Marketing and Communications Manager

Regent Street Cinema


Salary: £30,000 per annum

Regent Street Cinema is looking for a Marketing and Communications Manager to join their team.

Purpose: Contribute to the successful running of Regent Street Cinema’s Marketing and Communications department by managing its administrative output and operational priorities and supporting strategic objectives.

Principal accountabilities:

  1. Managing key practical functions of Regent Street Cinema’s Marketing and Communications department including e-mail marketing, digital and on-site marketing, social media, website maintenance, asset creation and reporting
  2. Managing Regent Street Cinema’s daily social media content output and any associated freelancers (e.g videographers) across Meta, Instagram, X (Twitter) and LinkedIn in addition to potential development and management of new platforms including Letterboxd and TikTok
  3. Managing the daily maintenance of Regent Street Cinema’s website (i.e updating images, page updates and copy) via our CMS system and managing implementation of larger website developments in conjunction with our web developer
  4. Managing Regent Street Cinema’s email marketing output (via Customer IO) to disseminate weekly newsletter and other key cinema messaging in addition to supporting the Head of Marketing and Communications to develop e-mail marketing strategy
  5. Driving the success of Regent Street Cinema’s membership programme with a creative and strategic focus on sign ups and retention
  6. Being the key point of contact to film distribution marketing teams and ensuring all digital and on-site marketing for forthcoming film programme at Regent Street Cinema is secured in a timely fashion (film posters, digital assets and promotional materials et al)
  7. Production of incidental in-house assets (digital programme screens, print programmes, flyers, digital assets, trailer compilations et al) using preferred creative application (Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Canva etc) and being the key point of contact for freelance creatives/designers appointed to work on larger creative/design projects within the Marketing and Communications Department
  8. Supporting the Head of Marketing and Communications to establish and develop relationships with relevant communities, residents, workers and organisations within Central London
  9. Supporting the Head of Marketing and Communications to engage with University of Westminster students and staff to raise awareness and drive attendance at Regent Street Cinema
  10. Supporting the Head of Marketing and Communications with finance administration; ensuring all departmental spending is accurately recorded, processed and that suppliers are paid in a timely fashion
  11. Supporting the Head of Marketing and Communications in PR based activity for Regent Street Cinema including delivery of successful partnerships with University of Westminster, students, charities, organisations, film collectives and brands
  12. Undertake any other duties within their competence as required by the University

About Regent Street Cinema

Regent Street Cinema is an independent cinema located on Regent Street, London. Opened in 1848 and regarded as “the birthplace of British cinema”, we screened the very first motion picture shown in the United Kingdom by the Lumière brothers’ in 1896. Today, hundreds of years later, we curate the very best of independent and studio films, screening them for audiences in the heart of the city.

The newly created role of Marketing and Communications Manager at Regent Street Cinema would likely suit a candidate who has experience of working as a Marketing Assistant or Coordinator within film exhibition, the wider film industry or general arts/creative space and is looking to develop their career as part of a small, creative team. If you come with experience from a different background but feel you can offer transferable skills, then we would be keen to hear from you too.

The candidate will be joining Regent Street Cinema at a particularly exciting time of growth and evolution as we establish our venue within London’s cinema landscape. The Marketing and Communications Manager will play a key role in supporting the next stages of Regent Street Cinema’s ambitious audience development plans.

Regent Street Cinema’s Marketing and Communications Manager will be immersed within a busy, working cinema which sits at the heart of London’s film industry. Regent Street Cinema works with a wide range of partners including Netflix, 20th Century Fox, Apple and BBC. We also frequently welcome collaborators from the creative and cultural industries; hosting some of London’s most exclusive events from the world of fashion, food, theatre and television.

Regent Street Cinema operates a hybrid working policy with a minimum of three days per week in our office in Central London (typically Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – but flexibility is required) and two days per week remote working. Some evening work may be required with time off in lieu offered in return.

Regent Street Cinema is a part of the University of Westminster. The University requires all potholders to have an understanding of individual health and safety responsibilities and an awareness of the risks in the work environment, together with their potential impact on both individual work and that of others.

Person specification


  • Educated to A Level Standard or equivalent practical experience

Training and experience

  • Intermediate/Advanced IT skills specifically in MS Office (especially Excel, Word and PPT) packages
  • Experience of basic design skills (e.g using Canva, Adobe Creative Suite, video editing to create simple assets) in a creative/arts marketing capacity
  • Experience managing social media e.g Instagram, X (Twitter), TikTok in a creative/arts marketing capacity
  • Experience of copywriting in a creative/arts marketing capacity
  • Experience of e-mail marketing (e.g Customer IO) in a creative/arts marketing capacity
  • Experience of providing support to a marketing and/or communications team within film, arts or the wider creative industrie

Attributes and abilities

  • A demonstrable interest in film
  • Knowledge of the film and/or film exhibition industry
  • An interest in developing a career within marketing and communications within the film/film exhibition area
  • Ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues, students and external contacts
  • Ability to work in an efficient and organised manner with the ability to prioritise and handle multiple tasks
  • Understanding of the basic principles of equality, inclusion, and diversity and how this in applied to marketing and communications activity – particularly within relation to the film industry
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to take direction and work to deadlines
  • Ability to work collaboratively across different departments
  • A regular social media user
  • A keen follower of both the general news agenda and that of the film industry

Personal attributes

  • Creativity and initiative
  • A collaborative worker
  • Flexibility and patience
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Keen to learn and develop within the role
  • Keen to take responsibility
  • Fully committed to contributing to a stimulating learning and working environment which is supportive and fair, based on mutual respect and trust, and in which harassment and discrimination are neither tolerated nor acceptable.

Further information

To find out more about the role and how to apply, please visit our website.

The closing date for this position is 22/07/2024 at 00:00

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