Communications and Personal Assistant, BBC

Communications and Personal Assistant, BBC

Job Overview

Location
London, England
Job Type
Permanent Job
Job ID
125
Date Posted
1 year ago
Recruiter
Natasha Cwiklinska
Job Views
836

Job Description

Band: B
Contract: Permanent
Location: TVC, London W12

We are really proud to share that we are a Level 2 Disability Confident Employer and so if you require any reasonable adjustments in order to apply please do contact us on resourcing@bbc.co.uk with ref: [CH JOB REF] in the subject. We advertise all our roles on Evenbreak, the specialist job board for disabled candidates

  • Flexible / agile working -  opportunities across the business
  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

Job Introduction

BBC Studios is a global creative powerhouse for the development, production and distribution of bold, British content. We produce over 2,500 hours of content per year, have offices in 22 markets globally, including seven production bases in the UK and production bases and partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. The business generates revenue of £1.4bn, returning around £200m profit to BBC Public Service each year. In the UK, BBC Studios enables audiences to enjoy their favourite BBC programmes and brands outside the licence fee-funded window on alternative platforms, through a range of partnerships, and in multiple formats, from products and magazines to events and experiences.

The BBC Studios Communications team has a career-building opportunity to join the team as a Communications Assistant/PA. This role sits at the heart of a busy team; you’ll have regular contact with the full range of disciplines across external and internal communications, public affairs, social media and events.

The team has a global remit, including publicity campaigns for BBC Studios’ programmes, products and services; actively supporting customer partnerships; an exciting roster of events for customers, creatives, and employees; creatively engaging with employees in the UK and around the world; telling the story of BBC Studios and managing reputation within the industry, audiences, influencers, and the wider world; and operating vibrant social feeds across a range of major platforms. 

Main Responsibilities

The role will assist across a range of communications needs, from admin, research, list maintenance, and POs to contributing ideas, writing, creating, and distributing high-quality materials to social posting, asset management, and assisting with events.

You’ll also provide direct support to the Director of Communications as a Personal Assistant including taking responsibility for producing regular informative and engaging team meetings, activities and supporting a range of projects and initiatives.

Are you the right candidate?

At BBC Studios, we seek people who are passionate about who we are and what we do.

This role will suit someone with a keen interest in communications and/or events, evidenced by your own media consumption and knowledge, and the desire to grow your career in these areas for the future.  You will have the opportunity to further develop your expertise; previous postholders have been promoted into Publicist and Internal Comms Officer roles.  

  • Very good written and oral communications including good English spelling, punctuation, and grammar
  • Ability to forge and develop strong working relationships with stakeholders at all levels of the organisation and externally
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines often under pressure
  • Computer literate with strong office skills including the ability to translate complex data into easy-to-understand materials
  • Attention to detail and practical experience in gathering, analysing, and collating complex and confidential information
  • Proven experience in organisation, diary management, and planning skills. 
  • Good working knowledge and use of social media for promoting content and news stories
  • Able to learn new IT skills quickly and adapt to different systems, including digital editing and uploading to websites
  • Organised, focused with good attention to detail and the ability to use own initiative, be proactive, and deal with specific queries as they arise
  • Knowledge of and interest in broadcasting and the media

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