Assistant Publicist - Culture & Entertainment

WE’RE HIRING AN ASSISTANT PUBLICIST IN OUR CULTURE & ENTS TEAM!

From comedy to podcasts to theatre to live events, we work with some of the best talent around and are excited to be recruiting for a new Assistant Publicist to join our Culture & Entertainment publicity team.

If you’re passionate about the arts and entertainment industries, keen to join a rapidly growing PR agency and ready to learn, this role could be perfect for you.

The opportunity:

This is a full-time position in our Culture & Entertainment publicity division at Multitude Media. The successful candidate will become an integral part of the team both supporting on and leading PR campaigns and publicity across a broad range of clients. The role offers scope for ongoing development and future progression.

Candidates must possess at least 2-3 years’ experience working in publicity.The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong understanding of the industry, alongside high levels of creativity, organisation, and perseverance to deliver excellent campaigns for our clients. Above all else, we’re looking for someone who lives and breathes entertainment with a specific focus on live arts, podcasts, comedy, film and TV and will use that passion to help us craft the most dynamic creative campaigns that we possibly can.

The background:

Established in 2012, Multitude Media is an award-winning publicity company offering television, personal, live events and corporate communication services to clients across the entertainment industry.

With offices in London and Manchester, we boast an international media network that enables us to deliver dynamic, first-class campaigns for our clients, who range from Academy Award-winning production companies making the iconic television shows of our time to BAFTA-winning talent, from promoters masterminding record-breaking international arena tours to gold standard arts charities.  We combine the comprehensive service clients expect from an established agency with the tailored, boutique support they need, and place great pride in our reputation.

Our Culture and Entertainment team specialise in live tours, from arena scale to smaller regional tours, for the likes of Jack Whitehall, Sara Pascoe, Steve Coogan, Off-Menu Podcast and Joe Lycett; venue launches, theatre campaigns, festivals as well as podcast promotion. Every August we also take an eclectic mix of shows to the Edinburgh Fringe - championing new talent and emerging stars of the future as well as supporting established comics and performers.

Assistant Publicist

Job description:

- Create and implement PR campaign strategies, under the supervision of more senior members of staff and for approval by the Head of the team
- Supports more senior members of the team in delivering larger and more complex PR campaigns
- Build and maintain effective working relationships with the media and continue to build a network of contacts
- Build and maintain excellent working relationships with clients, stakeholders and talent representatives, proactively communicating to ensure maximum coordination and impact for the campaign
- Constantly seek out new and creative ways to secure positive media coverage, with a particular emphasis on exploring digital opportunities and podcast opportunities, alongside more traditional media
- Use initiative to ensure campaign targets are being met – be proactive in next steps and lead on certain parts of a campaign with support where necessary
- Excellent written communication skills, able to write engaging and accurate press copy for approval by more senior team members
- Able to capably manage routine press enquiries and manage simple press office activities, such as requests for previews or interviews
- Excellent administration and organisational skills. Anticipates deadlines and provides the necessary information and assets on time, with a high standard of accuracy
- Confidently able to coordinate press junkets, launch events, photo calls etc, with support from the senior team
- Ensures any support systems used within the team are maintained and up-to-date and provides administrative and project support where necessary
- Contributes to – and leads where required - evaluation of work, collecting and analysing data, and compiling client reports
- Willing and able to travel for events, where required, and to occasionally work evening hours to attend events (with time given back through Multitude’s flexible Time in Lieu policy).
- Develop and execute creative, impactful PR strategies for a varied range of projects, with support from senior staff members on more complex campaigns, identifying the appropriate activity to reach the desired audience
- Excellent writing skills and a strong news sense, writing crisp, clear and lively press copy, stimulating press and public interest alike
- Developing strong relationships with key media across broadcast, print, online and social platforms
- Skilled at identifying news and feature angles and confident at pitching stories and securing coverage
- Acting as the lead point of contact for all day-to-day client requests and press office responsibilities (including out of hours wherenecessary), referring issues and concerns up to more senior staff as required
- Adept at managing a number of priority projects with high volumes of work at any given time
- Work proactively and confidently using initiative, owning projects and responsibilities
- Creating talent schedules for interviews, junkets and briefing talent and clients ahead of media interviews
- Monitor the media landscape and anticipate issues that could impact on any given campaign and escalate these, whilst suggesting strategiesand responses to mitigate, where appropriate
- Ensure that coverage updates are compiled to a high standard and in a timely fashion, collate weekly client updates summarising state ofplay and prepare end-of-project reports
- Contribute to company social media communication, as well as internal updates and bulletins
- Proactively meet with the media to build and maintain relationships, keeping an eye out for new opportunities across the industry.

Key information:

Position: Assistant Publicist - Culture & Entertainment
Contract type: Full time, permanent (subject to probation period)
Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours a week with flexi-working based around core hours of 10am to 4pm. To note: the team relocate to Edinburgh for the month of August to work at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Hours during this month sit outside the usual 9-5 day but time in lieu is granted in September.
Salary: £26.5-£29k, dependent on experience
Start date: May 2024
Location: 3 working days in office, 2 days remote working, in Multitude’s Charlotte Street office in London

Multitude Media operates a generous time-in-lieu scheme for all employees due to necessary evening/weekend work on occasion, as well as additional benefits including above-statutory annual leave, a healthcare cash plan for employees, bonus holiday on birthdays and flexible working.The successful candidate will be expected to work in Edinburgh in August during the company’s work at the Edinburgh Fringe, as well as other remote/varying location work.

To apply:

Candidates should send a cover letter of no more than 500 words explaining why they are suitable for the role, along with their CV toKarma Symington karma.symington@multitudemedia.co.uk.The deadline for applications is 23:59 on Sunday 14th April 2024. Interviews will be conducted w/c 22nd April 2024.