Festivals Press Officer (BFI Flare)

British Film Institute


Salary: £26,556 per annum

The BFI is seeking a Festivals Press Officer to join the 2022 BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival on a fixed term basis.

Fixed Term Contract: January – 27 March 2022

Key responsibilities
  • Support the BFI Festival’s PR Manager on all activities facilitating the press and publicity campaign for the BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival, in the lead up to and during the Festival itself.
  • To support the BFI Flare Press Team’s PR events, including press launches, ensuring venue logistics, invitations, etc. are smooth running and effective.
  • Oversee all aspects of BFI Flare Press Accreditation, to include press delegate invitations, application processing, compiling accreditation lists and ensuring all website systems are in place.
Experience & skills
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to turnaround press materials quickly and accurately, often taking complex ideas or scenarios and revealing news value
  • The ability to explain PR processes and approach to internal and external stakeholders, managing their expectations and influencing decision making
  • Diplomatic and persuasive, articulating verbal and written arguments effectively without alienating internal clients

The ability to work flexible hours, including evening and weekend work during the Festival, is essential to the role.

About the BFI

We support diversity and inclusion, and as an organisation recognise that we need to address under representation within our teams. As such we strongly welcome and encourage applicants from our under-represented groups; who identify as D/deaf and disabled and/or are ethnically diverse.

We guarantee a first interview to our under-represented groups who meet our minimum requirements. How we are doing, including our pay gaps can be found on our website.

We operate a hybrid working model at the BFI. Exact working arrangements for this role are to be agreed with the hiring manager.

This role is based at BFI Southbank.

You will enjoy benefits such as our pension scheme, excellent support for working parents, 28-33 days annual leave, tickets to BFI festivals and events plus many others.

To apply

Further details about the post can be found the BFI website.

First interviews will be held w/c 17 January 2022.

The closing date for this position is 09/01/2022 at 23:59

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