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Communications Assistant

17 July 2017

BAFTA is seeking a Communications Assistant to join the communications team, assisting across a range of digital activity.

Reports to: Communications Manager

Job Location: London

Date: August 2017

Contract Type: Full time, Permanent

Salary: “Within a pay band starting at £18,400 (to £26,550), dependent on experience”

Working closely with: Communications Manager and Communications Officer, Social Media

Closing date:17:00 on Friday 28 July 2017

Specific responsibilities:

1. Daily administration and encouraging growth of BAFTA’s social media platforms, working closely with Communications Officer, Social Media and Content:

  • Regular updates and engagement on all BAFTA’s platforms
  • Live coverage from BAFTA awards ceremonies and learning events as required
  • Support staff across the organisation with social media queries and best practice
  • Producing regular analytic reports
  • Planning social media campaigns
  • Creating and publishing video and graphics to promote BAFTA activity
  • Monitoring and evaluating performance

2. Publishing content (incl. video, podcast, written) across BAFTA’s websites and channels

  • Assist with publishing to the following BAFTA sites/channels:, Guru, BAFTA Kids, Young Game Designers
  • Ensure new content is uploaded following SEO best practice
  • Liaise with relevant departments to ensure online information is correct and up-to-date
  • Maintain a high editorial standard across BAFTA’s online platforms
  • Creating and publishing promotional assets across BAFTA’s websites

3. Aid the communications team in on-going projects and activity including design, marketing and web administration

  • daily administrative tasks and minute taking
  • newsletter compilation
  • editing existing graphics, eg. Event slides, Powerpoint presentations
  • Outreach to online forums, blogs and fan sites with promotion of BAFTA content
  • online competitions and promotions
  • web agency work
Person specification


  • Excellent oral and written communication in English writing for different audiences on different platforms
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about social media
  • Experience in running multiple social media accounts for a company
  • Digital editing software skills in images, video and audio - namely Adobe Photoshop, Premiere and InDesign (all intermediate level)
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about film, games and television
  • A strong understanding of what makes social media content successful
  • Strong data management and analytical skills
  • Excellent attention to detail


  • Experience with Adobe Illustrator (basic level)
  • Experience of working with HTML and Content Management Systems (CMS)
  • Experience editing websites (Drupal)  and HTML
  • A good understanding of the UK creative industries and current debates in the film, games and television industries
Application process 

All applicants are required to submit the following:

1. a current CV

2. in 300 words or less, an explanation as to why you want to work with BAFTA’s communications team and how you fit the person specification, with supporting examples from your previous experience

3. a sample of a social media post - with elements of video or graphic design - created by you, plus a written summary of your creative process in 300 words or less.

4. in 300 words or less, a description of a video you recently enjoyed on social media, explaining why you liked it, why you thought it was successful and how it enhanced your appreciation of the individual or brand/company that published it. 

Please submit the above to Nick Williams via [email protected] by 17:00 on Friday 28 July 2017

Please also complete this diversity monitoring form (which is for our records only and is not part of the selection process).