Junior Press Officer

British Film Institute

London

Salary: £24,345 - £28,245 plus generous benefits package

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

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

 Key Responsibilities:

  • 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
  • Take ownership of agreed BFI Southbank monthly seasons and one-off events
  • Manage press enquiries on a day to day basis as well as to work proactively to pitch in stories via telephone, email and face to face

 Skills & Experience:

  • Previous experience in agency or in-house press and communications environment
  • Ability to communicate well – verbally, on the telephone, face to face and in writing
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to turnaround press materials quickly and accurately
  • Good organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and to manage and meet deadlines

The role is predominantly based at Stephen Street, however, in response to the current Covid-19 pandemic all team members are currently working remotely from home until the foreseeable future. 

Further details about the post can be obtained by visiting the BFI website.

First interviews will be held on Thursday 19/Friday 20 November 2020

The closing date for this position is 09/11/2020 at 23:59

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