[Videolib] Employment Opportunity at California Newsreel

Steve Guy (contact@newsreel.org)
Mon, 7 Jul 2003 10:55:58 -0700

SEEKING PUBLICITY AND PROMOTION MANAGER

California Newsreel, the country's oldest not-for-profit documentary
distribution and production center, seeks a full-time Publicity and
Promotion Manager to coordinate and implement proven marketing
strategies for its film and video releases. This position reports to the
co-director of the organization.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

* writing and editing press releases, catalogs and brochures for
direct-mail campaigns
* disseminating information about new releases to the public and
appropriate constituencies
* identifying, arranging and attending academic conference screenings,
presentations, and exhibitions
* managing design, printing and production of promotional pieces
* working with journalists and the academic press to place reviews,
articles and notices
* networking with and outreaching to professional associations and
community associations
* soliciting endorsements from scholars, notables, and appropriate
organizations
* working with co-directors to develop new strategies and avenues for
marketing

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POSITION DOES NOT INCLUDE FILM OR VIDEO
PRODUCTION.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Applicants should demonstrate a lifelong involvement and knowledge of
African American life and history as well as a commitment to progressive
ideals. He or she must have at least three year's experience doing
public relations, marketing, publications or outreach for a
well-established company or not-for-profit agency. Excellent writing and
communication skills, good organization, good teamwork, PC-proficiency
(Word, Excel, Explorer), and attention to detail are essential.

Good graphic design skills, including familiarity with page layout
programs, Photoshop, and Web design, are a plus. Creativity, initiative,
interest in social issue documentary, familiarity with institutional,
educational and academic markets, and knowledge of relevant subject
areas are also helpful.

COMPANY:
California Newsreel is now in its 35th year, distributing and producing
films and videos primarily to educational markets, especially colleges,
universities, high schools, and public libraries. Our current titles
explore race and African and African American life and history. For a
more detailed description of our collections, please visit our Web site
at www.newsreel.org. California Newsreel is an equal-opportunity,
affirmative-action employer.

SALARY:
Starting at $57,000 per year with excellent pension, vacation and health
benefits.

TO APPLY:
Send a letter of application, resumé and two writing samples (one short,
one long) to: California Newsreel attention JOB SEARCH at 500 Third
Street, Suite 505, San Francisco, CA 94107. Fax: (415) 284-7801. Email:
contact@newsreel.org

Please submit all application materials before August 1, 2003.
Principals only, please. No phone calls.

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