Blast Theory seeks Communications Manager

Closing Date: 17 March 2021

Blast Theory

Location: Brighton

Remuneration: £28,000-£30,000


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Access information: Download a large print application pack from our website. To discuss applying in a format that suits you best, please email

Blast Theory has a long history of making social and political work, drawing on popular culture, performance, technology and games. Internationally, Blast Theory’s work has been shown at the Tribeca Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, and been nominated for four BAFTA awards. In 2016 we were awarded the Nam June Paik Art Center Prize in recognition of the group’s exploration of new boundaries in art.

You can find examples of our recent projects on our website. Our recent work includes a parade in Philadelphia to commemorate those who lost their lives in the city’s 1918 flu pandemic and the UK’s first ever interactive feature film, broadcast live online and at cinemas around Europe.

We’re a small, friendly team. We don’t have a rigid hierarchy and you will interact with decision makers in the company, often in a relaxed and informal way.

We’re looking for someone to join our core team at an exciting time for the company. With a strong reputation and financial position, we are about to make a step change in our communications with a focus on audience insight and audience development across all platforms. Our commitment to inclusion and underrepresented voices will feature strongly in our future work.

You might be a freelance comms professional looking for more stability. You might have a keen interest in the arts, currently working in the commercial or charity sector and looking for a new challenge. Or you might be coming from an entirely different direction where you can demonstrate your skills in communicating and building a following. Audience insights and analytics are a cornerstone of our new communications strategy and we are particularly looking for candidates who have specific interests and skills in this area.

As an equal opportunities employer we encourage applications from people who are less represented in our sector: particularly people of colour, those with disabilities (including ‘invisible’ disabilities or neurodiversity such as dyslexia or autism), and people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. Our recent work on Diversity and Inclusion has identified both strengths and areas for improvement, which we’re working to address. It’s important for us to offer a workplace that is accessible and designed to help you succeed.

We do not expect you to have experience across all aspects of the job description and person specification. Even if you feel you don’t tick every box, please apply. We will support your professional development in areas that you are less experienced in, building your confidence and making sure you feel part of the family here.

While we recognise that there may be some restrictions that apply to specific disabilities, we’ll try our best to make reasonable adaptations to accommodate your needs. If you have access needs, please email with details so we can:
* Support you to make an application in a format that suits you (video, audio or phone)
* Make reasonable adjustments if we invite you to interview (for example short breaks during the interview; a longer interview slot with more time to respond; large print documents available; assistance to access the building; or something else).

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You can download an application pack with full details of the role, what we’re looking for and how to apply on our website.

This a full-time, permanent post. Like many people we are currently mostly working from home, but the post is normally based at our studio in Portslade, Brighton. You can find more information about the studio (including accessibility) in the application pack.

* Applications due: 17 March 2021, 12 noon (strict deadline)
* Interviews: 25/26 March 2021
* Start date: ASAP after appointment