The BBC’s international news services command respect, reach and trust around the world, attracting a global weekly audience of 346m people.
BBC Global News Ltd. is the division’s commercial arm and comprises BBC World News, a 24 hour commercial TV news channel and BBC.com, one of the world's largest news websites.
We are looking for an assistant publicist with a keen interest in international news, as well as a good eye for a news story, and the flexibility to work across different markets.
The post-holder will be supporting UK and international publicity for BBC Global News, with the flexibility to work across the wider World Service Group team when required.
The Assistant Publicist role supports the Communications team in managing publicity campaigns within their genre and area, including programme publicity, interactive content and response/crisis management
The role may offer opportunities for overseas travel.
The Ideal Candidate
- Experience in publicity, public relations or journalism.
- Good understanding of the media environment (including social media) and the news gathering process.
- Ability to manage own workload effectively and assess priorities to meet conflicting deadlines, often at short notice and under pressure.
- A good news sense with ability to write crisp, clear and lively news releases and copy, which stimulates both press and public interest.
- Proven creativity
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- A good working knowledge and use of social media for promoting content and news stories.
- Excellent IT skills, with the ability to adapt to new IT systems
- Excellent administrative skills including use of PowerPoint, Excel with experience of raising purchase orders and liaising with finance.
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