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Head of Publicity - Leading UK Broadcaster

Job Title: Head of Publicity - Leading UK Broadcaster
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, London
Industry:
Salary: £competitive
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH55014
Contact Name: Cal O'Neill
Contact Email: cal.oneill@handle.co.uk
Job Published: September 26, 2016 17:37

Job Description

This leading UK Broadcaster is looking for a Head of Publicity to drive the development and implementation of industry-leading PR campaigns for its channel portfolio and exciting entertainment-focused programming.

Reporting into the Director of Communications, key responsibilities include:

  • Having day-to-day responsibility for executing the channel's communication strategy
  • Developing, managing and inspiring the publicity team
  • Delivering creative and proactive PR campaigns for a wide variety of domestic and international programmes
  • Liaising with trade press around major announcements
  • Working closely with production companies, US studio's and other programme suppliers to deliver publicity strategies for priority shows
  • Organising stunts, launches, screenings and other press events
  • Monitoring press coverage and social media
  • Acting as point of contact for any crisis comms issues
  • Working closely with the wider marketing team on campaigns

With a strong Consumer PR background within Broadcast, Film or Entertainment - either in-house or agency-side - the ideal candidate with have a plethora of experience of leading high-profile, impactful publicity strategy for a major brand. In addition, you will have experience of having successfully managed a team, a wide network of press contacts across a broad spectrum of media and knowledge and experience of crisis management.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days of sending your CV then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position you have applied for.