Birds’ Eye View is seeking to contract a Communications and Outreach freelance professional to work with us on our mission to champion films by women & non-binary people. The appointed communications exec will creatively input and effectively deliver communications & outreach campaigns for our Reclaim the Frame project and for Birds’ Eye View’s wider work in advocating for equality, diversity and inclusion in cinema. They will be passionate about community building and about using communications to further the conversations presented by the films we support.
Contract: Freelance, fixed term
Days: 2 days a week to be worked flexibly throughout the week
Tenure: 3-month initial contract, Jan-March 2022 with intention to extend
Location: anywhere in the UK / from home or from London office
Fee: £125 per day / 250 per week
Report to: Director, working closely with Campaign Manager
Start date: W/c 4 January 2022
Together with the core Birds’ Eye View team, plus a network of marketing/outreach freelancers across the UK, you will work closely with distributors and exhibitors, to champion the female & non-binary perspective and to build audiences for diverse, culturally rich films which support our values of representation and inclusion.
Supporting communications for the organisation on a day-to-day basis, your responsibilities will include:
Inputting into and delivering digital communications and community outreach campaigns
Managing, monitoring and updating the social media profiles/website for the charity
Content creation: creating and issuing copy, graphics, social media posts, e-news, outreach emails
Analysing the impact of communications and building on the learnings
Supporting Reclaim the Frame events planning by providing slides, promotional materials, etc
Support in the coordination of the Reclaim the Frame influencer network
Issue, data input and analyse audience surveys
Work within the charity’s data protection and environmental policies and suggest policy and process improvements as necessary
Experience in delivering digital communications and outreach campaigns to (though not exclusively) developing audiences for international/independent cinema
A creative approach to communications, and a passion for creating bespoke campaigns which create conversations around individual films
Experience in monitoring and learning from analytics to measure impact and further improve campaigns
A personable, flexible and empathetic approach to working with community groups
Proficiency in mailchimp, social media channels, google analytics, photoshop, and in-design – and / or a willingness to learn
Excellent organisational skills with an ability to meet deadlines and targets
A team player who has the ability to work under their own steam and take initiative as needed
A commitment to championing women & non-binary voices in cinema, and to Birds’ Eye View’s values.
We understand that you may not have strong experience in all these areas but would nevertheless urge you to apply if you believe you have capability and interest in rapidly building those missing skills to deliver on this role. We are seeking someone with experience around film and/or cultural activism, who can bring their unique perspective to the work of the charity.
We are committed to diversity and inclusion and encourage applications from people of all races, cultural backgrounds, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, language and education (our EDI policy is here).
Eligibility to work in the UK.
Closing Date: 10am UK time on Thursday 9 December.
Applicants to be invited to interview: Friday 10 December
Please send your biography / CV to firstname.lastname@example.org, addressed to Melanie Iredale, Director, Birds’ Eye View, with a covering letter which highlights why you would be a good candidate for the role. It is also a requirement to complete the anonymised equal opportunities form here.
If you are invited for an interview, these will take place online: Wednesday 15th / Thursday 16th December.
Start date: W/c 4 January 2022
We only accept emailed applications. If you require a reasonable adjustment or other assistance to participate in the recruitment process, please advise by email to the address above. If you have access requirements for example for the online interviewing, please tell us when you submit your application, so we have a chance to prepare and book any access needed in good time.
Equal Opportunities Statement
BEV celebrates diversity and is committed to creating a fair and equal society, free from discrimination. You can read more about our commitment to inclusion and diversity here. We adhere to the BFI Diversity Standards which drive change and best practice in on screen representation and creative leadership, and we have representation targets for our work. We are also a London Living Wage Employer.
BEV is committed to a safe recruitment process to help the organisation attract and appoint the right staff for the role and responsibilities as set out in the vacancy advert. We will not accept applicants who are not suitable to work with young people or adults at risk. If you have any questions around your suitability for this vacancy, please contact us as above.