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Communications officer

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Job Introduction

BBC Studios is a global creative powerhouse for the development, production and distribution of bold, British, content. We produce over 2,500 hours of content per year, operate in 22 markets globally and generate revenue of £1.4bn, returning around £200m profit to BBC public Service each year.

The Brands and Content Communications team are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Communications Officer to support across all genres and titles managing title publicity as directed by the genre leads for Scripted, Factual and Factual Entertainment. You will also be responsible for managing internal communications for the Brands and Content Partnerships divisions at BBC Studios. 

Role Responsibility

Executes the agreed PR campaigns for, and protects the reputation of, BBC Studios Brands and Content partnerships businesses externally and internally as directed by (Comms Manager)

Creates press materials for launches, announcements, conferences, events etc across all major brands and content. 

Arranges conference appearances and speaker events for BBC Studios executives, drafting briefing notes, managing exec and talent schedules for these events and supervising media briefings

Respond to all initial incoming press enquiries, both domestic and international, ensuring responses are accurate and meet media deadlines. 

Coordinate with creative and ‘front of camera’ talent requests for key brands and programmes, to support international press requests, campaigns, events and other press duties.

Supports the co-ordination and execution of the communications strategy for international content campaigns by the respective Comms teams across all regions.

Co-ordinates and executes where appropriate announcements regarding BBC Studios UK indie relationships, co-production PR relationships and requirements with key partners.

Identify crises and helps manage issues, prepare key messages, background briefing points, Q&As and LAEs – and elevates to senior Comms team members if necessary.

Are you the right candidate?

At BBC Studios, we seek people who are passionate about who are we are and what we do.

You’ll have had experience of handling high profile media PR campaigns and/or product based publicity, ideally in a media/broadcast environment. Exposure to working with agents and talent would be advantageous but not essential. You’ll have a passion for media and will have begun building your industry knowledge to further develop your creative writing skills.

Communication is your key strength, with astute attention to detail and a confident ability to work at pace. You’ll have a passion for building relationships, externally and internally, and possess a tenacity to continually strive to develop connections across the industry.  Being a proactive and self-motivated character, you continually seek to build the Brands’ success and recognise the value in personal excellence.

About the BBC

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from under represented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

BBC Studios, a global content company with British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC Group. Formed in April 2018 by the merger of BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios, it spans content financing, development, production, sales, branded services and ancillaries. BBC Studios’ award-winning British programmes are internationally recognised across a broad range of genres and specialisms. It has offices in 22 markets globally, including six production bases in the UK and production bases and partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. The company, which makes 2500 hours of content a year, is a champion for British creativity around the world and a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector. BBC Studios has revenue of £1.4bn, and returns around £200m to the BBC Group annually, complementing the BBC’s licence fee and enhancing programmes for UK audiences.

Diversity matters at the BBC.  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.  

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all individuals.  And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.   

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please visit our website.
 

 

 

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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