Publicity intern, London Film Festival 2022
Salary: £22,500 per annum pro rata
Duration: 3 months
Deadline: 9th August 2022 at 23:59
Start date: 1st September 2022
Do you have a passion for cinema and television, as well as a keen interest in publicity? Then what are you waiting for? Apply!
Having celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2020, DDA is the leading worldwide entertainment PR consultancy, with offices in Los Angeles and London, offering a bespoke service and truly global reach for festivals, networks, platforms, producers, distributors, financiers, government organisations and brands.
DDA’s unrivalled knowledge of the entertainment industry adds undisputed value as a trusted partner for its clients. With deep-rooted industry and media contacts, as well as dedicated teams on the ground at all major industry markets, festivals and conventions worldwide, DDA’s international reach and experience in publicity is unparalleled.
They are thrilled to be looking for a publicity intern to support the team working on the British Film Institute London Film Festival 2022. This year’s festival will take place between 5 October – 16 October and will showcase films, series, XR and Immersive work from the world’s most exciting creators with a host of virtual and in-person events that reach a UK-wide audience.
You will provide support to the team across a broad range of tasks and will be available to work all major events throughout the festival. The position reports into the Vice President of UK Publicity and is based out of the London office.
What you'll learn
- Coverage reporting and associated media monitoring tasks
- Providing research support, alongside your colleagues, for press pitching
- Handling press RSVPs for key media events through the course of the festival and providing on-the-ground support as required
- Preparing for and attending premieres, press conferences and talks as directed by the Head of Press and Festival team
- Maintaining reports and other documents as requested by members of the team
- Drafting press invites and pitch emails
- Contacting press over the phone and via email
Knowledge, skills, experience
- Desire to use the opportunity to launch a career in publicity/communications
- The confidence to voice your ideas and contribute to the project thoughtfully and creatively
- A passion for cinema and television as well as a keen interest in publicity
- A ‘can-do’ attitude to apply to difficult challenges/tasks
- A keenness to remain attuned to the needs of the team
- Excellent written skills with a sound command of English language and grammar
- To work quickly and effectively without sacrificing quality. Manage priorities effectively
- To be available to work at events in London each day throughout the festival
- To be organised, professional and have a strong work ethic
- To be proficient in basic presentation software, as well as Microsoft packages and Google Docs
- A-levels or equivalent
- Log in to your Creative Access account or register today to apply for this opportunity
- Upload your CV and cover letter as one document (applications without a tailored cover letter will not be accepted)
- Once submitted, you can no longer amend your application, so proof-read carefully
- Do not contact the company directly
- Please email any queries about this role to Creative Access at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
This opportunity is only open to individuals from a group that is under-represented in the creative industries. This includes, but is not limited to Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates, disabled people and individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.
The successful candidate for this opportunity will also participate in a Creative Access support programme that sits alongside workplace training. This includes a programme of induction training, monthly masterclasses, wellbeing support, buddying / mentoring and more.
Years of experience