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Office & Marketing Assistant
Cornerstone Films Ltd

Opportunity closes: 15th Aug 2022
Type: Full Time Job
Based: London
Salary: £25,000.00 to £28,000.00

Website: cornerstonefilm.com
Instagram: @filmcornerstone

JOB DESCRIPTION

An exciting junior administrative position, running the office management systems in a small and efficient team at a prominent Feature Film Sales company. Role also spans assisting the Director of Marketing and Distribution with creative and strategic support across festivals, distribution, publicity and asset creation.


ABOUT CORNERSTONE

The Cornerstone brand is synonymous with quality and excellence. As a leader in the global independent film community, we provide strong curatorial direction and years of industry experience. From development through to sales and distribution, we provide the vital link between creative vision and global commercial success.

Highlights from Cornerstone’s current slate include recent releases GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LOE GRANDE, directed by Sophie Hyde and starring Academy Award winner Emma Thompson and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPEN directed by Craig Roberts and starring Academy and BAFTA Award winners Mark Rylance and Sally Hawkins; and upcoming projects Kevin Macdonald’s THE ICE MAN starring Joseph Fiennes and Catherine Hardwicke’s MAFIA MAMMA starring Toni Collette and Monica Bellucci.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

Office Management and General responsibilities:

  • Being the first point of contact for the company: answering phones, taking messages for all staff and greeting guests
  • Liaising with building facilities on practical office management issues
  • Handling and monitoring office accounts including, mobile phones, subscriptions etc…
  • Dealing with any technological problems/requirements: mobile, computer, laptop, email
  • Submitting funding applications, tracking deadlines for these
  • Logging invoices, receipts and expenses for non-sales related transactions, and where directed creating invoices and completing order forms
  • Running general errands

Marketing and Distribution

  • Tracking box office of comparable and competitive titles to circulate internally
  • Supporting the Marketing Director with positioning research and planning, market data analysis and competitive intelligence for Cornerstone’s slate
  • Background research on new acquisitions to feed into sales strategies
  • Keeping Cornerstone website and social media up to date
  • Keeping all sites, portals and public facing information about the company up to date, including ensuring our branding is used appropriately
  • Tracking and sharing important sales and distribution news
  • Keeping Cornerstone’s screening and meeting platforms up to date

Markets and Festivals

  • Market prep and logistics: booking offices, accommodation, flights, furniture, screenings, events
  • Supporting the Marketing Director in preparing mailouts, brochures, invites for screenings and events, script packages
  • Working with Sales Coordinator to prep supplies needed for market offices and, when required, manning the office reception at markets such as Cannes and Berlin
  • Supporting Publicity Consultant with logistics for festival premieres and junketing
  • Liaising with Marketing Director on planning festival strategies in unsold territories
  • Liaising with servicing team for screening materials
  • Handling festival and market submission forms
  • Managing festival requests for library titles


SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Must have at least 12 months office experience, preferably associated with feature film sales, distribution, production and/or creative agencies
  • Strong IT skills especially Office 365 (Word and Excel), Adobe Acrobat and bespoke in-house systems
  • Experience with Photoshop and InDesign highly desirable
  • Good research and analysis skills with ability to present information in a clear and comprehensive manner
  • A thorough yet fast worker with an eye for good presentation is essential

KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Excellent organisational and strong administration skills
  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure while also maintaining a calm, positive and polite manner
  • A collaborative team player who has a proactive, professional and flexible approach to work
  • A practical and logical approach to problem solving
  • A creative eye which is also detail oriented
  • And above all, a passion for film


This is a unique and exciting opportunity for the right person wishing to pursue a career in the independent film business. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Cornerstone welcomes applicants from all backgrounds. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

You can find out more on our website: www.cornerstonefilm.com

How To Apply

Please send your CV and Cover Letter to [email protected]