Publicity Assistant FMUK



Reports to: Head of Press Fremantle UK

Location: Stephen Street, London (currently working from home due to Covid-19)

Job overview: The Publicity Assistant is a key member of the Fremantle UK press office which delivers dynamic communications across the Fremantle UK labels: Castlefield, Euston Films, Hare and Tortoise, Naked, Talkback and Thames. The position provides PR support as well as administrative and organisational support to the team.


About the team: The Fremantle UK communications department is responsible for overseeing the press and publicity across all progamming and corporate comms for UK labels, responsible for the full breadth of programming – supporting, championing and promoting them to ensure they are the most talked about shows on television.


Here you’ll get to:

To support the Head of Press all communications as required

•To assist the Fremantle UK publicity team on multiple aspects of programme campaigns bycarrying out basic publicity tasks

•To provide full administrative support to all members of the UK publicity department toensure smooth day to day running of the press office

•To ensure the Fremantle UK website is maintained and up to date and to provide support tothe ‘web champions’ operating the label websites

•To manage all awards entries for Fremantle in the UK and on behalf of UK labels

•To act as first point of contact for all enquiries into the press office, answering routine queriesand filtering other enquiries to relevant person

•To write programme billings and other press materials including releases and press packsassisting publicists/publicity managers

•To assist the Publicity team with compiling press assets including PI, publicity stills, issuingpreview/review and promo clips and press updates to support programme publicity

•To work collaboratively with colleagues in the social media and digital teams, ensuring allexternal communications are co-ordinated and cohesive and in line with the press digitalcampaign elements.

•Establishing and maintaining effective communication and relationships with all productioncontacts and internal stakeholders

•Maintain processes and systems to ensure smooth running of the Press Office

•To manage external cuttings and be responsible for all press cuttings distribution and filingrelated to the programmes you’re working on

•Manage images for the shows – download and caption pictures; collation of picture packages;and liaising with network picture desks

•To send out press releases/press packs/information as required

•To maintain and regularly update databases of media contacts and key personnel (internaland external)

•Managing travel/accommodation arrangements for the team, talent and contestants whenrequired

•To provide admin support to Head of Publicity

•Assist the team with any IT / office related queries

To assist publicists/publicity managers with the coordination of events, appearances andlaunches and ad-hoc company work/social events

•To ensure that the Fremantle UK website is well maintained and always up to date.

•Writing copy for the website.

•Ensuring the correct up to date images are on the website.

•Act as first point of contact for all website enquiries.

•Work closely with the Fremantle internal comms team to maintain Fremantle updates tointernal communications as appropriate.


We’re looking for:

Strong written and verbal communications skills

•Experience of dealing with a wide variety of stakeholders

•Initiative and ability to manage own projects

•Experience working at events of different sizes and scale

•Understanding and knowledge of print and broadcast media

•Good working knowledge of the media industry and the TV production process

•Excellent IT skills, including advanced skills on social media platforms e.g. Facebook, Instagram,Twitter, Snapchat and ideally Photoshop experience

•Ideally some experience of editing software and proven content creation

•Ideally some existing relationships with bloggers and influencers or else an ability to build andmaintain these relationships

•Ideally an understanding of social analytics monitoring tools to be able capture reach and impact beyond traditional measures



Why join us?

Fremantle UK is the British production arm of global entertainment group Fremantle.

Made up of a number of scripted and non-scripted labels, each with its own creative signature, that produce best-in-class programming for all the main UK television networks and many global streaming platforms.

Content spans a wide range of genres from dramas and sitcoms through to game shows, talent shows and panel shows to lifestyle, documentary and reality.


Fremantle UK is home to some of the UK’s best known, best loved, and most talked about TV brands including Britain’s Got Talent, The X Factor, Take Me Out, Supermarket Sweep, Q.I., Celebrity Juice, Harry’s Heroes, Too Hot To Handle, The Apprentice, Grand Designs, Escape to the Country, Great Railway Journeys, Eating with My Ex, The Rap Game, 100% Hotter, and many more.


For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @FremantleHQ and visit our LinkedIn and Facebook pages

Date:  20-Nov-2020

London, UKM, GB, W1T 1AL

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