Vacancy Details

Job Title: Publicity & Press Assistant
Department: Promotion
Based: Central London
Job Description: as at 24 August 2016

Title: Publicity and Press Assistant

Reporting to: Head of Publicity and Marketing (in absence, to the Managing Director)


Job Summary

Working with the Head of Publicity and Marketing in promoting B&H composers and repertoire via electronic and printed channels; actively seeking press coverage and liaising with promoters and journalists; creating the performance calendar and advertisements; maintaining the performance database; managing the photographic library and press archive; assisting with content on the company website

Key Areas

i  Marketing

1) Active press promotion to raise profile of house composers, including liaison with journalists and press agents, provision of scores, recordings and information, and social media pushes

2) Using DTP (Adobe InDesign) to create promotional tools, including 3 performance calendars a year and occasional composer adverts for programmes and magazines

3) Assisting with content preparation for the company website, maintaining databases and using graphics software (Adobe Photoshop) to create web images

4) Assisting with preparation of marketing materials as required


ii  Administration

1) Performances: responsibility for maintenance of database of performances, in conjunction with New York and Berlin offices; distribution of performance reports to composers

2) Composer archive: collection of reviews from daily and periodical press for distribution to composers; databasing of material and sending for archive scanning

3) Photographic library: responding to photo requests from promoters and press; maintenance of image library and rights information; working with partners on commercial exploitation of image library

4) Contact management: maintenance of marketing database of contacts and profiling information on CRM platform

5) Promotional literature: distribution and storage of brochures and CDs

6) Dealing with email and phone enquiries as required

7) Accounts: progressing invoices and record-keeping of advertising expenditure

8) Taking minutes of meetings as required

9) Any other duties as required

Further Information:

This full-time position at our London Aldwych office encompasses publicity, press, marketing and web. The ideal candidate is likely to be a music graduate pursuing an arts or PR career with genuine enthusiasm for 20th century and contemporary classical music. Relevant work experience, sound office skills and editorial accuracy are essential; press contacts, DTP, data handling and social media skills are desirable.

Type: Marketing
Closing Date: 9/9/2016


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