VOD Licensing Coordinator

INDY Cinema Group

Edinburgh

Salary: £20,000 pro rata, 20 hours a week, fixed term 12 month contract

INDY Cinema Group is dedicated to strengthening the worldwide independent cinema sector by providing unbeatable value across a range of core services and essential supply areas. We bring value to our cinema partners by realising economies of scale that are normally only available to the big chains, while maintaining a careful focus on providing a tailored solution for each individual cinema. We continue to grow and diversify despite the impact of COVID-19, while pro-actively supporting our cinema partners’ return to full operations.

We now seek a VOD Licensing Coordinator to join our Edinburgh team. The role is central to delivering INDY’s new initiative around Video on Demand. Our innovative project pools the creativity and buying power of a consortium of culturally-minded cinemas in the UK and USA, with a view to collaborating on film selections and making it more affordable to license streaming rights. All members of the consortium will use the tailored virtual cinema streaming technology developed by Shift72, who are now the industry leader in their field.

The role

The role will involve building strong relationships with participating cinemas and where possible supporting curatorial collaboration; building strong relationships with distributors and other rights-holders from whom we need to license films; negotiating terms and licensing VOD rights for the whole consortium; and managing all associated admin (incl. technical workflows) so as to launch a steady stream of new and exciting content on the shared platform.

The role is admin-heavy and rather technical, but also requires a true enthusiasm for film including a perspective that reaches beyond the mainstream, plus the ability to form strong positive relationships with our clients and suppliers. The VOD Licensing Coordinator will enjoy the full support of the wider INDY team but will need to work pro-actively and independently, while learning rapidly in an area new to everyone.

Who we’re looking for

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, hard-working, careful, patient, conscientious, and detail-oriented. Flexibility and adaptability are key. A vigorous interest in movies is important, as is a natural ability to build strong interpersonal relationships. Prior experience in film exhibition or distribution is important, though skills from the production sector may be transferable. Direct experience in film bookings, acquisitions or licensing would be a real bonus. The successful candidate will be someone who aspires to a career helping cinemas connect audiences with films.

Based Edinburgh, the role will start part time at 20 hours a week, with the possibility of increasing to full time once the project is up and running. Work will mostly be from home, at least until COVID fully recedes.  The annual salary is £20,000 pro rata and it is a fixed term 12 month contract.

How to apply

To apply, please send your CV to james [@] indycinemagroup.com and include a short covering letter saying why you think you would be a good fit for the role. Feel free to get in touch prior to applying if you’d like to know more about the role or our company.

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 23 September and interviews will take place shortly thereafter. We’d like the successful candidate to start work by mid-October if possible.

The closing date for this position is 23/09/2020 at 23:59

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