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Publicist- Factual

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

Job Introduction

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Publicist to manage publicity campaigns for BBC Factual television content, including science, natural history, documentaries, religion, history and popular factual.

Role Responsibility

The successful applicant will lead and take full responsibility for communications campaigns, creating and implementing comprehensive programme and service communications strategies.

They will find innovative ways of increasing favourable media coverage and raising the profile of their areas of responsibility as well as anticipating and managing issues with potentially negative impact and handling reactive issues as required

Are you the right candidate?

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record and experience of working in communications along with a good understanding and experience of TV publicity. A demonstrable interest in Factual programming and all its genres will be important in order to undertake this role.

They'll have the ability to write crisp, clear and lively copy, to tight deadlines. and will have proven creativity in campaigns, showing evidence of trying out new ideas and approaches to reach audiences.

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: 6 month FTC, Part time- 21 hours
Location: New Broadcasting House, London

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.

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, sexuality, social 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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