Marketing & Publicity Co-ordinator with Edinburgh Short Film Festival

The Edinburgh Short Film Festival (ESFF) derived from the Leith Short Film Festival in 2011. The Festival has expanded rapidly and has now incorporated as the Edinburgh Short Film Festival Ltd.

Location: Musselburgh/Edinburgh*
£7.85 per hour, part-time, 10 hours per week (for 240 hours)
July 2015 start
* Weekly meetings will be arranged with Line Manager to plan actions

The Festival is set to run for 7 nights in November 2015 and has established links with numerous film and arts events for 2015. Plans are also in hand to curate short film programmes for the Sardinia Film Festival in June and a curated film exchange with the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival, and will also hold screening events at the Screenplay Film Festival in Shetland and at arts venues An Lanntair in Stornoway and at An Tobar in Tobermory. The Festival is also programming a short film night at the Hidden Door festival in May.
The ESFF urgently require an intern to carry out social media marketing and promotion for the festival for all these events.

 

Role

The intern would be expected to organise and execute a social media campaign running from July to promote the festival. This campaign will engage with the film community and the public, publicising some of the festival events and promoting the various projects ESFF is undertaking.
As well as the above successful intern will provide regular updates to social media sites, (Facebook, Twitter, Digg, etc) and take an active role in promoting the festival online by researching other ways to promote the Festival online. Aside from regular social media posting and updates, the intern would have an opportunity to work on marketing the festival with print and online press publications. The intern would also help to arrange meetings with Edinburgh-based film organisations and groups and with organisations and groups in the wider Central Belt area.

An ability to write news and blog articles would also be useful.
The intern would also look at making contact with influential bloggers and other arts organisations both locally and nationally to raise awareness of the festival. The intern would also have an opportunity to initiate and oversee marketing projects and marketing initiatives as the internship progresses.

The intern would also be required to assist with event management and the running of the events, including programme and brochure design and distribution.

Regular weekly meetings with the Festival Director would be part of the programme and would take approximately 3 hours per week.

 

Requirements

The ideal candidate will have a background in a relevant subject such as Film and Media Studies, Arts, PR, Advertising and Marketing students, Digital Media and Arts Management. Some experience in organising arts events would be desirable.

Applicants should be well motivated and ambitious with excellent communication skills (oral, written and interpersonal). Candidates must be able to demonstrate an interest in short film and in event management. A good working knowledge of social media and social media strategies as well as an ability to manage their time effectively will be essential.

 

Application

Closing date for applications is 28 July 2015, 5pm

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. State a. your availability and b. relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job spec. We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.

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