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Publicity Manager (12m FTC)

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Marketing & PR
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2100028V Requisition #

 

Publicity Manager

Maternity cover (12m FTC)

London (flexible working)

 

Why you should join us…

We connect with millions of people every day, make content they can't get enough of and reflect and shape the world we live in… and we do all this through the power of creativity.

We will be a digitally led entertainment and media company that creates and brings brilliant content to audiences, wherever, whenever and however they choose.

 

This role entails

Our Publicity team handles all external PR for ITV and promotes programmes across our family of channels. We have an exciting opportunity for a Publicity Manager to join the team with responsibility for devising and implementing creative publicity strategies and targeted campaigns for  programmes across linear schedules and ITV Hub. All this will support the strategy of the Media and Entertainment division and to reflect changing viewer behaviour.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage strategies and campaigns to cover all press, broadcast and digital media, to reach target audiences and beyond
  • The role will cover all genres with a focus on factual, current affairs and sport.  Experience of all of these genres would be beneficial.
  • Focus on the digital space, influencer marketing and social media outlets to increase reach and look for new opportunities to reach lighter viewers via these outlets.
  • Work collaboratively with other areas of the wider marketing team, social teams and picture publicity  as well as the production and commissioning and  production teams to devise fully cohesive and innovative publicity campaigns.
  • Manage talent in relation to promotion around their programmes.
  • Manage crises and reputation management of ITV  and its programmes.
  • Identify potential press issues and work with the team to devise appropriate action  
  • Write press information and press releases to deadlines
  • Work collaboratively and as part of a wider team to share skills and best practise
  • Form excellent working relationships w/ journalists across full range of media, - digital and social influencers
  • Field and answer press inquiries
  • Provide written press updates and evaluations for priority campaigns

 

Minimum Criteria

  • Extensive working either in house or for an agency, preferably in television or the wider entertainment industry
  • Excellent relevant contacts across a range of media – print, digital, radio, television, social & social media influencers.  
  • Experience of publicising projects on social media & the digital sphere - interest in innovations within digital and experience of innovative digital campaigns
  • Crisis management / reputation management skills
  • Experience of working with Talent

 

ITV strongly encourages applications for this role from candidates with a disability and as a Disability Confident Leader, we have committed to interview all candidates with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role. (minimum criteria above)

 

Key Criteria

  • Demonstrable creative and strategic thinking and ability to identify good news stories and crisis situations
  • Excellent personal and communication skills
  • Excellent copywriting ability
  • The ability to remain highly focused and flexible whilst working under pressure with the ability to manage multiple projects
  • Keen interest in and understanding of the media industry and in innovations in publicity
  • Actively engaged with social media

 

If you have a positive and flexible approach to your work and perform well under pressure, taking working to tight deadlines in your stride and are keen to play a key part in one of the busiest offices in the UK media, please apply now!

 

Closing date: Sunday 12th December 2021

 

What we can offer

We offer a competitive salary and 5 weeks’ holiday on top of public holidays, plus the option to buy more. Other benefits include annual bonus plan, life assurance cover, and interest-free season-ticket loans, an opportunity to buy ITV shares, and the chance to join pension, health insurance, childcare vouchers and cycle to work schemes. Find out more about our benefits here.

We want to be the most flexible employer in Media. We offer Smart working and we will support you and provide you the right environment and work/ life balance.

We reach millions of people everyday, that’s why having diverse talents and being an organisation where colleagues feel included is crucial to us. We have various networks who celebrate and support our colleagues. We try to embed an inclusive mindset in everything we do. Find out more here

We're happy to discuss any support/personalisation you may need during our application process as part of our reasonable adjustments approach. So we encourage you to get in touch with us if you require anything... our email is talkingcareers@itv.com. Find out more here.

* There may be a few exceptions where we are not able to take all eligible candidates to the next stage due to the volume of applications.

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