Tuesday, April 16th, 2019
Marketing Lead (Voluntary role)
Application deadline: 5th May 2019 with informal meet-ups taking place on the week commencing 13th May 2019.
Start date: June 2019
Flexible hours. Fixed term, 6 months, May – December. Expected 4 hours per week in the initial two months, building up to 8 hours per week in the 2 months leading up to the festival in November. Exact requirements will be discussed as this year’s festival programme develops but this is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience in a Film Festival related discipline.
Norwich Film Festival (NFF) is an annual festival dedicated to celebrating short films, showcasing features, and bringing prestigious film industry guests to the city of Norwich. Now entering its 9th year, it is recognised as one of the top short film festivals in the UK and attracts hundreds of submissions each year.
We are seeking an individual who is independent, self-motivated and passionate about short film. You will need to be able to show initiative and take responsibility for your duties. As we work remotely, you will need to be able to manage your own time and feedback to the team on a regular basis; as well as attend occasional meetups. Ideally, we are looking for somebody interested in developing the festival with us throughout the planning stages – assisting in pre-selection, and who is keen to jump right in.
Outlined below are the responsibilities of the role, however there is a degree of flexibility around what is required and where possible we try to share duties among the team to help support workloads.
- Maintaining social media channels
- Developing online audiences via social media, newsletters and the website
- Creating and seeking out engaging content for the NFF website
- Communicating with filmmakers and collating information on each officially selected short film to represent within festival marketing
- Handling or organising the production of any print media and also supporting the development of the brand design for NFF2019 in conjunction with the festival team
- Developing the festival’s relationships with other festivals around the UK
- Initiating innovative ideas to draw in new audiences for the 2019
- Creation of direct mailing campaigns and regular newsletters in the lead up to the festival (at least one newsletter per month)
- Handling a small marketing budget for online advertising
- Liaising with marketing consultancy teams such as The Traditional Media Agency
- Support, develop and implement the marketing timeline objectives in collaboration with the Festival Directors
We are a friendly group of film fans and filmmakers, and it’s important that you’re passionate about film, culture and increasing the audience engaging with the festival programme.
We understand that unpaid roles are time-consuming and big commitments, so
where possible we want to guide and support you with all the experience and knowledge we have. We’re open to hearing from people at all experience levels – we all started somewhere!
- Digital marketing experience
- A passion for short film and an active interest in developing the festival
- An enthusiastic, friendly, confident person with excellent organisational skills
- A team player with a willingness to get stuck in
- Excellent written English
- Experience working as part of a film festival, arts festival, culture organisation, or film-related project
- Excellent understanding of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, plus a working knowledge of other social media platforms
- Adobe Photoshop / Illustrator / InDesign skills.
- Strong copywriting skills
- Existing connections and/or knowledge of other UK based festivals, arts organisations, venues and/or the filmmaking community
To apply, please send an email to Craig and Kellen at firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV and short covering letter (no more than half side of A4) telling us why you’d like to join the festival team and how your experience so far relates to the criteria above.
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