5 days ago
  • LevelJunior
  • ProfessionsEditorial Assistant, Writer, Copywriter
  • TypeFull Time
  • LocationManchester, United Kingdom

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Expiry Date : 01.12.2022

Why you should join us…

We connect with millions of people every day, make content they can't get enough of and reflect and shape the world we live in… and we do all this through the power of creativity.
We will be a digitally led entertainment and media company that creates and brings brilliant content to audiences, wherever, whenever and however they choose.

This role entails…

We have an exciting opportunity for a Press Assistant to join our busy team where you will support the programme publicity operation; to ensure the smooth running of the press and to conceive and execute targeted and creative publicity plans and campaigns to raise the profile of ITV’s programme portfolio. You will also provide personal assistance to the Head of Programme Publicity.

Key responsibilities:

  • Diary Management for Head of Programme Publicity, Drama and Soaps, and setting up meetings as required.
  • Updating and maintaining the ITV/ITVX media database.
  • Issuing press releases and monitoring media interest therein.
  • Arranging travel for actors attending press events and the Press Office team.
  • Event organisation - Setting up press screenings, from inviting journalists through to ensuring the event runs smoothly; Can include liaising with venues, external agents and PR's to ensure all arrangements are in place for the event.
  • Working with external PR’s where necessary and ensuring programmes are available to view on the Press Centre.
  • Cutting clips for publicists.
  • Writing press packs which includes interviewing high profile actors.
  • Maintaining stationery and office equipment
  • Acting as the main point of contact with journalists and assisting/redirecting enquiries.
  • Main point of contact for raising PO numbers and paying freelancers and external contractors.
  • Managing press office credit card and clearing expenses.
  • Managing holiday/absence charts for the press office team as I do that across London, Leeds and Manchester.
To be considered for this opportunity you will need to demonstrate the following skills:

Minimum role criteria:

  • Able to demonstrate strong administrative experience.
  • Proficient with different computer systems.
  • Extremely organised and efficient.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage budgets.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours within the needs of the business.
  • Excellent diary management.
ITV strongly encourages applications for this role from disabled people and as a Disability Confident Leader if you meet the minimum criteria for a role and you have declared that you are disabled, we’ll guarantee you’ll get to the next stage* (minimum criteria above).

The Key role criteria is as follows:

  • Knowledge of and a keen interest in journalism.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Reliable, discreet, mature and confident personality.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks.
We're happy to discuss any support/personalisation you may need during our application & selection process as part of our reasonable adjustments approach. We reach millions of people everyday, that’s why having diverse talents and being an organisation where colleagues feel included is crucial to us.

Skills Required

  • Editorial Content
  • Writing
  • Copywriting

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