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Publicist, Fremantle UK (Fixed Term)

 

PUBLICIST

 

Reporting to: Head of Press, Fremantle UK                                      

Location: London                                       

Contract: One-year Fixed Term Contract

Type of work: Hybrid/Personalised 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.

 

The Role

 

The publicist will work predominantly on the launch of Neighbours which is coming back to screens via Amazon Freevee. The role will work closely with the Head of Press and other senior members of the team and provide PR support for the series as well as programming across Fremantle UK labels. The person will be comfortable devising and implementing PR strategies across key shows and delivering dynamic, creative, and effective publicity campaigns.

 

The successful candidate will manage relationships with production, high profile talent, agents, PR’s, traditional and non-traditional media, influencers and show contributors.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • To deliver strategic, proactive publicity for key programming generating widespread and favourable coverage
  • To continually look for creative and innovative ways to increase positive coverage
  • To organise and manage press days/launches/events/photo shoots/briefings with key talent
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with talent, the production team, and key partners
  • Maintain excellent relationships with targeted journalists
  • Prepare written materials for promotional purposes, including press releases and articles, and ensure that the messages are communicated effectively
  • Pitch media, secure opportunities, cover set visits and manage junkets
  • Work with the digital team, programme partners, marketing team and sponsors where relevant to ensure all activity is on brand and integrated
  • Advise senior programme executives on potential issues with programme editorial, suggesting solutions to manage any issues
  • Commission and oversee publicity stills, as well as managing the relationship with the shows’ photography agency and network picture teams for all programme photography

 

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • An excellent news sense with the ability to spot and generate news stories, along with a strong understanding of the news gathering process
  • Proven record of achievement in press and public relations - with some experience, ideally in TV/Entertainment, and demonstrable successes in the delivery of high profile, proactive publicity campaigns
  • Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written and the ability to deal effectively with a range of different people (stakeholders, production, media, talent)
  • Proven creativity – trying out new ideas and ways of thinking with an appetite to produce and try out new ideas as a way of securing favourable publicity
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills
  • The ability to work effectively under high pressure and in changing circumstances, ensuring that a high standard of work and editorial judgement is maintained
  • Good working knowledge of the media industry and the TV production process
  • Experience of managing high profile talent and building effective working relationships
  • Experience of organising and managing press events and launches
  • Excellent IT skills, including advanced skills on social media platforms
  • Experience of editing software and proven content creation
  • Ideally some existing relationships with influencers or else an ability to build and maintain these relationships
  • An understanding of social analytics monitoring tools to be able capture reach and impact beyond traditional measures

 

This job description is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities as roles may change and evolve over time.

 

Our benefits include: generous company pension, summer Fridays, audience tickets, personalized working, employee assistance programme, access to free courses and training, local discounts, free coffee and snacks in the office, cycle to work scheme, season ticket loan, business coaching sessions 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 careers@fremantle.com

 

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 Fremantle.com, 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: 256819

Date:  24-Jan-2023
Location: 

London, LND, GB, W1T 1AL


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