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We’re looking for two outstanding Publicity Assistants to join Channel 4’s busy Content Communications team. The role can be based in any of the following Channel 4 offices across the UK: London, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow.

The role

The Channel 4 Content Communications team work on some of the most talked about shows on TV – think everything from Married at First Sight UK, Dispatches, Paralympics, The Great British Bake Off, Big Boys, Gogglebox, Queenie and much more.

We’re looking for Publicity Assistants who love TV in all its forms. You’ll be social and digital media savvy, be a top-notch communicator, have excellent written skills, be super organised and always ready to get stuck in. This role will include everything from offering administrative support to the wider team, bringing ideas and a fresh perspective to the team and assisting on some major campaigns.

Channel 4 is committed to diversity and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds and corners of the UK.

The department

The Content Communications department is responsible for publicising all Channel 4 shows whilst also protecting and building its reputation. We generate and shape earned press and media coverage of programmes, content and talent – reaching different audiences in different ways we work with influencers, print media, digital outlets, broadcast media and trade publications with a view to driving both audiences and building a positive brand and reputation.
The department handles all programme related media enquiries.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide efficient administrative support to the Content Communications team as required
  • Deal with general enquiries from journalists via phone, email and face to face
  • Work collaboratively with the other press assistants to:
  • Source and provide weekly programme press information, billings and preview material for journalists
  • Save media cuttings and create and circulate PR updates
  • Upload press releases and information to the Digital Press Centre
  • Distribute press releases to targeted lists
  • Field press enquiries
  • Support the Content Communications team in creatively promoting content and programmes – coming up with ideas and helping to implement them as part of a targeted publicity strategy
  • Assist at press launches, screenings and press events – managing guest lists and looking after talent
  • Use your passion for social and digital media to enhance PR campaigns and develop contacts with influencers
  • Deal with production companies, commissioning editors and other stakeholders – representing Channel 4 in a positive way

Essential skills & experience

  • A passion for the media and TV
  • A can-do attitude and a huge willingness to learn
  • A keen interest in working for Channel 4 and an understanding of its vision, objectives and brand values
  • A willingness to share ideas and get stuck in
  • Experience using the MS Office applications and knowledge of creating Powerpoint presentations
  • Experience using and a good understanding of social media platforms
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to work accurately to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work both as part of a close-knit team and independently
  • The ability to cope in a busy environment and be able to prioritise and manage several tasks at once
  • Flexibility, initiative, patience, perseverance and commitment

Desirable skills & experience

  • Experience of working within a creative team
  • Experience of working in Broadcast Media, PR, Social Media, Digital, Influencer PR
  • A desire to build a career in PR & Communications

Hybrid working

From September 2023, C4 has operated a 60/40 working pattern, equating to three office days per week. Having everyone in the office three days a week gives us more opportunity to build our high performing, inclusive culture; to collaborate and to learn and share with each other, as well as helping to coordinate a regular pattern of home and office working days. Employees then have the flexibility to decide where they spend the rest of the working week. All our offices are open five days a week.