Assistant Publicist, BBC Proms
The BBC Proms is the largest classical music festival in the world offering eight weeks of world-class music-making from a vast array of leading orchestras, conductors and soloists from the UK and around the world. The festival comprises more than 150 concerts, talks, workshops and events at the Royal Albert Hall, Cadogan Hall and other venues. Every concert is broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, many are televised and there is a strong online offering. In 2017, more than 300,000 people attended the Proms.
The BBC took over the running of the Proms in 1927 and the festival lies at the heart of the BBC’s commitment to live music and cultural programming. The driving factor of the Proms is to offer exceptional music-making at the lowest possible prices, continuing founder-conductor Henry Wood’s original ambition of bringing the best classical music to the widest possible audience.
The 2018 BBC Proms runs from Friday 13 July - Saturday 8 September.
This role sits as part of the Publicity, Marketing, Audience Development and Learning team for the BBC Proms and BBC Proms in the Park, providing comprehensive support on all matters of press and media work in the build up to and during the 2018 BBC Proms season.
The Ideal Candidate
The successful candidate will ideally have a sound experience of working in a press office environment and a clear understanding of the needs of the press and media. You will have the ability to organise and manage a heavy workload with great attention to detail and work independently and take appropriate action in dealing with enquiries, but not hesitate to consult others in doubt. Good experience of using social media networks in a publicity context is important along with the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people. You will be able to cope under pressure and be happy to work on a wide variety of tasks within deadlines. You will have excellent IT skills, with the ability to adapt to new IT systems and in addition to all of the above, you will have an enthusiasm for live music and events.
Proposed Band B
7 month attachment /fixed term contract to run from 19th February - 21st September 2018
Interviews: w/c 8th January 2018
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