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MARKETING + COMMUNICATION COORDINATOR
30 hours per week for 9 months (September through July) // 40 hours per week for 3 months (August through October)
OVERVIEW: The Marketing + Communications Coordinator works closely with the Director of Programming to ensure that programming is promoted through all marketing + communications channels. This position is responsible for the majority of communication functions for the Film Society and serves as the primary contact for media outlets. This position reports directly to the Artistic Director but works closely with the Executive Director, Artistic Director, Development Director and Director of Operations in achieving the established goals and objectives for the Society. Responsibilities include the following:
Marketing + Communications
- Maintains a calendar of communications with input from four year-round staff member representing the development, programming and operations functions of the organization
- Oversees and maintains communications efforts across all social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
- Manages, designs, and disseminates monthly email newsletter to entire list-serve and several monthly member emails, and other appropriate email communications
- Prepares and coordinates distribution of all collateral materials when appropriate (i.e., French Film Festival programs to coffee shops, area businesses, etc.); responsible for overseeing volunteers for this task
- Organizes and oversees a street team for the dissemination of all NOFF materials (program guides, flyers, etc.) during festival season
- Recruits for and oversees marketing interns tasked with supporting all marketing + communications functions
- Maintains and updates NOFS + NOFF websites on a regular basis
- Posts events on community calendars
- Drafts shareable content for community partners and marketing partners
- Works with development staff to ensure appropriate acknowledgement and visibility of sponsors, donors, and members across all communications channels (emails, social media, etc.)
- Organizes and maintains the organization’s digital media archive
- Tracks website traffic and social media engagement and prepares reports as requested
- Serves as liaison with web designer, app development team, mailing house, and printing companies
- Maintains Salesforce email lists (synced automatically with Mailchimp)
Press /Media Relations
- Serves as liaison with any PR companies retained to promote the New Orleans Film Festival and any other NOFS events and initiatives year-round
- Maintains accurate press contact list and adds to this list as appropriate
- Builds relationships with members of the local press
- Writes and distributes press releases for year-round events
- Follows up with press to secure coverage of NOFS events
- Schedules press appearances for year-round programming
- Manages free advertising scheduling during festival (working closely with the Development Director who forms in-kind agreements)
- Works with staff to secure and disseminate press screeners for review
- Compiles all available clippings of year-round programming for annual Clip Book and maintains website’s Press Room
- Calculates media impressions for NOFF and other year-round events as requested
- Oversees content and distribution of Festival newsletter
- Supervises a team of festival photographers (official and volunteer), ensuring on-time delivery of festival media (photos and video) and timely posting of all photos and video across all NOFF platforms (social media, website, and press)
- Disseminates information about NOFF award winners in a timely fashion (on website, live social media updates, and immediate delivery to press)
- Works closely with contracted graphic designer to outline promotional material timelines and create collateral materials and flyers for major screening events and festivals (i.e. New Orleans Film Festival, French Film Festival, Gala, one-off screening events)
- Creates basic social media and email newsletter graphics
Skills, Experience + Qualifications
- Must have an understanding of and appreciation for the New Orleans Film Society’s mission and a demonstrated interest in film as an art form.
- Bachelor’s Degree
- The ideal candidate will have experience in similar marketing/communications role. Preference will be given to candidates with festival or large event experience.
- Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize, problem solve, and multitask
- Experience in special events
- Adept at being flexible and able to adjust to shifting priorities
- Strong attention to detail
- Demonstrated comfort level with working in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
- Possesses high standards and a willingness to commit wholeheartedly to execute an event that exceeds expectations
- Demonstrated ability to work with diverse, creative personalities
- Ability to motivate staff and volunteers
- Applicants should have excellent computer skills, including Microsoft applications; and working in a CMS (such as WordPress) to make regular website updates. Proficiency in Adobe Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere) a plus, but not required.
- Excellent written and oral communications skills
- Must be able to work some nights and weekends year-round. Leading up to and during the Film Festival, extended hours and weekend work will be required.
- Must have reliable transportation.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please, no phone calls.
New Orleans Film Society is always seeking enthusiastic interns! Internships are offered throughout the year in different departments: Programming, Operations, Marketing, and Development. All positions are unpaid, but we offer yearly membership and a festival pass as our form of appreciation.
Hours: Weekly commitment of around 15-18 hours each week.
Office hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Please send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com, include “internship” in the subject line of your email. Please, no phone calls.
The NOFF Volunteer Program intern will work directly with the Volunteer Coordinator to assemble schedules, shifts, create promotional materials, and oversee the Street Team pre festival; they will also provide daily aid during NOFF (October 11-19th).
Hours/Days are flexible upon scheduling with the Volunteer Coordinator. Email Gabrielle Gatto with your resume to apply.
New Orleans Film Society is also a partner with the following universities:
Loyola University – Work-Study Program
University of Chicago – Metcalf Fellowship
Bennington College – Field Work Term program
Volunteer opportunities are offered around New Orleans Film Festival (October 11–19) at different capacities, like special events, parties, screenings, transportation, office assistance, production, and others. The recruitment process starts each August and leads up to the Festival. Volunteers are requested to work in specific areas and teams and commit to a certain number of hours.
For further questions and inquiries, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch our Volunteer Video to see past NOFF volunteers in action!