Publicist - EastEnders

Job Introduction

We have a vacancy for a Publicist within the Communications team, working on EastEnders.

This is a fascinating role for a creative and enthusiastic comms professional with a passion for TV. You will be interested in social and digital media and the new ways the BBC is seeking to make its high quality content available to audiences.

You will work as part of brilliant team promoting one of the BBC’s flagship dramas, reporting into the Communications Manager for BBC Brands.


Role Responsibility

  • Lead and take full responsibility for leading on high impact communications campaigns for EastEnders
  • Generate innovative ways of increasing favourable media coverage and raising the profile of BBC content and talent
  • Anticipate and manage issues with a potentially negative impact and handle reactive issues as required
  • Write clear, concise and engaging media information, including press releases, press packs and lines against enquiries
  • Manage relationships with high profile talent
  • Manage relationships with senior stakeholders, internally and externally, as well as talent and their representatives
  • Maintain a network of contacts with the national and local media, across print, broadcast and online outlets
  • Co-ordinate and oversee interviews/press conferences/screenings/launches and briefings
  • Actively explore and identify new and interesting avenues for communicating effectively and imaginatively with audiences, wherever they are
  • Collaborate effectively with other BBC teams and work with external partners to deliver campaigns via non-traditional means

Please see the attached Job Description for more information.

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for someone who loves TV with an established track record of working on and delivering high profile and impactful publicity campaigns.

You will have experience of being able to establish and maintain credible and effective working relationships with a wide range of high profile talent, agents, journalists, stakeholders, partners and editorial staff as well as first-class organisational and planning skills with experience managing multiple campaigns, organising and delivering events, crisis management and issue handling.

Excellent creativity and the ability to think differently with a hunger to constantly try new ideas and approaches is required as well as living and breathing social and digital media with a great understanding of digital communications and great ideas for how we can reach new audiences.

If this sounds like you we would love to hear from you!

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: Continuing
Location: London - BBC Elstree with hybrid working

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 and hybrid 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 Company

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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