Junior Press Officer

British Film Institute


Salary: £24,996 - £28,728

The BFI is seeking a Junior Press Officer to support press and public relations for priority projects flexibly across the BFI, with a focus on the BFI’s cultural output and some industry/partnership activity.

Key Responsibilities
  • Deliver and support on high profile press and publicity campaigns
  • Preparation of internal and external communications – including press releases, biographies, synopsis and background information
  • Support the BFI PR Managers, Press Officers and PR Director in devising tactical PR plans and managing a calendar of activity and priorities
  • Support the PR Manager on priority UK-wide blockbuster projects, BFI Southbank seasons and special events
Experience & Skills
  • Demonstrable experience in agency or in-house press and communications environment, preferably in the screen industries or arts, culture and heritage sector.
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to turnaround press materials quickly and accurately, often taking complex ideas or scenarios and revealing news value
  • The ability to explain PR processes and approach to internal and external stakeholders, managing their expectations and influencing decision making
About the BFI

We support diversity and inclusion, and as an organisation recognise that we need to address under representation within our teams. As such we strongly welcome and encourage applicants from our under-represented groups; who identify as D/deaf and disabled and/or are ethnically diverse.

We guarantee a first interview to our under-represented groups who meet our minimum requirements. How we are doing, including our pay gaps can be found on our website.

We operate a hybrid working model at the BFI. Exact working arrangements for this role are to be agreed with the hiring manager.

You will enjoy benefits such as our pension scheme, excellent support for working parents, 28-33 days annual leave, tickets to BFI festivals and events plus many others.

To Apply

Further details about the post can be obtained by viewing the job pack on our website.

First interviews will be held on Tuesday 10 May 2022.

The closing date for this position is 24/04/2022 at 23:59

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