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Corporate Communications Manager


Corporate Communications Manager


Reporting to: Head of Corporate Communications            

Location: London                                        

Contract: Permanent

Type of work: Hybrid working                         


About Us

Join the place creatives call home!


Fremantle is a powerhouse of the TV and Film industry. We’re one of the world’s largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of Entertainment, Drama & Film and Documentaries.


From critically acclaimed dramas like The Responder, starring Martin Freeman, award winning films including Paolo Sorrentino’s Oscar nominated The Hand of God to incredible entertainment like The Rap Game, Too Hot to Handle, The Apprentice and Britain’s Got Talent, we make shows with global appeal.


Our Purpose

We aspire to tell stories that connect people around the world. We believe our shows should reflect and celebrate the world we live in and we want to create irresistible entertainment and engage with our audience. To achieve this, we must have people from all backgrounds and cultures working in our teams and on our shows, and we commit to creating opportunities for talent by being inclusive in all that we do.


About the team:

Fremantle’s global communications team is responsible for all PR and communications activity to support and grow the reputation of the business and its brand. It is also responsible for driving the communications agenda around the business’ drama, film, entertainment and documentaries slates.


We build and lead communications strategies with the goal of positioning Fremantle as one of the most innovative companies in the world, working with the best talent and the best people to deliver shows that get the world talking.


Job overview:

As Corporate Communications Manager, you will be a key member of the global communications team, working with the Head of Corporate Communications to shape and deliver external communications strategies across Fremantle’s global footprint. Our work takes many forms, and no two days are the same. This is a great role for someone who thrives working across a busy, varied and global workload.


Here you’ll get to:

  • Work with key stakeholders to devise and implement a proactive corporate, commercial, brand strategy for Fremantle, including driving thought leadership across the business, identifying key communications positioning and a plan to communicate Fremantle’s strategy, our purpose and values
  • Lead on communications supporting major corporate announcements inc new partnerships, joint ventures, business deals, commercial activity and M&A deals across Fremantle
  • Lead on communications supporting Fremantle’s sustainability and DEI agenda
  • Develop and deliver a proactive media agenda and identify positive news stories for Fremantle and maximise them via mainstream media and work with our digital teams to amplify on social
  • Play a key role in communicating Fremantle’s corporate messaging throughout the year, working closely with our parent company, RTL Group, on any shared issues and, with its investor relations team, in delivering financial reports four times a year
  • Developing an understanding of RTL and Bertelsmann strategies and liaising with their respective internal communications teams
  • Promote and defend Fremantle’s reputation globally through proactive media management and provide strategic leadership in the media handling of key reputational issues
  • Ensure that there are clear and appropriate systems and processes in place for measuring and evaluating impact
  • Oversee preparation of written materials for promotional purposes, including press releases, briefs, Q&As and campaign strategies to a high standard
  • Develop and implement procedures to ensure that Fremantle and our senior management team are prepared for crisis media situations, and act as a key co-ordinator across the business during times of crisis
  • Horizon scanning and forward planning – looking ahead at consumer trends, changing legislation and growing issues /debates across social media
  • Liaising with Fremantle’s territory communications leads, managing monthly meetings between teams and supporting on materials for agendas and annual face to face comms summit
  • Input to industry groups where appropriate and ensure Fremantle is represented if required
  • Provide relevant and timely reporting across the business on media issues affecting Fremantle
  • As a global role, sometimes we may require you to be flexible and work outside of core office hours. Travel may be also required at times.
  • Deputise of Head of Corporate Communications as needed


We’re looking for:

  • Proven communications experience in the TV or media sector or relevant experience in a related field
  • Excellent writing skills and demonstrable ability to adopt the right tone for the right message and audience
  • Superior editorial and journalistic skills: a keen eye for good stories and how to deliver them; able to plan ahead and deliver content
  • Good contacts with relevant trade and B2B media
  • Skilled in issues management and ability to stay calm under pressure
  • Strong current knowledge of media, consumer and industry-related trends
  • Exceptionally outgoing with ability to form relationships with colleagues at all levels
  • Strong understanding of diversity, equity & Inclusion, sustainability and climate-related issues 
  • Ability to operate within a global, complex business
  • Proactive and organised with a key attention to detail


Our benefits include: generous company pension, summer Fridays, audience tickets, hybrid working, employee assistance programme, access to free courses and training, local discounts, free meals and snacks in the office, cycle to work scheme, season ticket loan, and volunteer days.


If you need any of this information in a different format or would like to suggest a different form of application, please contact


Fremantle is part of RTL Group, a global leader across broadcast, content and digital, itself a division of the international media giant Bertelsmann. 


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


Company: FremantleMedia Group Ltd 

Country: United Kingdom 

State/Region: London 

City: London 

Postal Code: W1T 1AL 

Job ID: 258196

Date:  04-May-2023

London, LND, GB, W1T 1AL

Job Segment: Corporate Communications, Marketing Communications, Marketing Manager, Communications, TV, Marketing, Creative

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