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Job Description: press officer

We are looking for someone who is based in the UK and who has a good knowledge of the Fringe Festival.

You will make a vital contribution to the press function: you will work on promoting a programme of 4 Belgian performances within the Festival Fringe.

You will be working with a producer who will collaborate with the artists, the curators and the programmers. We need somebody who really knows how to communicate on this big performing arts market.

Press

  • Work with the Press office of the Fringe to devise and implement national press campaigns, write press releases, do follow-ups and sell stories to the media.
  • Work with the press offices of 3 venues (Summerhall, Assembly Roxy, Dance Base).
  • Lead on regional/ local press campaigns and secure previews/listings coverage.
  • Make sure that the press is present at the previews in order to launch the communication of the performances.
  • Be the first point of contact for the media.
  • Work in cooperation with the artists to arrange meetings with the press in order to have exchanges and reviews on broadcast media.
  • Maintain the press clippings archive.

SKILLS REQUIRED

Essential

  • Excellent organisational skills including an ability to work with tight deadlines.
  • A broad knowledge of the media in the UK and an ability to identify a good story and sell it to journalists.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills, in person, on the telephone and in writing.
  • Outstanding copywriting skills.
  • Active social media user.
  • Ability to relate to and communicate with a variety of audiences, including current and potential audiences, press, donors etc.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • A passion for the performing arts sector and for developing audiences.
  • Work at evening performances as required.

The press agent should be available from the beginning of June to mid-August 2019, 3 days a week!

Please send your best price offer along with your curriculum vitae for the work to be done per email before 14 April 2019 to info@wbtd.be