Assistant Press Officer (BBC Children in Need)

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Job Reference: BBC/TP/629696/29500
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Fixed Term – Full Time
Contract Details: FTC (Aug 2018 - Feb 2019)
Salary: Competitive
Working Hours: 35
Closing Date: 15/07/2018
Job Category: External Communications
BBC Region / Division: Deputy Director General Group
BBC Business Unit: DDG - Marketing & Audiences
Location: London, Broadcast Centre

Job Introduction

BBC Children in Need is looking for an Assistant Press Officer to join the charity’s PR and Communications team for a 6 month fixed-term contract based in London.

This role will be actively involved in PR and media relations activities in support of this year’s BBC Children in Need Appeal which culminates in November.

Grade 4

Main Responsibilities

The Assistant Press Officer will be working alongside BBC Children in Need’s PR and Communications team to support the annual BBC Children in Need Appeal, working on PR and media relations activities in support of our fundraising efforts.

You will support a range of media campaigns, compile PR materials including press releases and images, and help to organise a number of press events, photo shoots and talent visits. In addition, you will monitor the media, track and log press coverage and undertake other administrative tasks to ensure the smooth running of the press office at a busy time of year.

Are you the right candidate?

As our Assistant Press Officer, you will have previous experience of working in a PR or media relations role. You must have a good understanding and knowledge of the media, including broadcast media. Experience of working on PR campaigns for the charity or non-profit sector is desirable but not essential.

You will be a good copywriter with strong attention to detail and accuracy. In addition to your media relations experience, it is essential that you are a clear, confident communicator with excellent team working skills. This role involves some administrative work in a fast-paced office environment so administrative experience and the ability to manage multiple tasks is crucial. Excellent organisational and time management skills are vital for this role.

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 very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

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

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