Festival Publicity and Publications Manager

Full Time | San Francisco | Seasonal Download Description

TO APPLY: This position has been filled, but we are always looking for qualified candidates. Please send your resume to opportunities@jfi.org.

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival is seeking an experienced Publicity/Publications Manager to be a part of our 37th festival staff.  The Publicity Manager  is  responsible for supporting the Programming and Marketing teams with implementing all publicity and publication efforts.

PR Responsibilities

  • Work with Festival programming staff to meet PR deadlines
  • Create contact list of filmmakers
  • Work in our publicist’s office as needed
  • Work with programming staff to gather synopsis, director’s statement or bio, credits on all films – maintain clean and updated data in the office’s FileMaker database
  • Compile film/program press kits/press notes
  • Create PR files for each film program for Festival marketing department, including film stills, synopses, credits/metadata, social media account handles, press clippings, trailer files
  • Create press kit cover sheets for each program
  • Work with Program Coordinator to gather digital images from each film
  • Strategize and implement on-line PR campaign with Programming/Marketing staff and publicist
  • Write and produce “Facts and Figures,” “Films by Country,” and other elements of Festival press kit
  • Manage press kit production
  • Support publicist at Press Conference and Press Screenings
  • Write up Festival listings for major papers
  • Work with publicist and Volunteer Coordinator to recruit press door staff and create master list
  • Work with Guest Relations Manager  to transport filmmakers/guests to interviews and photo sessions
  • Manage press door on-site at Festival
  • Fact-finding for final press release
  • Collect all clippings, paste-up and create press clippings book
  • Identify and archive Festival photos
  • Archive radio and tv. interviews

Publications Responsibilities

  • Work with Programming and Marketing team to copy-edit and collate materials for Festival catalog, mini-guide, website and iPhone app. Project manager role.
  • Coordinate with print broker and festival designer to deliver materials on schedule
  • Coordinate with Marketing Dept. and print distributor to deliver festival mini-guides to drop locations around the Bay Area on an ongoing basis
  • Write wrap report and attend wrap meeting.

POSITION TIMEFRAME:  From mid April – August, 2017. Full-time in May – July

SALARY: $9,000.

The Jewish Film Institute (JFI) is the premier curatorial voice for Jewish film and media and a leading arts and culture organization in the Bay Area. As the presenter of the world-renowned San Francisco Jewish Film Festival – the world’s first and largest Jewish film festival – JFI catalyzes and inspires communities in San Francisco and around the world to expand their understanding of Jewish life and culture through film, media, and dialogue. JFI shapes Jewish narratives by giving viewers worldwide access to newly discovered and never been told before stories.

The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (SFJFF), presented by the Jewish Film Institute, is the largest and longest-running festival of its kind and a leader in the curation and presentation of new film and media exploring the complexities of Jewish life around the world. SFJFF attracts more than 40,000 filmgoers and industry professionals to its annual three weeks of inspiring films, events, panels and parties. Screenings take place at the historic Castro theatre in San Francisco and venues throughout the Bay Area during July and August. The 37th SF Jewish Film Festival will take place July 20 – August 6, 2017.

TO APPLY:  Send cover letter with resume to opportunities@jfi.org with subject “2017 Publicity Coordinator” or by mail to:

SF Jewish Film Festival
145 Ninth St., Suite 200
San Francisco CA 94103

No phone calls, please.

JFI is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants for paid and volunteer positions, and employees seeking advancement, are considered on the basis of their qualifications, and without regard to race, color, national origin or ancestry, religion, age, sex, perceived gender, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, HIV status or medical condition, mental or physical disability, or any other characteristic made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.