Fremantle - Senior Communications Executive

The Role: Senior Comms Executive

Reports to: Senior Manager - Global PR

Location: Stephen Street, London

 

About Fremantle

A world leader in creating, producing and distributing content.

 

We are an independent group of studios, producers, creative incubators, 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 with offices in 31 countries and are proud to work with some of the best creative talent in the world.

 

We are 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.

 

About The Role:

Senior Comms Exec to join Fremantle’s Global PR team who are responsible for the day-to-day delivery of Global Comms across our entertainment, factual and scripted. Key to this role will be building strong relationships with Fremantle executives, producers and broadcasters.

You are creatively curious, looking for inspiration and learnings from across the industry. You understand the demands of the B2B side of the content industry and trade media but are able to think in a more B2C way. Being a passionate consumer of content – across multiple genres is key, as is having great cultural insights and awareness of Global trends.

 

Key Activities and Responsibilities:

  • Creation and co-ordination of Global press kits including asset management and approval of materials
  • Oversee media requests for talent, ascertaining the validity and relevance of the request, and making a decision as to whether to proceed with the request or not
  • Work in partnership with marketing team to act as brand guardian for Global shows across scripted, non-scripted and entertainment
  • Management of key Fremantle brand profiles on a global scale alongside broadcast partners in multiple territories
  • Handle reactive press enquiries in the appropriate manner and liaise with wider comms team to ascertain background and drafts reactive briefing material, referring up when necessary
  • Work with comms team and marketing to build, create and shape awards strategy
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with journalists and other relevant parties and ensure speedy, clear and accurate responses to all media enquiries
  • Prepare written materials for promotional purposes, including press releases and news articles
  • Track and manage deadlines for key global markets
  • Oversee efficient tracking of FM’s global presence within key trade and national forward feature opportunities
  • Regularly evaluate media activity and feeds back to Comms team and to relevant senior execs on the success of and learnings from campaigns
  • Works with internal comms to feed in positive news stories about the Global businesses
  • Collating press reviews and coverage

 

Essential Experience and Skills:

  • Television content experience essential – entertainment/formats programming expertise preferred
  • Able to multi-task and work under pressure
  • Excellent communicator, relationship builder and natural diplomat
  • Strong organisational and admin skills
  • Excellent written and communication skills – able to write dynamic and precise copy without errors
  • Proactive operator with the ability to be forward thinking, work out solutions and next steps and able to deputise when called upon
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Experience of analysing, reporting on the impact of PR
  • Computer literacy – MS Office (including PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat, FTP systems

 

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: 153512

Date:  10-Jun-2021
Location: 

London, LND, GB, W1T 1AL


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