Senior Publicist - Television

Job Function

To manage media coverage and integration strategies to a senior level as part of a team working on leading entertainment accounts. To provide assistance in other PR areas as requested.

Key Tasks (Client Accounts)

  • Maintain a detailed knowledge of all team accounts and key media
  • Proactively pitch campaign ideas to traditional and digital media and their social channels securing key wins for the campaign – be the key feature generator on campaigns
  • Set up and follow through with talent interviews as directed, managing schedules, venues, talent and media expectations resulting in large scale national press coverage
  • Distribute to clients/Director daily press coverage
  • Collate client reports as required to a client ready standard for approval by account manager
  • Participate in brainstorms for campaigns and undertake research for and compose ideas for proposals
  • Distribute press releases/assets and carry out ring rounds as directed by the account team to secure coverage
  • Keep abreast of TV, Showbiz, Entertainment media personnel moves/changes and update database accordingly (including bloggers, website editors etc)
  • Develop and maintain a broad knowledge – and take an active interest in – TV/Digital industries as a whole (i.e. monitoring media) and opportunities for ground-breaking coverage with online media
  • Develop key contacts across traditional media, websites and social channels and acquire up to date knowledge of deadlines and PR feature opportunities
  • Provide strategic online and social media channel input into integrated publicity campaigns
  • Pro-actively foster relationships with third party brand and media to assist in creating campaigns
  • Write press materials and features to a level ready to submit for client approval (requiring minimal changes)
  • Work with Director as called upon to assist in new business proposals for clients across entertainment, arts and culture and lifestyle with offline and online amplification
  • Attend client meetings as required and talk through campaign progress and advise clients and account team of any issues that arise
  • Manage upwards any issues where you are unsure

Key Tasks (Office Management support)

  • Deal or forward emails and enquiries (in other team members’ absence) as appropriate

Key Tasks (Company-wide)

  • Follow all house systems and styles
  • Ensure the contact database is up to date and inform all staff of any key media changes
  • Occasional Premier Group assistance as requested by the Director of Business Affairs

Reporting Line

You will report to SJ Peyton, Director of Television

To apply please send your CV and covering letter, outlining how you meet the above criteria, to with reference/subject line 'Senior Publicist - Television ' as soon as possible.

We do read every CV sent in but can only respond to those that seem to be a good fit. We wish everyone good luck with their job search.

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