Senior Publicist - TV (maternity cover)

This September, we’re looking for a first-class Senior Publicist to join our television publicity team on a fixed term basis to cover maternity leave. If you are an experienced TV publicist, we’d love to hear from you.

The opportunity:

This is a full-time position in our television publicity division at Multitude Media, based in London, working in collaboration with our team in Manchester. The TV team work on some of the most exciting content across a variety of broadcasters and streamers (including but not limited to BBC, Channel 4, Sky,Netflix, Amazon, Paramount and UKTV) from drama and comedy to factual and entertainment titles, alongside the BAFTA TV Awards campaign. The successful candidate will be an integral part of our television team, leading PR campaigns and unit publicity across a broad range of TV clients and for some of the best television shows out there.

Candidates must demonstrate a strong understanding of the media industry landscape and come with excellent media contacts, as well as demonstrating high levels of creativity, organisation, and perseverance to deliver excellent campaigns for our clients. Candidates should have a proven track record in delivering press coverage across a variety of genres and strong experience in organising events and managing talent. Above all else, we’re looking for someone who lives and breathes TV and will use that passion to help us craft the most dynamic creative campaigns we can.

The background:

Multitude Media was founded in 2012 and the company has since established itself as oneof the most respected in the UK, working with clients across the entertainment industry offering television, film, culture & entertainment, digital and personal publicity services.

Since launching a dedicated television publicity division in 2014, we have quickly become one of the go-to partners for production companies and channels in the UK and internationally. We work with some of the most prestigious production houses and arts charities in the industry on a wide range of projects – including consumer TX campaigns and corporate communications.

Our clients across corporate and consumer PR include BAFTA, BFI, Big Deal Films,Blink Industries, Fremantle, Hungry Bear Media, Me+You Productions, Merman, Mindhouse, Paramount, Prime Video, Roughcut, Rogan Productions, Rumpus Media,Sky, Twenty Twenty, Tiger Aspect, Two Brothers Pictures, UKTV and Wall to Wall Media.

This particular role would be a combination of leading some of our core shows across a variety of genres including entertainment, drama, comedy and factual. It is also an opportunity to work across our growing film slate.

Our campaigns range from the BAFTA TelevisionAwards and the BAFTA Television Craft Awards (2020-present) to scripted series such as Dreaming Whilst Black (BBC/Showtime), Alice & Jack (Channel 4), I Am Ruth (Channel 4), Dinosaur (BBC/Hulu), Bad Education (BBC), Waterloo Road (BBC) and Meet The Richardsons (UKTV). Our entertainment titles range from FirstDates (Channel 4) and Gladiators(BBC) to The Wheel (BBC) and Michael McIntyre’s Big Show (BBC), as well as Late Night Lycett (Channel 4) and Joe Lycett VS (Channel 4).

We’ve also led the publicity for documentaries such as Louis Theroux Interviews (BBC), Zuckerberg:King of the Metaverse (Sky), MyDaughter’s Killer (Netflix), Can I Tell You A Secret? (Netflix), Rose Ayling Ellis: Signs For Change (BBC), Defiance:Fighting the Far Right (Channel 4) andThe Final: Attack on Wembley (Netflix), plus factual-entertainment shows such as Save Our Squad with David Beckham (Disney+), Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC), Long Lost Family (ITV) and cooking entertainment shows such as Nadiya’s Simple Spices (BBC) and Mary Berry’s Highlands Christmas (BBC/PBS).

Overarching responsibilities of the role include:

●     Develop and execute creative, impactful PR strategies for a varied range of projects, identifying the appropriate activity to reach the desired audience

●     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

●     Providing PR counsel to clients as their primary day-to-day contact, confident in managing issues and referring concerns up to more senior staff as required

●     Excellent writing skills and a strong news sense, writing crisp, clear and lively press copy, stimulating press and public interest alike

●     Fully experienced in managing all aspects of unit publicity including organising and scheduling unit photography and gallery shoots, press set visits and EPK filming

●     Planning and managing screenings, junkets and events

●     Managing talent and being the central point of contact for their agents, personal PRs and representatives for the duration of active campaigns

●     Creating talent schedules for interviews, junkets and screenings, and briefing talent and clients ahead of media interviews

●     Acting as the lead point of contact for all day-to-day client requests and press office responsibilities (including out of hours where necessary), with support from         our junior team

●     Monitor the media landscape and anticipate issues that could impact on any given campaign and suggest strategies and responses to mitigate, where appropriate

●     Work closely with junior staff to ensure that coverage updates are compiled to a high standard and in a timely fashion, collate weekly client updates         summarising state of play and prepare end-of-project reports

●     Contribute to company social media communication, as well as internal updates and bulletins

●     Proactivelymeet with media to build and maintain relationships, keeping an eye out for new opportunities across the industry

Key information:

Position: Senior Publicist - TV (maternity cover)

Contract type: Full time, fixed term contract (for approximately 12 months to cover maternity leave)

Hours:Full time, 37.5 hours a week with flexi-working based around core hours of 10am to 4pm

Salary: Competitive salary.

Start date: 16th September  

Location: Hybrid working with three days a week based in our central London head office (Charlotte Street)

Benefits scheme: Multitude Media offers all employees access to a generous benefits scheme which includes: a healthcare cash plan, above statutory annual leave allowance and bonus holiday days, flexi-working, holiday buy-and-sell scheme, a paid day of charity volunteer work, ongoing training and more!

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, to:

Elliott Keene (elliott.keene@multitudemedia.co.uk) and Nicole Campbell (nicole.campbell@multitudemedia.co.uk)

The deadline for applications is 23:59 on Friday 26th July. Interviews will commence shortly after this date.