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For over 50 years, Film at Lincoln Center has been dedicated to supporting the art and elevating the craft of cinema, and enriching film culture.
Film at Lincoln Center fulfills its mission through the programming of festivals, series, retrospectives, and new releases; the presentation of podcasts, talks, and special events; and the creation and implementation of artist initiatives. Since its founding in 1969, this nonprofit organization has brought the celebration of American and international film to the world-renowned Lincoln Center arts complex, making the discussion and appreciation of cinema accessible to a broad audience and ensuring that it remains an essential art form for years to come.
The Associate Director, Publicity and Communications is an experienced public relations and communications professional responsible for Film at Lincoln Center (FLC) publicity and communications efforts. The person in this role will oversee the execution of press outreach and public relations efforts on behalf of Film at Lincoln Center, its film festivals, film series, special events, filmmakers, FLC executives, programs, and the organization as a whole. Additionally, this role will oversee internal communications, board/executive communications, announcements, media prep for staff, crisis communications/issues management, and other written communications as required.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Oversight of all publicity and public relations efforts including targeted outreach for long and short lead coverage of FLC programming and other programs and special events
Oversight of communications efforts including internal and external communications, board communications, crisis communications/issues management, and other written communications/editing as required
Collaboration and coordination with the Marketing department and with other departments across the organization
Ongoing efforts to build profile and awareness for FLC, its senior leadership, programmers, festivals, series, events, and programs including building and leveraging strong relationships with press and the film community to ensure FLC inclusion in festival panels and industry trend pieces to help build the profile of FLC
Oversight of the development and distribution of press releases, media alerts, tip sheets, and newswires
Strategize with the Senior Director of Marketing, Communications, and Strategy to define and develop press outreach for each film festival, series, event, and FLC corporate and take the lead in executing the outreach.
Under the supervision of the Senior Director of Marketing, Communications, and Strategy, manage the annual Communications budget and related reporting
Oversee the Communications team’s contributions to the monthly Key Performance Indicator report
Direct supervision of staff, freelancers, and external agencies/partners
Qualifications & Skills
5-8 years of public relations/publicity experience in a film-related organization
Excellent strategic communication skills, written and verbal, and an excellent understanding of voice and nuance
An excellent understanding of general public relations, publicity, and communication principles
Previous experience working with media, talent, and film industry contacts
Existing relationships in the film and film journalism communities
A leader: adaptive, positive, strategic
Strong project management skills
An optimist and a problem-solver
Attention to detail and organized
Calm under pressure
A love of film and film culture
A sense of humor
A relationship builder
Passion for a community and mission-driven environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
Film at Lincoln Center is committed to a workforce that is representative of the varied audiences we are privileged to serve. We provide a work environment that does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. Film at Lincoln Center prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.