Events & Social Media Assistant (Freelance) - Banel & Adama

We Are Parable

Remote ((UK travel may be required)

Salary: £130 per day

We Are Parable are looking for an experienced Events & Social Media Assistant to assist them in delivering a series of screenings and digital promotional activities for the release of their next film – Banel & Adama – in UK and Ireland cinemas this March.

About Banel & Adama

Banel and Adama are fiercely in love. The young couple live in a remote village in northern Senegal and for them, nothing else in the world exists. However, their perfect everlasting love seems on a collision course with their family’s traditions. Adama is pressured to take the position of village chief, but Banel and Adama have different plans – that is until something in the air shifts. A drought strikes and the cattle begin to die, changing everything. Award-winning filmmaker Ramata-Toulaye Sy’s breathtaking and lyrical debut feature follows the fated lovers in their quest to carve a life for themselves beyond the expectations of others. The film premiered in Competition at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, making Sy only the second Black woman in the history of the festival to do so.

Find out more on our website.

About the role

The successful applicant will work closely with the We Are Parable distribution team, as well as cinemas, external partners and other stakeholders to help develop events and content that promote We Are Parable’s latest release Banel & Adama.

The Events & Social Media Assistant will report to the Marketing Manager and Programming & Audience Manager and will support in the creation of culturally relevant, unique and memorable events, whilst also supporting in creating and scheduling a regular stream of engaging and impactful content across the We Are Parable’s social channels.


  • To support the Programming & Audience Manager with creating nationwide events to support the release of BANEL & ADAMA.
  • To support We Are Parable’s Marketing Manager and regional Cultural Curators on localised events and social media activity in key regions.
  • To create engaging and visually impactful content to be used across We Are Parable’s social media channels as briefed by the Marketing Manager.
  • To schedule social media posts across We Are Parable’s platforms.
  • Administrative duties involved in delivering events, such as liasing with venues and suppliers, tracking and registering guest lists and creating event plans to be shared amongst stakeholders.
  • Work with the Marketing Manager to create social media reports to be shared with the wider We Are Parable Team.

Skills and experience

  • A demonstrable experience of delivering audience facing events (preferably in film) is essential.
  • Experience in content creation for social media is essential, in particular Instagram, X and TikTok.
  • Excellent proofreading ability and attention to detail are essential.
  • A knowledge of paid and organic social media (including emerging and existing trends, ROI and KPIs) is desirable. 
  • Experience with database management and automated email campaigns (Mailchimp). 
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Strong communicator and team player.
  • Proficient in Canva and Adobe Photoshop.

Location: Remote (UK travel may be required)
Fee: £130/day
Duration: 5 weeks, 2 days a week (evening and weekend work may be required)
Dates: 19 February – 24 March 2024 (heightened activity during week of the release on 15 March)


If you are interested, please send a brief expression of interest outlining your suitability and recent CV to: (with “Application to Event & Social Media Assistant position” as subject) before 5 February 2024.

About We Are Parable

We Are Parable is an multi award-winning company who provide audiences with opportunities to experience Black Cinema in culturally relevant, memorable and unique ways. We are dedicated to providing a platform to Black films and their creators through our work in exhibition, distribution and the production of mentorship opportunities. Find out more on our website.

We strongly encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the film sector, especially those with experience of working with Black audiences.

The closing date for this position is 04/02/2024 at 23:59

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