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FremantleMedia Limited

Creative Responsibility Manager

21. September 2018

Fremantle is one the largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of scripted and unscripted content in the world. A global entertainment powerhouse, Fremantle has an outstanding international network of production teams, companies and labels in over 30 countries. We produce in excess of 12,000 hours of original programming, roll out more than 60 formats and air 450 programmes a year worldwide. The group distributes over 20,000 hours of content in more than 200 territories. We are also a world leader in digital and branded entertainment, with more than 300 million subscribers across 1,400 social channels and over 100 billion views across all platforms.

We are part of RTL Group, a global leader across broadcast, content and digital, itself a division of the international media giant Bertelsmann.

Our purposeis to be the place that all creatives call home.

As our first ever Creative Responsibility (CR) Manager, you will lead the launch and ongoing management of Fremantle’s exciting new CR programme, which focuses our energies and resources on creativity, storytelling, inclusion and diversity.You will oversee the planning and delivery of a series of schemes and initiatives across the UK and, in turn, our global network, with the aim of finding exciting and diverse talent; discovering and nurturing new storytellers; widening the talent pool we draw from, and encouraging greater diversity in the creative industries. The company-wide programme is a bold and ambitious step for Fremantle and has the full support of our global Board.We’re looking for an energetic and passionate manager who will capitalise on the internal enthusiasm we’ve already ignited for this flagship programme and will build Fremantle’s reputation in this crucial area.

Responsibilities include: -

  • Managing all aspects of Fremantle’s newly-developed CR programme. Involved from the start, you will play a key role in developing, setting up and launching the programme.

  • Embedding responsible practices by working with colleagues across the organisation, with a particular focus on inclusion and representation in and through our storytelling.

  • Engaging global colleagues to support the programme and bring it to life in their territory.

  • Developing and managing key community partnerships, and helping regional colleagues to effectively manage and get the most from local partnerships,developing frameworks and ‘best practice’ guidance.

  • Working with the Head of Corporate Communications to inform, engage and inspire our staff, and the many freelancers who work with us to produce content globally.

  • Ensure the impacts of the programme are understood and measured, and that we stay up-to-date with best practice. Supporting other CR activities around the business, working with colleagues across legal,production, HR and other business areas 

Key capabilities and skills needed: -

  • Influencing and persuading.

  • Stakeholder management and ability to manage multiple stakeholder groups.

  • Organisation and time management.

  • Programme management - maintaining momentum and enthusiasm for the flagship programme, and ensuring that good CR practice is observed across the business.

  • Collaboration and teamwork.

  • Infectious enthusiasm and passion for creativity.

  • Self-motivated with the ability to deliver results without high degrees of structure and hierarchy; but, also excels when working in a team.

  • Brave and questioning; prepared to challenge the status quo.

Essential experience which all candidates should be able to demonstrate: -

  • Managing programmes with lots of internal and external stakeholders.

  • Experience of an arts outreach / creative employability, community investment,corporate responsibility, HR or similar role. Other relevant experience could include corporate affairs, communications, HR outreach, campaigns, diversity and inclusion or programme management. 

Desirable experience: -

  • International programme management, with proven ability to effectively engage internal stakeholders to achieve results on social and community-based programmes, including managing both upwards and laterally.

  • Knowledge of – and a passion for – responsible employment practices,diversity and inclusion.

  • Direct experience working in or with the creative industries.

  • Experience setting up a programme from scratch, engaging stakeholders and driving momentum.

  • Experience with outreach / talent programmes in a creative setting.

  • Experience working with and developing new community partnerships.

  • Running workshops or other events.

This is a permanent, full-time position, based in London, reporting into the Head of Corporate Communications. Occasional international travel and work outside of standard office hours will be expected.

We are open to part-time, flexible working patterns and job-sharing arrangements.

To apply please email with your CV and covering letter.


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