Project Co-ordinator

Thunderbird Releasing


Salary: £5,000 fee

Independent film distribution company Thunderbird Releasing seeks a highly organised, efficient and enthusiastic Project Co-ordinator to support the Head of Marketing on the release of two upcoming East Asian titles (Shoplifters and Burning) that are receiving support from the BFI’s Audience fund and the Film Audience Network’s (FAN’s) New Release scheme. The Co-ordinator will be the lynchpin across the activity, focussing on grassroots marketing and connecting partners.

The candidate will have some prior experience of working with venues on audience outreach programmes along with marketing experience gained in a digital environment. An interest in contemporary cinema is essential and East Asian cinema specifically desirable. The candidate can be based anywhere in the UK but will need to travel to London a number of times for meetings with colleagues and partners. Key to the initiative is working on mechanics to re-engage audiences across the two titles through digital marketing and partnerships.

Likely to require a significant part-time commitment.

Project to be delivered between November 2018 and March 2019.


Exhibition & partnerships

  • Develop relationships with cinema marketing teams and stakeholders across the UK, including BFI Film Audience Network (FAN), Film Hubs and member venues, including researching marketing opportunities, setting up competitions and promotions, sending materials and compliancy checks
  • Ensure the national campaign extends regionally by liaising with the Thunderbird team and regional stakeholders (cinemas, regional marketing freelancers, BFI FAN team) so that they have the assets and campaign support they need to successfully market the films to their target audience.
  • Connect and regularly communicate with BFI FAN’s new release team, including regional marketing freelancers, to ensure marketing activity is joined up and connected nationwide.
  • Co-ordinate the creation and distribution of promotional, POS materials and Theatrical Sales communications
  • Provide support with identifying partners for third party promotions, competitions and implementing campaigns (distributing relevant assets to agencies and promotional partners).
  • Provide support with the planning and development of grassroots marketing initiatives implementing agreed activity
  • Assist with setting targets and measuring success, including supporting evaluation e.g. audience surveying, campaign tracking and analysis

Social media & digital marketing

  • Originate and coordinate social media campaigns for the releases and seek ways to encourage repeat engagement between the two titles
  • Contribute to the Thunderbird Releasing website
  • Work with agency partners and colleagues to deliver quality and engaging social media assets with a focus on appeal to developing a young, 18-30 year old audience


  • Experience in an audience facing communications role
  • Strong and active interest in film, with enthusiasm for independent cinema
  • Excellent understanding of all Social Media platforms
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiating and networking skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently under pressure, be reactive and meet deadlines
  • Excellent IT skills, with proficient use of Microsoft Office packages & Apple systems
  • Good understanding of various marketing processes and a keen interest in marketing trends
  • Experience of using Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
  • Creative flair and a good eye for detail
  • A proactive approach to tasks

Application via C.V. and covering letter to:

  • Interview date range: 25/26 October 2018

The closing date for this position is 19/10/2018 at 23:59

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