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Communications Assistant - Fremantle

Role: Communications Assistant

Reports to:  Senior Manager - Corporate/Internal/Global PR

Location: Stephen Street, London (currently working from home)

 

About The Role:

Fremantle’s Global PR team are responsible for Corporate, Internal and Trade comms, including the day-to-day delivery of news stories for our entertainment, factual and scripted content slate. 

 

As a Comms Assistant your role will include co-ordinating comms assets including - planning documents, media lists and editorial calendars. You will also be responsible for collating press coverage, updating presentations and content creation/draft writing (e.g. press releases, etc.); liaising with journalists and our Global teams.

 

This is a great, busy and varied role for someone with the right attitude who is looking to make a career in communications. The right candidate will be proactive, creative and digitally savvy. Ideally you will have already worked in a busy press office or have some experience within the TV industry, but this is not essential - key to this role will be passion for content, a hunger to learn and build strong relationships with the team and our partners. 

 

Key Activities and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee internal reporting and comms trackers for key stakeholders
  • Writing and drafting copy for different audiences (internal/ external)
  • Track and manage deadlines for key global markets and slate launches
  • Create compelling content for digital media platforms and internal channels
  • Collate press coverage
  • Creation and co-ordination of press materials including asset management and approval of materials
  • Proof-reading corporate press materials and presentations
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with journalists and other relevant parties and ensure speedy, clear and accurate responses to all media enquiries
  • Keeping track of press clips for new show launches
  • Interacting with internal teams, clients and partners (producers, talent, PR agencies, etc.) across various aspects of the business to organise meetings, share and gather information, and represent FM positively as a member of the global communications team (internally and externally)
  • Assisting team with researching and managing editorial calendars; monitoring and flagging deadlines
  • Researching and gathering assets to support PR pitches including sales reports, brand information and relevant images
  • Coordinating festival selection and awards entry forms
  • Assisting with the updating of press lists
  • Creating bespoke press lists from databases
  • General administrative support to the PR team – including scheduling of meetings, co-ordinating travel arrangements, raising POs

 

Key Competencies:

  • Adaptable team player and relationship builder who is keen and willing to contribute ideas and roll up his/her sleeves
  • Above average organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Above average written and verbal communication skills, strong interpersonal skills and ability to adapt style to different levels of managements
  • Ability to work proactively in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment, often impacted by various time differences globally
  • Ability to work under pressure, multi-task, prioritise workload where necessary and meet changing deadlines
  • Passion for and desire to work in the entertainment industry interest and for a Global company
  • A continued desire to increase effectiveness, learning and best practice
  • Culturally sensitive and creatively curious
  • Computer Literate (MS Office, Excel, etc.)

 

About Fremantle

A world leader in creating, producing and distributing content.

 

We are an independent group of studios, producers, creatives, culture shapers and game changers operating around the world.

 

From award-winning dramas and daily soaps, epic gameshows and innovative entertainment to premium documentaries and inspirational lifestyle series – Fremantle is the leader in irresistible entertainment of all genres and home to some of the best-loved brands in the world.

 

Our landmark shows include Got Talent, Mosquito Coast, My Brilliant Friend, We Are Who We Are, The Investigation, The Price Is Right, Too Hot To Handle, Idols, Family Feud, Enslaved and Arctic Drift.

 

We have an outstanding global network and operate in 26 countries. We are proud to work with some of the best creative talent in the world.

Fremantle is part of RTL Group, a global leader across broadcast, content and digital, itself a division of the international media company Bertelsmann. For more information, visit www.fremantle.com.

 

Diversity Statement

At Fremantle, our people are at the heart of everything we do and it is vital that our workforce reflects our audience, and the wider society. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer, valuing inclusivity, and we actively seek candidates from diverse backgrounds.

 

Fremantle is one of the largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of scripted and unscripted content in the world. A global entertainment powerhouse, Fremantle has an outstanding international network of production teams, companies and labels in over 30 countries. We produce in excess of 12,000 hours of original programming, roll out more than 60 formats and air 450 programs a year worldwide. The group distributes over 20,000 hours of content in more than 200 territories. We are also a world leader in digital and branded entertainment, with more than 300 million subscribers across 1,400 social channels and over 100 billion views across all platforms.
We are part of RTL Group, a global leader across broadcast, content and digital, itself a division of the international media giant Bertelsmann.

For more information, visit www.fremantle.com, follow us @FremantleHQ or visit our Facebook and LinkedIn pages.

 

Company: FremantleMedia Group Ltd 

Country: United Kingdom 

State/Region: London 

City: London 

Postal Code: W1T 1AL 

Job ID: 168312

Date:  07-Sep-2021
Location: 

London, LND, GB, W1T 1AL


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