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Communications Assistant
Communications Assistant
Post Date: 30 Apr 2022


At Frieze we believe art is vital to communities and cultures. Bringing together galleries, artists, institutions, and art lovers all over the world to make art flourish. Frieze is a media and events company that comprises three publications, frieze magazine, Frieze Masters Magazine and Frieze Week; and five international art fairs, Frieze London, Frieze LA, Frieze New York, Frieze Seoul (launching September 2022) and Frieze Masters; regular talks and summits, led by frieze editors; and frieze.com – the definitive resource for contemporary art and culture. In October 2021, Frieze launched No.9 Cork Street, a hub for visiting international galleries in the heart of Mayfair, London. Frieze is part of the IMG network. IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion, events, and media and is a subsidiary of Endeavor, a global entertainment, sports and content company.

Job Title: Communications Assistant
Department: Communications
Main Purpose of Job: To assist and support on the planning and execution of all PR and communications activities.
Reports To: VP, Communications
Hours of Work: Full Time
Contract Type / Length Temporary: 3 months with a possibility to extend
Location: Surrey Street, London

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
The ideal candidate will be extremely efficient and organised, possess exceptional communication skills and bring creativity and enthusiasm to the role. The ability to multi-task, work calmly under pressure and be a strong team player are also vital, as is a good knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and social media platforms.
• Keep calendars (editorial, press conferences, events etc.) and media lists
• Participate in brainstorming and planning sessions
• Conduct research to support PR planning
• Draft and distribute content such as briefing notes and press releases
• Maintain image archive
• Support relations with stakeholders, media, vendors etc.
• Assist in tracking media coverage or PR metrics
• Assist in administration of media accreditation and invitations

Please Note e.g. shift(s)/ unsocial hours/ travel etc
• Potential to work weekends at busy times
• Some flexibility required to account for different time zones

Key Results Areas
• Accuracy of written communications

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience
• Some previous experience of working in a communications team or related field
• Art world experience / knowledge

Skills and Abilities
• High attention to detail
• Excellent communications skills
• Ability to manage your time well and comfortable working to tight deadlines
• Team player who is able to work towards a shared goal
• Interest in the media / art criticism

Qualifications and Training
• Degree in a related subject

Our Diversity & Inclusion Statement
Frieze unites people in our love of the arts. We understand this can only be accomplished when we harness the entirety of our company and lead with a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do. As a global company that drives culture, we are committed to practicing anti-discrimination including race, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability, together with artists, writers, and cultural practitioners from all backgrounds. There is still much work to be done to address systemic inequality and discrimination within the arts and culture industry, and we are dedicated to making progress to both within our own organization and the art world at large.

To apply, please send your CV with a cover letter to [email protected]


London, UK

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