We have a vacancy for a Publicist within the BBC Radio and Education (R&E) communications team, working on podcasts and other content on BBC Sounds.
This is a fascinating role for a creative and enthusiastic comms professional with a passion for audio. You will be interested in the new ways the BBC is seeking to make its high quality content available to audiences, especially those under 35, and you are an avid listener of podcasts.
You will work as part of brilliant team promoting the best audio content in the world, reporting into the Head of Communications, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds.
You will run attention grabbing and creative publicity campaigns for a range of podcasts and other content, particularly focusing on reaching new and younger audiences online and via social media.
It's an exciting time to join the team - BBC Sounds, our personalised app and website, means listeners can more easily discover and enjoy our live and on demand audio. As part of the R&E comms team, you'll be looking after some of the most editorially ambitious and exciting content the BBC will broadcast this year and beyond. You will handle reputational issues and work with senior executives, producers and talent, and you're confident and comfortable with managing a varying work load and working across different teams.
You will take the lead on publicising some of the BBC's new podcasts and other on demand content, ensuring that both new and existing audiences are aware of the ways in which they can access the BBC's world class content digitally. This will include maximising opportunities on other podcasts, programmes, online and social media.
Are you the right candidate?
The ideal candidate for this role will demonstrate:
Proven track record of delivering ways to promote and create digital content which reaches younger audiences through making the most of online and social media platforms.
Ability to identify and execute innovative ways to promote podcasts and other content aimed at younger audiences.
Proven track record in running creative talent led publicity campaigns generating positive coverage across print, broadcast and digital media.
Experience in working on projects with senior executives and/or programme makers which involve finding new and innovative ways to reach key audiences.
Experience in effectively anticipating and managing difficult media queries under pressure and providing authoritative communications advice to senior managers, talent and colleagues to protect and enhance the organisation's reputation.
Knowledge and interest in podcasting and audio is key, though there's no need to have worked in podcasting.
Experience in organising events and prioritising a work load which constantly varies and involves different projects.
Willingness to work in the evenings and weekends when required, including being part of the on-call rota.
Location: New Broadcasting House, London
We're happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application . There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.
Excellent career progression - the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
Unrivalled training and development opportunities - our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
Benefits - We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.
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