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Festival Marketing Manager


UCL Department / Division Anthropology Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary(inclusive of London allowance) £36,028 - £43,533 per annum Duties and Responsibilities The Festival Marketing Manager oversees marketing and promotion of the Open City Documentary Festival and related activities. The post holder is responsible for the production and distribution of marketing collateral, social media channels and all other PR across the interlinked film activities within the Public Anthropology team. They will support the Anthropology department’s Communications and Marketing Manager on marketing for the Ethnographic and Documentary Film MA and the Creative Documentary by Practice MFA. They will produce a regular newsletter and manage the Open City Docs website/s. Under the guidance of the Festival Director, the Director of Programming and the Founding Director, the post holder edits the journal Non-Fiction. The post holder will oversee the creation and delivery of all the marketing for the festival and all its surrounding activities. Open City Docs is home to several projects in the world of documentary. Founded at UCL by Prof. Michael Stewart in 2010, Open City Docs is dedicated to developing and supporting non-fiction storytellers. The organisation nurtures the next generation of filmmakers, audio producers and VR filmmakers through training programmes, an annual film festival, and other screening projects throughout the year. Open City Documentary Festival celebrates the art of non-fiction, creating an open space in London to nurture and champion the art of creative documentary and non-fiction filmmakers. We aim to challenge and expand the idea of documentary in all its forms. We provide a platform for emerging talent as well as established masters working within the documentary form. In 2022, as part of the new campus at UCL, we will open a cinema that is currently intended to provide a key bridge between our new neighbours in east London and the film work (both practical and theoretical) at UCL. In preparation for the move east, and after a period in which the festival has established an international reputation for nurturing partners in the creative non-fiction industry, we wish to reconnect with the vibrant intellectual life at UCL from which this festival first emerged. While maintaining one foot wholly in the industry we wish now to place the other foot more firmly in the home of our main funder, London’s Global University, as UCL frames itself - whilst retaining the current spirt and profile of the festival. As we move to the East Bank (former Olympic Park) we will need to find creative new ways for the festival to play an active role in its new communities. This is a full-time, open-ended post. Key Requirements We are looking for someone with leadership experience in marketing and communications, preferably in the museums or arts and film industry sectors.  Open City Documentary Festival is run through the year by a small group with considerable team work and sharing of responsibilities. It is essential that the post holder be committed to this kind of working environment, and has extensive and deep knowledge of the current documentary film industry, trends and changes. The successful candidate will have a proven experience of digital marketing, website management and development, and a sharp eye for creative design and experience of creating and enhancing brand awareness to attract new customers. Further Details A and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the 'Apply Now' button below. For queries regarding the vacancy, please contact Professor Michael Stewart on [email protected]  If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Christian Sana, Senior Staffing Officer ([email protected]). The UCL Ways of Working for professional services supports colleagues to be successful and happy at UCL through sharing expectations around how we work – please see to find out more.
We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.
Closing Date 17 Feb 2021 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC
Our department is working towards an Athena SWAN award. We are committed to advancing gender equality within our department.

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  • Ad ID:  18935820
  • Ad Type:  Offered
  • Posted on:  24/01/2021, 02:46
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