Full-Time: Mid-September – Festival Wrap-up
Salary Range: $3,000
Location: Sie FilmCenter – 2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206, and occasional remote work
Reporting Structure: Reports to the Chief Marketing Officer
Currently, Denver Film requires all staff be vaccinated for COVID-19 and is also requiring everyone in its building(s) to wear masks. “Vaccinated” means fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC (i.e., more than 14 calendar days following receipt of a final dose of an FDA or World Health Organization authorized or approved vaccine). Denver Film will engage in an interactive process to determine if a reasonable accommodation is available for those who cannot be vaccinated due to a disability or sincerely held religious belief.
Denver Film is seeking a Copywriter for the 44th Denver Film Festival (DFF44) (November 3 – 14, 2021) with proven writing capabilities and a demonstrated ability to maintain brand communications across multimedia platforms. This position will play a key role in preparation for DFF44. This person will work ~15 hours per week leading up to the festival (Late September – November 2, 2021) with full-time extended hours during the festival (November 3 – 14, 2021). Must submit a portfolio of work to be considered.
About Denver Film:
The first Denver International Film Festival was successfully launched in May 1978. Three years later, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Denver Film Society was created to expand opportunities to bring films to Denver that otherwise might not be shown, and to celebrate and cultivate film as an art form. Over the years the organization has grown into one the largest and most respected cultural institutions in the Rocky Mountain region. In 2019, the organization rebranded to Denver Film in an effort to build a more inclusive organization. This effort continues as we focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility across our wide array of year-round programs including Colorado Dragon Boat Film Festival, Women+Film Festival, CinemaQ Film Festival, CineLatinx Film Festival, Film on the Rocks, and the Denver Film Festival. Denver Film operates the Sie FilmCenter, which is the year-round cinematic home hosting over 800 films, education programs, community conversations, filmmakers from around the world, and special events throughout the year.
Our mission is to create entertaining and transformative experiences for the Colorado community through the power of diverse voices in film.
Creativity – We cultivate curiosity and innovation in everything we do to transform lives through film
Community – We strive to create a sense of fellowship with other; we continuously explore ways in which film can foster community
Accessibility – We advocate for the diverse ideas, cultures, opinions, and needs of our communities. With focuses on diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
Professionalism – We act with respect, integrity, and competence. We are accountable for our actions and choices
Excellence – We challenge ourselves to mindfully curate films that education, inform, and invoke thought-provoking conversations
Collaboration – We embrace partnership and teamwork, working collaboratively to build community through film
What You’ll Do:
This is an entry-level position that reports to the Chief Marketing Officer and works closely with the Brand Manager and Marketing Manager.
Work with Programming to create and edit movie descriptions
Create copy for printed + digital festival guide (event descriptions, way-finding, program descriptions, etc.)
Work with Membership to create copy for membership drive pre-festival
Create copy for marketing communications leading up to the festival and during the festival (email marketing, social media, advertising, etc.)
Create copy for way-finding signage that will be used during the festival
Complete a wrap report post-festival
Work to support the festival overall and the needs of all departments where applicable
Ensure that Denver Film’s high festival standards are met before, during, and after the festival
Attend in-person staff meetings when appropriate
Attend virtual team meetings
Assist with content management during the festival
Who You Are:
The ideal candidate will be an effective communicator who is highly organized and enjoys thinking creatively. This individual will have experience with writing copy for customer-facing B2B businesses, working on marketing materials, and writing copy for print and digital advertising. This detail-oriented professional should have strong computer skills and reliable transportation during the festival. They will collaborate with the entire marketing team and also be expected to work independently, take direction, remain flexible, and have the ability to perform under the pressure of multiple time-sensitive tasks.
How to Apply:
Please submit your application below. Also required in the application process is a cover letter.
Portfolios must be submitted to be considered.
Denver Film is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment policies and programs of Denver Film are nondiscriminatory in regard to race, gender, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation. All potential candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous, person of color, immigrant, living with a disability, low-income, or LGBTQ+ are highly encouraged to apply.
The deadline for applications is September 17, 2021. If your application is moved forward, the application process may include 2-3 interviews with Denver Film staff members.