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Assistant Publicist- Eastenders

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

The EastEnders Press Office is responsible for developing and executing a priority-based publicity strategy to achieve the optimum profile in the media for BBC One’s flagship continuing drama series EastEnders.

The BBC is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world. Its mission is to enrich people's lives with programmes that inform, educate and entertain. It is a public service broadcaster, established by a Royal Charter and funded by the licence fee that is paid by UK households. The BBC uses the income from the licence fee to provide services including 8 national TV channels plus regional programming, 10 national radio stations, 40 local radio stations and an extensive website,

Role Responsibility

The role of Assistant Publicist is to  act as the first point of contact for media enquiries, provide concise copy as well as taking a highly proactive approach to placing features and interviews within a broad range of national and regional media.

The post-holder will support the EastEnders communications teams in providing 360 degree communications support, writing, planning and executing proactive publicity campaigns across traditional and digital media, identifying and managing reputational issues and crises, managing on-air talent, production executives and working within a priority-based publicity

Are you the right candidate?

The successful individual will have experience in publicity and public relations and a good understanding of the media environment. A  good news sense with the ability to write crisp, clear and lively press releases and copy. You will be a resilient, flexible individual capable of working in a high-pressure environment and will demonstrate the excellent communication skills required to deal with a wide range of stakeholders and situations.

Package Description

Contract type: Permanent
Location: Elstree

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 (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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