Association of British Orchestras

Publicist, BBC Proms

BBC £28 - 30k according to skills & experience Closing date 27 April 2022
The BBC Proms is the biggest classical music festival in the world. We run over 80 live events over 2 months in the summer at the Royal Albert Hall in London and venues around the UK. Nearly everything we do is broadcast across BBC Radio, TV and online. We are a creative, innovative festival that connects with audiences around the UK and across the globe.

We’re looking for a Publicist to join the Communications Team for Classical Music. Your role focuses on the Proms and BBC Orchestras and Choirs, and contributes to delivering wide-reaching proactive press campaigns across all media platforms with a particular focus on reaching new, diverse audiences, and handling digital press and influencers. We are a small team that works very closely with the Marketing, Learning and Live Events teams at the Proms and BBC Orchestras and Choirs, and there are opportunities to grow your skills in all these areas.

You’ll also get the opportunity to work in collaboration with other teams across the BBC, including BBC Radio and TV networks, BBC Sounds and BBC iPlayer, as well as external arts, cultural and media organisations.

We want the Proms to be for everyone and are looking for people to help us do that.
The successful candidate will have a strong track record of strategic communications across all media platforms. While no prior experience of classical music publicity is required, the successful candidate will be a passionate lover of live events, working closely with the artistic planning team to help shift audience profile across a number of priority areas: youth audiences; diversity & inclusion; and international recognition.

To see full details about the job and to apply, please click on the link to our website below.

Contact details
0370 024 3477

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