Communications & Content Assistant

  • Job Reference: 00007993-1
  • Date Posted: 14 May 2024
  • Recruiter: The Old Vic
  • Website: https://jobs.oldvictheatre.com/
  • Location: London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £27,352
  • Sector: Advert / Media / Entertainment, Sales & Marketing & PR, Creative Arts
  • Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Job Description

The Communications & Content Assistant will report to the Deputy Head of Communications and work closely with the Marketing & Commercial team to maximise the reach of, and engagement, with The Old Vic’s social channels. They will support the Communications team in maximising press opportunities and coverage in relation to productions, audience development initiatives, brand awareness, corporate affairs and fundraising campaigns.

Purpose of the job

  • To support the Deputy Head of Communications and Communications Officer in ensuring that The Old Vic has a vibrant, creative and engaging PR presence that acts as a gateway to the theatre and clearly communicates all aspects of the theatre’s work
  • To support the Communications & Content Managers in leading the organisation’s social and communications strategy
  • To protect The Old Vic brand at all times.

Areas of Responsibility

Communications:

  • To support the Communications Officer in managing the press, social and ED&I calendars, ensuring these are regularly updated and communicated with the Marketing & Commercial team to inform campaign planning
  • To support the Deputy Head of Communications and Communications Officer in working with the Marketing & Commercial team to devise, schedule and implement creative PR campaigns to complement marketing campaigns
  • To support the Deputy Head of Communications and Communications Officer in the monitoring of press cuttings and issue regular updates to the Marketing & Commercial team and other stakeholders
  • To manage and issue a regular industry press update to the Marketing & Commercial team and other stakeholders
  • To support with the logistics of media interviews, briefings and content creation ensuring that all parties have comprehensive and timely itineraries
  • To chaperone members of the cast and creative teams during content and media opportunities with discretion and respect
  • To support the organisation and management of press nights
  • To support in the quick and efficient responding to enquiries from the media.

How to Apply

We understand that everyone is different and we want you to apply in whichever way you feel best shows your skills and experience. There are a range of ways that you can apply with us:

  • 1. Sending a short video file of yourself (no longer than two minutes in length), detailing your experience, why you are applying for the role and what about working at The Old Vic interests you (have a look at the person specification in the job description).
  • 2. Sending a short audio file of yourself (no longer than two minutes in length), detailing your experience, why you are applying for the role and what about working at The Old Vic interests you.
  • 3. Completing our application form.
  • 4. Uploading your CV and covering letter, explaining why you are interested in the role and working at the Old Vic.

As a Disability Confident employer, The Old Vic has made a commitment that all applicants with disabilities who meet the essential criteria for this job will be invited to interview. However in the event that we have a high volume of applications all of whom meet the criteria and identify as disabled, meaning it is not practicable to interview everyone, we may apply a weighting to the shortlisting criteria, or add an additional shortlisting stage before any interviews take place. In all cases we will take care to ensure that any criteria or weightings do not disadvantage disabled applicants.

All appointments are made subject to satisfactory references and proof of eligibility to work in the UK. 

The Process

The recruitment process for this role will be two stages:

  • 1st stage virtual conversation
  • 2nd stage in person conversation
  • You may be asked to complete a work based skills assessment or challenge.

The closing date for this role is 28 May 2024. First Conversations are likely to take place w/c 10 June 2024.

Equal Opportunities

We actively support and encourage people from a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skill sets to join us and help shape what we do. We are particularly keen to receive applications from people of the global majority, LGBTQ+, neurodiverse and disabled candidates.

We may take positive action, in cases where candidates are equally qualified, to increase the employment of under-represented groups at The Old Vic.

In the event that we ask you to attend the theatre for a conversation and you are struggling financially, we may be able to reimburse you for any reasonable travel costs.