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Publicist, BBC Proms and BBC Orchestras & Choirs.

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

Job Introduction

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 2019 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 2020 BBC Proms runs from Friday 17 July - Saturday 12 September.

Role Responsibility

This unique role sits as part of the Publicity, Marketing, Audience Development and Learning team for the BBC Proms. The BBC Proms is the largest classical music festival in the world. In our 125th anniversary year, we’re looking for a dynamic and creative individual who will bring a fresh perspective to the communication of the festival’s diverse artistic portfolio.

Are you the right candidate?

The successful candidate will have a strong track record of strategic communications across all media platforms. While no prior experience of classical music publicity is required, the successful candidate will be a passionate lover of live events, working closely with the artistic planning team to help shift audience profile across a number of priority areas: youth audiences; diversity & inclusion; and international recognition.  With an increased focus on digital-first innovation, the candidate will keep abreast of current trends in press, marketing and digital industries that could shape our work and help re-define the Proms’ story. The successful candidate will have a strong news sense and an eye for a compelling story that will resonate with diverse audiences. The role involves close strategic planning with BBC Radio, TV and Digital teams to help support the Proms’ broad reach across international and national media outlets.

Package Description

Band:                 C
Contract type:    Continuing
Location:            Broadcasting House, London


Interviews will be on Wednesday 26 / Thursday 27 February 2020


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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