the Head of HR, working closely with the Business Development, Marketing and E-Commerce teams.

Place of Work and Hours

  • This role is based in our Central London office (42 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2RY).
  • We currently offer hybrid working in this role as part of our COVID-19 measures (2 days in the office with the flexibility to work from home 3 days a week)
  • Core hours are 10.00 – 16.00, working a total of 37.5 hours per week. Start, finish and lunch times can be flexed in agreement with your Manager.

We offer

  • 25 days holiday allowance plus 8 Bank Holidays (total 33 days)
  • An Employee Discount of up to 40% across our wide product range
  • Stakeholder Pension Scheme (5% employee contribution, 3% employer contribution)
  • Cycle to Work and Discount Voucher schemes
  • An Employee Assistance Program is available for all employees and their families. As well as being a confidential support line, it also offers practical financial and life management advice 24/7

 References & Right to Work in the UK
Confirmation of employment for any successful candidate will be subject to receiving satisfactory references and proof of eligibility to work in the UK.

How to Apply
Please submit your CV to prior to the closing date

Should you require any reasonable adjustments to enable your participation in the application process, please contact

Equal Opportunities
We celebrate and encourage diversity in the music-making world and in our workplace. Hal Leonard Europe (HLE) are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of age, disability, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion or belief, gender or gender expression, gender reassignment status or sexual orientation.

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